Canada 150 was last year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any great celebrations happening near you! Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s happening across our great country this year to celebrate our country’s 151st anniversary!
Starting from the West coast, Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia will be the place to be. It speaks for itself – You can’t get any better than watching the fireworks on a nice breezy summer night along the water in Coal Harbour. The whole seawall is going to be a spectacular view.
Moving East out of the Rockies, if you want fireworks in Calgary, you go along the Bow River footpath near Centre Street Bridge, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of Calgary’s skyline. Honourable mentions include Riverfront Avenue, Prince’s Island Park, the Eau Claire market or Stephen Avenue downtown. You’ll see road closure information here.
Festivities will be happening all weekend and don’t forget: You’re not far from beautiful Lake Louise or Banff!
Wascana Parkway will be the place to be for fireworks in Saskatchewan’s capital city. However, we can’t ignore the tilt for Western Canada’s Strongest Man on the Legislative grounds this Canada Day! More info about the event can be found on their Facebook page.
In Manitoba’s capital, Osborne Village will be home to many pubs and restaurants if you’re hungry! Once you’re done there, the place to be is either Assiniboine Park or even better, right where the Assiniboine and Red River meet – The Forks, which is Winnipeg’s biggest tourist trap. Ever seen the Golden Boy? You’ll find it there. (Don’t worry, the prairies actually get warm summers too!)
We can’t outline all the Greater Toronto Area’s festivities, but celebrations usually happen at four main locations: Canada’s Wonderland, Nathan Philips Square and Queen’s Park, among others. It’s important to note Toronto’s famous three-day Ribfest in Centennial Park – See it for yourself!
In the Old Port, specifically near The Jacques-Cartier Pier, enjoy a boat load of fun-filled activities such as a musical performance by Philippe Beaudin, street hockey, dancing games, inflatable games and more. And of course, this area of Montreal is not new to fireworks, so you can count on an incredible performance in the sky.
Finishing off with the Maritimes, in the area of Dartmouth Crossing, you’ll find many great places to eat or shop before you prepare for fireworks later in the evening over the Halifax Harbour. We hear the best view of the show is at Alderney Landing or away from the crowd in a green space along the waterfront,
A young, talented and local R&B/Pop artist named Keonte Beals will be performing.
There’s nothing like the Maritime vibe – See it to believe it!