Canada Day is coming up! This year on July 1st, Canada is turning 154 years old. We usually celebrate with fireworks, barbeques, and campfires. This year, the way we celebrate might look different due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t check out some safe celebrations and stunning fireworks displays in your RV this summer!
Celebrate Canuck Style!
There are many beautiful reasons to celebrate Canada Day. Everyone is welcome to join in the patriotic fun, including, of course, RV enthusiasts! Below, we’ve listed five Canada day celebrations to check out with your RV this summer.
Ottawa, Ontario: The Nation’s Capital
Each year on Canada Day, Ottawa puts on a huge family-friendly celebration. The Canada Day festivities include live entertainment, family activities, vendors selling everything from jewelry to souvenirs, and of course: the most epic fireworks display.
The best part? Most of the activities and the fireworks display are free.
Celebrate RV Style: All of the festivities on Capitol hill are open to everyone, but if you’re looking to make this an RV adventure, consider staying at KOA Ottawa/Cardinal South. Their Canada Day celebration includes bingo, ice cream socials, crafts, games, contests, and fireworks. Spend July 1st in the Capitol without missing out on the festivities at the RV park thanks to KOA’s extra-long celebration that runs from June 30th – July 3rd.
Aurora, Ontario is Canada’s birthday town, so where better to celebrate Canada’s big day? Aurora is host to a week-long Canada Day online community zone celebration that starts June 26th and goes until July 4th, 2021. Activities include colouring contests, scavenger hunts, trivia, and more. The online community zone will allow people to be together virtually and safely.
Barring any safety restrictions, the town of Aurora is also hosting a dance in the park on June 30th, and a full day of activities on July 1st, 2021, including the Canadian favourite: a fireworks display.
Celebrate RV Style: Stay in a nearby campground and park the RV while you explore Aurora for the day.
You don’t have to take the RV out for the long haul to enjoy exceptional camping and a great Canada Day celebration, complete with a fireworks display. Keep it local and take the RV down the road to London’s own Fanshawe Conservation Area. This is a great campground for families with young ones looking for a Canada Day getaway that is still close to home. Fanshawe Conservation Area hosts a spectacular firework display each year on Canada Day.
Celebrate RV Style: The best part about celebrating Canada Day in London at Fanshawe Conservation Area is that you get the whole experience all in one place: you can camp and enjoy the show!
Toronto, Ontario is the city that never sleeps. Actually, that’s New York City, but it’s safe to say that Toronto is Canada’s version of the city that doesn’t sleep because Toronto is always a hub of endless activity, nightlife, and celebration. So, it’s no surprise that Toronto celebrates Canada Day with a big bash every year. While it may look a little different in 2021, there will still be activities, celebrations, music, arts, and breathtaking fireworks displays all across the city. Celebrate in style this year and consider exploring all Toronto has to offer.
Celebrate RV Style: RV enthusiasts can get the best of both worlds when they celebrate Canada Day in Toronto. Get all of the big city lights, sounds, and action, and then retreat to nature and fall asleep to the sound of crickets and loons. There are many excellent options for RV camping in Toronto and surrounding areas.
Take your RV on the adventure of a lifetime and experience Canada Day in Montreal, Quebec. No one celebrates quite like our neighbours in Quebec. A Canada Day in Montreal promises a great time for all:
- Live entertainment
- Children’s entertainment
- Inflatable structures for children
- Tastings and demonstrations
- Arts, Theatre, and music
- And more!
The festivities culminate with a fireworks display. The best part is that admission is free!
Celebrate RV Style: Take the opportunity to explore Montreal and camp in some of the best parks Quebec has to offer. On top of its amazing Canada Day celebrations, there’s no shortage of things to do and see. Say bonne fête to Canada this year in Montreal!
It goes without saying that all celebrations across Canada are going to look different this year. To keep your celebration joyous, be sure to contact any venues, campgrounds, associations or organizations to ensure that the events are still running as planned. As well, closely monitor the government for guidelines regarding gathering, camping, and other important safety protocols. And of course, stay vigilant. If we can celebrate together this summer, remember to stay safe. And don’t forget to wish Canada a happy birthday!
No matter where you end up this Canada Day in your RV, you’ll likely be able to look to the sky and see some beautiful fireworks. But don’t wait. Many attractions and RV parks are filling up fast, so book a spot and make your plans today!
Let Hiemstra help you get your RV Canada Day party-ready! We offer a full-service menu, and we guarantee all of our work.