Canada Day

Canada 150

Canada Day celebrations in Cochrane

Cochrane is celebrating Canada Day bigger and better than ever this year as we commemorate our country’s 150th birthday! This free family event is suited for all ages and interests. New this year, the festivities continue until dusk with a glow-in-the-dark family friendly dance party and Canada 150 fireworks display!

We are pleased to announce headlining act Barney Bentall & the Legendary Hearts and a bevy of talented Canadian musicians to perform on the Paul Daniels stage. As the sky gets dark, you can glow at the dance party and enjoy stage performers wearing LED costumes, stilt walkers and DJ Aviax.

Detailed schedule below.

Shuttles and parking

Leave your car in one of the convenient parking locations and take a shuttle! 

Volunteer for Canada Day

Looking for an exciting and rewarding way to be involved in Canada’s biggest celebrations? Show your Canadian spirit through volunteering at this year's event. For information on positions and how to apply please contact Brianne Sachdev at 403-851-2965 or email.


Canada Day Event Schedule (updated June 19)

9am: Pancake Breakfast

 Cochrane Legion, 114 Fifth Ave

  • 9am-11am: Entertainment by Michela Sheedy
  • 10am-12pm: Roving Characters

 11am-2pm: Flag Raising

Cochrane Legion, 114 Fifth Ave

  • 10:55am: Greetings from Mayor Brooker
  • 11am - Legion Color Party marches in the Canadian flag, national anthem and oath of citizenship
  • 11:35-12:05pm: Performance by Lexi Strate
  • 12:10-12:30pm: Performance by Helmer Twoyoungmen
  • 12:30-12:50pm: Performance by Native Dancers
  • 1:00-1:45pm: Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra
  • Birthday cake served by Mayor and Council

3-4pm: Entertainment

Mitford Park (parking lot entrance  201 West Rock Rd)

  • The Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra sets the mood with a Cuban street festival vibe as you enter the park. Wear your dancing shoes!

4pm-dusk: Canada 150 Celebration

 Mitford Park
Free event! Bring a lawn chair, no pets please.

Food trucks, Jumpstart Games hosted by Canadian Tire, Multi-cultural Activity Centre hosted by the Cochrane Immigrant Services Committee, Cochrane Dollars for the first 150 families through the gates. Kids Zone, Mascots, Music & More!

  • 2pm: Teepee raising begins (located west of the main stage)
  • 5:30-9pm: Eagle feather painting, dream catchers & bead work - 30 minute intervals in the Teepee
  • 4-9pm: Kids Zone including face painting, interactive reptile tent, bumper balls, Fun Van, Bouncy Houses and more!
    • 4-6pm: Roving Characters with the likes of William VanHorn, Lord Strathcona and Nellie McClung
    • 4-7pm: Horses R Cool pony rides 
    • 4-7pm: Butterfield Acres petting zoo 
  • 4-11pm: Entertainment
    • 4pm: Welcome & National Anthem
      • Native Prayer & Smudge by Helmer Twoyoungmen
      • First Nation Dancers
    • 4:35pm: Fig & the Flame
    • 5:10pm: Multi-cultural Dance Performances
    • 5:20pm: The Keister Family Fiddlers
    • 6pm: Official Unveiling of Canada 150 Mosaic
    • 6:10pm: Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra
    • 6:45pm: Lexi Strate
    • 7:25pm: Multi-cultural Dance Performances
    • 7:35pm: Peter & the Wolves
    • 8:30pm: Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts
    • 10pm: DJ Glow in the Dark Family Friendly Dance Party

Dusk (approximately 11pm): Canada 150 Fireworks Show

 Mitford Park ball diamonds, 207 West Rock Road

Event runs rain or shine. All times are approximate and subject to change. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors: