Join 50,000 other revellers to celebrate Canada Day in Oshawa’s Lakeview Park! We’ve rounded up the best tips and information you need to know to enjoy the day.
Canada Day isn’t just about fireworks! The free July 1, 2017 celebrations at Lakeview Park start at 2 pm with live music and entertainment, a carnival midway with games and rides (these cost extra, so take some cash!), plus a Family Zone that operates between 2 pm and 6 pm that’s complete with a small zoo, balloon art by Jungle Jack, arts and crafts, face painting, jumping castles, sports experiences, and more!
Need to cool off? The splash pad in the childrens’ playground will be open, as will the beach. There are more activities in the Beach Zone, including sand sculptures, volleyball, and vehicles from the Ontario Regiment Museum. If you need a break from the activities in the park, the historical houses that make up the Oshawa Museum will also be open for tours.
Fireworks start around 10 pm off the shore of Lake Ontario, and are Canada 150 themed featuring an all-Canadian playlist choreographed to the fireworks!
There is no parking on site at this event unless the vehicle has an accessible sticker issued by the Ministry of Transportation, but bus shuttles from the Oshawa Centre begin at 1 pm and leave every 15 minutes until 9:15 pm. (accessible buses will be available). Following the fireworks, shuttle buses will return to the Oshawa Centre with connections to select Oshawa bus routes. Bus shuttles from Lakeview Park will leave every 15 minutes until all attendees have received a ride back to the Oshawa Centre. A free bike corral located at the fenced ball diamond in Lakeview Park will provide cyclists with an area to lock up their bikes from 1 pm until 11 pm.
Packed lunches and pre-cooked foods are welcome, but campfires and cooking devices are a no-no. Plus, due to large crowds, the City would like pets left at home.
Want more information? Check out the City of Oshawa website!