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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


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 Road Closures

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

  • Clearwater Drive from Riedel Street to King Street (float staging area):
    • Closed 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Riedel Street from Clearwater Drive to Franklin Avenue (parade route):
    • Closed 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (roads open as last parade float passes)
  • Franklin Avenue from Riedel Street to Morrison Street (parade route):
    • Closed 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (roads open as last parade float passes)
  • Morrison Street from Franklin Avenue to Morimoto Drive (float de-staging area)
    • Closed 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Morimoto Drive from Morrison Street to Hardin Street (float de-staging area):
    • Closed 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.