Canada Day

We are excited to announce the return of the Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade! 

On July 1, 2022 beginning at 11:00am the Parade will commence from the muster area at Armoury St and Victoria Ave by travelling northbound on Victoria Ave, taking a slight right onto Valley Way, and continuing down Queen Street ending at Ontario Ave. 

Interested In Being Part Of The Parade?

  • Any group interested in marching the parade is required to fill out the Application Form linked here.
    • Please note that all entry applications are subject to review and space availability. Completion of this form does not guarantee a spot in the parade.
    • Performers, Entertainers, Bands, etc that charge a fee are still asked to fill out the form and include any information about price and their act.
    • Applications due by May 24, 2022 at 11:59pm
  • Community members looking to volunteer are asked to fill out the Parade Volunteer Form linked here

Parade Rules

All Participants in the Parade must adhere to the following:

  1. Completed Forms must be received by May 24, 2022
  2. All entries must be based upon a Sport and/or Healthy Active Lifestyle theme and fit for a family audience.
  3. Minimum age for Parade walkers or marching Parade participants is 7 years.
  4. The float height restriction is 3.35 metres (11 feet) from the ground to the top of the display.
  5. All equestrian and live animal entrants must provide their own easily identifiable clean-up crew.
  6. All Parade Entries MUST provide a completed City of Niagara Falls Standard Certificate of Insurance form in the amount of $2 million, naming The Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls as an additional insured.
  7. Parade entries with any type of vehicle MUST provide a copy of the vehicle insurance.
  8. For safety, each Parade Mascot MUST have at least one handler and walk on the Parade sidelines.
  9. Floats carrying passengers are required to be constructed with safety railings around the perimeter of the trailer OR all passengers are to be seated while the vehicle is in motion. All walkers must remain a minimum of five (5) feet away from moving floats and vehicles at all times.
  10. Floats with a combustible fuel powered generator, or other possible fire hazard MUST supply an appropriate fire extinguisher on their vehicle.
  11. All floats MUST be self-propelled, unless otherwise agreed to and supply their own gas and driver.
  12. Parade entries must remain in a forward motion. No stopping to perform during Parade.
  13. Any participant considered to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be removed from the Parade.  Participants in the Parade shall not be consuming or giving the impression of consuming alcoholic beverages and shall refrain from smoking during their participation in the parade.
  14. Do not throw candy/items from moving vehicles; items may be distributed from street level.
  15. Participants must ride on the inside of their float. Do not ride on the edge of the float trailer with feet dangling over the sides. Children should be securely seated and supervised at all times.
  16. A detailed drawing or photograph must accompany all motorized or mechanical entrants. All motorized vehicles must be clean and in proper working condition.
  17. Entries that do not meet Parade Rules or differ from its approved entry form may be refused entry.
  18. All Entries will be notified by June of their Participation Status.

The City of Niagara Falls is not responsible nor will be held liable for any costs incurred with the production of any Entry to the Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade.

Entry Deadline is May 24, 2022

Thank you for your interest in the Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration!

Questions?  Please contact [email protected]