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Canada Day 2021


Happy Canada Day! Every year, Barrie celebrates with fellow Canadians from coast to coast to coast. This year's festivities will focus on celebrating Canada​ safely from home and we invite you to join the fun!

Watch this page for more details and activities to be posted and follow the City on social media for announcements about this and other community events.​​​

Community Canada Day Challenge

Let's paint Barrie​ red & white! We're encouraging the whole community to show your Canada Day spirit. Get creative with members of your household and dress up or decorate your home or yard in red and white. Snap a photo ​​and post it to Discover Barrie​ for the community to enjoy. Your photo could be shared on the City's social media channels, and entries received by July 4 will be entered into a draw for a prize!​

Canada Day In-a-Bag (sold out) 

Until June 24, the City sold activity kits called "Canada Day In-a-Bag", with fun and engaging Canada Day activities to keep kids busy at home. Bags are now sold out.

​Oh Canada​

On Canada Day, the community is invited to dress up in red and white and head outside to join together in singing Oh Canada! Scheduled time and participating radio partners will be announced closer to July 1.

​​​Virtual Programming​

Tune in to the City's social media channels ​to enjoy a variety of virtual Canada Day programming from home. 

Date & Time 

​June 30, 10:00am
Storytime and Q&A with Speaking of Wildlfe
Enjoy a Canada Day themed storytime with Speaking of Wildlife and a special furry guest. Join Krystal and Wonder the Squirrel along with a fox friend to read Fox and Squirrel Help Out by Canadian author, Ruth Phi, followed by a chance to ask all of your wildlife questions during a live Q&A. Pre-registration required.

Presented in partnership with the Barrie Public Library.
July 1, 10:00a​m
Canada Day Greetings
Hear from the Town Crier, Mayor Jeff Lehman, and other dignitaries as they share their mes​​sages for the community to kick-off Canada Day.
July 1, ​TBD
Speaking of Wildlife
Join Krystal from Speaking of Wildlife for a tour of their centre and an opportunity to learn about Canada's amazing wildlife and some of the summer fun they like to have.

Speaking of Wildlife is a licensed wildlife centre that is a permanent home to animals that can no longer survive in the wild and provides up-close educational experiences that inspire kids to love the natural world.​
​July 1, TBD
​Check out a special Canada Day performance from FireGuy! ​FireGuy has a burning desire to entertain. He's traveled the world and warms the hearts of all who see him at festivals and events - even virtually! Mixing fire juggling, fire eating, and a bit of fire magic makes every show his claim to flame.
July 1, TBD
Ariko takes to the virtual stage to perform a special Canada Day set of dynamic French-Canadian songs rooted in traditional music.

Whether at a festival or in a kitchen, the party ignites when Ariko takes to the stage! Homegrown in Lafontaine, ON, Ariko features rich vocal harmonies and dynamic fiddle stylings of the Lefaive family. They've performed at many events, public venues, and schools including the main stage at Mariposa Folk Festival and the Pan Am Games at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre.

Partner Programming

​​La Clé​

  • ​French Storytime | Une histoire en français - Le Castor qui travaillait trop fort
    Mme. Shanny from La Clé​'s EarlyON Child & Family Centres invites you to participate in a Canada Day themed storytime | Mme. Shanny des centres ON y va de La Clé vous invite à participer à sa lecture du livre Le castor qui travaillait trop fort!
  • Beaver Craft for Kids | Bricolage: Le castor canadien
    Create a beaver craft for Canada Day! | Créer un bricolage de castor pour célébrer la Fête du Canada!
  • Francophone Spotify Playlist
    Discover Canada's Francophone talent! Simcoe County's French radio station CFRH 88.1-106.7 invites you to gather around the bonfire to enjoy a wide range of Francophone artists on their curated Spotify playlist. | Découvre les artistes francophones du Canada! Ta radio franco CFRH 88,1-106,7 t'invite à découvrir une grande gamme d'artistes francophones du Canada avec plus de 3 heures de musique sur Spotify​!​

​National Celebration

In addition to celebrating on a local level, we encourage you to connect with fellow Canadians from coast to coast to coast by participating in the National Canada Day Celebration on July 1st.


Canada Day 2021 Is Generously Supported By


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