Parliament Hill Cam - Image courtesy of the Government of Canada
Live shot of Parliament Hill. Photo courtesy of the Government of Canada.

Canada Day 2014 in Ottawa - July 1, 2014

This page has info about the big events downtown, plus celebrations all around Ottawa in Kanata, Barrhaven, Orleans, etc. The Nation's Capital is the headquarters for Canada's birthday celebration on July 1, 2014. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people visit Parliament Hill, Major's Hill Park, Jacques-Cartier Park, and other locations in the surrounding areas to celebrate Canada. This year is Canada's 147th birthday.

What's Open and Closed in Ottawa

Official Canada Day Events Downtown

  • Major's Hill Park: 10:00am-10:45pm. Major’s Hill Park will host an exciting all day line-up featuring a variety of cultural performances, displays, exhibits and activities and will highlight the inspirational stories of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Athletes. More info & programming...
  • Jacques Cartier Park: 10:00am-10:45pm in Gatineau. A variety of activities for families, especially children aged 3 to 12. The Canada Day fun includes games, physical activities, performances, inflatable slides, and special activities to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown and Québec Conferences, which led to Canada’s Confederation.  More info & programming...
  • Other official sites: Plaza Bridge, Confederation Park, Marion Dewar Plaza, Gatineau Park, Vincent Massey Park and more. Details here...
  • THE FIREWORKS: Canada Day Fireworks at 10:00pm...

More Canada Day events in the community



  • The best way to get downtown is by bus.
  • Bus service is free all day on Canada Day on OC Transpo buses. OC Transpo is running on a special holiday schedule on July 1, with additional service during the day. More info about special Canada Day service...
  • Bus service is free after 10:00pm on Canada Day on STO buses (Gatineau).
  • A FREE Canada Day Shuttle Bus between Jacques-Cartier Park (Gatineau) and Major’s Hill Park (Ottawa) will be offered from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on July 1.
  • If you're riding your bike downtown, the NCC will be providing free supervised bike stations at each official Canada Day site. More info...
  • Most of the streets around Parliament Hill, Jacques Cartier Park, and Major's Hill Park are closed on Canada Day. Don't bring your car downtown! List of road closures...

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