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[FIREWORKS, EVENTS] Canada Day 2017 Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver Celebrations - Canada 150 Parades, Concerts, Road Closures, Things to do, What's Open and Closed?

It's time to celebrate Canada 150 on this Canada Day 2017 with Events, Parades, Concerts and FIREWORKS happening in different cities like Ottawa (Capital), Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and more on. And, the similar we are discussing in this post. We have shared the complete details about Canada Day 2017 150th Birthday/Anniversary Parades, Road Closures, Things to do, What's open and Closed on July 1, which is also known as 'Canada Day' or, 'Canada Day 150' or, 'Happy Canada Day'. We have taken help from some of the high authority websites from the Region Canada to tell you about the Canada Day Fireworks and Events 2017 or can say, Canada 150 Fireworks in above mentioned cities. So read the post till the end -


The Best Places to Watch Canada Day Fireworks in Ottawa-Gatineau

  • The sesquicentennial fireworks on Saturday are expected to be the capital’s largest pyrotechnics show for Canada Day ever, with 150 fireworks lighting up the Ottawa-Gatineau sky.
  • This year, the fireworks display, run by Royal Pyrotechnic, has been extended to 20 minutes and 17 seconds from 15 minutes. The theme is a celebration of the nation’s four seasons, accompanied by an all-Canadian soundtrack. 
  • The fireworks will launch at 11 p.m. from Nepean Point.

  • If you’re looking for the best place to watch them, you won’t have to wander far from Parliament Hill.
  • Natalie Huneault, a Canadian Heritage spokeswoman, said any spot along Confederation Boulevard, which connects both sides of the Ottawa River and encompasses Parliament, embassies, Rideau Hall and museums, will provide the best view for a 360-degree perspective of the show. 
  • “You’ll be right in the middle of it,” Huneault said. She also recommended Major’s Hill Park, west of Mackenzie Avenue and behind the Château Laurier.


  • In Gatineau, the large riverside green space behind the Canadian Museum of History on Laurier Street and Jacques-Cartier Park should also provide another picturesque viewing spot.
  • “(Confederation Boulevard) is going to be lit up all around you like never before,” said Huneault. 
  • This Canada Day could also potentially be the last fireworks display ever launched from Nepean Point.

  • The site behind the National Gallery of Canada is where the capital’s July 1 fireworks show has been launched since 1998. But in 2014, the gallery expressed concerns about the fireworks shaking its exhibits.
  • Gallery director Marc Mayer said the fireworks caused strong vibrations “that put both our windows and our collection at risk.” They also left a sticky residue on the gallery’s glass roof, Mayer said.
  • Nepean Point is in the early stages of a redevelopment. The first phase of construction is planned for 2019-2020, and the National Capital Commission has started an international design competition for the site to make it more accessible. 
More info about Canada Day Fireworks at OTTAWA check at: OTTAWA Citizen

Things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, July 1

According to Straight.com (http://www.straight.com/blogra/930006/50-things-do-metro-vancouver-saturday-july-1), There are more than 50+ Things to do in different fields on this Canada 150 or, Canada Day 2017, all are listed as-

  • 1. CONCERTS
  • 2. BENEFITS
  • 3. ETCETERA
  • 4. FOOD & DRINK
  • 5. KIDS' STUFF
  • 6. SPORTS
  • 7. COMEDY
  • 8. MUSIC
  • 9. THEATRE
  • 10.GALLERIES
  • 11.MUSEUMS
  • 12.ATTRACTIONS
  • 13.MOVIES

Canada Day 2017: What's open and closed in Toronto with Canada Day road closures in Calgary

According to CBC.ca (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/canada-day-weekend-open-closed-1.4185828), a well-known website from Canada Region, we've gathered the data about What's open and closed on this Canada Day 2017 150th Birthday listed as-

  • Most government buildings will be closed, but tourist attractions are putting on special shows for Canada 150
  • The Greater Toronto Area will be bustling this weekend with lots of special events happening all around the city for Canada's 150th anniversary. 
  • But some government services, grocery stores and LCBO and Beer Stores will be closed.

Find out what's open and closed below.

1. Food and drink

  • LCBO stores are closed on Saturday. They will have extended hours at some stores on Sunday and on Monday, will return to regular store hours.
  • Beer Stores will be closed on Saturday (except for four locations in the country's capital Ottawa). Seven GTA locations will have extended hours on Friday. Monday will go back to regular hours.
  • The Wine Rack will be open in three designated tourist areas on Saturday and Monday: Yonge and Dundas, Yonge and College, and Bay and Cumberland from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

2. Garbage collection

  • Highrise apartments, condos, co-op buildings and some townhouses will have garbage, recycling and organics collection pushed to Tuesday instead of the usual Monday pick-up.
  • Tuesday collection will be pushed to Wednesday. The rest of the week is business as usual.

3. Grocery stores

All major grocery stores are closed except those listed below:
  • Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens (60 Carlton St.) open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Most other Loblaws stores will be closed on Saturday
  • ​All Toronto Rabba's stores open 24 hours 
  • ​Bloor Street Market in the Manulife Centre open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Whole Foods (87 Avenue Rd.) open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
  • Metro at 444 Yonge St. open 24 hours 
  • The Kitchen Table locations have various opening times: 10 Queens Quay West (6 a.m. to 12 a.m.), 389 Spadina Rd. (7 a.m. to 12 a.m.), 595 Bay St. (6:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.), 705 King St. West (6 a.m. to 2 a.m.)

4. Transit

  • TTC will run regular Saturday hours on Canada Day and holiday hours on Monday
  • GO Transit will run on its Saturday schedule on Monday

5. Services

  • Government services including banks, libraries, government offices and post offices will be closed on Saturday. 
  • Most services are also closed on Monday except the Toronto Public Library, which will be open. 
  • Extended Sunday hours are also in effect this weekend for 16 library branches so get out to your local branch and get reading.

6. Shopping

What's open Canada Day (Saturday):
  • Toronto Eaton Centre (220 Yonge St.) - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Yorkville Village (55 Avenue Rd.) - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Square One Shopping Centre (100 City Centre Dr.) - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Pacific Mall (4300 Steeles Ave. E.) - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Promenade (1 Promenade Cir.) - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • ​Hillcrest Mall (9350 Yonge St.) - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What's closed Canada Day (Saturday):
  • Dufferin Mall
  • ​Scarborough Town Centre
  • ​Yorkdale Shopping Centre
  • ​Sherway Gardens
  • CF Fairview Mall
  • ​Bayview Village will be closed but some restaurants in the shopping centre will still be open.

7. Tourist attractions

  • The Art Gallery of Ontario is open all weekend, Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Monday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Royal Ontario Museum is free on Canada Day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • The Toronto Zoo is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and their new Wildlife Health Centre opens on Canada Day.
  • ​Ripley's Aquarium is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Canada's Wonderland is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will have a special Canada 150 celebration. 
  • Ontario Science Centre is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The CN Tower will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and will have a special fireworks show that can be seen from the observation deck, tickets must be purchased before 10:15 p.m.
  • Movie theatres are open.
  • Fort York is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will have free admission.
According to CBC.ca (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/canada-day-road-closures-calgary-2017-1.4186672), 'Everywhere there’s going to be a lot of festivities, so it’s important to really plan ahead,' police advise
  • If you're planning on attending Canada 150 celebrations in Calgary this weekend, police have two words of advice for you.
Plan ahead.
  • 250K visitors expected at Canada Day 150th celebration in Calgary
Numerous road closures will be in place throughout the weekend, especially on Saturday, when huge crowds are expected at the various events set to take place in the downtown area.


Here is a map from the City of Calgary showing full road closures and locations of Canada Day events. Zoom in, scroll around, and click on the icons for more detailed information:

Insp. Ken Thrower is asking everyone attending the events to think about how they will get in and out of the area before they arrive.
  • "There's going to be a lot of traffic — a lot of pedestrians, a lot of vehicles — mainly in the downtown," he said.
"Everywhere there's going to be a lot of festivities, so it's important to really plan ahead."


Parking will be limited, he added, advising motorists to be careful where they leave their vehicles or to use other transportation options.
  • "Make sure you park where you're supposed to park — you don't want get your car towed after having a great day, " Thrower said.
"I would be taking public transit. Or park a little ways away and enjoy the nice weather and walk."

Canada Day Fireworks [Video]: Where to watch {OTTAWA, TORONTO, CALGARY, VANCOUVER Celebrations}

Again taking reference from CBC.ca (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canada-day-fireworks-where-watch-1.4160797), we've provided you the information regarding Where to Watch Canada Day Fireworks Live Streaming Online or Offline with full show during Canada Day 150 Celebrations in different cities as Ottawa (Capital), Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver & more.
  • Starting at 11 p.m., this year's fireworks show is supposed to be the best!

"Organizers are touting this as the largest Canada Day fireworks show ever. And clocking in at 20 minutes and 17 seconds, it's sure to keep your eyes on the sky."
  • This year, the 2017 fireworks with be launched from five locations, including Nepean Point and four other spots along the Confederation Boulevard tourist route.
According to Ottawa Tourism, here are the best vantage points to watch the show, weather permitting of course:
  • The central loop of Confederation Boulevard which runs along Wellington Street, MacKenzie Avenue, Sussex Drive in Ottawa, as well as Laurier Street in Gatineau.
  • Major's Hill Park, overlooking the Ottawa River.
  • The lawn of the Canadian Museum of History along the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River (note: the Alexandra Bridge, which links Ottawa to Gatineau, is closed to vehicles as of 6:00 a.m. and to pedestrians and cyclists as of 9:00 p.m. on Canada Day — subject to change without notice).

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Alternate locations for viewing the Canada Day Fireworks 2017:

  • Along Echo Drive in Old Ottawa South; or from the Rideau Canal on a canoe or kayak.
  • Historic St. James cemetery on Alexandre-Taché Boulevard (beside the Université du Québec en Outaouais campus) in Gatineau's Hull sector.
  • Chaudière bridge at Booth and Eddy Streets. 
  • Plaza in front of the National Gallery of Canada.
  • Top of the parking garage at St. Laurent shopping centre (Sears side).
  • Rooftop bars in the ByWard Market.
  • La Terrace at the Fairmont Château Laurier (guests of the restaurant or hotel, first come only).

Reference: CBC
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