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Friday, September 29, 2023
Canada Day activities across Niagara-on-the-Lake
Fireworks displays will be at Fort George in Old Town and Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery in St. Davids. FILE PHOTO

Canada Day is this weekend and, as always, Niagara-on-the-Lake is brimming with activities. Here’s where you can celebrate right here in NOTL:

Simcoe Park: 

Simcoe Park is a favourite destination, with a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., kids activities all day Saturday and live entertainment all afternoon. 

The giant cake parade will roll along Queen Street accompanied by the 41st Regiment Fife & Drum Corps at 3 p.m. The parade will end at Simcoe Park where the cake will be cut and served at about 3:30 p.m.

The design of the cake, created by Willow Cakes & Pastries, remains a secret until Canada Day.

Fort George:

Fort George is another great way to spend Canada Day, with free tours running all day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., food trucks starting at 4 p.m., historical presentations at 6:30 p.m., live music at 7:30 p.m. and a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

The historical presentations include musket demonstrations, kiddie militia and drill and the 41st Regiment Fife & Drum Corps. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Legion Branch 124 

The Legion will be hosting an all day barbecue starting at noon with lots of prizes to be won. The legion will also be fundraising for restoration of NOTL’s cenotaph.

The Irish Harp Pub

From 4 to 8 p.m., the Irish Harp Pub will be offering live music, a pig roast, cold beer and a buffet to celebrate Canada Day. More information can be found on theirishharppub.com

Artistry by the Lake 

From July 1 to 3, the NOTL Chamber of Commerce will showcase more than 80 artists and artisans at Queen’s Royal Park.

NOTL Museum

The NOTL Museum will be offering free admission all day on Canada Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Spend the day at Ravine Vineyard listening to music, enjoying some drinks and watching the fireworks display that’s said to be one for the books. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and the fireworks are scheduled to start at about 10:10 p.m. 

Terry Fox shirts

Joan King will be at Simcoe Park on Canada Day selling Terry Fox T-shirts. The shirts are designed by Ryan Reynolds.

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