2020 Parade

THEME: Love Living Local

As we start an new decade, we want our parade to reflect all the things that make this a great place to live, work and play: our historical roots, the wealth of recreational and leisure activities at our doorstep. and the contributions of service groups,volunteers and local businesses to the community.

The Bath Canada Parade Always Starts at 1 p.m. on July 1st

It moves down Main Street to Church Street and ends at the Bath Public School  about 2 pm.

Factoid: Last year’s Old Photos Project garnered snapshots of the Rob Roy Band and Dancers going back to the early 80′s. They’ll be back in 2020.



Why would you want to be in the parade?

  • It’s a chance to have fun as a family, showcase your business, sports team, hobby, service group or equestrian talent
  • Share your pride in being Canadian
  • Enjoy a unique view of the crowds, dressed in red and white who line the parade route, waving flags and cheering you on
  • There is no admission fee and it’s a lot of fun!

Parade and Registration Information:

2020 parade information and registration forms will be posted here by the end of March.

If you are thinking about being in the Parade this year and want to chat contact Diane at 613-352-570


 Floats From Yesteryear


The Brockville Lions Steel Drum Band taken in 2004.





The Circuit Rider

Bath United Church entry – Early 1990’s



Bath Marching Group 1980 

Brownies and Guides 1984

If you are thinking of taking part in this year’s parade, here are some suggestions

1. Your entry doesn’t have to be elaborate. Gather up the kids on their bikes, put the little one in a stroller, dress in old fashioned clothes, or wear your red and white and walk the route from the corner of Country Club Drive to Bath School. Let us know you’re coming – bathcanadaday@live.ca  and come to the corner of Main Street and Country Club Drive for 12:30 pm.

Floats go to Finkle Shore’s Park to be lined up.

2. Make a banner with your family’s name and how long you’ve lived in Bath.

Did you know that in the late 70’s and early 80’s the slogan for Bath’s Canada Day celebration was Having a Ball in Bath? Quite by coincidence, the Loyalist Residents Association came up with the same theme for their parade entries and used it for a couple of years.

3. Make a sign for each side of the car, get some flags from the Welcome Booth in the Park and join in.

4. Combine your entry with another family  – related or not.

5. If you want to do something more elaborate, that’s fine too. A float might highlight your business, a hobby or talent your family shares, or portray individuals from different generations.   Let your imagination take flight and have fun!