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Canada Day celebrates 142nd birthday

A look at the Canada Day festivities, from coast to coast.

Canada Day celebrates 142nd birthday

Canada Day celebrates country’s 142nd birthday 

As Canada gets ready to proudly don red and white, Canada Day activities across the country are geared up to celebrate the history, culture and pride of Canadians from coast to coast. Here’s what’s happening on Canada Day across the country.
 
Vancouver
 
If you’re in Vancouver, party it up at Canada Place – they always have awesome fireworks and, this year, they’re also doing a parade and festival.
 
Edmonton
 
Pancake breakfasts, sports activities, events at city hall, and a great line-up of things to do at Fort Saskatchewan Legacy Park Bandshell are all on the card for Canada Day in Edmonton. Don’t miss one of the many fireworks displays happening around the city as well.
 
Toronto
 
Check out up-and-comers The Abrams Brothers and NQ Arbuckle at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto for Canada Day. Celebrations will finish with a fireworks show at 10:15pm.
 
Montreal
 
Upping the ante this year, Montreal’s Canada Day activities will include the city’s first-ever wakeboarding competition, the Speed Soccer Canada Cup and an aerial parachute show. The evening show will be just as impressive, with 90 minutes of music, lasers and fireworks.
 
Ottawa
 
The biggest ‘do in Canada’s capital region are the events that happen on Parliament Hill, but there are also great Canada Day parties at Major’s Hill and Jacques-Cartier Parks. However, you definitely want to hit up Parliament Hill at some point in the day to take in one of two shows featuring Sarah McLachlan – she’s on the stage during the noon show as well as at night.
 
Halifax
 
Start your day with a pancake breakfast, followed by the Tattoo Parade in downtown Halifax or a picnic on the Commons, take in the sights and sounds of the shows at the Dartmouth Waterfront, and top your Canada Day festivities off with fireworks at Halifax Harbour.