Canada Day Activities This Weekend in Ottawa

With July 1st around the corner, I would like to share that the City of Ottawa has created a portal on where residents may find substantial information pertaining to Canada Day. The page includes traffic impacts, security information, details on community events and more.


Places to keep in mind while planning your day include:

  • Changing of the Guard
  • Royal visit
  • Parliament Hill concerts
    • Serena Ryder, Walk Off the Earth, Alessia Cara, Marie Mai, and more!
  • Concert at Confederation Park and Ottawa City Hall
  • Grand opening of the National Arts Centre atrium
  • Concerts at Major’s Hill Park
    • Mother Mother, Ruth B, and more!
  • Inspiration Village in the ByWard Market
  • Free galleries at City Hall, including the Quilt of Belonging
  • Fireworks
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canada War Museum
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • MosaiCanada, the spectacular floral display at Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau.

Lifeguards will be on duty at Ottawa’s supervised beaches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 7 p.m. at:

  • Britannia Beach
  • Mooney’s Bay Beach
  • Petrie Island Beach
  • Westboro Beach

I highly encourage residents to check out all of these wonderful festivities and plan their days in advance to ensure that not a moment is missed on this incredible weekend. Happy Canada Day, residents.