Canada Day

people walking in a parade on a sunny day with flags

Canada Day Parade presented by Cogeco

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Friday, July 1, 2022 

This year the City of Peterborough and Cogeco are thrilled to bring back the Canada Day Parade marking Canada's 155 birthday on Friday, July 1, 2022. Join us along the parade route as we head south on George Street from City Hall to Morrow Park starting at 12 noon.  

This year's parade theme will be Back Together!

Pre-parade ceremonies will start at 10 a.m. at City Hall. We will welcome our dignitaries, enjoy a piece of cake, entertainment, activities for the kids in the park and our bike decorating contest. Prizes for the best use of our theme for ages 5 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. Register for the bike decorating contest at 11 a.m. at Confederation Square Park across from City Hall. 

We are seeking Parade Float Entries: 

2022 Parade Theme: Back Together!
Our theme reflects our two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how we haven't been able to gather together as a community. Please show us your love for Peterborough and each other as we come "Back Together" to celebrate everything we have missed and our great strong and free nation. 

Community groups and businesses can take part in the Peterborough Canada Day Parade on Friday, July 1 with parade entry forms now available online. 

Complete the Float Entry Form online

The deadline for entry forms and certificates of insurance will be Friday, June 10, 2022. 

Criteria for entering a float in the Peterborough Canada Day Parade:  

  • All parade entries must be adequately decorated to celebrate Canada Day with year’s theme “Back Together”
  • All floats must align with the City’s by-laws and policies. 
  • All floats must foster a sense of community and a family friendly environment. 
  • All equestrian and live animal entrants must provide their own easily identifiable clean-up crew. 
  • Any participant considered to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be removed from the Parade.  Participants in the Parade shall not be consuming or giving the impression of consuming alcoholic beverages. 
  • All participants shall refrain from smoking/vaping during their participation in the parade. 
  • Please do not throw candy/items from moving vehicles; items may be distributed from street level by walkers. 
  • Participants must ride on the inside of their float. Do not ride on the edge of the float trailer with feet dangling over the sides.  
  • Children should be securely seated and supervised at all times. 
  • Entries that do not meet Parade Rules or differ from its approved entry form may be refused entry. 

Entries promoting the following will not be approved: 

  • Espouses hatred, violence, racism, or offensive messages. 
  • Reflects an organization or group with activities that are contrary to the by-laws and policies of the City. 
  • Only pre-approved entries will be permitted in the 2022 Canada Day Parade. 
  • All Entries will be notified by June 23, 2022 of their Participation Status. 
Mandatory Safety Meeting on Saturday June 25

All entries must send a representative to the mandatory Safety Meeting on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10-11 am. The meeting will be held at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre 775 Brealey Dr.

The Canada Day Parade welcomes both community groups and commercial floats. Commercial floats will be charged a fee of $125 which can be paid online.

The Canada Day Parade starts at noon on Friday, July 1 at City Hall and travels south on George Street. Participants in the parade are expected to arrive in their assigned staging areas ahead of the parade by 11 a.m.

The organizing committee would love to see the community proudly wear red and white and be part of the Peterborough Canada Day Parade.

Certificate of Insurance Requirements
 In order to comply with Temporary Road Closure Permit offered by the City, we require your organization to provide proof of insurance for your entry.

For non-motorized entries please contact your insurance broker to request a certificate of insurance evidencing the following:

  1. Verification of $2,000,000 in commercial general liability;
  2. Include the Corporation of the City of Peterborough as additional insured and afford 30 days notice of cancellation to 500 George St. North, Peterborough ON, K9H 3R9;
  3. Under description of operations, please specify "Participation in the Canada Day Parade July 1, 2022".

For motorized vehicle entries please submit:

  1. Copy of your automobile insurance policy evidencing a minimum of $1,000,000 third party liability. A copy of your insurance pink slip will not be accepted. A certificate of insurance is also acceptable.

Note: Any trailer used in connection with the automobile is insured for liability under the automobile policy, however please check with your automobile insurer should you be pulling a non-owned trailer and confirm coverage.

If you are already insured, there should be no additional cost to obtain this information.

The Certificate of Insurance can be uploaded now or submitted at a later date by email to .  It is required by June 10, 2022.

Service Disruptions for Canada Day

Temporary Road Closures for the event will occur along the route approved by the City on July 1, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 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
  • McDonnel 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 McGill Street is being treated as a rolling road closure.

For more details visit our website or contact one of the co-chairs below:

Kelly Elliott, Canada Day Parade Co-Chair

705-742-7777 ext. 2213


Heather Stephens, Canada Day Parade Co-Chair

705-742-7777 ext. 2255