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School is out and summer is here! There's no better way to start the summer than by enjoying our great country! Get out on Monday July 1st and celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday! We've got a list of all the fabulous events in Durham Region, Toronto and beyond. Wishing you and your families all a very special Happy Canada Day!
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Canada Day Scavenger Hunt

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! Here's a great one to help celebrate Canada's Birthday. Depending on the age of the kids, you can either hide these items around the house and backyard for the younger children, or the older ones can venture out in groups to find the items and take photos of everything. Read more


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Celebrate Canada Day Long Weekend at the Toronto Zoo!

Join us in the Discovery Zone for some unique adventures, fun for all ages! Visit our Kid’s Zoo and daily Animal Shows at our Waterside Theatre, then cool-off at Splash Island, our 2-acre splash pad! All FREE with Zoo admission.

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Celebrate Canada Day 2019 at Mississaugas Celebration Square!

It will be a full day of fun with plenty to do; including activities at Camp Canuck Kids Zone, spectacular entertainment with performances from Marianas Trench, a variety of tasty food trucks, and ending the day with glorious fireworks.


Canada Day 2019: Oshawa's Annual Celebration

The City of Oshawa presents an amazing day of fun and entertainment for all ages in celebration of Canada's birthday. Main stage starts rocking at 2:00 p.m. and the fantastic fireworks begin at dusk (10:00 p.m.).

Lakeview Park, Oshawa
Monday, July 1, 2019

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Celebrate Canada Day 2019 in Scugog

Join us July 1st in Palmer Park, Port Perry, for unforgettable fun and entertainment! Our event starts at 10:30am with our Vettes for Vets parade and continues until 10:30pm with live performances, food, vendors, a beverage tent and Kids Zone. The night ends with the best firework show in Durham!

Visit for more information.

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Canada Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village

Saturday, 29 June 2019 - Monday, 1 July 2019

A celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cake, a BeaverTail eating contest, a magic show, guided hiking, Indigenous Life celebrations, fireworks, and more family activities! Plus enjoy live music all weekend long, featuring headlining band The Carpet Frogs!

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Clarington Celebrates Canada Day!

Join us in Clarington at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 Highway 2 West Bowmanville, on Monday, July 1st for our Canada Day celebration! The party starts at 5:00 pm with live entertainment and food vendors and concludes with a spectacular display of fireworks at dusk.


Canada Day at Downsview Park

Let's celebrate Canada's birthday on July 1st with FREE activities for the whole family and a spectacular firework show to end the night! This year we are starting all festivities at 4pm, so we can get the party started early!


Pickering’s Canada Day Celebrations!

Come and celebrate Canada Day in Pickering with two locations of FUN! Daytime activities from 12pm-5pm are located in Esplanade Park, with our Evening Main Stage and Fireworks display at Kinsmen Park from 6:30pm – 10:30pm.

For more details visit us online.


Museum of Illusions

With over 80+ illusions, holograms, installations and exhibits to choose from, The Museum of Illusions Toronto is your best bet for an unforgettable Canada Day experience with the entire family! Voted one of the Top 10 Places to Visit in 2019 by The Globe and Mail, the Museum’s mission is to fuse education with fun and entertainment.

The Museum is open Friday to Saturday from 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sunday and Canada Day Monday from 10:00am – 8:00pm. Get ahead of the line and book your tickets now. Visit:


Canada Day Word Search

You can have fun and learn some vocabulary words about Canada when you print out and complete one of these word search puzzles. Encourage the children to find and circle the words listed.

You have the choice of an easy puzzle, challenging puzzle and Canadian provinces puzzle.

Click here to find the printables, thanks to DLTK Crafts for Kids


Summer Planning

We've got some great ideas on our website to help you plan out your summer with the kids.

1. Check out our Summer Camp Guide to see the wide variety of camps that are offered in our area.
2. Here's our Family SUMMER FUN Guide which tells you about some of our favourite family activities in Durham Region and the GTA.
3. Here's our Local Splash Pads & Water Parks for days when you want to cool down and have some fun with the kiddies.
4. Going away for the weekend? Let the kids pack themselves. We've made a handy packing list that you can print up for them.

So much to do, so little time...enjoy summertime with your kids!


Canada Day T-shirt

Everyone loves wearing a special Canada t-shirt on July 1st. Here's a simple and fun idea for making your own personal Canada Day t-shirts with your kids.

Click here for the directions.


Beaver Cupcakes

These treats are quick and easy to make and decorate. So keep the kids as busy as a beaver with an afternoon of fun.
By the Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Click here for the recipe.

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