OTTAWA -- As you plan your Canada Day party and fireworks display, the City of Ottawa and Bylaw Services are reminding people to limit the gathering for the fireworks display to a maximum of 10 people.

All major fireworks displays are cancelled on July 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the main fireworks display in downtown Ottawa.

According to Ottawa Bylaw and Regulatory Services, fireworks are permitted in the City of Ottawa on June 30, July 1 and 2 to celebrate Canada Day.

Ottawa Bylaw and Regulatory Services provided the following safety tips for Canada Day fireworks:

  • Must be discharged by someone 18 or older
  • Must be discharged on private property, with permission of the property owner
  • Minimum safety distances as indicated on the fireworks must be maintained from spectators, buildings and vehicles
  • The fireworks display must not cause danger or nuisance to any person or property

It is prohibited to discharge fireworks in City of Ottawa parks unless you have obtained a permit.

The sale of fireworks is permitted only on Canada Day and the seven business days preceding the day.

The Ontario Government's COVID-19 measures limit any gathering to a maximum of 10 people.