Nowruz Fire Festival

District & Community
Ambleside Park

The arrival of spring marks the arrival of Nowruz: the Persian New Year. Family and friends can celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri with live music, dancing, food, and fire jumping—a tradition that symbolizes good health and luck for the coming year.

This event is being hosted by the Iranian Canadian Congress (BC) and is free and open to the public. 

Fire jumping area is open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Please note there is a fee to jump the fires.

Road closures

Expect temporary road closures around Ambleside Park between 4:30 and 11 p.m.
The following roads may be closed to all vehicle traffic:

  • 13th Street between Marine Drive and Ambleside Park
  • Bellevue Avenue between 13th Street and 14th Street

Please be aware there will be no vehicle access to the underground parking at the Grosvenor Ambleside during this time. Businesses in the area will remain open with pedestrian access.