This July 1st is Canada’s 150th Birthday! . Confederation took place on July 1st 1867 marking July 1st as Canada Day. Over the last 150 years Canadians have been responsible for many historic events and inventions. Some of note are the Canadarm used in NASA’s space shuttle program, the invention of basketball, discovery of insulin and events such as the Underground Railroad, Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, and many others .
Canada Day is an opportunity to celebrate the rich history of our culture and the achievements that have been made by Canadians. It is important to recognize and celebrate the independence of Canada. Join us in celebrating Canada’s birthday with events all across Canada. We’ve listed some events that may be close to you!
Events take place all week long in Victoria. Visit the Inner Harbour of Downtown Victoria for live music, arts and culture, and food . The event titled Spirit of 150 Victoria is the official Canada day event and takes place on June 21st- July 1st with a fireworks show to end off Canada’s 150th birthday.
When: June 21 – July 1, 2017
Where: Victoria’s Inner Harbour
To find out more details check out the Spirit of 150 website.
A 2 day event at Canada Place is said to be the largest celebration outside of Ottawa. The event features live music, a parade through downtown Vancouver, pancake breakfast, a kid zone, and many more events there is fun for the whole family.
When: July 1 -2, 2017
Where: Canada Place, Jack Poole Plaza
To find out more details check out the Canada day at Canada Place website.
There are a wide variety of Canada Day events taking place all over the city in Calgary. , t. There will be street fairs, live entertainment, petting zoos, and a wide selection of events taking place you’ll definitely want to check out.
When: July 1st, 2017
Where: Several Locations across Calgary
To find more details and an event near you look on the Canada Day 150 Calgary website.
Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday in Edmonton is sure to be fun for all. There is a free family street festival at Rogers Place during the day followed by a ceremony for award recipients. The festivities end of with a show from Sarah McLachlan in the evening (tickets required).
When: July 1st, 2017
Where: Rogers Place
To find out more about Canada day events in Edmonton click here.
These are only a few of the Canada Day events taking place across the country. We hope you join with us in supporting and celebrating this momentous day.