After one-and-a-half centuries, it’s Canada’s big birthday this year. The country is rolling out free public celebrations and special events in communities large and small in Ottawa, Ontario, the nation’s capital. The region will buzz with numerous activities, as Canadians from across the various provinces of the country shall flock to the capital on July 1 to showcase their national pride. The festivities will take place on Parliament Hill, in downtown parks and on the streets. Citizens can party on the lawns of this historic political building alongside red-adorned Canadians; roam the closed downtown streets and have their face painted with a big red leaf and head back for the evening concert and fireworks at the Parliament Hill.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th in the heart of Ontario
The country’s culture will be highlighted through live performances and concerts through artists and musicians hailing from different parts of the globe. One can gorge into cuisines on the food trucks, along with Canadian inspired kids programme and end the day with finale of fireworks.
Traditional ceremonies at the Parliament Hill
Dressed in red and white, Canadians visit this historic political building in large numbers to witness ceremonial events, shows, activities, President’s Choice Canada Day fireworks and more. The festivities on the Hill run from morning to night.
Canadian Culture at Major’s Hill Park
Be part of the Canada Day 2017 celebrations at Major’s Hill Park. Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the place will exhibit variety of cultural performances, displays to its visitors on the big day.
Canada Day at Toronto
The Canada Day celebrations will be taking place across Toronto region including at Mississauga Celebration Square, North York Civic Centre, Scarborough Civic Centre, Colonel Samuel Smith Park, along with a four-day event at Nathan Phillips Square. The four sites shall witness performances by musical samurais from all provinces and territories, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, as well as international performers.
Toronto Waterfront Festival
Join the fun on the waterfront for Canada’s 150th birthday as the Royal Canadian Navy brings a 440-foot naval frigate and numerous interactive on-land activities, while Rhythm of the Nation, the West Coast Lumberjack Show will feature feats of prowess and the World’s Largest Rubber Duck floats into the harbour.