Canada Day – July 1- Family Fun Activities
Canada Day Family Fun Activities – Crafts
Canada day used to be called “Dominion Day,” it is the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, uniting Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province (now Ontario and Quebec) into a one country.
The Constitution Act of 1867 was mainly a statement of independence from England, although complete independence did not occur until 1982. Canada Day celebrations include parades in many cities and towns, fireworks, outdoor concerts, and festivals. Many Canadians celebrate with picnics, barbecues, or trips to the beach.
The largest celebration occurs in Ottawa, Ontario. it includes a parade, music, and speeches by the Prime Minister and Secretary General on Parliament Hill on July 1st. At the end of the day there is a huge fireworks display. If you go, be sure to take along a picnic lunch ,blanket or chairs to sit on the lawn at Parliament Hill to enjoy the show. .In the evening, for the best view, be sure to head across the Ottawa River to Gatineau to watch the fireworks. There are many family fun activities throughout the downtown area including face painting, vendor booths, and street entertainers ( jugglers, musicians, acrobats). Most restaurants are open. And although there are large crowds, overall people are friendly and polite.