This section provides every detail surrounding the activities, ceremonies and shows planned to commemorate Canada Day. The day starts with a protocolar ceremony and ends with sparkling fireworks. You can access the site at any time, morning until night.

Programming is subject to change without notice.

Checkmark  Official Ceremony and Brass Band - 11 a.m. to Noon

Twenty five new Canadian families will be sworn in as Canadian citizens. The Canadian Forces parade and brass band will highlight the raising of the flag, which will be followed by the singing of the National Anthem. 

*** Media representatives are invited to attend the swearing in of the new Canadian citizens, which will take place on the main stage.

Military Marching Band

Checkmark  Canada Day Cake - Noon (until quantities last)

New Canadians and everyone in attendance will be invited to enjoy one the 2000 pieces of the traditional Canada Day Cake.

Canada Day Cake

Checkmark   Gun salute - Noon to 4 p.m.

The traditional 21-gun salute will officially mark this community celebration day. Moreover, come and find out all you have always wanted to know about the operation and mechanics of our historic guns. All your questions will be answered on the site. Be sure to bring your camera!

Cannon Shots

Checkmark  Picnicking area

An area equipped with picnic tables will be appreciated by those who want to enjoy their lunch, healthy snacks, or Canada Day cake in this ideal outdoor location. 

Picnic Area

Food trucks will be on hand: hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, cookies and much more. There will be something for everyone! The Consortium Echo-Logique group will be on site to ensure the cleanliness of the area in an environmentally responsible manner.

Checkmark  Inflatable games village - Noon to 8 p.m.

Supervised by a security service, some colourful games will be offered for children: among others, the Princess Palace, the Extreme Urgency, the obstacle course, sliding /climbing, the double challenge race, the bull dog, the Waki Slide, the climbing wall and many others. Performers and face painting workshops will also entertain children.

Games kids

Checkmark   Giant racetrack for children - Noon to 8 p.m.

Giant racetrack for children

This is a course where there are 18 different cars in an impressive system completely fenced. Facilitators are included to teach this course. The 0-6 years find through these stages, the pleasure of playing together.

Parcours géant petites voitures

Monkey course (hebertism)

Climb the ladder and cross the rope bridge to go down along the vertical beam.

Parcours singe hébertisme

Trail of the Lost City

It was once the Pirate George and his crew decided to start looking for hidden treasures. With your family, browse the huge game park and enjoy a memorable experience.

Sentier cité perdue

Checkmark   Photo Studio - Noon to 6 p.m.

Parks Canada will provide a photo booth as an interactive activity where you can take a picture in the park of your choice using various accessories and costumes. For smaller children, a tattoo service will be available with different images of park animals: bears, turtles, fish, etc.

Parc Canada interactive activity

Checkmark  Entertainment on the Promenade - Noon to 8 p.m.

Several street entertainers will perform along the promenade during the day.



Checkmark  Danse and music - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Line dancing on a huge floor that can accommodate 500 people. Come learn and dance Zorbas, Cab Driver, Electric Slide, Tortuga, Ques Queno, Techno Latino, Electro Salsa and Zumba. 

Line dancing

Checkmark  Do it and Win: A Game of Skill - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This concept is based on the participants' ability to perform a skill such as: hoops, cup and ball, glass pyramid, etc. The winner will advance to the prize wheel to win a lot. This activity will be hosted as a TV show!

Checkmark  Canada Quiz - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come and enjoy a real quiz about Canada where you can test your knowledge with friends and family! Take part in this fun filled interactive event while learning and laughing. 

Canada Quiz

Checkmark  Evening Entertainment - 8:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. with Maïa Leïa, Dominique Hudson and the Show Discothèque

Regardless of the weather

The evening will begin with Maïa Leïa that will thrill us with her soulful voice and various styles of, reggae and motown. Her debut album included the hit “La nuit dernière” which was played a lot on the radio.

Maia Laia

Dominique Hudson will then take over and invite us to dance to his intoxicating songs. The songwriter recently unveiled his album inspired by cuban rhythms "Danza". 

Dominique Hudson

The night will then go on with Discothèque the show inspired by Disco Divas of old times. Discotheque will present the biggest disco hits, sung by modern divas. The singers will be accompanied by dancers that will encourage the crowd to dance.

Troupe Discothèque

Checkmark  Fireworks - 10:15 p.m. (8 minutes)

Regardless of the weather

Fireworks will light up the sky over the Montreal Old Port to the music of various Canadian recording artists on the theme "Dancing on the docks". This will be the final event of the day.


Date :
1st july - Canada Day Montreal 2013

Locations : Clock Tower Pier, Old Port Promenade, and Bonsecours Basin Park

Admission: Free

Access for people with reduced mobility: Yes