Canada Day is quickly approaching, and for the second Friday in a row Montrealers will be graced with another sunny long weekend.
(Gotta love St. Jean-Baptiste and Canada Day back-to-back, eh?)
Coming off of last week’s firework-filled Fête nationale celebrations, the city is gearing up for more festivities — this time for the country’s 155th birthday.
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So make sure to iron that maple leaf flag and pick out that perfect red outfit. Here’s how Montreal will let loose on July 1.
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A jam-packed day of activities is planned this Friday in Old Montreal, making it the place to be. Get there early for a military salute. Stay late for fireworks.
The official schedule is as follows:
- 1 pm: Official opening ceremonies – Clock Tower Quay
- Gun Salute: 21-gun salute to mark Canada Day
- Official photos with members of the public
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police – vehicle and officers
- Canadian Armed Forces
- 2 pm to 7 pm: Ô CANADA TENT – Carré St-Pierre
- Face painting
- Canada Day-coloured promotional item giveaway
- 2 pm to 7 pm: PARKS CANADA TENT – Carré St-Pierre
- Temporary tattoos
- Canadian wildlife tracks game
- The parks of Parks Canada game
- 3:30 pm: Ô CANADA TENT – Carré St-Pierre
- Sharing of the Canada Day cake
- 7 pm: Closing activities – Carré Saint-Pierre
- 8 pm: Evening show – Carré Saint-Pierre
Performances from the following artists:
Samian – Naomi – Matéo – Annie Villeneuve – Marc Dupré – Joseph Edgar
- 9:45 pm: Fireworks show (Prince tribute)
For more information on local Canada Day celebrations, you can visit the Old Port’s website.