Celebrate July 1st with the City of Barrie’s virtual Canada Day Hub

You'll be seeing red (and white)

While the festivities and fireworks usually draw huge crowds to Barrie’s waterfront and downtown areas, the city is putting together a virtual hub to help people celebrate Canada Day from home in the wake of Covid-19.

With a whole day of programming scheduled, there will be no shortage of things to do. Here is what you can look forward too:

Family Fun

Kicking off at 10:00 AM on the City of Barrie’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel, there will be programming for all ages including a storytime, a science show, a nature show, an interactive dance break, crafts, buskers, and more.

Canada Day Across the Country

This special event starts at 1:00 PM and will bring the entire country together, coast to coast, to celebrate cultural diversity, sporting excellence, indigenous culture and language, and the resilience of frontline workers. Watch it on the Government of Canada’s website.

Campfire Sessions

Back on the City of Barrie’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel at 5:00 PM, join a virtual campfire with tons of local artists performing original songs along with some Canadian favourites.



Canada Day Together

Another national celebration, Canada Day Together will feature special collaborations from artists all across the country, culminating in a montage of Canada Day fireworks from years past. Watch this one on the Government of Canada’s website as well.

Virtual Fireworks

Finish the night off with a literal bang thanks to a spectacular fireworks display that you can watch right from home. The display will also be led by Canadian astronaut and better-than-you-thought singer, the one and only, Chris Hadfield.


Finally, keep an eye on the City of Barrie’s website for their Canada Day Engagement Hub, which will feature plenty more to do including Canadian themed polls, Canada Day activities you can do at home, and ways to share what makes you proud to be Canadian.


Featured image courtesy of Andre Furtado via pexels.com