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  The village of Lynden is centrally located between Hamilton, Brantford and Cambridge. The Canada Day festivities take place on July 1st each year. They start at 11:00 a.m. with a parade which works its way down the main street to the Lionís Park. There will be food booths, entertainment, childrenís games and other activities until late afternoon. A fireworks display takes place at dusk so please make it a family event.

A shady area of the park will be reserved for you to display and relax during the Canada Day celebrations. Last year we exceeded 100 vehicles and 20 pieces of farm equipment. Bring your classic, custom, rat rod, etc. and show it off!

First, Second and Third place for cars and trucks, First and Second place for agricultural will be awarded at 2:00 p.m. Draw prizes throughout the afternoon. Dash plaques will be provided to all participants.

There are 3 ways to participate:
  1. Come to Lionís Park prior to 10:30 a.m., set up your display and watch the parade.
  2. Participate in the parade. Please see the parade page and register by June 12th.
  3. Arrive between 12:30 & 1:00 PM to participate in the display.

Parade Participants:

Please feel free to decorate in festive Canada Day style. You will be joining approximately 40 floats and bands at Hamiltonís best kept secret Ö The Lynden Canada Day Parade!!!

If you have a convertible and would like to carry a dignitary please indicate this on your parade registration form.

If participating in the parade please enter the village from the north side. Proceed down Lynden Road, cross the railway tracks and turn right ( west ) at the General Store onto Margaret Street where you will be directed to your place in the parade line-up.

Parade Assembly 10:00 a.m.
Parade 11:00 a.m.
Show Time & Registration 12:30 p.m.
Awards 2:30 p.m.


Trophies for Best Cars & Best Tractors!!!


Contact Information:
Car Show:Dave Karpinski 519-647-3350
Parade:Tanya Hogarth 905-981-4621


Information / Application Forms:

Parade Participation
Antique vehicles and farm equipment NOT participating in the parade may simply show up at Lions Park before 10:30 AM or after 12:30 PM and register onsite.