Niagara Parks to Broadcast Tragically Hip Show

Unique Opportunity to Witness Iconic Canadian Band’s Concert Performance

“Admission to the event is free and all are invited.”

From Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

Posted August 9th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is excited to announce its participation in the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) presentation of “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration”, which will be aired live on two large screens in Queen Victoria Park, on Saturday, August 20.

Admission to the event is free and all are invited to gather on the front lawn of Queen Victoria Place to see this special concert presentation, with the panoramic views of both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, serving as your backdrop.


While the broadcast is set to begin at 8:30 p.m., visitors are invited to begin their celebrations earlier in the evening, by participating in NPC’s fully licensed, Great Canadian BBQ that will be taking place from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.

Settle in a comfortable Muskoka chair or find one of the many picnic tables and enjoy great musical entertainment prior to the show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors are welcome to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs as well. No outside alcohol will be permitted on site.

“We are pleased to be taking part in this uniquely Canadian experience, joining the hundreds of thousands of other Canadians across the country in celebrating this concert performance of the Tragically Hip”, stated NPC Chair, Janice Thomson. “We also would like to thank another great Canadian institution, the CBC, for allowing us the opportunity to showcase this concert to the thousands that will gather in Queen Victoria Park.”

Gord Downie and Tragically Hip in performance

Gord Downie and Tragically Hip in performance

“The Tragically Hip have contributed to our cultural landscape for decades and it’s fitting that Ontarians have the opportunity to celebrate their legacy together,” remarked Eleanor McMahon, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “I’m proud to support an initiative that allows Ontarians this special chance to watch their performance at the scenic and distinctly Canadian Queen Victoria Park.”

The CBC will broadcast the commercial-free concert, taking place in the band’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario from coast to coast on Television, radio, as well as streaming it online. The CBC has provided NPC with special permission to live stream this event.

Those attending are being asked to consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, to support the organization and its efforts to help fund more research projects dedicated to increasing the survival rates of those fighting brain cancer. To make a donation, please visit the Canadian Cancer Society website at:, or text the word “FIGHT” to 20222, to make a onetime donation of $10, $20 or $25*

(*Donation billed by your wireless provider)

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

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