Fireworks - Canada Day in the Capital region 2018

Canada Day in Canada's Capital Region 2018 was a success! Thanks to all who participated, to our partners and generous volunteers who proudly celebrated our great country on June 30th and July 1st.

Join us in 2019, for a Canada Day celebration just as memorable!

On July 1, an amazing 15 minutes pyromusical fireworks show will ignite the Ottawa–Gatineau sky in a spectacular way as of 10 p.m. (weather permitting). The President's Choice® Canada Day fireworks are a Canada Day must-see.

The show's soundtrack is 100% Canadian.

The fireworks will be launched from the Nepean Point in Ottawa resulting in a dazzling and perfectly synchronized pyromusical fireworks show.

Best viewing spots

The President’s Choice® Canada Day fireworks show can be viewed from multiple locations around Confederation Boulevard, the ceremonial and discovery route of our Capital region. Spectators can also enjoy a magnificent view of the fireworks from Gatineau: another perfect spot to watch Parliament Hill shine!

Here are some great locations for a striking view of the fireworks:

  • The green space behind the Canadian Museum of History, located at 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec.
  • Major's Hill Park, located west of Mackenzie Avenue between Murray and Rideau Streets, behind the Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario.


On July 1, the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to vehicles as of 6 a.m. and to pedestrians and cyclists as of 9 p.m. (subject to change without notice).


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