Canada Day fireworks displays at several Ontario attractions are cancelled for safety due to open-air fire bans. Visit the attraction websites for the most up-to-date information on available programming.
Events at Ontario agencies and attractions
The following Ontario tourism and cultural attractions have special events planned on July 1, 2023:
- Fort William Historical Park — Remember, learn and engage. Enjoy a day filled with family-friendly activities. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore the Anishinaabe Encampment and Fort William to learn about and celebrate our diverse heritage. Sample traditional foods, enjoy fur trade music, dance and historical re-enactments — and participate in exciting games and craft activities. Picnic lunches are welcome.
- Huronia Historical Parks — Daily summer activities at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons will include fire-starting demos, onsite crafts, a waterway demonstration, storytelling in the longhouse, historic livestock tours and cookhouse presentations. At Discovery Harbour, “Cooking with Mrs. Keating at Keating house” will be available, the original officers’ quarters will be open for tours, and the historic vessels will be available to board and tour. There will also be blacksmithing demonstrations and a historic encampment.
- McMichael Canada Art Collection — McMichael will be leading 30-minute public tours called “Canadian Conversations.” Tours will include spotlights on Inuit art, Indigenous art, the Group of Seven, British Columbia, and art and environmentalism.
- Niagara Parks Commission — July 1 will mark the launch of renovated exhibit areas of the Canadian Signature Experience, “Journey Behind the Falls.” Niagara Falls will be illuminated red and white in celebration of Canada Day. Come see the summer show at the Floral Showhouse, and popular nature areas such as the Niagara Glen, Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and Queenston Heights Park are available for free.
- Ontario Science Centre — Summer programming begins on July 1 with a special “Summer Under the Sea” theme! Bring the family and see the new “Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures” exhibition.
- Royal Ontario Museum — Free admission to the entire building and all exhibitions on July 1. The Free Main Floor program runs from July 2 to September 4.
- Science North — Celebrate the community and culture of Indigenous peoples, Canadians, immigrants and visitors. The day will be filled with free outdoor activities, live entertainment, local food, and science fun. Enjoy 50% off admission to the science centre during the day and in the evening see an IMAX® show, the Planetarium and the Dinosaur Discoveries exhibit for just $5 each.
- St. Lawrence Parks Commission — Fort Henry will celebrate with a tribute during their Garrison parade at 3 p.m. The Officer of the Day will read Queen Victoria’s proclamation of July 1, 1867, for uniting the provinces under the title of the Dominion of Canada.