Events in Oakville

Canada Day at Bronte 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Join the Bronte Business Improvement Area for this FREE all-day family festival celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday!

Oakville’s Canada Day is presented by Lexus of Oakville and the over 200 business merchants of the Bronte Village Business Improvement Area with support from its sponsors.

This day-long event will feature activities for the whole family, including:

  • Farmer’s Market on Ontario Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Vendor Village featuring local crafts and artisans
  • Food vendors
  • Music and performances all day long on three stages
  • Bouncy castles
  • A spectacular fireworks show over lake Ontario

Helpful information

Event location

The event takes place on Bronte Road, south of Marine Drive and in Heritage Waterfront Park at the foot of Bronte Road and Ontario Street.

Driving directions

From East or West:

Take Queen Elizabeth Highway to Oakville exit Highway 25 South/Bronte Road south to Lakeshore Road West.

Road closures

Bronte Road will be closed all day south of Lakeshore Road (only local traffic with a valid parking pass will be accepted).

Jones Street and Nelson Street closed from Marine Drive to Ontario Street.

Lakeshore Road will be closed in the evening from Great Lakes Boulevard to Third Line.

Shuttle service

The Canada Day Shuttle Bus will be running again this year from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. from the Burloak RioCAN Centre to Bronte Village. The pick-up and drop-off location at Burloak RioCAN is near Home Outfitters.

The last shuttle bus departing Burloak RioCAN for the evening’s fireworks will be at 9 p.m.

Oakville Transit will be operating on a holiday schedule. Please check schedule for full details.

Ride your bicycle

Want to take advantage of the summer weather? Ride your bike to the event and park it in our bike corral provided by Willson International.

This year’s bike corral is unguarded, please bring a secure lock to the event and use at your own risk.

Pier closures

No access to the Pier in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park after 5 p.m.

These measures are in place for public safety given the large number of people attending this event.

Other information

Emergency services will be onsite during the event.

Accessible Parking is available.

Visitors are encouraged to leave their pets at home.

Water refill stations will be available at the event.

Get social

Celebrate by tagging your posts to Facebook and Twitter with #OakvillesCanadaDay.

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