Celebrate Canada Day 2024 In Huntsville


Come celebrate Canada Day on Monday, July 1, in the Town of Huntsville with free admission to the museum and pioneer village at Muskoka Heritage Place, games and music at River Mill Park and evening fireworks over Hunters Bay.


Below are a few highlights of the day’s activities.  For more information and to stay up-to-date on the schedule, visit Huntsville.ca.


Huntsville’s Community Celebration at Muskoka Heritage Place

To celebrate Canada Day, Muskoka Heritage Place (88 Brunel Rd.) will open its gates at 9:30 a.m., kicking off festivities with a performance by Neil Hutchinson – Acoustic Canadiana, speeches from dignitaries, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and other special guests. Muskoka Heritage Place admission is free to the museum and pioneer village with the donation of a non-perishable food item to The Salvation Army Food Bank of Huntsville.

Throughout the day, there will be activities for the whole family, including a scavenger hunt, cattail dolls, and period games along with free Canada Day cupcakes and strawberry scones, while supplies last.

July 1 also marks Steam Up Day – the launch of the steam train at Muskoka Heritage Place for the season. The train will run at 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Regular admission for the train applies.


Canada Day in Downtown Huntsville presented by Huntsville BIA

Huntsville is a great place to celebrate all Canada has to offer with a vibrant art and culture scene, great dining, and local shopping in a beautiful natural setting. Downtown Businesses are welcoming visitors and shoppers to check out their selections of Canadiana products & services. In addition, the BIA will have Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery founder, Gerry Lantaigne, hard at work on a new community mural — get in on the action and add your own brushstrokes. You can find Gerry and the Community Mural in Kent Park from 11a.m. – 3p.m. Please note this event will not run in inclement weather.


Port Sydney BBQ

The Port Sydney Parks and Recreation Barbeque will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Port Sydney Beach. The Cameron of Lochiel Pipes and Drums will be performing, and the Port Sydney Utterson Chamber of Commerce will be presenting their Citizen of the Year Award during the event.

Activities & Music in River Mill Park

2-5 p.m.          Roaming Juggler Kira Spins

3-5 p.m.          Lawn games like cornhole, connect four, mini putt, and giant Jenga along with music from local singer-songwriter Briar Summers

3-9 p.m.          Canvas Brewery Beverage Garden

7-9 p.m.          Join Tobin Spring at The Muskoka Music Crawl ‘Campfire Session’ presented by Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce


Hunters Bay Fireworks

End the day at 10 p.m. with fireworks over Hunters Bay.


Inclement Weather

Canada Day celebrations are rain or shine but may be delayed in the event of severe weather. Updates will be provided on the Town of Huntsville and Muskoka Heritage Place Facebook and Twitter accounts. Should the fireworks at Hunters Bay require rescheduling or cancellation due to severe weather or a fire ban, updates will be communicated on the Town of Huntsville Facebook and Twitter account.



The Town of Huntsville has an online interactive map outlining full day and three hour parking. Canada Summit Centre (20 Park Dr.) is a great option for additional parking for Muskoka Heritage Place or for those who would enjoy a short walk to Huntsville’s historic downtown.


This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.


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