Canada Day is quite literally one of the biggest celebrations that this great nation partakes in every year. Each province, territory, and major city has its own traditional Canada Day celebrations that showcase all of the unique aspects of Canadian culture. If you ever get the chance to visit Canada during Canada Day either for work or for pleasure, then it’s certainly worth checking out one of the many local celebratory events taking place near you. Here are just a few Canada Day celebration ideas to add to your Great White North bucket list.
Visit Parliament Hill in Ottawa
Every year, thousands of citizens come from far and wide to celebrate Canada Day at the nation’s capital and with good reason. There’s a wide variety of family friendly entertainment, fun festivities, the commemorative flag-raising event in the morning, and the breathtaking fireworks spectacle in the evening. The festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until well into the night.
Canada Day at the Forks, Winnipeg
Winnipeg shows its Canadian pride annually by hosting one of the largest and most populated music festivals showcasing local talent. The day is also filled with fun family activities such as games, delicious authentically Canadian foods, photo booths where you can show off your silly side with your kids, and even a stroll through the traditional Founding Nations of Manitoba Tribal Village. This all-day Canada Day celebration is definitely worth checking out if you plan to visit Canada during the July 1st weekend.
Visit Canada Place in Vancouver
Canada Place is the place to be on Canada Day. This beautiful harbourfront is the home of numerous unique marketplaces, restaurants, street events, and tons of other family-friendly activities that’ll keep you and your family entertained throughout the day. Watch stunning live shows, exhibits, and other events all throughout the day as you enjoy the breathtaking views of the waterfront.
The Old Port in Montreal
The Old Port is located in the historical region of Old Montreal in Quebec. Like some of the other Canadian treasures on this list, it boasts an awe-inspiring harbourfront that serves as an excellent backdrop to all of the festivities that ensue every year on Canada Day. It all starts at approximately 11:00 a.m. with a cannon salute and the well-known Canada Day cake. Afterward, you can take a walk through the inflatable village, listen to music at the numerous live concerts taking place nearby and even enjoy the stunning fireworks show in the evening.
Canada Day at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre
Of course, nobody parties quite like Torontonians on Canada Day…or any other day of the year, for that matter. If you’re planning on visiting or moving to Toronto sometime in the near future, then you’re in luck because the fun never stops in this multicultural and extremely vivacious city. In Toronto, the Canada Day celebrations last for four whole days from June 27th to July 1st with a different spectacle taking place every day and night.
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