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Canada Gets Set For The Party Of The Year

June 26, 2015 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

parliament hill fireworksParliament Hill in in the Canadian city of Ottawa, Ontario, will be ablaze with red and white as patriotic Canadians and thousands of travellers flock to the country’s capital city to celebrate the 148th Canada Day on 1st  July 2015.

The event takes place on three official sites: Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park (Ottawa) and Jacques Cartier Park (Quebec), celebrating the anniversary of Confederation, when Canada became a country separate from the British Empire.

Crowds will gather as dawn breaks, ready for the 9 am flag raising and Changing of the Guard ceremonies. A full day and night of free cultural entertainment follows, including musical performances, children’s activities, culminating with a giant fireworks display after dark.The revelry is matched all over the country with each major city and regional areas celebrating their unique communities and histories.

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Canada Day On Parliament Hill, Ottawa

The city of St John, in the Atlantic province of New Brunswick, began its celebrations 13 days prior to Canada Day with a sea-to-sea theme, reflecting the nation’s motto, A Mari Usque ad Mare. The region celebrates one Canadian territory or province each day, celebrating each unique heritage with events such as the annual “Poutinerie Challenge”, a nod to the province’s Francophone heritage.

As part of this event, the city’s finest poutines (a tasty Acadian dish of French fries, gravy and cheese curds) will be served and judged by an independent chef.


Canada Day On Parliament Hill, Ottawa

From British Columbia in the west to Nova Scotia in the east, Canada is a strong, proud, free country, with a lot to celebrate. With the 150th anniversary just two years away, preparations are already underway for the biggest party of them all.

Visit www.ottawa2017.ca to find out more about this one-in-a-life-time, year-long extravaganza coming up in 2017.


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