What better way to celebrate Canada 150 than by spending the holiday in the nation’s most iconic visitor destination!

The Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Canada 150 in Niagara Falls

There are literally hundreds of events taking place all around the Niagara Region this Canada Day. But we’ve selected the top 5 things to see and do in the heart of Niagara Falls to celebrate the true north strong and free.

OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade

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It wouldn’t be Canada Day without the Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade! And for Canada’s 150th birthday this year, it will be bigger and better than ever. The parade will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 1st and travel along Victoria Avenue to Queen Street, ending at Crysler Ave. Entertainment will be rocking the stage until 8:30 pm, so stick around and see some great local acts.

Canada 150 Sign

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Visit Niagara’s newest selfie spot, the Canada 150 sign at Table Rock Centre. This large 3D illuminated sculpture makes for an incredible backdrop that will fill your social media feed with like worthy photos. See it during the day or at night and experience this 36-foot long art installation in all it’s glory. 1 of only 3 of its kind in Ontario, make sure you see it!

Queen Victoria Park Live Concert

On July 1st at 4:00 pm in Queen Victoria Park the Canada Day celebrations are going to ROCK as the award-winning Canadian artists Hollerado take to the stage. Singing their hits like “Juliette,” “Firefly,” and “Born Yesterday” you won’t need to worry about having a seat because you’ll be on your feet dancing for the whole set!

Hornblower Fireworks Cruise

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Hornblower Falls Fireworks Cruise is the ultimate in Niagara Falls evening entertainment. And the best way to see the Canada Day fireworks! Celebrate Canada and all her natural beauty on this 40-minute cruise in the heart of the Niagara Gorge. Sailing under the starry skies while enjoying our onboard bar with local craft beer and fine Niagara wines will make the perfect end to your Canada 150 celebrations. With fireworks overhead at 10:00 pm, it’s sure to be one Canada Day you never forget!

Niagara Falls Illuminated Red and White

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To wrap up our list is the seemingly obvious, but never to be overlooked Canada flag Falls Illumination. There is simply nothing more Canadian than seeing the Canadian Horseshoe Falls lit up red and white. And this year with the brand new $4 million lighting upgrade, it’s sure to be brighter than ever before!
However you choose to spend your Canada 150, all of us here at Hornblower Niagara Cruises hope you have an incredible Canada Day!