Canada Day Montreal 2010: Family Activities
Looking for Canada Day fireworks and maple leaf cakes in Montreal?
Here’s a guide to some of the Canada Day family activities happening in and around the city.
Canada Day Parade 2010: The main Canada Day parade starts at the corner of Ste. Catherine and Fort Sts. at 11 a.m., with many floats representing cultural/national groups. The parade ends at Phillips Square, on the corner of Union and Ste. Catherine Sts. at approximately 1 p.m. At Philips Square until about 4 p.m., there will be inflatables, musical entertainment and a Canada cake.
Old Port Activities: Major Canada Day festivities in the downtown area are held in the Old Port, hosted by Célafête. Starting at 11 a.m. there will be a children’s inflatable village, with face painters, games and other entertainment. At 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., motocross demonstrations will be held; acrobatic ski and snowboard demonstrations will be on at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.; a 1970s-themed dance party will be on at 9:15 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Full schedule and map.
Boucherville Canada Day: 3 to 7 p.m.: Family activities, including inflatables, pony rides, face painting, entertainers and cake, will be at the Centre Multifonctionnel, Boucherville. Call 450 655-0840.
Beaconsfield Canada Day: noon to 10:15 p.m.: A full day of family activities, ending with fireworks at Centennial Hall Park, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd. More information.
Châteauguay Canada Day: Fireworks will be held June 30 at 9:45 p.m. at Marcel Seers Park. On July 1, there will be activities from noon to 10 p.m. at the Guy Scott Arena, including musical and dance performances. More information.
Côte St. Luc Canada Day: 1 to 11 p.m.: Children’s activities include inflatables, pedal boats, mini-train, face-painting, magician, police horses, arts and crafts and baratanga, at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. More information.
Dorval Canada Day: 3 to 10 p.m.: Activities include inflatables, mini farm, giant slides, face-painting, magician, music and dance performances, barbecue and fireworks at 10 p.m., at Millennium Park. Free shuttle goes between Pine Beach and Millennium Parks throughout the festivities. In case of rain, activities will be held July 2, 6 to 10 p.m. More information.
Dollard Canada Day: 5 to 10 p.m. at Dollard des Ormeaux Park, including face-painting, inflatables, balloons, musical and theatrical performances and fireworks in front of city hall. More information.
Lachine Canada Day: 7:30 p.m.: Concert by Couleur Gospel will be held at the marina d’escale in Lachine.
LaSalle Canada Day: 5 to 10 p.m.: Spaghetti dinner with Savoy Steelpan band at 5 p.m., followed by musical performances at Aqueduct Park. More information.
Montreal West Canada Day: 3:30 to 10 p.m.: Activities include bike decorating at Davies Park at 3:30 pm., parade along Westminster at 4 p.m., activities at Strathearn Park at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m. at Hodgson Field. Other activities include music, dancing, barbecue and inflatables. More information.
Pointe Claire Canada Day: 1 to 10 p.m.: Family activities include inflatables and face-painting, free swim at the village pool, musical performances and barbecue, parade through the village at 6 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m., at Bourgeau Park. More information.
Hudson Canada Day: Celebrations from 3 to 11 p.m. at Thompson Park.
Laval Canada Day: Festivities from 10 a.m. to noon at city hall, and from noon to 8 p.m. at the Laval Nature Centre. Morning festivities include a citizenship ceremony and cake at city hall (noon). From noon to 4 p.m., there will be canoeing, kayaking and climbing at Laval Nature Centre, with a concert by Ima at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks. More information.
Longueuil Canada Day: Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at Parc René Veillet, going toward Parc Pierre Laporte. Opening ceremonies at 1 p.m. From 1:15 to 5 p.m., children’s programming includes inflatables, entertainers, circus performers and other animation. From 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.: Science/magic show. 10 p.m. Fireworks. Cancelled in case of rain.
Ste. Anne de Bellevue Canada Day: 11:30 a.m. parade from Royal Canadian Legion, branch 91 to Kelso Park., flag raising, pipe drums and band. From 1 to 4 p.m.: Music and activities for all, free hot dogs and drinks for children. At 6:30 p.m. barbecue steak supper and dance in Legion reception hall. Call 514-457-9332.
Westmount Canada Day: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Toonie pancake breakfast at Westmount Park; noon, barbecue lunch on Academy Rd., next to pool; 2 p.m. Family Splash Bash at Westmount Pool, including games, prizes and Canada Day Cake. More information.
Pierrefonds Canada Day: Parade leaves Riverdale High School at 10 a.m., going along Sources Blvd. to Pavillon St., then to Perron St., to Pierrefonds Blvd., ending at the Borough Hall. Evening show at 8:30 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m., at Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, 13800 Pierrefonds Blvd. Pierrefonds. From June 30 to July 4, there will also be an amusement park set up near city hall.
St. Lazare Canada Day: noon to 10 p.m., amusement park will be set up in Bédard Park. From 8:15 to 9 p.m., there will be a dog show, followed by musical performances. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Town of Mount Royal Canada Day: Noon, Canada Day Ceremony will be held at the cenotaph in Peace Park in front of the town hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave. More information.
Photo courtesy of Daryl Mitchell.