Your guide to Canada Day 2016 in Ottawa

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This page has info about the big events downtown, plus celebrations all around Ottawa in Stittsville, Kanata, Barrhaven, Orleans, etc. The Nation’s Capital is the headquarters for Canada’s birthday celebration on July 1, 2016. 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 149th birthday.

 

What’s Open and Closed in Ottawa

 

Official Canada Day Events Downtown

  • Parliament Hill: On July 1, Parliament Hill will be the setting for Canada Day celebrations. Thousands of Canadians will converge on the Hill to mark their country’s birthday. In the morning,In the morning, visitors will be able to attend the Changing the Guard ceremony at 9 a.m. (new time) and the Peace Tower Carillon concert at 10 a.m.
  • Parliament Hill Noon Show: The Canada Day Noon Show will include remarks from dignitaries, a flypast by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and performances by Canadian artists.
  • Parliament Hill Evening Show: The Canada Day Evening Show will feature all the artists from the noon show and a flypast by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and will culminate with the President’s Choice Pyro-musical Fireworks at around 10 p.m. A one-hour edition of the evening show will be televised across Canada on CBC and ICI Radio-Canada at 9:00 pm (DST) with special programs on Tou.tv, ARTV, Espace Musique and TV5 Monde. The show will also be broadcast live in its entirety on CBC Radio 2, CBC.ca and radio-canada.ca.
  • There are also day-long celebrations at Major’s Hill Park and Jacques Cartier Park. Both have great views of the fireworks.
  • THE FIREWORKS: Canada Day Fireworks start at 10:00pm…

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