Canada Day 2017


The Canada Day 2017 will be observed on July 1 all over the nation. This occasion marks the anniversary of the formation of Canada as a nation and its Constitution Act (dated 1867). This Constitution Act gave Canada freedom and independence from England. However, the country received complete independence from England in 1982.

The Canada Day had its first official celebration in 1917 when the entire nation observed its 50th birthday. Since then, this occasion has been celebrated with fireworks, sports, games, and concerts.
There are several activities and events held in the city streets, parks, and museums. Besides, there are parties, barbecues, and picnics to help you enjoy this day with your nearest and dearest ones.

Canada Day Ontario - Events and Things to Do

The biggest celebration of the Canada Day occurs in Ontario, especially in the city of Ottawa. There are carnivals, parades, and concerts held in various locations of Ottawa. The museums hold historical presentations whereas the parks organize kids' activities and games to celebrate this occasion. Some of the Canada Day Ontario events that will be held in 2016 are listed below.

  • Events at the Parliament Hill:

  • One of the most exciting events that'll be held on Canada Day 2017 is the display of sparkling fireworks at the Parliament Hill. The President's Choice Canada Day Fireworks will begin at 10p.m. The purpose is to honor the nation's patriots on this important occasion.

    Aside from the fireworks display, there's the flag raising ceremony held at the Parliament Hill. Other events include the changing of the guard, a musical ride, concerts, and evening shows.
    Notable personalities like the Queen of England, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are often present at the Canada events organized in the Parliament Hill. On Canada Day 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may grace these events with their presence.

    Events at the Parliament Hill

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  • Events in museums and National Arts Centre:

  • The museums in Ottawa, Ontario will hold various activities for people of different age groups. The National Arts Centre is most likely to hold performances all throughout the Canada Day 2017. Any visitor can watch these performances for free!

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  • Activities in Major's Hill Park:

  • Here, you can participate in a fun-filled activity like face painting. There'll be music to keep you in good mood. The Major's Hill Park will also organize a photo exhibit on Canada Day 2017.

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  • Celebrations at Brockville:

  • The Canada Day 2017 will be celebrated in Brockville with parades, barbecues, and fireworks. The parade will start from the city hall at 11.45a.m and reach the Court House Green. When the parade reaches the Court House Green by noon, you'll get to hear the “O Canada” song. Then there'll be a cake cutting ceremony to observe the birthday of Canada.
    Among all other events on Canada Day 2017, there'll be a barbecue party organized by the Brockville legion in Park Street. The barbecue will start at noon and continue till 1p.m. This will be followed by a party where you can savor delicious chicken recipes. There there's the Brockville Riverfest which will start on Canada Day 2017 and run through the weekend. There'll also be a fireworks show held at the Blockhouse Island. This show is likely to start at 10p.m.

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  • Stouffville Strawberry Festival in Ontario:

  • This festival is a traditional community fair held during the Canada Day weekend. In 2016, it'll run for 2 days - July 1 and July 2. There'll be food, fun, and entertainment to let you celebrate and enjoy. Kids can indulge in a variety of games and competitions and have fun on this special occasion. Also, there's the fireworks display which you'll enjoy the most.

    Canada Day Ontario

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    Canada Day Toronto - Events and Things to Do

    There are a variety of events organized to celebrate the Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario. Listed below are the major celebrations that are likely to occur on this day in the year 2016.

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  • Toronto Ribfest fireworks:

  • One of the largest celebrations for Canada Day 2017 will be the Toronto Ribfest which is held every year. This event will take place during the entire weekend at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. The Rotary Club of Etobicoke organizes the Toronto Ribfest every year. You'll love the food and live music at the Toronto Ribfest this year.
    There are special attractions for kids who attend the Toronto Ribfest. Carnival rides, pony rides, and candy floss will be the primary attractions of the Canada Day Toronto Ribfest held in 2016. Aside from these celebrations, there'll be a lively display of fireworks at dusk. All these events will start from June 30 and end on July 3, 2016

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  • Celebrations at Ashbridges Bay:

  • The Ashbridges Bay area is known for the fireworks display held on its beach on the Canada Day. You'll find similar celebrations in this area in 2016 as well. It's best to come a little early so that you can shop around, take a stroll, and check out the food at the beachside restaurants, before you actually attend the fireworks display

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  • Events at Black Creek:

  • On Canada Day 2017, the Black Creek Pioneer Village will organize events like the Citizenship Ceremony Watch where 30 people will be offered the citizenship of Canada. This actually happens every year. There'll be fun activities like horse drawn wagon rides and walking on stilts. In addition, you can participate in playing baseball games and croquets.
    Canada Day 2017 is going to be a special day for those who'll explore various events and celebrations organized on this occasion. If you too would like to attend these events, just find out where they'll be held, and you're sure to have a lot of fun and enjoyment.

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    Canada Day Events

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    Canada Day Fireworks

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    Canada Day Messages

    We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human wealth, freedom and privilege.
    Canada Day is a time for friends to get together, just like Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec. Enjoy Canada Day with friends from all over
    Someone's turning 145! Say "happy birthday" to Canada this year - and be sure to have a great holiday celebration yourself, too! Happy Canada Day!
    Canada Day is a truly global holiday, celebrated in England, Hong Kong, Mexico, and all over. Have a very Happy Canada Day wherever you are!
    Time to fly the flag and have fun with family and friends! Enjoy a barbecue or see a parade! Canada Day is a holiday for everyone - have a happy one!

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    Canada Day Quotes

    Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one.
    - John Maynard Keynes
    Canada is one of the planet's most comfortable, and caring, societies.
    - Time magazine
    Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world.
    - Winston Churchill
    In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands.
    - Bill Clinton
    Keep Canada beautiful. Swallow your beer cans.
    - Anonymous
    There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty.
    - Winston Churchill
    What is a Canadian? A Canadian is a fellow wearing English tweeds. - Anonymous

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