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Great Boating Spots Across Canada

Rideau Canal (Ontario)

The Rideau Canal is one of Ontario’s premier boating destinations with many picturesque villages and natural beauty for visitors to enjoy. The 202-kilometre waterway stretches from Kingston to Ottawa and is a world heritage site that attracts boaters from all over the world. The nation’s capital hosts a variety of Canada Day celebrations. For more information, visit http://www.ottawatourism.ca/en/visitors/what-to-do/festival-and-events/canada-day 

Ottawa (Ontario)

What better place to celebrate than the nation’s capital! Celebrations happening all day long throughout the city, and culminate with a spectacular fireworks display. Ottawa’s waterways offer an amazing vantage point from which to view the pyrotechnic show including the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River or docked at a nearby marina - another dream location for boaters on Canada Day. Enjoy an impressive fireworks display on Canada Day, along with a few hundred thousand new friends! For more information, visit www.ottawatourism.ca

Trois-Rivières (Quebec)

Be sure to visit Trois-Rivières on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. In the heart of the Old Trois-Rivières, Le FestiVoix festival features 11 days of celebrations kicking off on July 1st with daily live music. For more information, visit http://www.tourismetroisrivieres.com/en/what-to-do/le-festivoix-de-trois-rivieres/677

Montreal (Quebec)

Lighting up the night sky, Montreal’s International Fireworks Festival will be centred on the historic Quays of the Old Port. Be sure to take in the sights and sounds of this family-friendly celebration. For more information visit http://www.quaysoftheoldport.com/canada-day.html

Sylvan Lake (Alberta)

Just west of Red Deer, Sylvan Lake is Alberta’s water playground with Canada Day fireworks over the water and much more to enjoy. For more information visit http://www.sylvanlake.ca/home

Trent-Severn Waterway (Ontario)

Known for its sparkling waters and many attractions such as museums and art galleries, the summer months call for boating in the Kawartha region. Canada Day festivities will be held at Old Mill Park, Campbellford and include live music, food and a pancake brunch. For more information, visit http://www.trentsevern.com/newsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=104&Itemid=180  

Victoria Harbour (British Columbia)

The port facilities at the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority welcome more than 3,000 recreational boats each summer. Canada Day celebrations at the Inner Harbour include a line-up of musicians in concert, an international food village and more. For more information, visit: www.gvha.ca or www.victoriacanadaday.ca/event-schedule/

Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

The Charlottetown waterfront will be alive with festivities and conclude with the largest Canada Day fireworks display in the country, with Charlottetown Harbour providing an ideal setting to catch all the action from a boat. Free family activities will go on all day with live music and more. For more information, visit www.pei2014.ca/canadaday.

Halifax (Nova Scotia)

A day of celebration starts with a pancake breakfast and includes everything from a Tattoo Parade to a concert by Juno nominees. Fireworks extravaganza will be over Halifax Harbour and the party will continue after that! http://www.hrmcanadaday.ca/

Lake of the Woods (Ontario)

A family sailing paradise, Lake of the Woods also offers great cruising for power boats and houseboats with an abundance of beaches and anchorage locations. Kenora’s harbourfront also hosts a Canada Day celebration. For more information, visit http://www.kenora.ca/visiting/events-festivals.aspx

Burrard Inlet (British Columbia)

The annual Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show is a unique multi-community event that draws people and numerous communities together to celebrate Canada. This unique two barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza lights up the sky and is visible from numerous locations in Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, West Vancouver and North Vancouver. Visit http://www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca/Fireworks

White Rock  (British Columbia)

Celebrate Canada Day by the Bay with activities and events for the entire family all day long. Fireworks start at dusk and will light up the sky over Semiahmoo Bay for another spectacular show. Visit http://www.whiterockcity.ca/EN/main/community/events/events/71543/canada-day-by-the-bay.html