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Happy Canada Day - Canada Day 2017 | Parade, Fireworks, Events, Schedule, Facts, History

Happy Canada Day to each and everyone living in Canada and their neighbouring nations. Especially, United States of America, who is going to celebrate their Independence Day too on coming 4th of July as known as Fourth of July or, US Independence Day. Although, We are discussing about Canada Independence Day which is always observed on July 1 and celebrated among the all Canadian Lovers. They usually wish their Friends and Family by using the Words "I Love Canada" or, "Happy Birthday Canada" or, "Happy Canada Day" to celebrate this one of the National Holidays. Also, they usually Watch the special Canada Day Fireworks show from the different cities of Canada, which includes Toronto (City in Ontario), Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Kelowna and Surrey (Cities in British Columbia), Mississauga, Edmonton (City in Alberta), Halifax Regional Municipality (City in Nova Scotia) & more cities.


So, coming to this post We are sharing Canada Day Fireworks (Video) including History, Parade and Canadian Facts on this Canada Day 2017. Whole nation participates in the events, games, Parade etc. So, Read the full post to get the awesome Fireworks Images with the Parade, History and Facts about Canadian Independence Day.

Happy Canada Day - History and Facts

Canada Day is celebrated with always great symbol if national pride. Canada Day festival includes parades, fireworks, picnics and other fun activities enjoyed by every Canadian whether its kids or youngsters. Canada Day was known as Dominion Day, the First of July, Confederation Day and July the First.

  • In 1982 the name Dominion Day changed to Canada Day after a discussion by voting in Parliament. 
  • Everyone was not happy with this change because they thought Canadian heritage was lost. 
  • Canadians celebrate Canada Day on 1st of July with by sending greetings wishes to each other.


Today, Canada Day is celebrated with fireworks, concerts, cookouts, and sports games. Canada's
Capital, Ottawa and Ontario always hosts the most unique and beautiful activities. In streets, parks, and museums. Fireworks takes place  and Parliament Hill includes patriotic festivities.


Canadian Facts

  • 1. Canada was named from the Huron and Iroquois word Kanata, which means village.
  • 2. Canada has approximately three million lakes across the country. More than 30,000 of those lakes are larger than three square Kilometres!
  • 3. Princess Juliana of the Netherlands gave Ottawa 100,000 tulip bulbs as a thank-you gift in 1945 for keeping the Dutch Royal Family safe during World War II . The Netherlands was occupied by the Nazis until Canadian soldiers liberated the country in 1944-45.

  • 4. The Bank of Canada issued the last $1 bill in 1989. It was replaced by the one- dollar coin, known as the loonie, which came out in 1987.
  • 5. The world's only flying saucer launching pad is in St. Paul, Alberta. It was built in 1967.
  • 6. The largest mall in the world is West Edmonton Mall in Alberta. It has over 800 stores and restaurants, an amusement park , the world's largest indoor lake with four working submarines, 26 movie theatres and a hockey-sized ice rink.
  • 7. More than 75% of the world's maple syrup comes from Canada.

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Your guide to Canada Day celebrations in and around Calgary - Cool things to see and do in Calgary and beyond on Canada Day

Riverfront Avenue

  • Two stages featuring cultural performances and musicians including Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (8:40-9:40 p.m.) and Tegan and Sara (10-11 p.m.). 
  • Between 1st Street and Macleod Trail S.E. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Prince’s Island Park

  • Francophone entertainment, including carnival games, mascots, puppet show, francophone music, traditional Québécois dishes, story-telling and more; Indigenous showcase and powwow featuring music by Inuit throat singers, James Morrison Band, nêhiyawak and Cris Derksen; and military showcase. 698 Eau Claire Ave. S.W. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 

Olympic Plaza

  • Music, dance and storytelling for the whole family. Featuring jazz ensemble Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble, strum ’n’ sing-along with Ian Tyson, line dancing, opera, DJs and more. 
  • 222 8th Ave. S.E. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

RedBall

  • Friday and Saturday. Internationally travelled art-piece. Friday at Eau Claire Plaza, 200 Barclay Parade S.W., 11:30 a.m.; Saturday at Olympic Plaza, 222 8th Ave. S.E., 10 a.m. to  10 p.m., 

Central Library

  • Family-friendly activities, including campfire stories and songs (English, French, indigenous), 150 acts of reconciliation, selfie station, arts-and-crafts activities, Lego construction pit, and giant chess tournament. 616 Macleod Tr. S. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chinatown

  • Enjoy cultural performances, family-friendly activities and indulge your tastebuds with culinary delights from Asia. Featuring Chinatown Parade  (11 a.m. to noon) starting at Sien Lok Park, kite-flying festival, painting and calligraphy exhibition and more; 3rd Avenue between Centre Street and 1st Street S.E.

Confederation Park

  • The park named for Canada’s 100th birthday is the perfect place to celebrate the 150th. 
  • The fun includes the opening of a 1967 time capsule. At Confederation Park, 905 30th Ave. N.W. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

East Village

  • Featuring a pop-up retail park and entertainment on stage (439 8th Ave. S.E.) and street fair (along 8th Avenue S.). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 311.

Eau Claire Market

  • With activities for all ages including live entertainment, artisan market by MarketSpot YYC, children’s games and crafts, petting zoo, reptile display, magician, surprise guests and more. At Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade S.W. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 403-264-6450, eauclairemarket.com.

Studio Bell

  • Celebrate with live music that takes you across Canada, interactive exhibitions, “O Canada” sing-along, live music, building-wide jam session, Bell VR experience, and surprises. 
  • At Studio Bell, 850 4th St. S.E. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free (first come, first served).

Turban Eh!

  • Learn about the significance of the turban to the Sikh community and experience a different culture while having your head wrapped in a turban. At Peace Bridge. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fort Calgary

  • Celebrate the nation’s birthday at the place our city began. 
  • Free pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. (first-come, first-served), music, food trucks and family activities. At Fort Calgary, 750 9th Ave. S.E. fortcalgary.com.

Heritage Park

  • Celebrate Canada’s birthday the old-fashioned way with a free pancake breakfast for the first 2,017 guests before 10:30 a.m. 
  • A variety of musical and cultural performances, family-friendly games, ranch activities and more. At Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Drive S.W.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca.

Hope 150

  • Friday and Saturday. Multi-generational, child-friendly event featuring dozens of stories of hope, Juno Award-winning bands and musicians, face-painting, activities, puppet theatre and more. 
  • At Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9th Ave. S.W. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. hope150.ca.

Spruce Meadows

  • In addition to the Pan American tournament, Spruce Meadows is hosting a number of special events on July 1: the Heroes Behind the Heroes Run (5K, 10K and obstacle courses), which supports military charities; family activities including pony rides; Lord Strathcona’s Horse musical ride; and, a concert by the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. 
  • At 18011 Spruce Meadows Way S.W. Free, courtesy Spruce Meadows and Atco, sprucemeadows.com.

Calgary Zoo

  • Take in the natural surroundings of the Canadian Wilds, along with habitats from around the world. 
  • The first entries of children 12 and under will receive a free white spruce tree to plant. calgaryzoo.com

Calaway Park

  • Canada Day events include surprise giveaways throughout the day and birthday cupcakes to the first 1,000 visitors.

The Calgary Farmers’ Market

  • Local food, local music and local beer. 
  • With beer garden in support of the Calgary Food Bank. At Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77th Ave. S.E. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 403-240-9113, calgaryfarmersmarket.ca.

Canada Day Carnival

  • Family-friendly activities for all ages. Admission is free; $5 wristband gets you access to inflatables, Calgary Reptile Zoo, face-painting, balloon animals, glitter tattoos, storyland and craft corner and carnival games. 
  • At Springs Church, 924 Heritage Dr. S.W. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 403-473-3400.

Centre Street Bridge fireworks

  • Canada Day closes out with a bang. Suggested viewing locations include the South Bow River pathway between 3rd Street and 1st Street S.W., Riverfront Avenue, McHugh Bluff Park, Tom Campbell’s Hill Park, Nose Hill Park, Max Bell Centre and Valleyview Park West Ridge at 26th Street S.E. 11 p.m. 

Outside of Calgary

Airdrie parade and fireworks

  • Parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street followed by food trucks, monster trucks, rock-climbing wall, line dancing, music and more. At Chinook WInds Park, 2853 Chinook Winds Dr. S.W., Airdrie. 3-10 p.m.; fireworks, 10:45 p.m. airdrieparades.com.

Aspen Crossing

  • “Celebrating our railroad ties” with a pancake breakfast, children’s activities, train tours, fireworks and the Diefenbaker dining car. At Aspen Crossing, west of Mossleigh (one hour outside of Calgary on Highway 24).  Pancake breakfast, 9-11 a.m.; family dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; fireworks display, 10:30 p.m. aspencrossing.com.

Canada Day in the Rockies

  • The celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday begins with a pancake breakfast, continues with live entertainment as well as a parade, and concludes with fireworks. 
  • Various locations in Banff National Park.

Chestermere

  • Family-friendly celebration of Canada Day. Events start with a pancake breakfast and end with fireworks and entertainment. In between there is a tug-of-war, Latin dancing, wagon rides and more. At John Peake Park,  100 John Morris Way, Chestermere. 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; pancake breakfast, 9-11 a.m.; fireworks, 10:30 p.m., chestermere.ca.

Cochrane

  • Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with live entertainment, roving performers, food trucks and more. At Mitford Park, Cochrane. Gates, 3 p.m., cochrane-tourism.ca.

Rails and Tales

  • Until Wednesday, July 5. A celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, antique agricultural equipment, Métis heritage and steam locomotives. At Big Valley Train Station, corner of Main Street and Railway Avenue, Big Valley. Noon to 6 p.m. railsandtales.ca.
More Check at: http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/your-guide-to-canada-day-celebrations-in-and-around-calgary

Looking to celebrate Canada Day in a big way for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation? Here’s how you can get in on the action on July 1:

Canada Day fireworks:

  • Where: Edmonton’s River Valley
  • When: 11 p.m.
Watch as fireworks light up the sky near the High Level Bridge. The best viewing locations are at the legislature grounds, Victoria Park, Government House Park, Const. Ezio Faraone Park. Edmonton Prospects fans at Re/Max Field can stay after the game to watch the fireworks. Pedestrian access to the High Level Bridge and Kinsmen Park will be closed.
  • Where: Mill Woods Park, 23 Avenue and 66 Street
  • When: 11 p.m.
Free family activities in Mill Woods Park from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mainstage show at 3 p.m. with Tragically Hip tribute band The Hip Show. Fireworks finale at 11 p.m. Opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. No parking on-site.
  • Where: Callingwood Park, 17740 69 Ave.
  • When: 10:20 p.m.
Muslim Association of Canada hosts free carnival with family activities including a barbecue, face painting and inflatables from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10:20 p.m.

Canada Day events:

  • Where: City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
  • When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Starts with a ceremony in the City Room, live music, dancing, crafts, City Hall tours and more.
  • Where: Alberta legislature, 10800 97 Ave.
  • When: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Event honours Alberta’s history and diversity, featuring performers, exhibits and entertainers. Crafts and activities for families on the South Grounds.
  • Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Rd.
  • When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Celebrate Canada’s 150 and Lucy the elephant’s birthday. Scavenger hunt, learn to paint like Lucy and learn about Canadian animals. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Where: Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A St.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Special 150th Feature Pyramid with live music, entertainment and treats. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Where: Dominion Day Weekend at Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St.
  • When: July 1 to 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Celebrate the old-fashioned way with an authentic parade, a toast to the Queen and other regal activities.
  • Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 175, 14339 50 St.
  • When: 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Free pancake breakfast, displays on Canadian history, family activities, hotdog lunch, birthday cake, karaoke and evening dance.
  • Where: Alberta Gujarati Association at Rundle Park Family Centre, 2909 113 Ave.
  • When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cake and fun activities for families, including face painting, balloon twisters and games. Cake is free, small charge for lunch.
  • Where: Heritage Chinatown Night Market on 96 Street between 102 and 103 Avenue
  • When: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Explore the Chinatown Night Market with arts and gifts for sale, traditional entertainment and an array of food trucks.
  • Where: Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
  • When: July 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free gallery admission with art activities suitable for the whole family.
  • Where: Telus World of Science, 11211 142 St. NW
  • When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Canadian debut of The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition and a host of special activities. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Where: Historic Festival and Doors Open Launch at corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Boulevard
  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Part of Sand on Whyte Festival, the Edmonton and District Historical Society kicks off Historic Week with professional sand artists who create sand carvings that tell Canada 150 stories.
Source: http://www.edmontonsun.com/2017/06/29/get-in-on-the-action-to-celebrate-canada-day-150

Here’s a sampling of Canada Day events in Kingston and area:

Check all Kingston and area Events and Schedule at: http://www.thewhig.com/2017/06/28/canada-day-schedule-of-events 

Kingston

  • 9 to 11 a.m.: A Canada Day tradition, the Limestone Mile, organized and supported by the Kingston Road Runners Association in support of its charitable causes, will be run. There will be three races — children’s, women’s and men’s — with a slightly different course this year. The course starts in front of BMO on King Street, heads west and turns right on Earl Street, turns right on Wellington Street, heads east and turns right on Clarence Street and goes back to King Street to repeat the loop. The race will finish in front of Boucher Park.
  • 11 a.m.: Canada Day People Parade — the First Capital Award winners will be the guests of honour — begins at the Metro parking lot at Princess and Barrie streets. People are encouraged to wear red and white and join the parade.
  • Noon: Civic ceremony, led by Mayor Bryan Paterson on the steps of City Hall, recognizing First Capital Award winners.
  • 1 p.m.: Mayor’s Sail Past on Lake Ontario by Crawford Wharf at Confederation Basin.
  • 1 to 6 p.m.: Wagon rides, children’s activities (Ontario Street at Confederation Park and Brock Street); vintage ferris wheel (Ontario Street in front of Visitor Information Centre).
  • 1 to 10 p.m.: Live music and performances on the Sesqui Stage at City Hall.
  • 10 p.m.: Fireworks at Confederation Park.
For more information on Canada Day events, go online to cityofkingston.ca.

There is no shortage of events in the Greater Toronto Area to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1.


Here is a list of some of the high-profile events happening across the region. You may check all the lists at: http://globalnews.ca/news/3567490/what-to-do-on-canada-day-2017-in-the-greater-toronto-area/

Mississauga:

Canada Day at Celebration Square

  • The event will be hosted by Global News’ Alan Carter, Farah Nasser, Jeff McArthur and Crystal Goomansingh. It will begin at 2 p.m. with various musical acts such as K’NAAN, Neon Dreams and DJ Shub. There is a special family section called Camp Canucks from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The night will end with fireworks at 10 p.m.

Toronto:

  • There’s a diversity of music featuring urban, indie, roots, pop and world artists on three stages beginning at 2 p.m. across the City of Toronto and ending with fireworks at 10:55 p.m.
  • Events will take place at 15 locations in the city including Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Humber Bay Park West and Scarborough Civic Centre.
A full list of musical acts and activities can be found here.

There are also plenty of community celebrations at the following locations:
  • Amesbury Community Centre 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Centennial Park 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • CN Tower 10:30 p.m. fireworks
  • Colborne Lodge in High Park 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Earl Bales Community Centre 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Fort York Historic Site 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Harbourfront Centre 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Mackenzie House 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Milliken Park 10 p.m. fireworks
  • Montgomery’s Inn 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Spadina Museum 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Stan Wadlow Park 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Thomson Memorial Park & Scarborough Museum 4 – 10 pm
  • Weston Lions Park 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Woodbine Beach 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Redpath Waterfront Festival:

  • Catch a glimpse of the world-famous giant yellow rubber duck at HTO park. Queens Quay West and Sherbourne Common will also host a myriad of activities beginning at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There’s an interactive entertainment area, art workshops, artisan market and fireworks at 10:30 p.m. at the Harbourfront Centre.
Reference: http://globalnews.ca/news/3567490/what-to-do-on-canada-day-2017-in-the-greater-toronto-area/

Saturday marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and there are plenty of activities planned for those who want to celebrate.

Old Montreal

  • Old Montreal will play host to a number of activities, including craft workshops, flag making and knot trying starting at 11 a.m.
  • There will also be a 21-cannon salute, face painting, art stations, cake, musical performances in the evening and of course, fireworks to cap off the day.
  • From 12 to 4 p.m., there will be a petting zoo featuring goats, lambs, geese and alpacas.
  • New Canadians will be sworn in at 1 p.m. while the Canadian Armed Forces military band will oversee the raising of the flag.
  • The fireworks are visible over Parc de la Ronde starting at 10 p.m.

Don't forget to share this Informative post with your Canadian Friends. Enjoy this Canada Day National Holiday with lots of fun. :)

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