Celebrate Canada’s 154th birthday with fun events and activities. Though many events and celebrations have moved online, there are still some in-person activities one can join in to celebrate this Canada Day long weekend in Niagara Falls.
- Official Canada Day Celebrations
- In-Person activities
- Virtual Canada Day Concerts
Official Canada Day Celebrations
Canada Day the Niagara Way
Join the municipalities of the Niagara region for an interactive online scavenger hunt via the Goosechase App this Canada Day! Goosechase activities will focus on significant locations in each municipality and require either a check-in or a creative photo submission. There will also be activities for those who wish to participate from their homes…. and, oh yes, there will be prizes! Download the Goosechase App and join the ‘Canada Day the Niagara Way’ game before June 25 and turn on notifications for a special teaser mission and chance to win a Canada Day prize pack. Details
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Across Niagara Region
Canada Day Celebration Niagara Falls
There are a number of Canada Day events planned. Participate in the nationwide Guinness World Record attempt for the world’s largest simultaneous drum roll; compete for great prizes in our Decorate Your Ride contest; complete missions from Niagara municipalities and the Niagara Parks in this year’s Canada Day the Niagara Way virtual scavenger hunt on GooseChase (more prizes to be won!); and experience a Drive-Thru Parade in the Authentic Downtown Niagara Falls (get a ticket while supplies last or ride the free parade shuttle)!Details
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Online and In-person
Pelham Canada Day Celebrations
Join in and be part of the UNIQUE Canada Day Celebrations! From virtual magic shows to contests, virtual runs, and Drive by tours!Details
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Thorold Canada Day Celebrations
This year, City of Thorold Residents will have the option of participating in two Canada Day events: Eh Thorold! and Canada Day the Niagara Way. In addition to these programs, the City of Thorold will also host a Summer Program Series, which will include Movies in the Park, Outdoor Fitness Classes and Art Programs for kids. Details
July 1, 2021 – Various
Thorold Community Arena and other venues, Thorold
Welland Canada Day Celebrations
Celebrate your Canadian Spirit at the Welland Farmers’ Market.
Join us for some fun on Canada Day. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and pick up a Canada Day Wreath take-home kit. Details
Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Welland Farmers’ Market, 70 Young Street, Welland
Lincoln Canada Day Celebrations
Pre-register to drive-thru our Canada Day Celebration. Bring the whole family!
Music and entertainment, Enjoy FREE beverages and Tim-bits from Tim Hortons, Pick up a FREE Canada Day activity kit, Pick up a FREE take-home kids craft kit, Water safety information from our aquatics team, See Shelley – the Niagara 2022 Games Mascot, See Lincoln Fire Rescue Trucks Details
Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 9 AM – noon
Jordan Lions Park, 4th Ave., Jordan
Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada Day Celebrations
With support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada are hosting a Virtual Canada Day event on July 1, 2021! You are cordially invited to join us on Canada Day for special messages and programs to help the community celebrate at home. Details
July 1, 2021 | 8:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration
The Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration event salutes the multicultural spirit of Canada and is moving from a nationwide to a global scale. On Thursday, watch a Canada-wide attempt to set a brand new Guinness World Records™ title of: “Most People Performing a Drum Roll Online Simultaneously”. Details
Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Canada Day Celebrations – Canadian Heritage
For your July 1 evening, Canadian Heritage has a colourful program planned for you featuring several artists and artisans from coast to coast to coast: Véronic DiCaire, Jully Black, Jann Arden, Les Trois Accords, JP Saxe, Lara Fabian, Johnny Orlando, Les Hay Babies, Tyler Shaw, Damien Robitaille, Jessia, Gurdeep Pandher, Mélissa Bédard, Terry Uyarak, Paper Lions, Irish Mythen, Inn Echo, Madison Violet, Shawn Jobin, Naya Ali, Prado Monroe, Begonia, Sebastian Gaskin, Boogey the Beat, Major Funk, Boréalis Soul, Lawrence Nayally, Séan McCann, Albert Dumont, Josée. Details
Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 8 PM
On CBC Television
Canada Day Celebration Kit
Check out interactive, creative, and educational activities for the whole family. Have fun exploring each activity pack and share your experience using the hashtag #CanadaDay. Details
2021 Canada Day Contest
Canadian Heritage has announced the first-ever Canada Day Contest as part of the official Canada Day Celebrations. Until 11:59 p.m. on July 1, Canadians can enter to win the “Canada Day Contest: discover, celebrate and win” contest. Details
Until 11:59 p.m. on July 1
Canada Day Fireworks
Tim Hortons Canada Day Virtual Fireworks
On July 1, wherever you are in Canada, enjoy Canada Day fireworks in a fun and innovative way.
At 10 pm, local time, point your smartphone or tablet to the night sky and a 3-minute show displaying 3D fireworks will begin. The augmented reality experience will give you the same visual and sound effects as a real fireworks display! Details
Thursday, July 1 | 10:00 PM
Visit Niagara Falls Attractions
- Wild Play Whirlpool Adventure Course, 3500 Niagara Parkway Niagara; Monday – Friday | 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturday – Sunday | 9 AM – 9 PM
- Sentineal Carriages, 6 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake; Friday and Saturday | 11 AM – 11 PM, Sunday – Thursday 11 AM – 8 PM. Reservations can be made online with 24 hours notice.
- Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
- Fort George National Historic Site, 51 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake; Wednesday to Sunday | 12 PM – 5 PM
- Howells Beer & Wine Garden, 2878 Holland Rd., Fonthill; Friday – Saturday | 6 PM – 11 PM, Sunday | 6 PM – 10 PM
- Guided Food & Wine Tours
- 3 Hours NOTL E-Bike Wine Tour along the Niagara River – Opens June 30th
Some Notable Adventure Activities:
Niagara City Cruises offers the amazing The Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour that brings guests on a journey of a lifetime where they can enjoy stunning views of the Niagara Gorge, American, and Bridal Veil Falls, and come face-to-face with the famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours: For a truly memorable visit to Niagara, take a thrilling journey down the Niagara River on an open-air or domed jet boat. There’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and amazing white water of the Niagara River. This experience departs from the Canadian side.
Zipline To The Falls: This iconic attraction promises thrilling one-of-a-kind panoramic views as riders soar on 4 parallel Ziplines 67 meters high above the Niagara River Gorge and glide 670 meters past the American Falls to the Falls Landing and Observation Deck at the base of the Horseshoe Falls.
White Water Walk: The White Water Walk allows visitors to experience a first-hand lesson in the raw power and peril of the Niagara River’s Class 6 white-water rapids. The roar of the river provides a deceptive calmness, the perfect ambiance for a walk among the many viewing platforms that put one right at the river’s edge.
Journey Behind the Falls: Journey Behind the Falls is unique attraction that offers a stunning view of the Falls from below and behind.
Niagara on the Lake Ghost Walks
The Ghost Walk of “Canada’s Most Haunted Town”. Featuring stories at the Olde Angel Inn, iconic Courthouse and Prince of Wales Hotel. With North America’s oldest legend, a mystery at the Apothecary, the theatre ghost scaring audiences and a mansion that makes cameras go crazy. Details
Daily, July – August, 2021 | 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
126 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Adult $16, Kids (13 and under) $12
- Niagara Falls Farmers Market: Saturdays | 7 AM – 1 PM @ MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Road
- St. Catharines Farmers Market: Thursdays & Saturdays | 7 AM – 1 PM @ Market Square, 91 King St., corner of King and James streets, St. Catharines
- Ridgeway Farmers’ Market: Saturdays | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ Municipal Parking lot on the Friendship Trail – Ridge Road between Hibbard Street and Disher Street. – 282 Ridge Rd N, Fort Erie
- Welland Farmers’ Market: Saturdays | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets), Welland
- Farmers Market at the Village: Saturdays | 8 AM to 1 PM @ 111 Garrison Village Drive, Niagara-On-The-Lake
- Port Colborne Farmers’ Market: Fridays | 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM @ Market Square, downtown Port Colborne
Canada Day Run for St. John Ambulance
Lace up your shoes and support St. Johns Ambulance. St. John Ambulance is hosting a Virtual 5K for 2021 so that we can continue to enable Canadians to put their health and safety first, while generating much needed support for our community programs. Run or walk with us from anywhere between June 26th and July 1st with our RUN for SJA Canada Day 5K Virtual Race! Details
June 26 to July 1
Where ever you are
$38 + fees
TS Playfair in Port Colborne
The TS Playfair Tall Ship will be docked in Port Colborne along West Street on July 1. They will be doing guided public deck tours. All guests who board the ship will required to wear masks and follow all COVID-19 protocols that are in place. The Crew will accommodate one family/group at a time. The TS Playfair is 72- foot Brigantine rigged Tall Ship that voyages the Great Lakes every summer.
July 1 | 1:00 PM. to 5:00 PM
West Street, Port Colborne
Canada Day weekend
Join us on Canada Day weekend! From Thursday, July 1 – Friday, July 2, enjoy live music by Dan Speck Duo. On Saturday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 4th, music will be provided by the Dually Noted Trio. Details
Thursday, July 1st – Sunday, July 4th
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery
1469 Pelham Road, RR#1, St. Catharines
Canada Day Packages
elebrate Canada Day with the Friends of Fort George! We are very excited to be partnering with Parks Canada, and Willow Cakes and Pastries to bring the community as many aspects of Canada Day as we can. Willow Cakes will be creating packages of 6 Canada Day Cupcakes, that will be packaged with flags, pins, glow sticks, Parks Canada swag, balloons and more.
Packages will be available for pick-up from Fort George on June 30th
Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake
$35; Delivery is available for a $5.00 donation.
Sparkling Wine & Food Experience
Join Renato on our new extended patio to enjoy a sparkling wine and food educational experience.
Enjoy a flight of Traditional Method Sparkling wines. Compare and contrast these different expressions of sparkling paired with treats from our Bistro. There will also be a lesson on how to sabre! Details
July 2 – 3, 2021 | Various times slots
13th Street Winery, 1776 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines
$25 – $35
Hike Niagara Falls Region Nature Parks
The nature around the Niagara Falls region is inspirational. Here, you’ll find parks, gardens, trails, conservation areas,to marvel at nature in and explore the nooks and crannies of Mother Nature. There is so much more to the Niagara Falls region than the Falls!
It’s Free to Fish in Ontario
Cast a line and reel in that big catch. However, please obey any fishing regulations as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.
- Free Fishing Days in Ontario from July 3 – 11, 2021
Ontario Parks are Free to Visit
All 115 provincial parks are free to visit from Mondays to Thursdays, until September 2nd, 2021. Ontario Parks will offer free day-use visits and issue free permits on those days. Visitors will still need a permit to visit parks from Fridays to Sundays. Details
Ontario provincial parks are open to visitors. Be it to enjoy a walk or just relax in the outdoors, fish or enjoy boating, provincial parks are great places to spend your time.
You can now visit Ontario parks for free by borrowing day-use permits from participating Ontario libraries.
- Exploring Ontario Provincial Parks
- 100 Adventures in Ontario Provincial Parks
- Ontario Road Trip: Discover 11 Islands on the Long Sault Parkway
- Where to Stargaze in Ontario: Dark Sky Areas and Observatories
Experience nature and camp outside!
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- 25 Places to Go Camping Near Toronto
- 25 Places to Go Backcountry Camping in Ontario
- 25 of the Best Ontario Parks to go Camping
More Things To Do
- Enjoy a locally sourced dinner at the Table Rock House Restaurant
- Play Golf
- Voices of Freedom Self-guided Walking Tour
Virtual Parties & Events
Canada Day Celebration with Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy
Natalie and Donnell invite you to their Canada day party!! The fiddles will be flying from their campsite in Ontario, shift to a cozy singer-songwriter session in Manitoba, then ramp back up in PEI aboard JJ Chiasson’s fishing boat for more tunes and a feed of lobster!! This’ll be a dandy!! Details
July 1 – 4, 2021
The Odd Couple: A Virtual Play Reading
Join us for a virtual reading of The Odd Couple, the Tony-Award-winning comedy that spawned movie and television adaptations and lives on as a timeless tale of two hilariously mis-matched personalities who forge a lasting friendship. Details
July 3 – 4, 2021 | 7:30 PM
$15 – $20