O’ Canada! Celebrating 150 Years

Canada 150
by Becky Dumais

Summer itself gets Canada into celebratory mode, and each year when we have a chance to throw a party for our nation, we’re all for it. You’d be hard-pressed to find a backyard on July 1st where there wasn’t some type of party going on – and it’s no different for the city or town in which we live.

Both Oakville and Burlington are hosts to fabulous fireworks displays, live entertainment and activities for the community. Gather together with friends and family to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial!


11 am – 11 pm Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Oakville

Join the Bronte BIA for an all-day family festival celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday! This event is presented by Lexus of Oakville with strong support from the Town of Oakville.

Things to do at Oakville’s Canada Day Event:

  • Browse the Farmer’s Market on Ontario Street from 10am – 4pm
  • Shop the Vendor Village featuring local crafts and artisans
  • Try different tastes from the many food vendors
  • Music and performances all day long on three stages
  • Kids can hop into the bouncy castles
  • Finally, take a break & watch the spectacular fireworks show over
    Lake Ontario

Celebrate by tagging your posts to Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram with #OakvillesCanadaDay!


Noon – 10pm Spencer Smith Park, Burlington

Bring your national pride to celebrate Canada Day and enjoy free Canadian-inspired activities and entertainment all day at Spencer Smith Park.

Live entertainment on the main stage includes acts by the Burlington Teen Tour Band, Prime Live Band, Mystic Drums, the Symphony on the Bay and more. In the Children’s Zone there will be face painting, bouncy castles, a photo booth, yoga, the Scholars in Collars Dog Show and also taking place is the Canada Day 5km run and 1km kid’s run.

Top off the evening with a chair or a blanket and watch the brilliant fireworks display, brought to you by Bunzl Canada.

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