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Celebrate Canada Day
in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake for our Canada Day festivities happening from June 22 - July 6. There are lots of fun events happening in our town that feature family-fun programs, entertainment and different activities scattered through the town and at our greatest landmarks.


Stay for the entire Canada Day weekend and immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of our town!


Book through our accommodations page here: 

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Artistry by the Lake
Saturday, July 1st 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 2nd 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, July 3rd 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location @ Queen's Royal Park

Free entry

Wheelchair accessible

Come see a variety of artists showcasing painting, fibre arts, jewellery, sculptures, photography, pottery, glass, wood and more! A juried show presented by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce set in picturesque Queen's Royal Park, overlooking the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

Join the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre tent at this event on July 1st and 2nd. The art hub of the community is making art accessible to all with an interactive outdoor art activity inspired by the exhibits on view in their galleries. Everyone is welcome to participate and plant creative seeds to grow the 'Watercolour Community Garden'.

For more information, please call: 905-468-1950

Fort George in the War
Saturday, June 24th: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 25th: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location @ Fort George National Historic Site

Cost - A special event rate applies:

Adults: $17.75 Seniors: $16.00, 17 and under: $5.25

Wheelchair Accessible

To commemorate the First World War, Parks Canada and re-enactors from all across North America will bring Fort George National Historic Site back to its Camp Niagara roots with displays and demonstrations happening throughout the day honouring those who fought in the “war to end all wars”. 

For more information, please email

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Fort George and Parks Canada

Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we celebrate Canada Day with lots of exciting programming planned for July 1st including, the Fife & Drum Corps, musket firings, live music, and spectacular fireworks!


At 3:00 pm on Canada Day, Willow Cakes and the Friends of Fort George will commence the famous cake parade along Queen Street. The huge cake is transported from Queen and Simcoe Street and heads east to Simcoe Park accompanied by the Fife and Drum corps from Fort
George. Once it reaches the park at King Street it is divided up and given free to the crowds celebrating Canada Day in the park. This is a long standing NOTL tradition and very popular among residents.

Fort George is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on July 1st, and it’s free all day! Throughout the day, visitors to Fort George can tour the buildings, visit with costumed interpreters, enjoy a musket demonstration, and more!


There will be cold drinks and treats available from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm inside Fort George. Food services will be starting at 4:00 pm. Evening entertainment starts at 6:30 pm with the kiddie militia and drill, followed by a presentation by the Fort George Infantry, and Fife and Drum Corps. Funds raised by the sale of food by the Friends of Fort George will help to support summer student employment opportunities at Fort George and Brock’s Monument. Back by popular demand will be “The Howling Horns”, an 8-piece horn band featuring music from blues to dance to classic rock that will take the stage at 7:30 pm. At 10 pm, a spectacular

fireworks display will once again close the evening, by the award-winning fireworks company, Garden City Fireworks. The day and evening events are all free for the public with generous donations and support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Parks Canada, local businesses, and individual supporters.


For more information on the Canada Day Festivities in Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit the Friends of

Fort George website! or call the gift shop at (905) 468 6621.

Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Create, experience & connect with the art hub of the community this Canada Day weekend!

Celebrate Canadian art at Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre to experience exhibits inspired by nature and local scenery. On view in the Walker Room gallery is the 2nd Annual Members’ Garden-themed Exhibit. The show runs through July 29, 2023.

On July 2nd from 2-4 pm, join artist Susan Garrington for the opening reception of her solo show titled, ‘Along The Way’. View the stunning watercolour paintings on display in the Joyner Gallery through July 30, 2023.

Visit the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre tent at Artistry by the Lake from July 1st to 2nd. The art hub of the community is making art accessible to all with an interactive outdoor art activity inspired by the exhibits on view in their galleries. Everyone is welcome to participate and plant creative seeds to grow the 'Watercolour Community Garden'.

Connect to Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre’s social media channels on July 1st to find out the winner of the 3rd Annual Canada Day draw. Visitors have until June 30th to enter for a chance to win artworks by Niagara-on-the-Lake artists.

Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is located at 247 Ricardo Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake. For more information about current and upcoming exhibitions, events, and programs, visit

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Join the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake as we celebrate Canada Day with lots of exciting programming, including entertainment and food at Simcoe Park!

11:30 am - 3 pm: Rotary & PigOut Catering Canada Day BARBECUE! 

Food choices are: Canadian Burger, Veggie Burger, Jumbo Hot Dog, Corn on the Cob, Chips, Beverages

11:30 am – 3:00 pm:  Live music in the bandshell, children’s activities (including face painting & balloon artists), Niagara Antique and Classic Car Association, and the Tiny Museum!


3:00 pm:  Annual Cake Parade led by the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps proceeds along Queen Street into Simcoe Park, where the cake is distributed to the public, free of charge at approximately 3:30 pm.

Willow Cakes and Pastries has generously donated the Canada Day cake again for 2023, with the design a secret until the day of the event! 

Funds raised benefit Rotary charitable programs. Visit our Projects page to read more. 

Reif Estate Winery

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Reif Estate winery will be offering a few fun things to do this Canada day including:


Games in the Vineyard: Sip and play with our Games in The Vineyard Experience! During this 45-minute experience, you can enjoy a selection of refreshing cocktails, VQA wines, snacks, and a games amongst the vines!

Seated Tasting Experience: Enjoy a 25-minute seated guided tasting at our Grand Bar! Choices are: Regular Premium list, Back Vintage List , Icewine Flight, Blind Tasting Flight, icewine, or pairing flight.

Sensory Garden: Welcome to Reif's Sensory Garden! Our outdoor kitchen is managed by Norcini Co. and features the most delicious patio menu you could imagine! Come Experience lunch and wine with us!


Book any of these experiences now (walk ins welcome): 


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Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

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Admission is free on Canada Day to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum (open 10 am to 5 pm). We will also have our Tiny Museum out in the community with an exhibit inside. 

Look for the Tiny Museum in Town on Canada Day!

Outlet Collection at Niagara

Location @ Outlet Collection at Niagara

July 1st 

  • Canada Day Décor

  • Face Painting

  • Gift Card Campaign

  • Live Music


For more information about the Outlet Collection at Niagara please visit:

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Shaw Festival Ticket Offer

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Come to The Shaw this summer and SAVE on great theatre!

The Shaw Festival – great theatre in the heart of Niagara wine country.


Buy two shows in June or July and save 20% off regular prices. Choose from our fantastic musical Gypsy or enjoy a good chuckle with Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit. You can also save on the gospel-filled The Amen Corner, our family-friendly show Prince Caspian or the Tom Stoppard's farce On the Razzle. This amazing deal is also available on the following plays: Village Wooing, The Shadow of a Doubt, The Playboy of the Western World, The Apple Cart, The Game of Love and Chance and Mother, Daughter.


For families, join the Prince Caspian pre-show workshop – only $5 per person – and have fun helping to create the show.


Come to beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake and make the Shaw Festival part of your summer holidays.


Call 1-800-511-7429 or visit and quote code VISITNOTL


Restrictions: Based on availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers or discounts or on previously purchased tickets. Not valid on Outdoor @ Shaw concerts and events or Opening performances. Excludes purple seating. Taxes and handling apply. Limit of six tickets per production. Offer ends July 9, 2023

Vintage Hotels

Hotels:   Queens Landing, Prince of Wales, Pillar and Post and the Moffat Inn will offer a Special Rate in honour of Canada’s 156th Birthday!


Valid:    July 2 3 4 5 at QL

             July 3 4 5 at PP PW MO

*A Starting from Room Rate:   $156.00 for a Traditional, Superior at PP PW QL MO

*Premiums apply for upgraded room types


Offer Details:      

  • Discounted post Canada Day rate in honor of Canada’s 156th birthday


In addition, beginning Saturday July 1st through July 5th our properties will have some celebratory décor such as balloons, flags with the lobbies and in The Gardens across from Pillar and Post.  The Gardens will offer some Holiday décor, signature cocktails and selfie stations.

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We are thrilled to release tickets for you to enjoy Movie Night in the Vineyard on Canada Day! There isn’t much better on a warm summer evening than enjoying award-winning wine, popcorn and watching the movie From the Vine (Farpoint Films) under the stars. 

Date: Saturday July 1st
Time: Dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.)
Location: TSV Pond

Tickets include 1 glass of wine, bag of popcorn & movie ticket. Additional snacks will be available for purchase.
Please note, the movie is 1 hour 40 minutes long. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes for walking through the vineyard to the Pond, and bring extra layers as the temperature can drop in the evening. Should the weather be unfavourable, we will postpone the event until Friday July 21st and your ticket will be applied to this date.


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