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Canada Day Celebrations in Ottawa

Special Events in 2014

Toronto: June 20-22, Redpath Waterfront Festival

Down town Toronto, at HTO East Park, Parks Canada presents from June 20-22, 2014, fun activities for the whole family from 9am-5pm every day.

Toronto Redpath Waterfront Festival

Plan your summer vacation or next visit and learning more about the different sites managed by Parks Canada near Toronto and the ones further away.

Get your picture taken in front of unique Parks Canada landscapes, with the green screen technology, as if you were there! Drop into the airbrush tattoo parlours and learn more about the National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas. Try out slacklining and see if you have balance!

Meet Parka, our mascot, and discover different activities offered in the kids' zone. Take your photo next to giant inflatable beaver and get your Parks Canada official merchandise souvenir!

For more information, check out the Toronto Redpath Waterfront Festival site.

Ottawa: July 1, Canada Day in Canada's Capital Region
Ottawa: July 1-7, Canada History Week

Experience Canada Day with us on July 1st and learn more about Canada History Week from July 1 to 7!

For a fourth consecutive year, Parks Canada is a proud partner of the Canada Day Celebrations in the National Capital Region. Throughout this one day event, we will offer fun activities for the whole family.

We warmly invite visitors to enjoy the exciting activities at Major's Hill Park or at the Ottawa Locks, at the Rideau Canal National Historic Site, from 10am to 5pm on July 1st.

Commemorating the Charlottetown Conference

Join us also for Canada History Week that runs from July 1-7 each year. That week is an opportunity for all Canadians from coast to coast to coast to learn about the people and events that have shaped Canada on the local and national level.

During Canada History Week, all Canadians are encouraged to visit a museum, visit one of our great national historic sites or speak to a veteran, and learn what makes Canada the country we live in today.

150th anniversary of the Québec conference

During that week, learn more about the 150th anniversary of the Québec and the Charlottetown conferences as interpreters from the Montmorency Park National Historic Site and the Province House National Historic Site will bring alive, at the Ottawa Locks, this important milestone in Canada's history.

Please share your pictures and videos on your Facebook page, or use @parkscanada and we'll re-tweet your message. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

The complete programming of Canada Day Celebrations in the National Capital Region is available at the Canadian Heritage site.

More information about Canada History Week is also available at the Canadian Heritage site.


Big Dig Event

Big Dig Event August 2 to 10, 2014, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Fort Lennox National Historic Site

Presented within the context of Archaeology Month, come and join Parks Canada's archaeologists during their onsite digs and diving operations in the Richelieu River.
For more information, check out the Fort Lennox National Historic Site.