Greater Sudbury’s BIGGEST Family Friendly Celebration!
Celebrate Canada Day Monday July 1st, 2019 from
12:00 PM – 10:30 PM at Science North!

NOTE: The science centre opens at 10:00 AM (accessible with admission) and the free Canada Day outdoor activities begin at 12:00 PM.

Co-Presented by:

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Funded By:

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General Information

Science North’s spectacular annual Canada Day Family Celebration attracts thousands to its iconic site to celebrate our country, people, culture and values.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy a day filled with festivities including bilingual live entertainment, face painting, inflatables, awesome activities, cool science, arts and crafts, and of course, a stunning fireworks display!

This alcohol and cannabis free family day takes place on the grounds of Science North and is FREE for all ages.

FREE admission for the first 500 visitors!

This Canada Day, Science North is thrilled to announce that thanks to the Government of Ontario the first 500 visitors on Canada Day will receive a free Play All Day Passport to visit Science North on July 1! The Play All Day Passport includes admission to the science centre including the BODY WORLDS Rx special exhibition, an IMAX film and a Planetarium show. Free admission is valid in person on Canada Day only and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Doors open at 9:00AM.
Science Centre Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM
One ticket per person only.

Evening Entertainment:

One Bad Son

Headlining the festivities, One Bad Son is the truest form of a Rock N’ Roll band. Influenced by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Guns n Roses and other classic groups, the band has spent years perfecting captivating live shows. Hailing from Saskatoon, the band has traveled across North America and has achieved two Top 5 singles and five Top 10 singles. One Bad Son are ready to rock your Canada Day!

Roller Rink Rewind

This ultimate bilingual retro dance band is known across Northern Ontario for their four part harmonies and rhythm section. Covering bands like The Beatles, ABBA, Prince, and Michael Jackson, Roller Rink Rewind’s set list will bring back memories from your favourite music decades of the past.

Daytime Entertainment:

KiSS Game Show Showdown

Your favourite game shows are hitting the main stage all with a KiSS twist! Be an audience member or get a chance to become a contestant.

Games include:

  1. Deal or No Deal
  2. Price is Right
  3. Let’s Make a Deal
  4. Beat Shazam

Mike Ford

Mike Ford is a bilingual JUNO-nominated solo artist who has released five acclaimed albums of Canadian history-inspired songs. Using thought-provoking lyrics, humour and a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian History, Mike inspires young people to have a greater interest in Canada’s past, present and future.

YES Theatre

Since 2010, YES Theatre has become an integral part of the Northern Arts and Culture scene. They are the leading company for developing fostering the voice of young artists within our region. Past productions include Hair, Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, In the Heights, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Billy Elliot, the YES Theatre Orchestra productions of Beauty and the Beast and The Sound of Music! This August The YES Theatre summer festival is featuring two incredible musicals, all summer long! Mamma Mia and James and the Giant Peach!  Featuring an all-star company of artists.

Baladi National Dance Studio

The Baladi National Dance Studio is Sudbury's Original Belly Dance & Multicultural Dance Studio. Join them to see a unique multicultural performing arts experience on the main stage.


Enjoy an afternoon full of entertaining activities for curious minds of all ages! Please join us and take part in all the fun with games, inflatables, cool science, face painting and more!

NOTE: the following activities are offered from 12pm to 5pm

Cool Science Activities

Our Bluecoats will be out and about with some special outdoor science demos and activities.

Including: a radio robot challenge, animal encounters, chalk blaster rockets and so much more!

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides

RE/MAX Sudbury will be on-site from noon to 5pm providing FREE tethered hot air balloon rides to visitors. The rides will be on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure visitor safety the balloon rides are weather dependent.

Horseback Rides with Wagon Wheel Ranch

For $5 enjoy a ride with beautiful horses and ponies.

Inflatable by A Maze N Fun

Can you escape in the fastest time? This brand-new maze with obstacles is a true family favourite.

Inflatable by It’s Not a Party Without Us!

Get ready for a jumping good time with the Racing Fun bounce castle!

Balloon Art by ABCreations

Visit the ABCreations booth for awesome balloon art you can take home!

Face Painters

Our professional face painters will have you looking like bugs, animals or superheroes for the day!


Keep your eyes peeled for our friends from the community including the YMCA, College Boreal and Cambrian College for free swag, games, contests and more!

Fireworks display (Approximately 10:15 p.m.)

Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display by David Whysall International Fireworks. The launch of fireworks is dependent on wind and weather and may be cancelled at any time before the show, right up until the last minute. Please listen to KiSS 105.3 FM or call 705-523-4629 ext. 649 for updates.


12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Opening remarks with dignitaries
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Indigenous Opening Ceremony
12:55 PM – 12:58 PM O’Canada sung by Kristina Schmidt
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Mike Ford
1:35 PM – 1:50 PM YES Theatre
2:05 PM – 2:25 PM Mino Bimaadziwin Dance Troupe
2:35 PM – 2:55 PM Mike Ford
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM YES Theatre
3:35 PM -3:50 PM Baladi National Dance Studio (Belly Dancing)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM KiSS 105.3 Game Show Showdown
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM BREAK
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Roller Rink Rewind
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM One Bad Son
10:15 PM – 10:35 PM Fireworks

Canada Day Special Offers!

IMAX® - Buy one ticket, get one FREE!

Buy one regular priced admission to Science North’s IMAX® Theatre and get the second admission of equal or lesser value for FREE. Ask the sales clerk for this deal at the beginning of your transaction. Cannot be combined with Planetarium offer or any other offers or discounts. Offer does not apply to school groups, group or bus tours. Valid Canada Day only.

IMAX Schedule

Time Slot Movie
12:00 PM Great Bear Rainforest 3D
1:00 PM Superpower Dogs
2:00 PM Great Bear Rainforest 3D
3:00 PM  Backyard Wilderness
4:00 PM UglyDolls
6:00 PM Superpower Dogs
7:00 PM Captain Marvel

Planetarium - Buy one ticket, get one FREE!

Buy one regular priced admission to Science North’s Planetarium and get the second admission of equal or lesser value for FREE. Ask the sales clerk for this deal at the beginning of your transaction. Cannot be combined with IMAX® offer or any other offers or discounts. Offer does not apply to school groups, group or bus tours. Valid Canada Day only.

Planetarium Schedule

11:15 AM
12:15 PM (French)
1:15 PM
2:15 PM
3:15 PM
4:15 PM
5:15 PM

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, a story of humanity's fascination with the stars.


Important Information

No Alcohol or Cannabis Policy

There will be no alcoholic beverages or cannabis sold on the Science North site during Canada Day. The entire site is designated as alcohol and cannabis free in recognition of this family event. Alcohol and cannabis are NOT permitted on-site. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the event.

Parking / Bussing

Paid parking ($6) at Science North is first come first serve and extremely limited on Canada Day. Once the lot is full, it will be closed. Additional parking is available at the corner of Paris and York Streets and the Southridge Mall.

Canada Day Celebration shuttle service will be provided by Greater Sudbury Transit. Buses will depart the transit terminal and the Southridge Mall TSC Hardware entrance every 30 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. to bring passengers to Science North. Return trips begin after the fireworks at approximately 10:45 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. Fare is $1 per person and includes the return trip. Connecting service to other parts of the city will depart from the downtown Transit terminal. For more information, please contact Greater Sudbury Transit at 705-675-3333.

Boat Launch / Ramsey Lake Access

The Marine unit will be patrolling the waters of Ramsey Lake to ensure that operators are driving responsibly and without alcohol. The fireworks begin at 10:15–10:30 p.m. The public is being asked to stay away from the barge at all times.


There is no swimming at the Science North beach. This beach is unsupervised and is not maintained for public swimming. In addition, Science North is currently rehabilitating the shoreline to feature a natural marsh habitat that would be damaged by swimming. If you would like to swim, follow the boardwalk to the main beach of Bell Park – a 20 minute walk from Science North.

Lost Children

Lost children will be brought to the Science North Main Information Tent located on the Marketplace in front of the small snowflake building (the building housing Elements Food Court) and will remain there until they are reunited with their parents/guardians. Police will be made aware of any lost children.

Dog Policy

Leashed dogs are allowed outdoors on Science North property but are not allowed in the Science Centre.


Outdoor Canada Day activities and the fireworks are weather dependent. Please note that the Canada Day Fireworks may be postponed due to wind or weather right up until launch time at approximately 10:15 p.m. Follow our social media for current weather updates.