Canada Day in Toronto & GTA 2020

Monday Jun 29th, 2020


Canada Day Fireworks & Light Show

CN Tower Light Show Canada Day

The CN Tower will be celebrating Canada Day with an extraordinary 15-minute light show beginning at 10 p.m. July 1 that will be streamed at With powerful light cannons beaming across the city sky and a playlist featuring music by a diverse group of Canadian artists simulcast on CHUM FM, 104.5, all of Toronto can tune in and look up, and all Canadians can watch the live stream from home and sing along to a celebration in light and sound. Details

July 1 | 10 PM. to 10:15 PM

Online & Look towards CN Tower


Canada Day – Drive-In Concert With Dean Brody + Fireworks

Join for drive-in concert and fireworks. Canadian country artist(s) Dean Brody & Andrew Hyatt We are excited to bring the Drive-in concert experience on Canada Day that will follow COVID-19 protocol and use experiences from other drive-in concerts from around the world. Canada Day fireworks show after concert. Details

Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham

$209 & Up per car

Virtual Fireworks From Ottawa

On July 1, wherever you are in Canada, enjoy Canada Day fireworks in a fun and innovative way. Watch on your mobile device or computer.Details

Wednesday, July 1 | 10:00 PM



In-Person Canada Day Activities

Mariposa by Hornblower Harbour Cruises – Toronto

Starting Wednesday, July 1 – and just in time for Canada Day – Mariposa by Hornblower is resuming its operations, offering a fresh selection of cruise experiences out on Toronto Harbour! For those looking to set sail this holiday weekend, the 90-minute Sip & Sail Cocktail Cruise features great tunes, delicious appetizers and your preferred tipple. Details

Wednesday July 1, 2020 | Two Sailings

Pier 6, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Prices start at $34.95 for Sip & Sail and from $26.95 (children’s rates from $20.95) for Harbour Tour


Family Fun Cruise for your little pirate! On shore and before departure make ready for the Captain, gather round and present your best pirate ‘arrrghh!’ Climb on the Island Rogue – a 45 foot pirate ship – to head out to sea in pursuit of adventure & sunken treasure. Details

From July 1 | 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM

333 Lakeshore Blvd E, Toronto


Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition

From the originators of the Parisian Atelier des Lumières exhibition that has been seen by more than two million visitors worldwide and has inspired the global trendsetting phenomenon of immersive digital art experiences, comes an all-new visually striking achievement that invites audiences to step inside Vincent van Gogh’s most incredible works of art. Details

July 1 to September 30, 2020 – Open Daily

1 Yonge St, Toronto

$34.99 & up

Stayhome Fest

The team behind Wavy is back with Stayhome Fest, a virtual festival filled with 12+ experiences to bring the Summer vibes to you, in the comfort and safety of your own home. Join us from June 30 to July 1 for games, live music, wellness workshops, cooking classes, cocktail making, beer tastings, and more! Details

June 30, 2020 & July 1, 2020 | 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Online & Food Kits Delivered

$20 & up

Canada Day at Downey’s Farm

Dress up in your Canada Red & White as here is what you can find at Downey’s Farm on Canada Day: Pick your own strawberries, All things Strawberry! Strawberry Lemonade, Strawberry Donuts, Strawberry Pastries, Strawberry Apple Cider, Pies and more! Winery Stand Open: Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria, Strawberry Apple HARD Cider, Strawberry Wine plus all your other favoritesDetails

Wednesday, July 1 | 7:30 AM – 4 PM

Downey’s Farm Market, 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon

Free Admission

Toronto Zoo Safari Drive-Thru

The new Scenic Safari driving route will allow guests to see the Zoo’s animals from the comfort and safety of their own vehicle along a 3.4 kilometres route which takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Visitors can drive through areas of the Zoo including Indo-Malaya, African Savanna, Americas and Eurasia. This experience will have minimal to no contact between guests and Zoo staff/animals. This proposed route will allow Zoo guests to have a unique animal viewing experience complemented by pre-recorded audio with educational content to guide them through the experience. Details

Through July 5, 2020

Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale Road, Toronto

$32 &up

Halton Hills’ Canada Day Celebrations

Explore Halton Hills Scavenger Hunt! Oh Canada! The Town is offering activities at a local level too! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram leading up to and on Canada Day for fun facts about our country, inspirational quotes and to reflect on past Canada Day celebrations in Halton Hills. Go on two local scavenger hunts highlighting Acton and Georgetown’s municipal buildings, heritage sites and art! Scavenger hunts are short walking tours of the landmarks and public art of downtown Georgetown and Acton.Details

Scavenger Hunt until July 5

Halton Hills


Canada Day in the Gardens

Celebrate Canada Day in the country’s largest botanical garden! Stroll the historic Rock Garden, experience the new Rose Garden as it comes into bloom, and find picture-perfect views at Laking Garden. Don’t miss the entertainment and Discovery Station in Hendrie Park! Details

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington

Included with General Admission, Included with Membership

Canada Day Drive-thru Ribfest

Join Rotary Burlington-Lakeshore at Burlington Mall on Canada Day for the very first Drive-Thru Ribfest!! Details

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Burlington Centre mall Parking lot, 777 Guelph Line, Burlington

Free admission

Movies at 5 Drive-In

Enjoy a movie under the stars. Details

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Dusk

The 5 Drive-In, 2332 Ninth Line, Oakville

$13 – $38

Stardust Drive-in Newmarket

Enjoy a movie under the stars. Choose from Jumanji Next Level, Bloodshot, Invisible Man, The Hunt, Bad Boys For Life -or Becky. Details

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 09:40 PM

Stardust Drive-In, 893 Mt Albert Rd, Sharon

$13 – $38

African Lion Safari Drive-thru

Guests can enjoy the drive through Game Reserves in the comfort of their own vehicle. Get closer than you ever imagined to majestic species from around the world as you drive along 9 kilometres of trail, home to over 1000 birds and animals. Details

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

African Lion Safari, 1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton

$17.95 – $27.95; Prepaid tickets only

Canada Day Run

Participants are encouraged to run, walk, or roll. All participants will receive a free Maple Leaf Face Covering. Details

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Anytime

Where ever you are – location of your choosing

$35 per participant


Published by To Do Canada On June 27, 2020

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