Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Canada Day on the Rideau Canal

Where will you celebrate?

Map of the Rideau Canal showcasing Canada Day celebrations. Where on the Rideau Canal will you be on Canada Day? Find a celebration near you!
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Ottawa
Where: Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa
When: July 1st, 9 AM to 10 PM
Closest Lock:
Ottawa - Locks 1-8
View From The Water? Yes! Hang out on the Ottawa River near Parliament Hill to watch the fireworks.

The festivities take place on Parliament Hill, in downtown parks and on the streets. Witness the ceremonies, take in the musical talent from across the country, see the fireworks — and more!

For more information visit the Canada’s Capital website. Yes! Hang out on the Ottawa River near Parliament Hill to watch the fireworks.The festivities take place on Parliament Hill, in downtown parks and on the streets. Witness the ceremonies, take in the musical talent from across the country, see the fireworks — and more!




Smiths Falls
Where: Centennial Park, 2-22 Confederation Dr, Smiths Falls
When: July 1st, 11 AM to 4 PM
Closest Lock:
Smiths Falls Combined - Lock 29a for Activities, Old Slys - Lock 26-27 for Fireworks
View From The Water? Yes! Hang out on the Rideau River near Lower Reach Park to watch the fireworks.

Vendors, entertainment and food booths at Centennial Park. Fireworks at Lower Reach Park.

For more information visit the Smith Falls website.





Kingston
Where: Downtown, Fireworks at Confederation Park
When: July 1st, 9 AM to 10 PM
Closest Lock:
Kingston Mills - Locks 46-49
View From The Water? Yes! Hang out in the Kingston Harbour and watch the fireworks!

The Limestone Mile at 9 AM, People Parade at 11:30 AM and live music all day in Confederation Park ending with fireworks at 10 PM!

For more information visit the Downtown Kingston website.

Kingston Big Rideau Lake Westport Perth Smith Falls Merrickville Ottawa