RCAF To Fly Past The Capital On Canada Day

This is an edited list of Canada Day celebrations in the capital and a historic video featuring aircraft flown by the RCAF during its 100-year existence:

RCAF 100 | ARC 100


Canada Day celebrations
Take part in the official Canada Day celebrations! The main sites are LeBreton Flats Park, Parliament Hill and Old Hull. Visit the Canada Day website to discover the programming.

LeBreton Flats Park
For a festive experience with family and friends, visit LeBreton Flats Park, the hub of the July 1 celebrations! Numerous activities will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. You can:

take part in all-ages interactive activities until 7 p.m., such as On the Dance Floor, Medicine Wheel bracelet making and an outdoor screening of short films;
kick off Canada Day by attending the daytime ceremony, which will highlight important anniversaries and themes while celebrating the diversity of our country;
watch the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Centennial flypast;
dance to the beats of Canadian DJ Miss Shelton, starting at 7 p.m.;
celebrate with Canadian artists performing in the evening show; and
enjoy the Tim Hortons Canada Day Fireworks at the end of the evening.
Daytime ceremony
Be at LeBreton Flats Park at noon to catch the ceremony, which will also be broadcast on the platforms of CBC and Radio-Canada.

The ceremony will begin with a moment of reflection for First Nations. Canadian artists including Bedouin Soundclash and Marie-Mai will then take the stage, along with Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Flypast
Around 1 p.m., the RCAF will celebrate and commemorate its centennial by staging one of Canada’s largest flypasts, featuring dozens of aircraft taking to the skies over Ottawa–Gatineau.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the action, head to LeBreton Flats Park or Parliament Hill for live commentary.

Canada Day evening show: Feel the rhythm!
Live from Canada’s capital, this free show will bring together music lovers from all over the country. From 8 to 10 p.m., you’ll be treated to a line-up of iconic and emerging artists. Hosted by Isabelle Racicot, it will feature the following Canadian artists:

Maestro Fresh Wes
Neon Dreams
Sara Dufour
The show will also be broadcast on the platforms of CBC and Radio-Canada.

Discover the artists and get ready for the celebrations by listening to the official Canada Day playlist.

Parliament Hill
Come to the iconic Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada Day. Enjoy a Snowbirds demonstration, SkyHawks jumps, bagpipe and drum performances, and more!

Old Hull
To make the most of your day of festivities, Gatineau’s Old Hull will offer fun activities and shows to please everyone. You’ll get to see performances by the legendary group Dubmatique, Basia Bulat, Kallitechnis and more!

To see a very detailed schedule of Canada Day activities, click here.


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