Updated for 2023
I just love Canada Day! Maybe it’s because my very first Canada Day was Canada’s 100th birthday and was spent at Expo ‘67. I tell you – that was one thrilling experience!
Of course, I’ve loved every Canada Day since then too. I feel privileged to be able to call Canada my home and I get a bit sentimental when its birthday rolls around.
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CANADA DAY ACTIVITIES IN LONDON ONTARIO
Summerside Celebrates Canada
Meadowgate Park, 1165 Darnley Blvd, London
June 3oth, 4 pm to 10:30 pm (Fireworks begin at 10)
Local Options is partnering with the Summerside Community Club for the first time to host the Summerside Canada Day 2023 event at Meadowgate Park.
EAT & SHOP 50+ Talented Vendors, enjoy Food Trucks, Bouncy Castles, Music, Fireworks and a special partnership with Tink a Grim a professional Face Painting Company from Ukraine.
Please note there is NO ATM on-site, so please come prepared!
1119 Jalna Blvd, London
July 1, 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The celebration provides the community to come together to celebrate the beauty of Canada as one common celebration of live music from local bands, food vendors, children’s activities, free inflatable rides, and fireworks.
1151 Richmond St. (on the campus of Western University), London
July 1, 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
FREE admission, no registration required
Get your chance to look through telescopes, talk to astronomers and ask them questions.
No registration is required, you can come and go as you please, making it the perfect activity for a spontaneous night out or a fun date with friends or family.
You can find directions to the Observatory and Parking information here:
481 Ridout Street North, London
July 1, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Admission by donation.
Head to Eldon House and Celebrate Canada Day and the communities that make up Canada’s Multiculturalism and the unique heritage of our local communities! Self-guided tours of the museum and historic lawn games and come and see local entertainment including local musicians and dancers and perform every hour showcasing their cultural music and dance!
As a heritage site there is no public parking. There is public parking in and around the museum. Click here for Google Maps of Eldon House
1424 Clarke Road, London, ON, N5V 5B9
Free Admission Day!
10 am – 4 pm
A celebration of the people of Canada – This Canada Day, take a step back in time and enjoy heritage music and fun! Try traditional fair games, learn dances of the past, and enjoy live musical performances at the Village!
Dundas Place, Talbot Street, and Covent Garden Market Square
Night Market London Friday, June 30, 2023 from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Canada Day London Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 11:0 PM
Night Market London & Canada Day London are back again this year with street performers, kids’ zone, local food and drink vendors, artisans, and more!
Exhibitions are open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Open on Canada Day this year and having many free and family-friendly activities including:
Drop in Draw a-thon!
Front Lawn, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of sketching, doodling, and drawing on our front lawn. The Museum London team will share tips and tricks for observational and technical drawing techniques. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary to participate. Please help us take care of the front lawn sculptures by not touching them.
Temporary Tattoo Studio
Front Lawn, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hydration and Snack Station
Atrium, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meet in the main lobby, 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
Length of the tour is 45 minutes.
Family Friendly Short Films
Lecture Theater 12:00 to 4:00 pm
A selection of family-friendly Canadian-created short films from the National Film Board that showcase Canada’s vast natural landscape, lived experiences and cultures.
Loop run time is 52 mins. 35 secs.
Beaded Strawberry Keychains with Flourish and Grow
Centre at the Forks-North, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The strawberry, often referred to as the heart berry due to its shape, is an important food and medicine in Indigenous cultures. The heart berry reminds us of reconciliation and teaches us how to maintain heartfelt relationships.
Togethering: Improvisation as a Practice of Care by Sweet Labour Art Collective
Centre at the Forks-South1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sweet Labour Art Collective will explore movement and sound improvisation as community-engaged art activist practice. Come prepared to witness, play, and or move together!
Leaf Frottage with Ian Indiano from Good Sport Artist Collective
Centre at the Forks-North, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Using gathered leaves, learn how to create your own paper rubbings to capture nature’s fleeting beauty and discover the intricate line work that is inherent in the leaf itself.
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What are your plans for Canada Day? There are plenty of ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday!