Canada Day Celebrations
June 30, 2023
We are relocating Canada Day celebrations to Gordon Moore Memorial Park next to the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre.
- FREE Bike Decorating from 12 - 4 PM in the Steve Hotchkiss Arena in the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre
- Hosted by the Library and Recreation Customer Services, youth are invited to a FREE bike decorating event to encourage bike riding to the site the following morning
This year, there are NO fireworks. The Town of Hinton greatly appreciates your understanding, and recognizes this situation is not ideal. However, the choice was made due to the ongoing fire conditions and frequent state of emergency within the area.
July 1, 2023
There will be FREE Transit on the 1st, more parking, more activities, more vendors and more great entertainment on the Encore Showmobile mainstage. Canada Day festivities at Gordon Moore Park include:
Get down to the Rec. Centre for Parking by 9:15 AM to watch the Parade before Switzer Drive closes. Parade is slated to begin at 9:30 AM starting with the line up on Kelly Road that will then head down Switzer towards the 7-11 on Swanson.
MAIN STAGE: 10:30 AM - 5 PM
- Opening Ceremony: welcome and land acknowledgement happening at 10:30 AM
- Encore Showmobile Stage lineup of local performers and bands including:
- Headliner - John Wort Hannam at 11 AM
- 4 Way Street at 1 PM
- The Intangibles at 2:15 PM
- Julia Shutenko & Friends at 3:15 PM
- Kickin' Country at 4:15 PM
KIDS ZONE: 11 AM - 5 PM
- FREE kids programming hosted by Discovery Camp and the Hinton Municipal Library, which will include:
- Summer Reading Club Kick Off
- kite making and flying,
- Bouncy Castles,
- Face Painters,
- Balloon Artists and
- the Rotary Play and Spray Park
FOOD & BEVERAGE: 11 AM - 5 PM
- Canada Day Pancake Breakfast from 8 AM - 11 AM, $6/per person; catered by Pat's Catering
- FREE Canada Day Cake Cutting at 11 AM with Deputy Mayor Ryan Maguhn
- Adult-only Beer Gardens hosted by the Rotary Club of Hinton
- Food Vendors and Trucks, pricing and menu to be determined by each vendor, including:
- Wow Chow Express and Bakery
- Big Bird Barbeque
- Las Tres Marias
- Funky Monkey Ice Cream
- Dot's Mini Donuts
- Pat's Catering
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND DEMOS: 11 AM - 5 PM
- Craft Vendors to be determined, stay tuned
- Moss and Sparrow
- Options West Yellowhead w/ a Cotton Candy fundraiser
- Hinton Friendship Centre
- Activity Demonstrations, more information to come, including:
- Disc Golf
- Aerial Yoga
- Ascend Yoga
Be sure you prepare for the weather forecast, and pack along a lawn chair to kick back and enjoy the festivities throughout our Canada Day celebration.
The Town invites you to bike down to the site and lock your bike to any of the chain-link fence around the perimeter. Notice that the bike racks out front of Harry Collinge High School and Dr. Duncan Murray Rec. Centre have limited space. Biking on the site will not be permitted out of respect for pedestrian traffic.
For additional information on upcoming Canada Day activities, "Like" our Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation page on Facebook and select "I'm Going" to the Canada Day Festivities | Facebook on the Town of Hinton Facebook Page.