What's Happening for Canada Day Despite the Weather

While the forecasted gloom of rain and thunderstorms may be dampening your spirits for this upcoming Canada Day, both CTV News and CBC News report that the following activities are still a go:


- The Canada Day parade will be taking place, beginning at 11 am at Fort and travelling along St Catherine Street to Place Philips. Festivities will be held, and it is rumoured that there will be cake. Enough to feed about 2 000 people.

- Speaking of cake, there will be more of it in the Old Port, as well as a 21-cannon salute and concerts including Elizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite, Lisbonne Telegramme, and Too Many Cooks. However, the inflatable attractions and hockey zone may be canceled if the rain becomes too heavy.

- All activities in Westmount are scheduled to go ahead, as well as St. Lazare, Cote St Luc (which will be moving into the Confederation Annex of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park in case of rain. The fireworks though will be moved to July 2 at 9:30 p.m.), and Sainte Anne de Bellevue. Activites in Lasalle and Lachine have been pushed back to 4 pm and 7:30 pm respectively. 

- The fireworks at LaRonde will be going off with a bang, as per usual.

- There is expected to be activites all day in Quebec City on the Plains of Abraham and around town. Some may be cancelled if the rain becomes heavier. 


If the rainy weather isn't your thing, the following activities have been moved to days with better weather, so you can still get your National Pride on:


- The Beaconsfield fireworks have been moved to July 10th.

- Celebrations in Dollard Des Ormeaux, Dorval and Montreal West have been pushed back a day to July 2nd. 


And of course, all activities for those planning to stay home and celebrate in their own way are completely unaffected by the weather.

Happy Canada Day to all, party responsibly.