North America

The best cities to celebrate NYE in Canada


Ring in the New Year with a bang ! From Toronto to Vancouver, each city has its own unique way of ringing in the New Year. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly celebration or want to party until the wee hours of the morning, there’s a place for you on this list. So grab your friends and family, and get ready to celebrate!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has something special in store for New Year’s Eve: the magical winter wonderland of Acadia Park! Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the park as thousands of white lights twinkle around you. The event is in Sackville, just a 3 hour bus ride away from Halifax. Stick around for the live music, delicious street food and exciting activities that will be sure to make your night memorable.

Toronto, Ontario

The fireworks are back for the first time since the pandemic at Nathan Phillips Square! In the past, there was live DJ skating, musical performances, live entertainment, and a dazzling fireworks show at midnight.If you take the bus, you’ll be about  a 12 minute walk away from Nathan Phillips Square.

Niagara Falls fireworks

Niagara Falls, Ontario

What could be more magical than celebrating the new year than watching the fireworks over the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls! There is a NYE dinner and the Winter Festival of Lights. There will also be live music featuring 75+ performances! If you take the train, it’s only a 9 minute drive from the station.

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal’s Satosphere is the perfect place to ring in 2023 with a bang! With 360° visuals, house and techno DJs, and lots of fun, you’re guaranteed a night to remember. This New Year’s Eve party will be an immersive experience that you won’t soon forget. Spend the night moving and grooving to the beats, while taking in all the amazing visuals around you. With top-notch music and an electric atmosphere, this is not one to miss! Bonus: The event is only a 15 minute walk from the Montreal bus station


Vancouver water mountains

Vancouver, British Columbia

One of the biggest NYE celebrations in Vancouver is the New Year’s Eve fireworks Boat Party. You’ll enjoy 3 hours of luxury cruising complete with a live DJ, dance floor and all your favorite hits to get you into the party mood! Take in unparalleled views of the city and sky to bid farewell to 2022 in style. Book your bus ticket to Vancouver, the party is a 15 minute walk away from Pacific Central station!

Edmonton, Alberta

The 2023 Edmonton New Year’s Eve Gala is back, in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. This exclusive event features incredible entertainment from former members of Cirque du Soleil. There will be show-stopping performances, captivating contortion and aerial acrobatics. You’ll be about a 15 minute ride from the bus station


However you decide to celebrate, we wish you a very Happy New Year!