Fireworks Parliament Rockcliffe

Canada Day Fireworks

July 1 is Canada Day — our national day of celebration — and Ottawa Yacht Tours does it in style.

We’ve got the best place in town, and quite possibly in Canada, to watch July 1 fireworks. On the river. Unobstructed. No crowd. 

Get an up-close view of the fireworks, and prepare to be amazed.

This experience is the best show in town.

BOOKING

This 2 hour Canada Day Fireworks tour is one of our VIP tours, and is only available on July 1.

This tour starts 30 minutes before sunset, peaks during the fireworks show, and finishes after dark. The tour may lasts longer than 2 hours, at the captain’s discretion. 

This tour is offered to the public on our two yachts, which can each accommodate a maximum of 12 passengers.

Unlike all other tours, this tour is not eligible for a Private Charter.

7-day forecast

GROUP DISCOUNTS
Passenger countDiscount / PassengerTotal discount
         6      $5.00      $30
         8      $7.50      $60
       10    $10.00    $100
       12    $12.50    $150

Group of 13 to 24 passengers?

Ask us about our 2-yachts discount.

CANADA DAY FIREWORKS ON
"DOLCE FAR NIENTE"
$ 149

/per passenger

37.5' Long x 11.5' Wide

— Premiere

— Exclusive

Online booking fee applies. HST extra.

CANADA DAY FIREWORKS ON
"THE EVERLY"
$ 149

/per passenger

42' Long x 14' Wide

— More space

— More luxury

Online booking fee applies. HST extra.

MAKE IT EXCEPTIONAL

Show how you know the ropes:  add any of these options after booking your tour – contacting us and let us help you coordinate. Each option requires advance notice, some — like food — more than others.

Gourmet sandwiches from Le Pirate

Gourmet sandwiches from La Dérive

Mexican food from Noche Maya

Charcuterie from La Trappe à Fromage

Decorations

Fairy lights along bow rail

Included

Free drink / passenger

Free unlimited bottled water

Ice

Licensed Captain

Skilled First Mate

First-rate service

Dock boarding / disembarking fee

Refrigerators

Sound system

Bluetooth stereo

Cell charging USBs

Amazing playlists

Fully equipped kitchen

Glassware

Dishware & utensils

Fully equipped washroom

Restrictions

Your own alcohol

Smoking

Vaping

Drugs

High heels

Animals

Glass items

Confetti

Safety

We provide a complete safety briefing before each tour.

Our yachts are fully equipped to ensure passenger safety and security.

Our Captains are fully trained & qualified (Transport Canada approved SVOP & MED3A certifications).

Our First Mates are fully trained and qualified (Transport Canada approved Marine First Aid certification).

We have a life vest for every passenger and crew.

We have a complete First Aid Kit.

We regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, gear & equipment between use.

Our crew regularly wash their hands. 

We encourage contactless payments for tours, add-ons, and gratuities.

OTHER vip TOURS

$129

1.5 hour tour

– incl. breakfast at Zak’s
– dep. 10 min. before sunrise
– Wednesday to Sunday

$129

1.5 hour tour

–  incl. breakfast at Zak’s Dinner
– dep. 10 min. before sunrise
– Wednesday to Sunday

$149

2 hour tour

– free drink / passenger
– light & sound show
– dep. 30 min. before sunset
– 5 dates only:

Saturday, August 6
Wednesday, August 10
Saturday, August 13
Wednesday, August 17
Saturday, August 20

$149

2 hour tour

– free drink / passenger
– light & sound show
– dep. 30 min. before sunset
– 5 dates only:

Saturday, August 6
Wednesday, August 10
Saturday, August 13
Wednesday, August 17
Saturday, August 20

$199

3 hour tour

all-inclusive event
– free drink / passenger
– departs at 1PM
– 5 holiday dates only:

May 23 — Victoria Day
June 24 — St John Bap. Day
July 1 — Canada Day
August 1 — Civic Holiday
September 5 — Labour Day

$199

3 hour tour

all-inclusive event
– free drink / passenger
– departs at 1PM
– 5 holiday dates only:

May 23 — Victoria Day
June 24 — St John Bap. Day
July 1 — Canada Day
August 1 — ON Civic Holiday
September 5 — Labour Day

$199

3 hour tour

all-inclusive event
– free drink / passenger
– departs at 1PM
– 5 holiday dates only:

May 23 — Victoria Day
June 24 — St John Bapt. Day
July 1 — Canada Day
August 1 — Civic Holiday
September 5 — Labour Day

Fireworks Parliament Rockcliffe

Canada Day Fireworks

Departure Times

Arrive 10-15 minutes before departure.

From To Time
May 14 July 18 7:30 PM
July 19 Aug 8 7:15 PM
Aug 9 Aug 22 6:45 PM
Aug 23 Sept 12 6:15 PM
Sept 13 Oct 14 5:30 PM

Notice how departure times change?
The sun sets progressively earlier as summer passes.

LATE?

Unless you privately chartered the yacht(s), if you are late, departure time will not change to respect other passengers and the sunset time.

If you are late and the yacht departs without you, a refund will not be provided.


PICKUP & DROP OFF

Marina Jacques Cartier (primary location - free parking)
across the street from 883 rue Jacques Cartier, in Gatineau, Quebec

Map Pinclick here for Google maps location


Port de plaisance, Parc Jacques-Cartier (alternate location - paid parking)
at wharf between Hull Marina and Alexandra Bridge, in Gatineau, Quebec

Map Pinclick here for Google maps location



Returning Times
From To Time
May 14 July 18 9:00 PM
July 19 Aug 8 8:45 PM
Aug 9 Aug 22 8:15 PM
Aug 23 Sept 12 7:45 PM
Sept 13 Oct 14 7:00 PM

Disembarking & Leaving Docks

So that we may have enough time to prepare a yacht for the next tour, and welcome the next guests, we thank you for disembarking the yacht and leaving the dock with the least delay possible.


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Fireworks Parliament Rockcliffe

Canada Day Fireworks

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Fireworks Parliament Rockcliffe

Canada Day Fireworks

To bring
  • Proof of Covid-19 double vaccination.
  • Valid photo ID.
  • Passport, if non-Canadian nationals.
  • Camera — for great selfies & bragging rights.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing.
  • USB phone charging cable.
  • Your playlists, if booking a private charter.
  • Cash, if you'd like to give a gratuity.

To know

Accessibility is not universal on our yachts.

Alcohol is sold on our yachts. The 1st drink / passenger is free. Must be 18 years or older. Valid photo ID required. You may not bring your own alcohol. Self serve is not permitted, we will serve. Dolce far niente, permit 10168963. The Everly, permit 10168989.

Animals are not permitted.

Bare feet should be the norm. Always remove your shoes & socks before boarding, unless told otherwise. Heels can dent decks, black soles leave scuffmarks, socks are slippery. If touring later in the season when it's colder, shoes may be allowed, but should be soft-soled boat shoes.

Cancellation — depends on when you tell us:

  • More than 3 days before tour: a full refund will be provided.
  • Within 48 to 72 hours before tour: we will issue a 100 percent credit towards another tour.
  • Less than 48 hours before tour: a refund or credit will not be provided.
  • If you are late or don't show up & yacht left without you: no refund or credit will be provided.
  • If we cancel due to weather or some other matter beyond our control, a full refund will be provided.

    Childcare is not offered by the crew.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Confirmation will be sent at time of booking.

    Crew members should be respected & kept informed, the correct way to deal with any problem is via the crew.

    Dry bags to protect cell phones in case of emergency are available.

    Fees for service and/or cleanup may be charged; e.g., for large groups that require food & drink service, and cleanup.

    Food from our affiliate partners may be ordered through us on public tours. Food from home may be brought onboard on private charters.

    Garbage should never be thrown overboard.

    Gratuity is not included, and customary on yacht tours — a hospitality industry, and should be regarded as a thank you for a job well done, based on the satisfaction level of the entire experience.

    Hotel pick up & drop off are not provided.

    Illicit activities aboard will not be tolerated, for the safety of all guests and crew.

    Life jackets must be worn when the Captain deems it necessary and during weather warnings.

    Music is part of the experience, and we've got playlists. You own playlist can play on a private charter./p>

    Parking is available nearby.

    Phones & keys are often forever lost to the waters when dropped. Save yours, always place them in a pocket or bag before walking onto any dock; and be extra mindful about holding your phone when on the bow of our yacht.

    Reminder will be sent prior to a tour.

    Safety briefings are given before every tour; please listen, we make it fun.

    Weather deemed by Ottawa Yacht Tours as unfavorable before your tour may lead to your booking being altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded at our discretion.