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June 29, 2020 | by: Jamie Paterson

Canada Day Activities in and around Halifax

Wednesday is Canada Day… Our time to celebrate (a little differently this year)!!

While many events and celebrations have moved online, there are still some in-person events you can take part in Halifax.

Here’s a list of both:

Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join in the first virtual Canada Day celebrations.  

Joining in from locations across the municipality is Juno Winner Joel Plaskett, Reeny Smith, Jah’Mila, Mo Kenney, Owen O Sound Lee, Pineo + Loeb, Verena Rizg Ben Caplan and Classified.



Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00 PM




Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration

6-minute simultaneous drumming.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:15 AM




2020 Canada Day Celebrations – From Ottawa

The Canada Day Daytime Show brings you a virtual tour of the festivities. Join Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord on a trip to meet talented artists from Yellowknife, Calgary, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Montréal, Québec City and Moncton.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Whole day

Online HERE



Celebration of Citizenship

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and MaRS have partnered to host Canada’s first cross-country virtual citizenship ceremony!  The ceremony, taking place on July 1, will be a celebration of Canadian resilience and unity, and an opportunity for all Canadians to come together to celebrate and welcome our newest citizens.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET


Free (register HERE)


Canada Day Celebration Kit

As part of National Canada Day festivities, Canadian Heritage in collaboration with partners, has prepared interactive, creative, and educational activities for the whole family. Have fun exploring each activity pack and share your experience using the hashtag #CanadaDay.


At Home

Free (info HERE)


Canada Day Fireworks

(Virtual Fireworks From Ottawa)

The evening show traditionally ends with a large fireworks display over Parliament Hill, but instead the online version will have the greatest hits montage.

Wednesday, July 1 | 10:00 PM

Online HERE



Drive-Thru Take-Out Meal

This year to keep with our tradition Fultz House Museum will serve baked beans and brown bread as a drive-thru take-out meal.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Fultz House Museum, 33 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville

(info HERE)


The EPIC Canadian Living Flag

Introducing The EPIC Canadian Living Flag – Canada’s Running Flag!


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Location of your choice (info HERE)

By Donation


Canada Day Run

Participants are encouraged to run, walk, or roll. All participants will receive a free Maple Leaf Face Covering.

This year’s run has gone virtual… info above (Canada’s Living Flag)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Anytime

Where ever you are – location of your choosing

$35 per participant


Bedford Days Virtual

While we can’t meet in person this year some of your favourite Bedford Days entertainers have created special online video presentations for you to enjoy on July 1.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Online HERE



Canada Day House Party

Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid will host the first ever virtual Canada Day House Party, featuring a diverse, all-Canadian lineup with acts like Sam Roberts Band, Cadence Weapon, Dean Brody, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, Tobi and more! The virtual event will be in benefit of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Details

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 4:00 PM

Online HERE