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Canada Day Parade, Presented by Cogeco – Your TV

July 1 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

an image of people walking with flags, dressed in red for a Canada Day celebration

City of Peterborough

Tel: 705-742-7777

City Hall

Saturday, July 1, 2023

The 2023 Canada Day Parade will start at noon on July 1 in front of City Hall at 500 George St. N. and travel south down George Street to Morrow Park at 171 Lansdowne St. W. Enjoy pre-parade activities starting at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Pre-Parade Celebrations Agenda
Time Activity
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Activities in Confederation Park (face painting, henna, and more)
11 – 11:30 a.m. Serving of Birthday Cake, donated by Morello’s Independent
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Music with Pop Ensemble
11 – 11:30 a.m. Children’s Bicycle Contest
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Dignitary Speeches in front of City Hall
11:55 a.m. Singing of O Canada – Led by Pop Ensemble
12 p.m. Parade Begins

Celebrate Canada’s birthday, the day when the Dominion of Canada was established as a federal state and a parliamentary democracy on July 1, 1867. It’s a day to celebrate our country – its diversity, its culture, and its achievements.

On Canada Day, we also reflect on our country’s relationships with Indigenous nations and Indigenous peoples. We are all treaty people. In Peterborough, we respectfully acknowledge that we are on the treaty and traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg.

Did you know?

July 1 was made a statutory holiday in 1879 as the “anniversary of Confederation”, which was later called “Dominion Day”. Dominion Day officially became Canada Day on October 27, 1982.

This year’s parade theme will be Happy Birthday Canada!