Happy Canada Day Fireworks 2023 Location, Schedule, Time, Date, Address! Canada Day fireworks are a popular tradition and a highlight of the celebrations on July 1st. Fireworks displays are organized in various cities and towns across Canada to commemorate Canada’s birthday and create a festive atmosphere. Fireworks displays take place in major cities, including Ottawa (the capital), Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and many others. They can be enjoyed in public parks, waterfront areas, or designated event spaces. Fireworks are typically held in the evening, after sunset. The exact timing may vary depending on the location, but they usually begin around 10 p.m. or shortly after it gets dark.
Happy Canada Day Fireworks 2023 Celebration Location, Schedule, Time
Canada Day Fireworks, Celebrations, and Long Weekend Events in:
- Durham: Ajax, Beaverton, Cannington, Bowmanville/Clarington, Newcastle, Oshawa, Pickering; Scugog, Uxbridge, Whitby
- Halton: Acton, Burlington, Glen Williams, Milton; Oakville
- Peel: Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga
- York: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville
- Toronto-area Attractions
- Ontario Science Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Monday.
- Ripley’s Aquarium will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Monday.
- Art Gallery of Ontario will be open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Monday.
- The Royal Ontario Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Monday.
- Canada’s Wonderland will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Monday. On Saturday, Canada Day fireworks will start at 10 p.m.
- The Toronto Zoo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Monday.
- Cineplex theatres are open during regular hours on Saturday and Monday.
CANADA DAY AT MEL LASTMAN SQUARE
From noon until 6 p.m. at North York’s Mel Lastman Square, there will be a number of family-friendly activities and live performances.
There will also be dance lessons, including Cuban salsa and voguing lessons, held in the square.
EAST YORK CANADA DAY FESTIVAL
For east-end residents, there will be plenty to do all day long at Stan Wadlow Park during the annual East York Canada Day Festival.
“We are excited to be hosting our 66th year. We are the longest-running event of its kind in the city, attracting families from across the GTA,” the festival says on its website.
“The day kicks off with our famous parade beginning at Dieppe Park at 10:30 a.m. and making its way to Stan Wadlow Park.”
The festival itself starts at 11 a.m., with a midway in the lower field, a beer garden in the upper field, and kids’ activities park-wide.
There will be ongoing entertainment at the festival’s main stage from noon until after 8:30 p.m.
Then at 10 p.m., there will be a firework show in the park. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine.
Q107 CANADA DAY WEEKEND
Rock & roll fans can head to Woodbine Park on Friday and Saturday nights for the Q107 Canada Weekend.
“On Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1st, join us live on location for loads of food, fun and good tunes,” Q107 says on their website.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, there will be performances from tribute bands to Bryan Adams, Foreigner and Bon Jovi.
Then on Saturday, starting at noon, there will be tributes to Neil Young, The Foo Fighters, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Queen, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, and finally, U2 at 9:45 p.m.
“We’ll cap off Saturday night with Toronto’s largest fireworks display from Ashbridges Bay, set to a ‘live’ set of amazing Rock,” the Q107 website says.
“Come down and enjoy the Kids Zone with arts and crafts, great eats, a beer garden and most of all… rock & roll!”
CANADA DAY AT DOWNSVIEW PARK
In the city’s west end, Downsview Park will host their annual Canada Day celebration on Saturday afternoon.
Starting at 4 p.m., there will be inflatables, face painting and tattoos, among other activities for all ages.
At 4:15 p.m., there will be two performances by the Sean Stanley Quartet, followed by three performances by the Main Event Orchestra.
“We’ll have live entertainment, games for kids, inflatables, vendors and so much more! All for free. So, bring your friends, family and neighbours out for an amazing afternoon and evening,” Downsview Park says on its website.
“Did we mention that there’ll be fireworks and food trucks too?”
The park’s firework show will run for about 20 minutes starting at 10 p.m.
CANADA DAY AT THOMSON MEMORIAL PARK
Scarborough residents can head to Thomson Memorial Park on Saturday morning for Canada Day festivities, including a pancake breakfast, a bouncy castle and a number of craft vendors.
Things will get underway at 10 a.m. and will wrap up at around 3 p.m., however the Scarborough Museum, located in the park, will remain open until 5 p.m.
The park won’t be hosting a firework display.
FIREWORKS AT ASHBRIDGES BAY
One of Toronto’s most popular Canada Day firework shows is taking place again this year over the water at Ashbridges Bay.
The display will last around 15 minutes and can be seen on the boardwalk from Lower Coxwell Avenue to Victoria Park Avenue. The show is weather dependant, but is set to begin at around 10 p.m.
Organizers are encouraging people to take public transit, as there will be limited parking and road closures in the area on Saturday.
FIREWORKS AT CANADA’S WONDERLAND
Canada’s Wonderland is hosting its annual firework show on Saturday.
The park is also hosting live performances and offering specialty Canadian foods all weekend.
FIREWORKS AT CENTENNIAL, MILLIKEN PARKS
Etobicoke’s Centennial Park and Scarborough’s Milliken Park will also be hosting firework displays, each starting at 10 p.m.
Canada Day Events
- City-hosted fireworks displays will take place Saturday night at Ashbridges Bay Park, Centennial Park, Milliken Park, and Stan Wadlow Park, all starting at 10:00 p.m.
- Nathan Philips Square is hosting a celebration for the first time since 2017 from noon until 6 p.m., including music, family-friendly activities and other performances. There will be no firework displays.
- Thomson Memorial Park will also host a celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a pancake breakfast, music, entertainment and children’s crafts.
- Mel Lastman Square is hosting an event from noon to 6 p.m. with roller skating performances, comedy, music, children’s crafts, dance lessons and stilt-walking. There will be no fireworks displays.
- Fort York will feature an exhibit called Moving Forward: Celebrating Chinese Communities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will display the vibrancy of Toronto’s Chinese communities on the centennial of the 1923 Chinese Immigration Act, which banned most forms of Chinese immigration to Canada. There will be dancing, singing, face painting, and food.
- East York Canada Day Festival will feature a parade from Dieppe Park to Stand Wadlow Park at 10:30 a.m. Starting at 11 a.m., Stan Wadlow Park will have entertainment, kid activities, an artisan market, food vendors and a beer garden.