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Canada Day


Firework display

Celebrate Canada Day 2018 in the Town of Parry Sound!

The beautiful waterfront will once again be the heart of Canada Day celebrations in Parry Sound in 2018!  Join us for fun and entertainment all day long on July 1!

Community Events

Museum on Tower Hill from 9 - 12 PM

  • Continental breakfast (recommended donation of $3 per person)
  • Face Painting, $5
  • Admission to the Exhibitions (recommended donation of $3 per person)
    • E Roy Smith Gallery
    • Beneath the Waves: Waters of Georgian Bay
    • Avro Arrow: a Dream Denied 
  • Explore the gardens and lookout tower!

Canada Day Festivities

The picturesque waterfront will be the heart of the Canada Day celebrations in 2018!  All events and activities are FREE, so join us for a day filled with entertainment, fun, fireworks, and more!

When: July 1, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 10:00 PM

Location: Stockey Centre and Town Dock

See below for a schedule of entertainment and activities!

Charles W. Stockey Centre

Bands on the Bay Lineup:

  • Terry Little & the Rhythm Boys @ 1 PM
  • Spur of the Moment @ 3 PM
  • Kick Ptarmigan @ 5 PM 
  • Evening Performer To Be Announced @ 7:30 PM

Stockey Centre Parking Lot

Kids' Zone from 3 - 8 PM:

  • Inflatables, face-painting, balloon artists, games, and the Parry Sound Fire Department fire truck!

Town Dock and Band Shell

  • Food trucks from 3 - 10 PM
  • Trulee Odd Show performance @ 3 PM
  • Goodbye Riverview @ 4 PM
  • Trulee Odd Show performance @ 5 PM
  • Opening Ceremonies and cupcakes @ 6 PM
  • Trulee Odd Show performance @ 7 PM
  • Goodbye Riverview @ 8:30 PM

Fireworks at 10 PM

The spectacular fireworks display will be set off over the inner harbour.  Please see the map below for the "no boat zone".  Please note that no boats will be allowed in this area at any time during the fireworks display.

Canada Day Fireworks: No Boat Zone

Food Vendors

Food vendors will be located in the Town Dock parking lot, and open from 3 - 10 PM.  This year, our food vendors include:

  • Northern Kettle Corn Co.
  • Johnny's Frozen Treats
  • Savoury Sound Gourmet BBQ
  • Mr. Chips
  • Glenn Burney Provisions Co.
  • Sweet Thangs Mini Donuts
  • Hot on the Spot Funnel Cakes
  • Parry Sound Lions Club Cotton Candy

Interested in being a food vendor at the 2018 Canada Day celebrations?  Complete the application online, or fill out a hard copy and bring/mail it to the Town Office (52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound ON, P2A 1B4) with accompanying payment.

(Online) 2018 Food Vendor Application

(PDF) 2018 Food Vendor Application


Volunteers are always welcome!  Email for more information.