If you're looking to avoid the hoard of Canadians spread throughout downtown Ottawa for Canada Day, there are a series of events in local communities.
Here are the events happening around Ottawa:
- Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Rd. - 3-11 p.m.
- Inflatable rides with Amos the Transparent playing at 8 p.m. then fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
- Petrie Island - 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Festivities including inflatable rides and beach volleyball then fireworks at 10 p.m.
- Alcide Trudeau Park, 5715 Rockdale Rd. - 10 a.m. to 11 pm.
- Inflatable rides, kids games and fireworks at 10 p.m.
- Claudette Cain Park, 660 River Rd. - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Inflatable rides, petting zoo and barbeque.
- Clarke Fields, 93 Houlahan St. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- A midway with rides and food beginning on June 29.
- Osgoode Community Arena, 5660 Main St. - Noon to 11 p.m.
- Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre, 2300 Community Way - Noon to 11 p.m.
- Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Dr. - 5-11 p.m.
- Barbeque, bouncy castle and fireworks at 10 p.m.
- Between Elgin and Bank streets - 2-9 p.m.
- Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Walter Baker Place - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Concerts and festivities, including face painting, starts at 11 a.m. with Trooper on stage at 8 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m.
- Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum, 3911 Carp Rd. - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Free admission for face paiting, refreshments and live performances.
The Canada Day event at Andrew Haydon Park will not take place this year. The organizer did not apply for a permit to hold the event, according to a City of Ottawa spokesperson, and there has been no indication that it would happen.
The mayor's breakfast with seniors also won't take place on Canada Day this year because a location could not be secured.