Canada Day Schedule 2014
On July 1, Parliament Hill draws thousands of Canadians dressed in red and white. The Canada Day festivities on the Hill run from morning to night—ceremonial events, shows, activities, fireworks and much more!
- 9 a.m., East Lawn - Flag-Raising Ceremony
- 9:30 a.m., East Lawn - Changing of the Guard
- 10 a.m. - Carillon Concert
Take in a truly unique musical experience—the 53-bell carillon of the Peace Tower. Concert by Roy Lee, guest Dominion Carillonneur.
- “Ode to Newfoundland”, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848–1918)
- “Carillon, Op. 75 (1914)”, Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
- “I Vow to Thee My Country”, Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
- “Canada Calls”, Sir Ernest MacMillan (1893–1973)
- “Commentaire folklorique: Vive la Canadienne”, Émilien Allard (1915–1976)
- “Triumphant March”, from Swinging Suite, Geert D’hollander (1965–)
- “Forever Strong” (PEI 2014 Theme Song), Mike Ross (1975–) and Nicole Bellamy (1976–)
- “The Maple Leaf Forever”, Alexander Muir (1830–1906)
- Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Canada Day Noon Show
The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages invites you to join thousands of Canadians on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday.
- British Columbia Boys Choir (B.C.) – Choir
- Véronic DiCaire (Ont.) – Impersonator
- Terry Kelly (N.L.) – Country, folk
- Brett Kissel (Alta.) – Country
- Nadja (Que.) – Pop, rhythm and blues
- Serena Ryder (Ont.) – Folk rock, indie rock
- Marianas Trench (B.C.) – Pop rock, pop punk
Come cheer on the performers and be thrilled by Canada’s Snowbirds and CF-18s. Plus, discover Canadian symbols and military traditions. Join the party on Parliament Hill, and let’s celebrate Canada’s birthday!
Live broadcast on CBC News Network, Radio-Canada TV/Radio, RDI and CPAC. A TV special of the Noon Show’s best moments will be broadcast on CBC Television at 2 p.m.
- 10 p.m. (approx.) - President’s Choice® Canada Day Fireworks