Canada Day

A celebration of Canada with fun, reflection and fireworks.

Thanks for celebrating with us!

We welcomed over 30,000 visitors to Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park for family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Check out our Canada Day event photos

Taking place on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the fun starts at 4 p.m.

Food vendors, community booths and family activities located in the park. Face painting located in the sports and crafts zone. Community booths, sports, crafts and games will be available until 9 p.m.

Strolling entertainment will include stilt walkers, a juggler, and a magician. Attendees can also try a variety of sports and games, make crafts, enjoy free face painting, and visit community booth

The Welcome Ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. where crowds will be led in singing the national anthem with the help of the Oakville Choir for Children and Youth.

At 10 p.m., weather permitting, a fireworks display will light up the sky as the grand finale of the festivities.

Entertainment

  • 4 to 4:30 p.m. - Yuan Yin Group
  • 5 to 5:30 p.m. - Oakville Choir for Children and Youth
  • 6 to 6:45 p.m. - Juno award-winning artist Chris McKhool’s Earth, Seas & Air Concert
  • 7 to 7:30 p.m. - Cajun band Swamperella
  • 8 to 8:30 p.m. - Welcome ceremony
  • 8:30 to 10 p.m. - Oakville-raised headliners, The Lonely Hearts
  • 9:55 p.m. - Countdown to fireworks
  • 10 p.m. - Fireworks over Lake Ontario

Under the sails

  • 4:30 to 5 p.m. - Black African Caribbean Canadian Artists Unite
  • 5:30 to 6 p.m. - Cosima Grunsky
  • 6:15 to 7 p.m. - Frank & Kim Koren
  • 7:15 to 8 p.m. - Frank & Kim Koren

Location

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
2340 Ontario Street, Oakville

Site map

2024 Canada Day event map

What you can bring

Attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the evening’s activities. You are welcome to bring your own picnic or enjoy the food vendors on site.

What you cannot bring

Personal barbecues, tents or shelters, and personal fireworks are not permitted on site.

Accessibility

The town is pleased to offer an accessible viewing area for the fireworks display. Please visit the Info Booth under the Gazebo on Canada Day for more information.

The Town of Oakville is pleased to offer free Oakville Transit shuttle services to and from Bronte GO station. Shuttle service will begin at 3:45 p.m., running every 10 minutes, providing safe and convenient access to the event due to road closure and no on-site parking.

Shuttles will pick up passengers at Bronte GO on the Wyecroft Road side and drop attendees off at the corner of Marine Drive and Jones Street.

The last shuttle to the park will leave Bronte GO station at 9:30 p.m. Once the fireworks have ended, the return shuttle to Bronte GO Station will begin.

Accessibility

All shuttles are accessible, wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.

Care-A-van services are also available free of charge throughout the duration of the event. To request care-A-van services for Oakville’s Canada Day event, please email events@oakville.ca by June 24, 2024.

The following special event road closures in the Bronte area will take effect at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 1.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained in all areas at all times. Entry into the closure areas will not be allowed from 3 to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 1.

Full road closures include

  • Bronte Road between Rebecca Street and Ontario Street
  • Lakeshore Road West between Jones Street and Mississaga Street
  • East Street between Marine Drive and Ontario Street
  • Ontario Street between Bronte Road and East Street
  • Marine Drive between Bronte Road and Nelson Street
  • Jones Street between Lakeshore Road West and Ontario Street

Parking restrictions

Temporary ‘No Parking Special Event’ signs will be installed in the Bronte area the week of June 24.

Parking restrictions indicated by this signage will be enforced between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 1 only.

Accessibility

There is limited accessible parking available at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. Accessible parking is only available to individuals with a valid accessible parking permit on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on how to access parking, please email events@oakville.ca by June 28, 2024.

Road closure map

Canada Day road closure map

Amplified sound and noise from fireworks at this event are exempt under Section 8 of the Noise By-law 2008-098 (pdf).

Sponsors

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