2024 Canada Day Parade

kids with decorated bikes line up ready for the Canada Day parade

Canada Day Parade - Monday, July 1, 2024

The 2024 Canada Day Parade will start at noon on July 1 in front of City Hall at 500 George St. N. and travel south down George Street to Del Crary Park at 100 George St. N. Enjoy pre-parade activities starting at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Pre-Parade Celebrations Agenda
Time Activity 
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Activities in Confederation Square (face painting, henna, and more)
11 - 11:30 a.m. Serving of birthday cake, donated by Morello's Independent
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Music with Pop Ensemble
11 - 11:30 a.m.

Children’s Bicycle Contest

11:30 - 11:50 a.m. Dignitary Speeches in front of City Hall
11:55 a.m. Singing of O Canada – Led by Pop Ensemble
12 p.m. Parade Begins

Celebrate Canada’s birthday, the day when the Dominion of Canada was established as a federal state and a parliamentary democracy on July 1, 1867. It’s a day to celebrate our country – its diversity, its culture, and its achievements.

On Canada Day, we also reflect on our country’s relationships with Indigenous nations and Indigenous peoples. We are all treaty people. In Peterborough, we respectfully acknowledge that we are on the treaty and traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg.

Did you know?

July 1 was made a statutory holiday in 1879 as the “anniversary of Confederation”, which was later called “Dominion Day”. Dominion Day officially became Canada Day on October 27, 1982.

This year's parade theme will be Happy Birthday Canada!

Service Disruptions for Canada Day Parade

Temporary road closures for the event will be in place along the route approved by the City on July 1, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as follows:

  • Dublin Street – from the east side of Aylmer Street to the west side of Water Street
  • London Street – from the east side of Aylmer Street to the west side of Water Street
  • Murray Street – from the east side of Aylmer Street to the west side of Water Street
  • George Street – from the south side of Parkhill Road West to the north side of Brock Street

George Street from Brock Street to Rink Street is being treated as a rolling road closure.

Transit detours will be in place.

For more details contact:

Ellen Stewart, Co-Chair, Canada Day Parade at 705-927-7046