What's happening and what's cancelled on Canada Day
Fireworks in the Old Port will start at 10 p.m. on July 1, rain or shine.
While rainy forecasts have some parts of Montreal cancelling or postponing their Canada Day festivities, there is still plenty to do if you are willing to get a little wet.
- The annual Canada Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. and will head along Ste. Catherine St., starting at Fort and ending at Place Phillips, where there will be festivities, including a cake expected to feed 2,000 people.
- The 31st edition of the Loto-Quebec fireworks competition kicks off at 10 p.m. with a special Salute Our Troops program, featuring musicians from the Royal 22nd Regiment.
- Also in the Old Port, more fun for party-goers, including a 21-cannon salute, more cake and concerts featuring Elizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite, Lisbonne Telegramme, Too Many Cooks and more.
- In Westmount, all celebrations will go on, rain or shine.
- In Hudson, events are tentatively still on at Thompson Park starting at 3 p.m. and a decision to cancel will be made by noon on July 1st.
- All events in St. Lazare are still a go, starting at 9 p.m. at 1850 Rue des Loisirs.
- Most activities in Cote St. Luc will go on despite the weather, though some will be moved indoors due to the weather. Consult the full schedule here.
- Ste. Anne de Bellevue will have festivities from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 28 Ste. Anne St.
- Lasalle's activities at Parc des Rapides start at 4 p.m.
- Lachine will begin celebrating at Parc de la Marina D'Escale at 7:30 p.m.
- People looking for a party in Laval can head to the Centre de la Nature at 6 p.m.
Here is a partial list of what’s cancelled:
- Pointe Claire - All events scheduled at Bourgeau Park in Pte. Claire are cancelled. Citizenship ceremony at Stewart Hall will go ahead as scheduled.
- Dorval - All Canada day activities scheduled at Millennium Park will now take place July 2 from 6 to 10 p.m.
- Beaconsfield - Canada day events will go ahead at the Recreation Centre, fireworks will be postponed until July 10 at Centennial Park .
- Pierrefonds - The Canada Day parade, set for 7:30 p.m. will go ahead regardless of the weather a decision on whether or not there will be fireworks will not be made until noon on July 1.
- DDO - All events postponed until July 2nd at DDO Park.
- Montreal West - All events postponed until July 2 at Strathearn Park.
- Montreal North - In case of rain, all activities at Parc Aimé-Léonard are cancelled.
- Longueuil/Greenfield Park - Some activities at Empire Park cancelled in case of rain.