Canada Day

Plan Your Visit

A Weekend of Historic Celebrations!

Free Museum admission on July 1 and 2!

Celebrate the grand opening of the Canadian History Hall

July 1 at 9 a.m.

Join us for the grand opening of the Canadian History Hall! Make history and be among the first to visit our new signature exhibition.

9:00 a.m. Welcome: animation and live music
10:00 a.m. Opening ceremony: musical and cultural performances
10:30 a.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
11:00 a.m. The Canadian History Hall opens to the public


Are you on Snapchat? Use our geofilter and celebrate with us!

Celebrate Canada Day

June 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (outdoor activities continue until 10 p.m.)
July 1, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (outdoor activities continue until midnight)
July 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (outdoor activities until 6 p.m.)

The Canadian Museum of History is definitely the place to be during the Canada Day weekend. As one of three Capital Region official Canada Day sites, the Museum will feature indoor and outdoor live entertainment and activities for the entire family, including crafts, games, performances, inflatable structures, and — to finish off July 1 in style — a spectacular evening fireworks display set to music.

More: Canada Day in the Capital Region

Be part of our historic mosaic! Snap a selfie, upload it to Twitter or Instagram using #MyCountryMyMuseum. You can also print a souvenir photo at the Museum.


Some roads and bridges will be closed, there will be no parking at the Museum and parking near the Museum will be limited. Public transportation is recommended.

Canada Day Street Closures [map]

Shuttle service: STO and OC Transpo

Arrive early!

High volumes and normal security measures may slow entrance to the Museum on Canada Day.

Dates & Times
English French
Friday, June 30, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.