City sets out how it plans to Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Spencer Smith Park

By Staff

June 14th, 2022



The City of Burlington is excited to return to an in-person Canada Day celebration in Spencer Smith Park on July 1.

Fire works on the waterfront with the pier in the background.

This year’s event will start with an opening ceremony at 4 p.m. followed by evening entertainment on the main stage and the grand finale of a spectacular firework display presented by Bunzl over the lake at 10 p.m.

The event will also feature food and market place vendors.

For our early risers and active residents, a Canada Day Run and Yoga in the park will be held in the morning in Spencer Smith Park.

Other Canada Day Activities

There are plenty of fun options for the family this Canada Day throughout the city, such as splash pads and pools. All nine of the City’s splash pad locations are open and always free.

Nelson Outdoor Pool & Splash Park and LaSalle Wading Pool are open for swimming on Canada day (weather permitting). If you prefer to swim indoors visit Angela Coughlan Pool. For times of swims at all locations, visit

Canada Day is a great time to get outside, explore Burlington and get active. Take our Get Outside and Play Challenge, and complete 90 activities in 90 days. The challenge is on now until Aug. 29, 2022. Win great prizes!

 “It’s been two long years since we’ve had the Canada Day celebrations in-person and we are excited to bring this very popular, award winning event to our community. We are looking forward to a great evening with some spectacular fireworks” said a city spokesperson.



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1 comment to City sets out how it plans to Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Spencer Smith Park

  • Stephen White

    All the exhibitors and vendors that were a popular feature at previous Canada Day celebrations have apparently been cancelled. No apparent organization of events such as Citizenship ceremonies to honour New Canadians. After two years of shutdowns all the City can come up with to celebrate our National Holiday is some hot dog stands, yoga and firecrackers! Talk about lack of imagination!

    Think I’ll stay home and re-arrange my sock drawer. At least I won’t have to travel downtown, hunt for a parking space, and look at all the ugly high-rises desecrating the downtown core.