Canada Day Celebration

Sunday July 1, 2018

Stay tuned for more information on this years Canada Day Celebration!


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Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration

From June 30 to July 2, 2017, we celebrated Canada’s 150th Birthday. Thank you to all the Generous Sponsors, Donors, Participants & Volunteers!  We hope you enjoyed this year’s special celebration. Please participate in our location survey.

Niagara Falls Canada Day Location Survey

The Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration is an annual celebration organized by the Niagara Falls Canada Day Planning Team.

The Planning Teams' mandate is to facilitate a community wide celebration for Canada Day, to promote maximum community involvement for all ages and abilities, and to instill civic and national pride for the citizens and visitors of Niagara Falls.  This year’s Canada Day Celebration included the following: a Citizenship Ceremony, a Parade, 1K and 5K Run/Walk, live entertainment, children’s play zone, free birthday cake, art show, buskers, car show, extreme sports area, WingFest for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara Falls, food vendors and more!

Derek Sanderson
Marcel Dionne
Marcy Mussari
Rich Little


Niagara Falls Canada 150 Celebration.  Friday, June 30, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 2017

News Flash!

We are pleased to announce that Ontario Power Generation will be the presenting title sponsor of the

OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade!  It’s going to be a fabulous Parade to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year!

There will be three Parade Grand Marshalls - Rich Little, Derek Sanderson, and Marcel Dionne!  Canada’s Next Designer, Niagara Falls native Marcy Mussari will also join in as a special guest.  This is going to be a very exciting Parade!  Come and enjoy fabulous marching bands, giant inflatables, colourful floats, jugglers, dancers, community groups and more!  After the Parade, join us on Queen Street for a huge street Party!!  Opening Ceremonies will begin on the City Hall Main Stage at 12:30 pm.  And if you have time, start your day off healthy and join in the Canada Day 1K or 5K Run for St. John Ambulance at 8 am at Oakes Park.

We are very excited to announce that Scotiabank will again be the presenting title sponsor of the Scotiabank Children’s Zone and Scotiabank Children’s Stage. These two areas will be filled with free entertainment and non-stop activity after the OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade until 4:00 pm.

Event Information

For a complete listing of activities, please visit the Canada Day Celebration Event Schedule page.

Entry Submissions

Submission deadline was Friday, May 5, 2017. Questions? Please email.

Volunteer Opportunities

It’s never too late to sign up to volunteer!  Volunteer information and sign up meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm, upstairs in the MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3N3.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

Vendor forms are now available.  Please contact Lori Albanese for complete sponsorship details.

Auditions for Beauty & the Beast and Peter Pan – for performances on Canada Day! 

Thank you to everyone who came and auditioned. Congratulations to Valerie Borghesi who has been selected to perform as Belle and Adrianna Politi.

OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade Grand Marshall 

We are very excited to announce that we will have THREE Parade Grand Marshalls this year. Canadian Comedian Rich Little and two hockey legends - Derek Sanderson & Marcel Dionne plus Special Parade guest Marcy Mussari, Canada’s Next Designer.

Vote for your favourite iconic Canadian Song

The voting is now over.  Tragically Hip received the majority of the votes.  The song “Ahead By A Century” will be performed at the Main Stage during the Opening Ceremonies.  Join Choir Nation for the big rehearsal at the Children’s Stage from 11 am to 12 noon in the Rosberg Family Park.

Calling All Singers

Come Join the Canada Day Choir on Saturday, July 1 from 11 am to 12 noon at the Children’s Stage in the Rosberg Family Park, beside Niagara Falls City Hall. Whether you are a shower singer or belt out songs in your car when no one is around, The City of Niagara Falls wants to hear you sing it loud and proud on Canada Day, in partnership with Choir Nation. Choir Nation provides an opportunity for people who love to sing, people who aren’t sure whether they can sing (you can!) and all those in between to learn an iconic Canadian song that you will get to perform as part of the Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration.  Over a 60 minute session, in the Rosberg Family Park beside City Hall, Music Director Sarah Jerrom will bring everyone together and the finished product will be an incredible choir.  This event guarantees fun, some learning about proper vocal techniques and breathing for singers, and a sense of pride in what you can accomplish after you make your live music debut for the Opening Ceremonies. Meet us on July 1 at 11:00 am at the Children’s Stage in the Rosberg Family Park at Queen & Erie.  Free Parking is available in all City Lots along Park Street.

Media Release

You can view the Canada Day Celebration media release online.