June 29, 2018

Canada Day In Montreal!

Montreal Canada Day

Canada Day 2018 Celebrations for Montreal and surrounding areas!

Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018

Location: Old Port of Montreal – Jacques-Cartier Pier

Time: From 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Admission: Free

The grass area between the railroad tracks and the Promenade du Vieux-Port, King-Edward Quay and Jacques-Cartier Quay

Come join the fun for Canada Day at the Old Port in Montreal, activities include, face painting, inflatable games, Fireworks, entertainers, music, , dance lessons and more all starting at 11:30 a.m with the official ceremony and raising of the flag, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

2 p.m.

  • The Canada Day anniversary cake service. All those present will be invited to taste the traditional Canada Day cake.
  • 2,000 pieces (until last piece)

2:30 p.m.

  • Animated dancing session. Practice your dance moves thanks to our host who will introduce you to many different dances!

3:30 p.m. – All United Ten.

  • Opening of Canada’s exhibit.
  • Opening of Canada’s makeup workshop. Kids of all ages can transform into superheroes, lions, monsters, pirates, butterflies, princesses or even a cat with the stroke of a brush.

8:30 p.m. – Main Stage Live Entertainment.


Les Petites Voix du Plateau

  • Under the leadership of choir conductor and pianist Roseline Blain, Les Petites Voix du Plateau bring together nearly one hundred choristers, the majority of whom live in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. Established in January 2012, this children’s choir has quickly carved out a prominent place in Montreal’s cultural landscape.
  • Some of their recent collaborations include performing Carl Orff’s famous Carmina Burana with the McGill Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of maestro Boris Brott, at Place des Arts’ Maison symphonique in June 2017. In addition to their spring 2018 concert entitled L’hymne au Printemps, some choir members also performed in Holst’s The Planets at the Maison symphonique with the Orchestre Métropolitain.


  • Montréal-based band from Chad H’SAO has been capturing the hearts of small audiences and large crowds alike since 2001. Whether its style is labeled Afro-fusion or Afro-jazz, H’SAO is defined by the strength of its voices and vocal harmonies, its rhythms and its authenticity. The band has always been passionate about sharing its unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences.
  • H’SAO has traveled the world, delivering electrifying performances, launching three innovative albums and, most of all, developing a musical signature that spans several genres and thus transcends the “world music” category, leading up to its last album Oria, nominated for World Music Album of the Year at the Gala de l’ADISQ.

  Bea Box – aka Joannie Labelle

  • Joannie has started composing a few years ago coming back from Berlin to Montreal. To compose has relieved and brought her to this special place inside where there is no barrier.
  • She now composes full-time between concerts, exploding the frontiers of her feelings through music. Bea Box is for her a laboratory where she creates music within a deep sense of freedom.

  Geraldina Mendez, soprano

  • Geraldina Mendez obtained a Master of Fine Arts Degree (piano) at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of the Ukraine. Her interest in performing the works of J. S. Bach, compelled her to participate at the 4th International “Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Competition” (Saarbrücken 2001), the Bach Seminar (Leipzig 2001) and the 13thInternational Johann Sebastian Bach Competition (Leipzig 2002).
  • For 12 years, she worked as a collaborative pianist. She also studied lyrical singing for 10 years, had the opportunity to perform with orchestras at opera galas and gave numerous chamber recitals in several halls in Caracas city.
  • She arrived in Montreal in 2014 and started singing opera arias in the Montreal Metro in 2015. The next summer she joined the STM program, Les Étoiles du Métro. During this time she was interviewed by La Presse (Les tresors du Métro de Montréal) and by Réné Homier-Roy for the Radio Canada program Culture Club (Geraldina Mendez, De chanteuse dans le Métro a star du web).


  • Originating from multiple roots, Nomad’Stones is a project inspired by the billions of dust that each one sows on its way. Nomad ‘Stones was elected Révélation Radio-Canada in World Music 2018-2019.
  • The resultant mixed-race music wavers between the Africa of the origins and the West of the discoveries, with a style imbued with humanism where the idea of frontier no longer exists.

  DJ ECP (Étienne Côté-Paluck)

  • Il fait danser les foules au Québec, en Haïti et jusqu’en France et au Liban depuis bientôt 20 ans. Il a participé avec ses sons gras, ses basses pesantes et autres rythmes découpés à certaines soirées mythiques telles que Bounce le gros et Masala Sono et à plusieurs festivals comme les FrancoFolies de Montréal, le Festival Film Jakmèl et Haïti en Folies. Il a également été collaborateur du collectif, balado et émission de radio Masala (CISM 89,3 FM).

10:00 p.m.

  • Come rain or shine, proximate fireworks will light up the sky in the Old Port.



Canada Day Parade Montreal 2018:

The parade starts at  11:00am on the corner of  St.Catherine street and Fort street

and finishes at Place du Canada.

Between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., the parade wraps up at Place du Canada and a huge cake measuring 1.22 metres by 2.44 metres (4′ by 8′) is served

The cake is expected to feed up to 2,500 people!

There will also be face painting and charicatures for kids on site.

All activities, cake and water are free of charge.

Canada Day Parade


What’s closed on Canada Day?

Government offices

Most Retail
Some Restaurants
Best to call in advance!


What’s Happening today in the West Island!



Come out and enjoy some dance shows, live music, Kayak, pedalo and paddleboard rentals ($), food trucks ($), airbrush tattoos ($), technoDome, cross Canada mini golf, inflatable games, Zipline, and of course some fireworks. Fireworks set for 10 p.m.

When: July 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m *In case of rain: Evening program moved to July 2*

Where: Centennial, 288, boulevard Beaconsfield



This year, Alter Ego will be celebrating Canada Day in the city of Dorval! They will be performing the biggest dance hits from the last decades with over 250 costume changes.  The celebration will end with Dorval’s very popular fireworks. Be sure not to miss this great day of fun for the entire family!

Where: Millennium Park

When: July 1st from 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.



Shows on stage will be presented including the musical performances of Becket players and the music group Tone Call. Outdoor activities for children include inflatable games, face painting, arts and crafts, ball hockey and much more!

Where: Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Center

When:  July 1st from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.



Fun-filled day of kid-friendly activities (inflatables, glitter tattoos, etc.). Enjoy free swimming in the Pointe-Claire Village pool.

Special Canada Day Challenge: be one of the first 100 people to fill up your reusable bottle at their water station and receive a Pointe-Claire gift basket. Fireworks set for 10 p.m.

Where: Alexandre-Bourgeau Park

When: July 1st from 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.



Beginning at 12 pm with the raising of the flag, enjoy live DJ and music, face painting, a BBQ ($) and a steak dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Where: Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 91 (28, Rue Sainte-Anne)

When: July 1st beginning at 12:00 p.m.

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