Canada Day in Montreal

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Location : Old Port of Montreal - Carré Saint-Laurent

Grass area between the railroad tracks and the Promenade du Vieux-Port, King-Edward Quay and Jacques-Cartier Quay

Time: From 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Schedule is subject to change
Rain or shine

Complete list of activities

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. : Opening of site

  • Official opening of festivities for Canada’s 150th birthday in the Old Port of Montreal.
  • Raising of the Canadian flag and national anthem performed by the military brass band

12 p.m. to 12:10 p.m. : 21-canon salute
12 p.m. - Tents and entertainment


  • Flag-making workshop
  • Inflatable game: Military race

  •   We are BUILDERS

  • 3D exhibit of Hydro-Québec’s Robert-Bourassa Facility
  • On-site presence of Racoon, ski manufacturer
  • Glider building workshop – Club des débrouillards
  • Inflatable game: Thomas the tank engine

  •   We are COMPETITORS

  • Giant Baby-foot
  • Inflatable games: Labyrinth and small sports

  •   We are INNOVATORS

  • On-site presence of ETS’s SAE race car
  • Inflatable game: spatial combo

  •   We are SEAFARERS

  • Knot-tying workshop, offered by the Port of Montreal
  • Inflatable game: Octopus slide

  •   We are PRODUCERS

  • Farmhouse
  • Picnic area

  •   We are CREATORS

  • Makeup artists
  • Chalk masterpiece workshop

12 p.m. to 8 p.m. : Giant Baby-Foot

  • 12 years and over (continuous)
  • Participate in a friendly game of soccer! For fans of the sport, a giant baby-foot table will be at your disposal!

12 p.m. to 8 p.m. : Flag-making workshop

  • For the entire family (3 workshops per hour, every 20 minutes)
  • Channel your inner artist by creating your own peace flag!

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. : Farmhouse

  • For the entire family (continuous)
  • Come feed the farm animals: Goats, lambs, geese and alpacas, among others!

12 p.m. to 8 p.m. : 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.

12 p.m. to 8 p.m. : Inflatable games

  • Colourful games in a safe environment will be available for children’s entertainment.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. : Official ceremony

  • New Canadians will be sworn in at an official ceremony. The Canadian Armed Forces military band will oversee the raising of the flag. A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will ensure the smooth running of the event.

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. : Dance

  • For the entire family (three sessions per hour, every 20 minutes)
  • Practice your dance moves thanks to our host who will introduce you to many different dances!

Canada Day cake

  • 2,000 pieces (until last piece)
  • New Canadians and all those present will be invited to taste the traditional Canada Day cake

2:30 p.m. : Renée Robitaille
3:30 p.m. : Alain Lamontagne
4:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. : Mathieu Lippé
7 p.m. : François Lavallée et Pierre-Olivier Dufresne
7:30 p.m. : Charles Papasoff
8:15 p.m. - Transition to closing show

  • To kick-off the show, Charles Papasoff will be joined on stage by his musicians.

8:30 p.m. - Closing show
10 p.m. - Fireworks – Parc de la Ronde

  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Fireworks presented by L’International des Feux Loto-Québec


*This project has been made possible in part by the government of Canada.