Canada Day events in Ottawa communities

If you're not in the mood for Canada Day on Parliament Hill, there are many other options throughout Ottawa. We have the events list and times here.

Communities hold local celebrations for those who don't head to Parliament Hill

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.

Greater Orleans

  • 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.

Riverside South

  • 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.

North Gower

  • 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.

Sparks Street

  • 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.

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