Canada Day Parade cancelled for 2023

The RMWB has announced the Canada Day Parade will not be happening this year.

Several factors have led to the cancellation of the parade including, many staff and community volunteers assisting with the Fort Chipewyan wildfire evacuation.

This staff is typically involved in the parade route, communication, safety, and other logistics within the parade.

“We want to thank all those organizations and individuals that had registered in advance and put their names forward as float registrants or to volunteer,” said Keith Smith, Director of Public Works.

“While we are disappointed about the parade, we look forward to it returning even bigger and better in 2024. We also encourage residents to get out and see the many other great Canada Day activities that are available on July 1.”

Although the parade is cancelled, many other community events will be occurring for Canada Day.

MacDonald Island Park will be hosting a free community concert, as well as having fireworks on June 30th.

No tickets are required to attend and gates open at 6 p.m.

There will also be many different family events held at MacDonald Island Park on July 1st, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This will include face painting, an obstacle course, bouncy castles, as well as a magic show.

You can find the full list of events at

On July 1st, the Fort McMurray Heritage Society will be offering free admission to Heritage Village and Heritage Shipyard.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Pulse at 780-743-7000 or 1-800-973-9663.

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