Every Canadian has been excited for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration since the beginning of the year but now it’s finally upon us! We wanted to share some of the ways that you can spend #Canada150 across Canada:
Toronto is celebrating Canada 150 all over the city! You can go to Nathan Phillips Square to see a Vaudeville show in the afternoon. You can visit the Scarborough Civic Centre for fun kids’ activities like face painting. Humber Bay Park West is holding a brass band show. At Mel Lastman Square you can hear the Inuktitut alt-country band, the Jerry Cans, and at all of these locations you can see the fireworks at 11:00pm!
Winnipeg is celebrating Canada 150 in true Canadian style with activities like a street hockey tournament, extended patios, and of course – birthday cake! You can also visit the Oak Hammock Marsh for wagon rides, classic Canadian film viewings, and a guided canoe adventure!
Regina has a huge list of events for you to celebrate Canada 150 in Saskatchewan’s capital city. You can visit the Wascana Centre for a pancake breakfast, 21 Gun Salute, Metis Fiddlers, the parade of boats, strongman competition, and an old time fair. And don’t forget the fireworks at 11:00pm! You can visit City Square Plaza for a farmer’s market, yoga in the park, and a Downtown Chef Mystery Box Cooking Competition.
Edmonton is celebrating Canada 150 in style by revealing a mosaic mural at City Hall. You can also visit City Hall to see the North Stratton Pipe Band, African Drummers, and magician, Brent Cairns. There will also be celebrations taking place at the Alberta Legislature where you can take a tour of the Legislature and indulge in all kinds of food trucks. Taking the stage will also be performances by Nuela Charles and Alyssa Reid.
Calgary is celebrating Canada 150 at all of its major attractions. You can visit Fort Calgary to see the petting zoo, food trucks, kids’ nature walk, and live music. Confederation Park is holding a pancake breakfast, wagon rides, and the opening of a 1967 time capsule. You can go to the Olympic Plaza for a performance by the School of Alberta Ballet and the Joint Improv Task Force. Finally, go to the Eau Claire Market to see Latino dancers, the artisan market, jugglers, and St. Andrews Choir.
Penticton is also getting in on the Canada 150 celebrations with entertainment for the whole family. You can start your day with a pancake breakfast and get a slice of Canada Birthday Cake. You’ll be able to listen to some great music from Jack and Jill, who cover songs from Blondie, Nirvana, and Led Zepplin. You’ll be dazzled by the Nankama & Kinshira Fire Troupe and finally you can end your day with the fireworks display.
Vancouver will be taken over with Canada 150 events. You can start the festivities at Canada Place where you can hear amazing performances from Sam Roberts, Fefe Dobson, and Dragonette. You can also catch the Canada 150 parade. Finally, stick around for a spectacular fireworks display. You can also visit North Vancouver for fun kids’ activities from 12:00pm – 4:00pm and then in the evening the adults can see the Fleetwood Mac Cover band in the beer gardens.
Victoria has been celebrating Canada 150 all year long but for July 1 you’ll be in for a special treat. Head to Victoria’s Inner Harbour to see amazing performances from Mexican Folklore Dancers and Alt-Rock band, the Arkells. Visit the Butchart Gardens for the most spectacular flower displays you will ever see and make sure to catch the fireworks display because it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! You can also visit the Royal BC Museum for Canada Wonder Weekend. You can catch a performance by the Accordion Club, play at the Penny Carnival, and explore the Species at Risk Exhibition.
No matter where you are in Canada, there’s no shortage of things to do to celebrate #Canada150.
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