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Canada Day

Register A Float Or Walking Group

Registration Form

Be a part of the parade to celebrate Canada's birthday! Register by 11:59 p.m. on June 20.

Related Documents

Please ensure you read the following documents before completing your registration:

Insurance Requirements

Rules and Regulations

Waiver

Become a Volunteer!

Add your energy to the Canada Day Parade! Help make our Canada Day celebrations run smoothly by becoming a volunteer.

Volunteer Registration Form

Please note, you will be directed to a volunteer orientation document once you complete the volunteer registration form.

Parade Route Map

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Celebrate Canada Day with a full day of free, fun, family-friendly festivities!

  • Start the day at the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo’s popular Pancake Breakfast! Pancakes will be served in the curling facility at MacDonald Island Park from 8-10 a.m. To have fun and help out at this event, volunteer by clicking here.
  • It’s the perfect day to learn more about the heritage of our region by exploring Heritage Village and Shipyard. Admission is free all day!
  • The Canada Day Parade – a highlight of July 1 celebrations – begins rolling along Franklin Avenue at 10:30 am. Enter a float, volunteer to help, or simply join in the fun by cheering along with your friends and neighbours. Float registration closes June 20.
  • Don’t miss MacDonald Island Park for a full afternoon of family entertainment including bouncy castles, face painting, crafts and more – and you never know who might stop by for a visit! Bands take to the main stage in the evening, and the day ends with a bang – literally – as Fireworks light the sky.

As more information becomes available in the coming weeks it will be posted here. Be sure to check back often!

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Parade Information

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., ends at 11:30 a.m., and will run north along Franklin Avenue from Riedel Street to Morrison Street. Everyone is encouraged to wear red and white to show your Canadian pride. The weather can be unpredictable so please remember to watch the forecast leading up to July 1 and be prepared for all kinds of weather. Some items to consider bringing include:

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella (to protect from the sun or rain)
  • Bug spray
  • A bag to collect any items handed out at the parade.

Parade Schedule

  • 7:30 a.m. – Staging on Clearwater Dr.
  • 10:30 a.m. – Parade begins down Franklin Av.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Parade reaches the end at Morrison St.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – De-staging on Fraser Av.

Parade Road Closures

The parade route will result in the following road closures (all times are approximate):

  • Clearwater Drive from Riedel Street to Queen Street
    • Closed for float staging 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Riedel Street from Clearwater Drive to Franklin Avenue
    • Closed from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Franklin Avenue from Riedel Street to Morrison Street
    • Closed from 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Morrison Street from Franklin Avenue to Fraser Avenue
    • Closed for de-staging 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Fraser Avenue from Morrison Street to Hardin Street 
    • Closed for de-staging from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Parking

In addition to street parking (off parade route), municipal parking lots will be available July 1 as public parking at Hardin Street Building and MacDonald Ave.

Park n’ Ride

MacDonald Island Park - Park n’ Ride shuttle service to and from MacDonald Island (8:30am-1:30pm) will be available for the parade. Pickup locations are existing bus stops on Franklin Avenue and in front of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre’s main door. (EXAMPLE: Park at MacDonald Island, enjoy the pancake breakfast, and hop on the Park n’ Ride shuttle to the parade, and then head back to MacDonald Island Park for some Canada Day activities.)

Heritage Village - Park n’ Ride shuttle to and from Heritage Village (8:30am-1:30pm) will be available for the parade. Pickups locations are existing bus stops on Franklin Avenue and bus stop #10015 in front of Heritage Village. (EXAMPLE: Park at Heritage Village, jump on the Park n’ Ride Shuttle to the parade and then head back to Heritage Village for free admission.)

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