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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Canada Day on the Trent-Severn

Where will you celebrate?

Map of the Trent-Severn Waterway showcasing Canada Day celebrations. Where on the Trent-Severn Waterway will you be on Canada Day? Find a celebration near you!
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Trenton
Where: Centennial Park, Trenton
When: July 1st, 9 AM to 11:30 PM
Closest Lock:
Lock 1 – Trenton
View from the water? Yes! Hang out in the Bay of Quinte and watch the fireworks!

Come and celebrate Canada's birthday in Centennial Park, Trenton. All day entertainment, activities for children and families, and a spectacular fireworks display.

For more information visit the Quinte West website.


Campbellford
Where: Old Mill Park, 51 Grand Road, Campbellford
When: July 1st, 8 AM – 2:30 PM
Closest Lock:
Lock 13 - Campbellford

The celebrations begin with the Rotary Pancake Breakfast at 8 AM in the park. The Teddy Bear Parade starts at 10:15 AM. The Canada Day Ceremonies at the Gazebo will begin at 12 PM. To round out the event, the park will have vendors, demonstrations and children’s games all day long.

For more information visit the Experience Trent Hills website.


Hastings
Where: Hastings Waterfront, 50 Front Street West, Hastings
When: July 1st, 10 AM to 9:30 PM
Closest Lock:
Lock 18 - Hastings
View from the water? Yes! On the Trent River, West Side of Bridge Street South.

On the north waterfront enjoy music and food at the Gazebo from 1 PM until Dusk. Children's entertainers and face painting will be available from 1 PM to 3 PM. Enjoy the Canada day parade starting at 4 PM going from Albert St. to Victoria St. to Front St. to New St. Finally at dusk Hastings shows off their award winning fireworks display!

For more information visit the Municipality of Experience Trent Hills website.


Peterborough
Family Fun at the Peterborough Lift Lock
Where:
Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre, 353 Hunter Street East, Peterborough
When: July 1st, 9 AM to 6 PM

Fun for the entire family with various activities and, of course, our favourite friend Parka will be attending! Stations will be set up where visitors can build their own flag, face painting, helium balloons and free birthday cake! The day will be packed with fun activities around the site with the much awaited Xplorer 2 Program directed at Teens and Tweens. We will also have our staff presenting the Tug Trent Program, where visitors are asked to be members of the crew on Trent Severn Waterway's very own tug boat. We are encouraging all visitors to participate in our site's Geocaching program as we have 6 different caches to find and at the end you will receive an exclusive collector coin!

We also have available for sale at the Visitor's Centre gift shop a wide variety of kites that we will be encouraging families to get out into our beautiful green space down by the water and fly these majestic wind-toys, enjoying Canada's Birthday.

Peterborough Canada Day Parade
Where: City Hall, 500 George Street
When: July 1st, Starting 10:30 AM

Pre-parade activities begin at 10:30 AM - there will be live music, the kids bike decorating contest and a birthday cake and the parade will begin at noon.

For more information visit the City of Peterborough – Canada Day Parade website.

Multicultural Canada Day Festival Where: Del Crary Park
When: July 1st, 10 AM to 3 PM

Each year the New Canadians Centre brings together a fantastic group of international food and craft vendors and stage performers from around the world- all celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Peterborough and Canada.

For more information visit the New Canadian Centre Peterborough website.

Peterborough Canada Day Fireworks Where: Del Crary Park
When: July 1st, 8 PM to 11 PM
Closest Lock: Lock 19 - Scotts Mills or Lock 20 - Ashburnham
View from the water? Yes! Hang out on Little Lake and watch the fireworks!

Leading up to the fireworks the night starts off with a free concert as part of the Little Lake Music Fest featuring Motor City Music.

For more information visit the Little Lake Music Fest website.


Stoney Lake
Where: Upper Stoney Lake
When: June 28th, Dusk
Closest Lock:
Lock 28 - Burleigh Falls
View from the water? Yes! Hang out on Upper Stoney Lake near Crowes Landing and watch the fireworks!

Celebrate Canada Day early by heading to Stoney Lake to catch fireworks at dusk on Saturday. Put on each year by the USLA of Cottagers.


Buckhorn
Where: Buckhorn Community Centre, 1801 Lakehurst Road, Galway-Cavendish and Harvey
When: July 1st, 10 AM to 10 PM
Closest Lock:
Lock 31 - Buckhorn

Celebrations take place from 10 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM until fireworks (approximately 10 PM). There will be a marketplace, children’s games, magic acts, face-painting, pony rides, musical entertainment, and more!

For more information visit the Buckhorn Community Centre website.


Bobcaygeon
Where: Events Throughout Bobcaygeon, Fireworks at Beach Park
When: July 1st, 10 AM to 11 PM
Closest Lock:
Lock 32 - Bobcaygeon
View from the water? Yes! Hang out in Big Bob Channel on Sturgeon Lake and watch the fireworks.

Plenty of Canada Day fun happening throughout Bobcaygeon including family activities, a cake cutting ceremony, a parade, live music, and of course fireworks! The parade starts at 2:30 PM and runs from Market Square to the corner of King and Need. Fireworks are taking place at Beach Park over Big Bob Channel on Sturgeon Lake.

For more information visit the Canada Day Bobcaygeon website.


Lindsay
Where: Wilson Fields, Hwy. 35 & Colborne St., Lindsay
When: July 1st, 3 PM to 11 PM
Closest Lock:
Lock 33 - Lindsay

Live entertainment, bouncy castles, old fashioned children's games, pony rides, petting zoo, horse & wagon rides, charity BBQ and FIREWORKS at dusk!


Port Perry
Where: Palmer Park, Port Perry
When: July 1st, 11 AM to 10 PM
Closest Lock:
Lock 33 - Lindsay
View from the water? Yes! Hang out in Lake Scugog near Palmer Park, Port Perry to see the fireworks!

The Township of Scugog Canada Day Celebrations is an event that showcases local culture, food and talent. This full day of family fun begins at 11 AM in Palmer Park with the annual ‘Support the Troops’ Parade and concludes with an unbelievable fireworks display set for 10 PM.

For more information visit the Township of Scugog website.


Fenelon Falls
Where: Garnet Graham Park, Bond St. & Francis St., Fenelon Falls
When: July 1st at Dusk
Closest Lock:
Lock 34 - Fenelon Falls
View from the water? Yes! Hang out on Gull River just outside of Fenelon Falls to watch the fireworks.

Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce presents all day activities and entertainment at Garnet Graham Park to celebrate Canada Day in style. Have a slice of Canada’s birthday cake! Lifeguards will be on duty if you’re looking to cool off with some swimming. Finally, wrap up your celebrations with fireworks at dusk.

For more information visit the Discover Play & Stay website.






Beaverton
Where: Beaverton Fairgrounds
When: July 1st, 8 AM to 10 PM
Closest Lock:
Lock 41 - Gamebridge
View from the water? Yes! Hang out in Lake Simcoe near the Beaverton Harbour to watch the fireworks.

Bringing multi-generational and family-friendly activities designed to entertain festival goers all day long. Start the day with a pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall and windup at dusk with a spectacular fireworks display at the fairgrounds.

For more information visit the Beaverton Canada Day website.


Orillia
Where: Couchiching Beach Park
When: June 27th to July 1st, Midway
June 30th, Park Dance
July 1st, 8:30 AM to Dusk
Closest Lock:
Lock 42 - Couchiching
View from the water? Yes! Hang out in Lake Couchiching just outside Couchiching Beach Park to watch the fireworks.

Enjoy the midway from the 27th until Canada Day and then celebrate a day early at the Park Dance on June 30th.

For Canada day there is a full day of events taking place in Orillia including a Pancake Breakfast, a midway, a parade, live music and of course fireworks.

For more information visit the Canada Day Orillia website.


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