Canada Day has something for everyone - Spencer Smith Park is the place to be.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

July 1st, 2019



With nice weather it is one of the best ways to spend a day outdoors and enjoy what the Burlington waterfront has to offer – Celebrating Canada’s birthday at Spencer Smith Park

The Canadian Tire Burlington Store is the main sponsor.

Marking the nation’s 152nd anniversary of confederation, the City of Burlington’s Canada Day will officially kick off at 4 p.m. with the Burlington Teen Tour Band and remarks from special guests, including the Mayor of Itabashi, Burlington’s twin city, Mr. Takeshi Sakamoto.

Canada day fire works

The day ends with a magnificent fire works display.

The Citizenship Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the gazebo.

Entertainment on the main stage will include:

• Bharatham Academy of Indian Dance at 2:30 p.m.
• Opening ceremonies featuring Burlington Teen Tour Band and Japanese Taiko and Music Group at 4 p.m.
• White Pine Dancers at 5:30 p.m.
• Symphony on the Bay at 7 p.m.
• Guitarist Johannes Linstead at 8:30 p.m.
• Fireworks presented by BUNZL at 10 p.m.

Fun activities planned in the park include:

• Yoga by the Pier at 9 a.m.
• Canada Day 5k at 10 a.m.
• Citizenship Ceremony at 1 p.m.

Immigrants becoming citizens

They are becoming Canadian citizens. The ceremony today will take place at the Gazebo.

Numerous other event highlights include: stilt walkers, face painters, hair artists, giant inflatables, sampling booths, great food, vendors and lots of true Canadian spirit!

Free Canada Day Shuttle
Downtown parking is in high demand during this event. Residents are encouraged to consider other transportation options such as cycling, walking, car pooling or Burlington Transit.

A fully accessible, free shuttle service will run from 2 to 11 p.m. The shuttle will make stops at the Burlington GO Station (north side) and travel to the downtown bus terminal. Free bike parking will be available near the Waterfront Hotel for cyclists to secure their bikes.

For more information, visit, follow @BurlEvents on Twitter or call the Festivals and Events Office at 905-335-7600, ext. 7422.

Other Canada Day Activities
The city’s outdoor pool locations are open for unlimited access to recreational swimming for only $4.40 per person; $3.05 after 5 p.m.

Hours for Canada Day are as follows:
• Nelson Pool – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• LaSalle Splash Park – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Mountainside Pool 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All seven of the City’s spray pad locations are open and always free. For more information, visit

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, believed to be a citizen of both Canada and the United States will tell you that: “We have so much to be thankful for in Canada. We have the greatest nation, the greatest people and now, the greatest basketball team! I look forward seeing everyone celebrate our country together in Burlington on Canada Day.”

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