Canada Day across District


Canada Day Fireworks have been postponed for the Town of Fort Frances, but there’s plenty of holiday fun happening across the region.

Due to high water in Point Park – the traditional launch point for the fireworks – the show has been cancelled. However, they have been tentatively rescheduled to September 4 – the day before Labour Day. A scheduled concert at the Duke featuring Twin Flames has also been postponed until September, due to unforseen circumstances.

Here’s a rundown of events that ARE going ahead across the region:

Fort Frances:

The Mini King and Queen competition has returned! Head down to the Rainy Lake Square at 11 a.m. to see the young hopefuls compete for the crown. Bring a chair.


A full day of events is slated for Emo, in partnership with the Township of Emo and Borderland Racing. Starting at 2 p.m., stop by the Emo fairgrounds for a BBQ until 4 p.m., bouncy castles until 6 p.m., a driver meet and greet from 2-4 p.m. and free cake and flags. The races start at 6 p.m., with a kids’ bike parade and bike giveaway at intermission. Then stick around for fireworks at dusk.

Nestor Falls

Nestor Falls has postponed fireworks, but from noon-8 p.m., a Bass Lake Park, there will be a beer gardens, live music, kids games, canteen, dunk tank and pig roast. No reservations needed for dinner, which is $15 for adults and $10 for children, with 100 able to be served.

Sioux Narrows

A blueberry pancake breakfast will be held from 8-10 a.m. At Motlongs Rod and Reel. Donations will be accepted for the Fireworks Fund. At 10 a.m. At the Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre, there will be a Bike Parade and Dog Parade. At 11 a.m., at the schoolyard, there will be running races, sack races, tug of war, egg toss and free ice cream. Meet the firefighters at Northwoods Realty and Gill’s Trading Post. Fireworks will be at dusk, by the bridge.