Canada Day

Oakville’s 2018 Canada Day celebration returns to Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park on Sunday, July 1.

See you at Oakville's Canada Day celebration!

Canada Day Celebration
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
July 1, 2018, 6-10 p.m.

New this year – the celebration will be an evening event starting at 6 p.m., with the fireworks show starting at 10 p.m. (weather permitting).

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and get to the park early to ensure a great seat for the fireworks over the water.

Family activities, music and food trucks will start in the park at 6 p.m.

Road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect before and during the event.

Town facility holiday closures and bus schedules will be in effect on July 1-2, 2018.

Avoid traffic, take the shuttle!

Take the Oakville Transit shuttle to and from Bronte GO station to Oakville’s Canada Day celebration at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park.

Pay-one-way shuttle service will start from Bronte GO station at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1.

  • Busses will depart Bronte GO station for the park approximately every 10 minutes. The last shuttle departs for the park at 9:30 p.m.
  • Shuttle service from Bronte GO station to the park is $3 per person cash (exact change), regardless of age. Presto cards are also accepted at the applicable rate.
  • Shuttle service leaving the park after the fireworks is free for all riders.
  • All shuttles are accessible, wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Reminder – Oakville Transit is providing regular Sunday service on July 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Plan accordingly if you take regular transit service to the event, arrive at the park early for music, food trucks and family activities.

If you have taken regular Oakville Transit service to the event, board the shuttle buses at the park after the fireworks. Buses will be divided into zones at Bronte GO station to drop you off at the nearest bus stop or intersection along a bus route.

Road closures and parking restrictions

Due to large crowds expected at this year's Canada Day celebration, road closures and parking restrictions will be in place in Bronte between 5 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, July 1.

Accessible parking spaces for individuals with valid accessible parking passes will be available on a first-come, first-parked basis on Ontario Street, east of Nelson Street.

For a complete list of Canada Day road closures and parking restrictions, visit the town's Service Disruptions page.

Private parking lots

There are many private parking lots in Bronte Village not operated by the Town of Oakville. These lots have their own parking regulations and restrictions that may be enforced by private parking operators on July 1.

Be sure to read all posted parking signs and follow all parking restrictions.

Visitors are encouraged to take the Canada Day shuttle to avoid parking challenges.

 

Get involved in Oakville's Canada Day celebration!

This year’s Canada Day event invites the following groups to get involved on July 1.

  • Performers (bands, choirs, dancers, singers)
  • Kids and family workshop providers
  • Community and cultural group showcases
  • Food trucks
  • Volunteers

If you are interested in getting involved, please email events@oakville.ca.

All volunteer positions have been filled!

Thank you to our community volunteers who will be assisting with the set-up, celebration and tear-down.

Festival schedule

All events are at the Pavillion at the Pier unless otherwise specified.

6 p.m.

  • Festival Opens!
  • High Rendition Jazz Band performance
  • Inflatables, food trucks and kids activities located in the park
  • Face painters and Town of Oakville booths located at the Gazebo

7:10 p.m.

  • The Jonathan Michael Group music performance

7:55 p.m.

  • High Rendition Jazz Band performance

8:30 p.m.

  • Welcome Ceremony
  • O Canada sung by local youth Maya Borg

8:45 p.m.

  • Family Dance Party!

9:55 p.m.

  • Welcome from Lexus of Oakville, countdown to fireworks

10 p.m.

  • Fireworks!

 

 

Festival tips

  • Ride your bike! Free bike parking corral on site.
  • Bring sunscreen, a blanket and refillable water bottle for use at our free water stations.
  • Pack a picnic dinner and snacks or purchase food from the food trucks. ATM available on site.
  • We are committed to providing smoke-free outdoor spaces where kids play.
  • We encourage visitors to leave pets at home.
  • There is no parking on site. On-street parking is extremely limited.
  • Take the shuttle from Bronte GO.

Smile!

You may be photographed at this event. To celebrate Oakville's Canada Day, photographers and videographers will be capturing festival events and activities.

These photos/videos may be used in future Town of Oakville publications, promotional marketing collateral, website, social media, advertising, etc., without compensation. Have fun and share your festival experience.

Enjoy the fare on site or bring your own favourite foods!

Food offerings include the Kinsmen Club of Oakville pay-what-you-can BBQ, and a selection of food trucks and vendors:

Alternatively, attendees are encouraged to bring a litterless dinner or snacks and a reusable bottle for use at the festival water stations.

Official sponsor - Lexus of Oakville

The Town of Oakville is pleased to welcome Lexus of Oakville as the Official Sponsor of Oakville’s Canada Day celebration. Lexus of Oakville is a champion of community involvement and charity work in Oakville. Supporting over a dozen foundations and community sponsorships Lexus is proud to support the community that has supported our them over the years.

Lexus of Oakville

Lexus of Oakville