Canada Day

How to watch Canada Day 2022 on CBC

After two years of virtual celebrations, CBC viewers can watch the Canada Day in the Capital, live from its new site the LeBreton Flats in Ottawa
Canada Day 2022 will feature two live specials. (CBC)

After two years of virtual celebrations, CBC viewers can watch the Canada Day in the Capital, live from its new site the LeBreton Flats in Ottawa. Here are the televised events you can watch for Canada Day 2022. 

Morning: CBC News Special 

Hosted by Vassy Kapelos with reporting from senior parliamentary reporters Hannah Thibedeau and Travis Dhanraj, this CBC News special is a chance to reconnect after a two year hiatus from in-person Canada Day celebrations.  Airing live from LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, Canada Day 2022 will recognize Canada's remarkable diversity and showcase its talented artists, featuring speeches from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Mary Simon and a moment of Indigenous reflection.

Vassy Kapelos will host the CBC News Canada Day 2022 morning special. (Photo provided by Vassy Kapelos)

From the stage in Ottawa, Anne-Marie Withenshaw and Shaun Majumder will join a lineup of talented acts, including: Boogat, Chantal Kreviazuk, DJ Shub, Gurdeep Pandher, Josiane, Kellie Loder, Lisa LeBlanc, Riit, Sarahmée, Sebastian Gaskin and Tenille Townes.

Evening: Canada Day Evening Special

Hosted by Isabelle Racicot and Ali Hassan with the participation of great Canadian artists who will share many of their favourite paths they have followed to reach their Canadian audiences and communicate their songs, art and culture. 

Canada Day 2022 hosts Isabelle Racicot and Ali Hassan (Isabelle Racicot | Ali Hassan)

The show will take us on a journey from Canada's Capital Region in Ontario to Nova Scotia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

Featured Artists

Charlotte Cardin, Neon Dreams and WIlliam Prince are some of the Canada Day 2022 featured artists (Charlotte Cardin | Neon Dreams | WIlliam Prince )
  • Charlotte Cardin
  • Salebarbes
  • Johnny Reid
  • Tenille Arts
  • Riit
  • Ariane Moffatt
  • Neon Dreams
  • Samian
  • Cindy Bédard
  • Gurdeep Pandher
  • Walk Off The Earth
  • Sarahmée
  • William Prince
  • Sebastian Gaskin

When to watch

Morning special

Newfoundland: 12:30 - 15:00 local

Maritimes (Fredericton / Charlottetown / Halifax): 12:00 - 14:30 local

Quebec / Ontario (Ottawa / Toronto / Windsor): 11:00 - 13:30 local

Manitoba: 11:00 - 13:30 local

Saskatchewan / Alberta (Calgary / Edmonton) / North: 11:00 - 13:30 local

British Columbia: 11:00 - 13:30 local

Evening special

Newfoundland: 21:30 - 23:30 local

Maritimes (Fredericton / Charlottetown / Halifax): 21:00 - 23:00 local

Quebec / Ontario (Ottawa / Toronto / Windsor): 20:00 - 22:00 local

Manitoba: 20:00 - 22:00 local

Saskatchewan / Alberta (Calgary / Edmonton) / North: 20:00 - 22:00 local

British Columbia: 20:00 - 22:00 local

How to watch

Watch the broadcast live on CBC Television or stream it live on CBC Gem. Download the CBC Gem app from iTunes or Google Play, or watch it in your web browserSign up for a free membership on CBC Gem to watch the show stream live in your region.

You can also watch the the broadcast ICI Radio-Canada Télé, or on Canadian Heritage's YouTube channel

How to listen

CBC Radio and CBC Listen App will be hosting a full day of special programming all day on July 1.

Friday, July 1:


6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. local time on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen

Hosted by Jeff Douglas, Marc Winkler, Stephen Quinn from Halifax, Yellowknife and Vancouver, this program will explore all that Canada could be, with topics ranging from anti-systemic racism efforts, to the importance of using Indigenous place names.


8 a.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Music and 4 p.m. local time on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen

Searchlight is CBC Music's annual hunt for Canada's top music talent. Hosted by Grant Lawrence, this one hour Canada Day special showcases the top song entries from this year's contest, starting on the East coast, and heading West and North to hear the vibrant music being made in Canada today.


Noon local time (12:30 NT) on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen

A lighthearted celebration of the iconic Canadian goose - they are simultaneously: an important food source for hunters, urban pests, beloved wildlife, and picnic ruiners. This special explores stories that reflect the country's relationships with these antagonistic, but emblematic birds.


3 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time ( 3:30 NT) on CBC Music and CBC Listen

Host Rich Terfry will be remixing and re-imagining iconic Canadian songs in celebration of Canada Day. Hear songs from Drake, Jann Arden, Bryan Adams, Shad and many more like they have never been heard before.


5 p.m. local time (5:30 NT) on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen

Many people living in Canada have family in other countries who they depend on and who depend on them, this special explores Canada's connections to the rest of the world. Hosts Jennifer Chen and Idil Mussa take a look at how these families found other ways to connect while the pandemic kept them apart, and what it has been like for some of them to finally reunite in person.

From 6 a.m. to midnight, CBC Music will feature solely Canadian music on air for the day across MORNINGS, TEMPO, ABOUT TIME, DRIVE, MARVIN'S ROOM, THE BLOCK and AFTERDARK.