How to watch and listen to CBC's 2019 Canada Day festivities

On radio, online or on television, in French or English, we've got you covered.

On radio, online or on television, in French or English, we've got you covered

You can always count on music and fireworks over the Old Port to celebrate Canada Day in Montreal. (AFP/Getty Images)

CBC and Radio-Canada normally mark Canada Day with hours of special programming, and this year's no different. From TV to radio to online listening and watching, you can catch all-Canadian content all day on July 1. 

Read on below to find out what's on when, and which stations and apps you can use for tuning in. We've also included a list of the bigger festivities in major cities across the country, in case you're wondering what might be happening in the great (urban) outdoors.

CBC/Radio-Canada programming

What: Canada Day specials on CBC Music radio programs.
When: all day on CBC Music.
Where: local radio or via

Listen to all-Canadian playlists on Mornings with Raina Douris (with a special edition of the Essentials featuring hits from Céline Dion), Tempo with Julie Nesrallah, Shift with Tom Allen and Drive with Rich Terfry, who will craft a continuous Canada Day remix in his last hour.

What: Canada Day specials on ICI Musique radio programs.
When: all day on ICI Musique.
Where: local radio or via

ICI Musique will play all-Canadian programming starting at 7 a.m., including a recap of the best moments from Canada Day in the Capital on L'Eveilleur de nuit at 10 p.m. and a Canada Day classical concert on Toute une musique at 8 p.m.

What: CBC News Special Presentation: Canada Day 2019.
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET.
Where: CBC-TV, CBC News Network and Gem, as well as CBC News' Facebook and YouTube pages.

This three-hour broadcast will be hosted by The National's Rosemary Barton and Andrew Chang. Reporters Anita Bathe, Erin Collins, Pauline Pemik, Tashauna Reid, Jay Scotland and Salimah Shivji will join the hosts from their posts across the country to give updates from Calgary, Charlottetown, Iqaluit, Ottawa and Steveston, B.C.

What: Radio-Canada: la fête du Canada 2019 sur la colline du Parlement.
When: 11:30 a.m. ET-1:30 p.m. ET.
Where: ICI Radio-Canada Télé and ICI RDI, or via ICI

Live from Ottawa, Céline Galipeau and Daniel Thibeault will host this Canada Day special, with Governor General Julie Payette, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, Pablo Rodriquez, in attendance. Marie-Mai, Coeur de pirate and Karim Ouellet will perform.

What: CBC Music Festival Special.
When: 7-8 p.m. ET.
Where: CBC-TV, CBC Gem.

Raina Douris and Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe co-host a show with highlights from the 2019 CBC Music Festival at Toronto's Echo Beach. The hour-long program will feature performances and interviews with Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Peach Pit and DJ NDN. 

Stars performs "Your Ex-Lover is Dead" at the 2019 CBC Music Festival. 4:11

What: Canada Day in the Capital/La fête du Canada dans la capitale.
When: 8-10 p.m. ET.
Where: CBC-TV, ICI Radio-Canada Télé, both CBC radio services, CBC Gem, ICI,, CBC's YouTube page, Canadian Heritage's Facebook and YouTube pages. 

Pierre-Yves Lord and Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe co-host this bilingual Canada Day special live from Parliament Hill. Watch performances by Brett Kissel, Coeur de pirate, Crystal Shawanda, Karim Ouellet, K'naan, Marie-Mai, the Strumbellas and William Prince. The radio version of the show will be co-hosted by Rich Terfry and Florence K on CBC Radio One and CBC Music (8-10 p.m. ET; 9-11 p.m. AT and 9:30-11:30 NL).

Events across the country

Halifax: Montreal DJ A-trak (remember "Barbra Streisand"?) will headline the annual Alderney Landing Canada Day party, with the Sorority, Ellevator, Kallitechnis and Carmen Townsend also on the bill. Music starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 11:30 p.m.

Montreal: The Old Port concert at St. Pierre Square will see David Usher headline a bill that also features Ludovick Bourgeois, Brigitte Boisjoli, Mélissa Bédard and KNLO. The evening will end, as most Canada Day evenings do, with fireworks over the Old Port.

Toronto: While there's no info yet on what might be up at Nathan Phillips Square, the Harbourfront Centre is hosting a show headlined by Broken Social Scene that you likely won't want to miss.

Winnipeg: Canada Day at the Forks features plenty of performers, starting at 1:30 p.m. and going until the end of the night. Catch Little Miss Higgins, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm-Jay, Moon Tan and more. 

Calgary: Former Barenaked Lady Steven Page will headline the Tim Horton's Stage at the City of Calgary's Canada Day celebration, with Ghostkeeper, Post Script and Captain Tractor playing beforehand.

Vancouver: Delhi 2 Dublin headlines the festivities at Canada Place, but you'll have to get there early: their set starts at 5:30 p.m., with previous performers — including James Jones Indigenous Hoop Dancing, Royal Academy of Bhangra and Bitterly Divine — playing from noon to late afternoon. If you're over in the Youth Zone, you can catch the Unified, Old Soul Rebel, Blonde Diamond and Dirty Radio, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Yellowknife: Digawolf, Bella Beats, Flora and the Fireweed and Welders Daughter are all on the bill for the Canada Day festivities. Things get going at 12:15 p.m. and go to 6 p.m., so it's best to get there earlier than later.