By: Next Apartment
Tips, Your community, Sault Ste Marie, Aurora, Local destinations

Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day is almost here. Are you ready to celebrate?

Next Apartment wants all of our residents to have a fabulous day celebrating our nation's birthday. To help, we've put together a list of fun activities to attend in your hometown.

In Sault Ste. Marie, residents can join the annual Canada Day celebrations at Roberta Bondar Park. Festivities begin in the afternoon and include face painting, balloon animals, and clay crafts. There will also be carnival games and other free activities. Enjoy live musical entertainment, grab a bite to eat from the food trucks, and top it off with an ice cream cone while you watch the fireworks at dusk!

For history buffs, the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, just minutes from our rental buildings, will come alive as Historyfest takes place right on Canada Day! Enjoy interactive exhibits at the Heritage Discovery Centre and tour the Ermatinger Old Stone House to see how Charles Oakes Ermatinger and other prominent residents lived in the 1800s.

Canada Day is a great day for celebrating all of our nation's natural beauty. If you're in Sault Ste. Marie, head down to the Attikamek trail and enjoy a relaxing hike along the 2.2 kilometre trail next to the lock gates on South St. Marys Island. Or, if you're in Aurora, take a hike through the Willow Farm, Lakeview, and Wimpey Trails. This trail system leads through forested areas and reaches one of the highest points of elevation in the city with beautiful sights all around.

Canada Day celebrations in Aurora begin with a Rotary Dance in Town Park on Saturday, June 30th. On Canada Day, watch the parade at 10am as it travels along Yonge Street from Mosley Street to Murray Drive. Arrive by 9:30am for pre-parade sidewalk chalking for kids located in front of the Aurora Public Library. At Lambert Wilson Park, families can enjoy a pancake breakfast at 11am along with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, inflatables, live music, and of course, a firework display at dusk! For a complete list of entertainers and activities, click here.

Next Apartment hopes all of our residents enjoy these great celebrations and make some amazing memories!