Canada Day in Montreal

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015  -  Admission: Free
Locations : Old Port Promenade, and Bonsecours Basin Park

This section provides every detail surrounding the activities, ceremonies and shows planned to commemorate
Canada Day in Montreal. You can access the site at any time, morning until night.

Programming is subject to change without notice.

Complete list of activities

Ceremony

11 am to 12 pm

Ceremony

The Canadian Armed Forces Military Band will oversee the raising of the flag during the national anthem. A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will ensure that the event runs smoothly.

Gun Salute

12 pm to 12:21 pm

Gun Salute

There will be a 21-cannon salute in honor of Canada's Birthday. Shots will be fired once a minute for 21 minutes.

Canada Day Cake

12:30 pm until last piece

Canada Day Cake

New Canadians and all those present will be invited to taste the traditional Canada Day cake.

Cosom Hockey

12:30 pm to 8 pm

Cosom Hockey

12 years and over (continuous)

Come play a game of Cosom Hockey! Four players, sporting the colours of the Montreal Canadiens face four players sporting the colors of the Winnipeg Jets.

Collective artwork

12:30 pm to 8 pm

Collective artwork

For the entire family (continuous)

Channel your inner artist by drawing on a collective chalkboard located outside the Tent.

Caribou route

12:30 pm to 8 pm

Caribou route

Six years and over (continuous)

Kids can also let off steam and feel like adventurers by crossing the Caribou obstacle course.

Bracelet workshop

12:30 pm to 8 pm

Bracelet workshop

For the entire family (three workshops per hour, every 20 min)

It's time to let your creativity flow! Come have fun with your family and discover who is the most creative in the group!

Badge workshop

12:30 pm to 8 pm

Badge workshop

For the entire family (three workshops per hour, every 20 min)

Come create your own badges about Canada or about anything that comes out of your imagination!

Dance

12:30 pm to 8 pm

Dance

For the entire family (three periods per hour, every 20 min)

Practice your dance moves thanks to our host who will introduce you to many different dances!

Makeup workshop

12:30 pm to 8 pm

Makeup

For the entire family (continuous)

Kids of all ages can transform into superheroes, lions, monsters, pirates, butterflies, princesses or even a cat with the stroke of a brush.

Parks Canada Tent

12:30 pm to 8 pm

Parks Canada Tent

For the entire family (continuous)

Photo booth: Come have your picture taken in front of a green screen to discover the beautiful landscapes of our national parks.

Temporary tattoo shop: People of all ages are invited to wear on their skin, images representing national Canadian parks and historical locations.

Canada Tent

1:30 pm to 8 pm

Canada Tent

For the entire family (continuous)

Historical Tour: Come learn more about the Canadian Flag's history, the Canadian support during the Second World War and also about the ten provinces and three territories, thanks to a historical circuit in the Canada Tent.

Makeup : Kids of all ages can transform into superheroes, lions, monsters, pirates, butterflies, princesses or even cats with the stroke of the brush!

Dance  Olivier Loubry

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Dance - Olivier Loubry

Actor, director, dancer and choreographer, Olivier Loubry has been known in Quebec for over twenty years. His talent allowed him to once collaborate with the Cirque du Soleil. Thereafter, he put his talents to numerous shows as a choreographer and dancer. Olivier Loubry now has 20 years of experience.

Élizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Élizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite

Whether it's composing, performing or making arrangements, for Élizabeth Blouin Brathwaite everything comes instinctively. Music is second nature and the stage is her natural habitat. She is particularly fond of funky-rock-groove.

Lisbonne Télégramme

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Lisbonne Télégramme

The leak. The departure. Perdition. With its tearful guitar, Lisbonne Télégramme vibrates walls and the night of Alfama, Lisbon. The stage is set, fuzzy, mysterious, the atmosphere is smoky, melancholic.

Paul Kunigis

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Paul Kunigis

Paul's universe is full of life, love, tenderness and "living well".

Paul Kunigis is more than a songwriter, a poet ... He is a true humanitarian. As a world lover, Paul sees life as many artists see it ... He sees it as a work of art that one musn't lose sight and should keep deep in his heart.

Bleu Jean Bleu

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Bleu Jeans Bleu

The Bleu Jeans Bleu show plunges us into a very original universe: a mixture of pieces with country, folk, pop and rock flavors that will make you a smile at the first note. Double meaning words contrast with the music firmly pressed by the band, for a show that charms audiences every time.

Cindy Bédard

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Cindy Bédard

With a unique charisma, a voice of its own and texts both deep and sensitive, Cindy Bédard is a singer-songwriter who composes folk-country rhythms. Her creative impulses are inspired by a rich mix between vocals, guitar, accordion and harmonica.

Guy Leblanc

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Guy Leblanc

Born into a musical family, in a small corner of Moncton, Guy started the piano very young, but at age 30 he discovered his true passion; singing. He made his debut on stage with Garoche, a rock band with sounds influenced by the folklore of Acadia.

From New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island, to France, Guy worked with several musical genres for 20 years. As a soloist, he sings his Acadian reality with power and dynamism.

Too Many Cooks

8:30 pm to 10 pm

Too Many Cooks

More than twenty years ago, Richard d'Anjou and Dan Georgescu were doing what few Quebec artists had managed to do at that time; carve out a spot in the English Rock industry. Rita, Believe Me Sister, and Refuse to Die propelled the two musicians to the top of the charts in Quebec.

Thirteen years after their last album as Too Many Cooks, the singer and his accomplice musician Dan Georgescu, are making a big comeback.

Fireworks

10 pm

Fireworks (30 minutes)

Come rain or shine, fireworks will light up the sky in the Old Port. This year, the fireworks will take place at La Ronde, for l'International des Feux Loto-Québec. Don't miss this unforgettable moment that will make the Old Port shine bright.

FROM EAST TO WEST... HAPPY CANADA DAY