Canada Day

Oakville celebrates Canada Day!

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

Join us for an evening celebration starting at 6 p.m., with the fireworks show 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.

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 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 $4 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 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.

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.

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.

Road Closures

All special event road closures will take effect at 5 p.m. Monday, July 1.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained in all areas at all times.

The following roads/areas in Bronte Village will be closed as of 5 p.m. July 1:

Arterial Roads

  • Bronte Road between Rebecca Street and Ontario Street
  • Lakeshore Road West between Jones Street and West River Street

North of Lakeshore Road West

  • East Street between Belyea Street and Sovereign Street; local access only
  • Sovereign Street between Bronte Road and Jones Street; local access only – No access to Bronte Road
  • Belyea Street between Bronte Road and Jones Street; local access only – No access to Bronte Road
  • Hixon Street between Bronte Road and Jones Street; local access only – No access to Bronte Road

South of Lakeshore Road West

  • Marine Drive between Bronte Road and Nelson Street; local access only
  • Ontario Street between Bronte Road and Nelson Street; local access only
  • Jones Street between Lakeshore Road West and Ontario Street; local access only
  • Nelson Street between Lakeshore Road West and Ontario Street; local access only

Detour Routes

Detour routes in the Bronte area on July 1 include: Third Line, Rebecca Street, and Great Lakes Blvd.

Volunteers wanted!

If you are interested in volunteering at this year's Canada Day celebration, please email

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.


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.