91 New and Exciting Ways to Celebrate Canada 150

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Your ultimate guide to Canada Day and Canada 150 events.

 

Your maple leaf t-shirt is washed, your fridge is loaded with burgers and your shed is stocked with fireworks. Are you celebrating Canada Day the same way you have for decades?

Canada Day is a time to remember our country’s rich history and diverse cultures while celebrating how lucky we are to call it home. But 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, and this year is the year to celebrate differently.

 

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That’s why we’ve scoured the country, from the rugged wilderness of the Yukon to the sandy shores of Newfoundland, to find the events, destinations and establishments that will make this summer, and particularly Canada Day, one to remember.

While many of the events take place on July 1, several are being held later in the summer and throughout the year, so you can continue celebrating Canada 150 long after Canada Day has passed.

 

These are the Canada Day Events You Don’t Want to Miss

 

Alberta

1. Canada Far and Wide  |  2. Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society

3. Edmonton’s Canada Day Celebration  |  4. Town of Strathmore

5. Fort McMurray Urban Market  |  6. Fort Saskatchewan Canada 150 Celebration

7. Canada Day in Grande Prairie  |  8. Lethbridge Word On The Street Festival

9. Canada Day Celebration with Expo Latino  |  10. To Canada With Love

British Columbia

11. Kitsilano Showboat  |  12. Loden Hotel Canada 150 Celebrations  |  13. Langley Centennial Museum

14. Pacific Sands Beach Resort  |  15. Vancouver Fringe Festival  |  16. Art! Vancouver

17. Rocky Mountaineer | 18. Spirit of 150 Victoria | 19. TD Victoria International JazzFest

20. Harmony Arts Festival | 21. Canada’s 150th Birthday in White Rock

Ontario

22. Barrie Dragon Boat Festival | 23. Rhythmfest Barrie | 24. Celebrate and Decorate Contest

25. Canada 150 in Downtown Brockville | 26. Mending Fences

27. Music in the Park | 28. Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

29. Calvary Assembly Canada 150 Celebration | 30. Thousand Islands Playhouse

31. Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta |  32. The Great Waterway of South Eastern Ontario |

33. Fort Henry National Historic Site  |  34. South London Canada Day

35. Toronto Fringe Festival  |36. Toronto Symphony Orchestra | 37. Choir Nation Canada 150 Celebration

38. Peace By Piece | 39. Maple Masterpieces | 40. Mariposa Folk Festival

41. Canadian Road Championships  | 42. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum

43. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum | 44. The Canada Science and Technology Museum

45. Festival of the Sound | 46. Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park

47. Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail | 48. Stratford Festival | 49. Canoe Toronto

50. Canada Days | 51. 2017 Toronto Summer Music Festival | 52. 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

53. International Festival of Authors | 54. Great Art for Great Lakes | 55. Catalog of “Canada 150 by Artists”

56. SESQUI  |  57. Redpath Waterfront Festival | 58. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

59. Honda Indy Toronto | 60. BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture

61. Toronto Brigantine Inc. | 62. Municipality of Tweed Canada Day Celebration | 63. Castlegreen Co-op

Quebec

64. Canadian Museum of History | 65. La Balade Pour la Paix

66. 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships | 67. Apathy is Boring: 150 Years Young

68. We Are the Best | 69. Canada Day 2017 in Québec City

Manitoba

70. Canada Games Festival | 71. The Sam Waller Museum | 72. Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Nova Scotia

73. Town of Annapolis Royal Canada Day Celebration | 74. A Taste of East Preston

75. Canada Day 150: Before & Beyond | 76. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

77. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | 78. Cape Forchu Light Station

Saskatchewan

79. SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

Prince Edward Island

80. Celebrate Canada Day at the Home of Anne of Green Gables | 81. The Dream Catchers

Canada Wide

82. Parks Canada Shop | 83. Timeraiser150 | 84. Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour

85. ParticipACTION 150 Play List | 86. Wapikoni Mobile | 87. Here’s My Canada

88. 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous Canoe Race | 89. NYO Canada  |  90. AquaVan 150

International

91. Juno Beach Centre France

 

Alberta

 

 

1. Canmore Folk Music Festival’s Canada Far and Wide Project

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Location: Canmore, Alberta

Date: Aug. 4, 2017

About the event:

 

Canmore’s Canada Far and Wide project is as a must-visit, because music is a language that unifies the country of Canada and the world. The Canada Far and Wide Project is going to be a memorable event celebrating Canadian music from coast to coast. Even better, it’s entirely free.

Anchored by Cree cellist Cris Derksen, former A Tribe Called Red founder and electric pow-wow artist DJ Shub, Quebec’s Mélisande (électrotrad) who are known for their turn-it-on-its-head Francophone reinterpretations of musical relics and the passionate Toronto-based Coco Love Alcorn, this touring group will be performing Canmore’s Canada Far & Wide concert on Friday, Aug. 4,  in front of the Civic Centre on 7th Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.

The touring collective will be joined by artists performing at each of the festivals. The Canmore guests include Canadians Whitehorse, Birds of Chicago, Leeroy Stagger, Quantam Tangle, and William Prince.

 

 

2. Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society

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Location: Millarville, Alberta

Date: July 17 to Oct. 7, 2017

About the event:

 

The Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society has an approved Alberta Farmers’ Market, which is held from July 17 to Oct. 7, every Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. They will host 4 major events that work in conjunction with the approved Millarville Farmers’ Market. July 17, will feature a Half Marathon “Race to the Market. July 1, will feature the 112th Horse Races. The 21st Millarville Heritage Rodeo will take place July 21-23, and the 110th Priddis & Millarville Fair will be held Aug. 19-20. All of this year’s events will have a Canada 150 focus in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

 

 

3. Edmonton’s Canada Day Celebration

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Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Dates: July 1, and continuing throughout the year

About the event:

 

You’re invited to a party 150 years in the making. Canada is celebrating a special birthday, and the City of Edmonton is no wallflower. From free admission to National Parks and festive additions to the city’s legendary festivals, to a Canada Day for the history books, there’s no reason not to RSVP to this party.

 

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Canada 150 highlights in Edmonton include, The Works Art and Design Festival, Canada Day at Elk Island National Park, Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature, Fort Edmonton Canoe Brigade, Free Admission to Elk Island National Park, tulips in the shape of a polar bear at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

 

 

4. Town of Strathmore

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Location: Strathmore, Alberta

Dates: July 1 and all summer long

About the event:

 

Strathmore is a small community with friendly people and a focus on fun-filled events meant for the entire family. The community prides itself on diversity, history, and a love for the community.

The Town of Strathmore will be hosting a Canada Day Celebration, Battle of the Bands Series, concert, and Picnic in the Park over the summer months in celebration of Canada 150.

 

 

5. Fort McMurray Urban Market

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Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta

Dates: July 1 and throughout summer

About the event:

 

You are invited to the fifth season of the Fort McMurray Urban Market. Join the town of Fort McMurray for afternoon and evening markets in the Jubilee Plaza throughout the summer. Shop farm fresh produce and meats, prepared foods, soaps, crafts, art, and stay for the entertainment. On July 1, visitors will be able to celebrate all things Canadian at the special Canada 150 Urban Market in Jubilee Plaza.

Fun Fact: The Fort McMurray Urban Market is an Alberta Approved Farmers Market, which means that 80 percent of the market’s vendors make, bake or grow their products in Alberta.

 

 

6. Fort Saskatchewan Canada 150 Celebration

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Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Dates: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Nestled along the North Saskatchewan River, 15 minutes North of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan was established as a fort of the North West Mounted Police in 1875. Established as a City in 1985, Fort Saskatchewan in a thriving community, with an annual Canada Day celebration that includes everything from a downtown parade to river valley fireworks.

Amping up the celebration for Canada 150, Fort Sask. has a full day of events including a pancake breakfast, farmers market, parade, car show, kids corner, petting zoo, and entertainment. New family friendly attractions this year include Orb Balls, a trackless train, human foosball, and remote monster trucks.

Special events will include an FREE evening concert at the Legacy Park amphitheatre, with local celtic folk-rockers, The Derina Harvey Band, and headlining Canadian classic rockers, Glass Tiger.

 

 

7. Canada Day in Grande Prairie

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Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta

Dates: June 30 and July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Canada Day is a 24-hour celebration in the City of Grande Prairie. The celebration kicks off on June 30, with live music and entertainment at 8 p.m., in Muskoseepi Park and a pyro-musical fireworks performance at midnight. Wake up to a free Pancake Breakfast at the Eastlink Centre before checking out the parade downtown. Following the parade, there will be entertainment, activities and food vendors in Muskoseepi Park and old-fashioned carnival games, Canadian trivia and a photo booth at the Grande Prairie Museum.

 

 

8. Lethbridge Word On The Street Festival

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Location: Lethbridge, Alberta

Dates: Sept. 23, 2017

About the event:

 

Celebrate Reading and Literacy with the Lethbridge Public Library this Canada Day and all summer long. The Lethbridge Public Library is proud to join communities across the country in a national celebration of literacy, storytelling, and the literary arts, by bringing The Word On The Street Festival to Lethbridge for the 7th year in a row.

 

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The Word On The Street Festival is a signature event in southern Alberta, where they present established and emerging authors, storytellers, informative panel discussions, demonstrations and workshops, live music, tons of activities and a bustling marketplace. The library strives to create a free local festival that represents the diversity of the community, is accessible to all ages, and most importantly, is well attended, lively, and fun.

 

 

9. Canada Day Celebration with Expo Latino

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Location: Calgary, Alberta

Dates: July 1, 2017, Festival Aug. 18-20

About the event:

The Canada Day Celebration with Expo Latino will take place on July 1, and is set to feature the Uno Band as well as a line-up of dance performances. This spectacular Canada Day celebration, funded by the Canadian Heritage Canada Day Celebration Grant by the Federal Government, takes place at the Eau Claire Market in Calgary, Alberta. Those who enjoy the Expo Latino Canada Day Celebration will want to mark their calendars for the Expo Latino Festival Aug. 18-20. 

Expo Latino is a Latin festival that will celebrate its 21st anniversary this year. This action-packed and culture-filled festival has been key in integrating the Latino-American culture within Calgary. It is a prime example of how diverse Calgary and the entire country of Canada really are. In commemoration of Canada 150, they are also celebrating the people that make up this wonderful country and the countless cultures that call Canada home, including 21 Spanish-speaking countries and Brazil. Get a taste of the many sides of Canada at Expo Latino.

 

10. Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery presents “To Canada With Love”

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Location: Red Deer, Alberta

Dates: Now through Aug. 20, 2017

About the event:

 

Why visit the exhibit “To Canada With Love?” Tim van Horn’s passion for Canada is infectious. His portraitist capture the very essence of what it is to be Canadian. He has assembled thousands of portraits into mosaic images that depict Canadian icons, and he has amplified them with quotations about Canada. “To Canada with Love” is one man’s visual love letter to his vast, diverse and amazing country. The individual portraits are sometimes joyful, sometimes poignant, and they all reveal aspects of our identity.

 

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The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) is hosting the exhibit “To Canada With Love” until Aug. 20, 2017. On Monday, August 7, from 1-4 p.m., the MAG is inviting all ‘old timers’ and ‘newcomers’ to join them at the event, “Celebrating Canada 150: Welcome to Red Deer!” They will offer liège waffles by Wannawafel, activities, live music, and will be unveiling their four exterior Canada 150 murals created by photographer Tim Van Horn.

 

 

British Columbia

11. Kitsilano Showboat

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Date: June 19 to Aug. 19

About the event:

 

Attendees come from all over British Columbia, Canada and the world to attend the annual Kitsilano Showboat event. In its 82nd year, this year’s Kitsilano Showboat celebration will include a full day of multi-cultural entertainment and a 7-hour-long program of family-friendly entertainment and fun.

 

12. Loden Hotel Canada 150 Celebrations”

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Date: June 15 to July 3, 2017

About the event:

 

From June 15th to July 3, Loden Hotel celebrates Canada 150 with the True North Taxicab, the country’s smallest gift shop. The exterior of the Loden’s distinctive taxicab will be styled with a Canadian-themed wrap, and the interior will be outfitted with a gift shop, offering a selection of goods from Edible Canada. Watch for the True North Taxicab to be stationed at the entrance to the Loden Hotel, with special appearances around the downtown area. Hotel guests and the public are invited to step inside the one-of-a-kind shop to discover, shop or snap a photo for a chance to win a one-night Distinctly Canada stay. Watch for the #TrueNorthTaxi hitting the streets as of June 15th and keep up to date on its location at www.theloden.com/canada-150.

 

 

13. Langley Centennial Museum

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Location: Fort Langley, British Columbia

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

The Fort Langley Canada Day Festival is a true community celebration, which takes place in the birthplace of British Columbia. The street festival is uniquely situated between the Langley Centennial Museum, the B.C. Farm Museum and the Fort Langley National Historic site. However. Additional activities can be found throughout the charming historic Fort Langley community. In recognition of Canada 150, activities will run from the dawn until well past dusk.

Things kick off with pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and carry on throughout the day with wagon rides, multicultural performers, children’s entertainers, a petting zoo, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a quick draw completion, and as the day winds down, a live open-air theatre and an open-air movie after dusk. This fun family-oriented festival is  genuine reflection of the co-operation and diversity that so characterizes this great nation.

 

 

14. Celebrate Canada 150 at the Pacific Sands Beach Resort

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Location: Tofino, British Columbia

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at the end of the Trans-Canada Highway at Pacific Sands Beach Resort in Tofino, B.C. Set on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park and along the shores of Cox Bay, Pacific Sands features a wide variety of accommodation options ranging from studios to multi-level beach houses. With epic surf, beachside barbecues and amazing views, it’s no surprise this oceanside resort attracts surfers and beach-goers from all over the world.

 

 

15. Vancouver Fringe Festival

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Date: Sept. 7-17, 2017

About the event:

 

While Fringe Festivals are a worldwide movement, the Canadian Fringe circuit features Fringe Festivals across Canada all summer long, with the season ending in Vancouver in September. With live performances that include everything from storytelling to puppets, stand-up, dance, musicals, multimedia and everything in between, you’re sure to find a show for you. Plus with free live music every night at the Fringe Bar, you’re sure to end your summer on a high note at the Vancouver Fringe.

 

 

16. Art! Vancouver

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Art! Vancouver brings the international art world together at the Vancouver Convention Centre, showcasing the artwork of over 25 artists. Art! Vancouver will be participating in the Canada 150 open house at Canada Place through the exhibition of art from across Canada. They will be exhibiting art from established and emerging artists, including paintings, sculptures, photography, digital art and more. There will also be a fun hands-on area where Kathy van Gogh will be demonstrating art techniques throughout the day, and people can try their hand using several art mediums.

 

 

 

17. Rocky Mountaineer

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Location: British Columbia and Alberta

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

Rocky Mountaineer is the world’s largest privately owned luxury tourist train and one of Canada’s iconic travel offerings. Guests can choose from over 65 vacation packages and four unique rail routes that travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The unparalleled experience onboard the all domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world class cuisine, and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

 

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To celebrate Canada’s 150th Rocky Mountaineer is offering guests an exclusive Early Booking Bonus. Travellers can now receive up to $1,000 CAD in added value on select packages to enhance their journey on the same tracks that united the country 150 years ago, travelling past iconic Canadian historical sites like the Last Spike at Craigellachie, B.C. In addition to the EBB promotion, Rocky Mountaineer has also released a new onboard menu for the 2017 season. Created by award-wining Executive Chef Jean Pierre Guerin, this world-class culinary offering is prepared with locally sourced ingredients offering guests a taste of the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

18. Spirit of 150 Victoria

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Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Date: June 21 to July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

This Canada Day, the Spirit of 150 Victoria is offering 11 days of free, live performances from local, regional, and national artists on a stage adjacent to Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour.

 

 

19. TD Victoria International JazzFest

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Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Date: June 23 to July 2, 2017

About the event:

 

Taking place during the week of Canada 150 celebrations from June 23 – July 2, the 34th edition of the TD Victoria International JazzFest features over 350 musicians in 80 performances on 9 stages. Open your ears to “the ten hot days and nights of the coolest music in town” with jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. Headliners include Mavis Staples, Ziggy Marley, Postmodern Jukebox, Tommy Emmanuel, and many more.

 

 

20. Harmony Arts Festival

 

Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia

Date: Aug. 4-13, 2017

About the event:

 

The Harmony Arts Festival is one of the North Shore’s most popular community events that celebrates the arts. The 10-day festival draws people through a balance of visual, culinary and performing arts on the spectacular West Vancouver waterfront. Attracting over 130 000 visitors, the festival receives strong community support, dedicated and eager artists, skilled local performers and praise from all our visitors.

 

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This year, the Harmony Arts Festival will be hosting a public art installation titled Home, Shelter, Belonging sponsored by the by the Community Foundations of Canada for Canada’s 150. The exhibition focuses on metaphors of home and shelter and the related idea of belonging, whether cultural, social, or creative. These metaphors also function as a means of exploring larger themes of settlement and immigration in Canada.

 

 

21. Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in White Rock

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Location: White Rock, British Columbia

Date: August 16, 2017

About the event:

 

The City of White Rock, a beautiful seaside community, is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday on August 16, 2017, and featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds who will soar over Semiahmoo Bay with a spectacular 45 minute aerial demonstration. Visitors will enjoy live music, children’s activities and a dazzling fireworks display at dusk. They will also have the Vancouver-based headlining act, The Washboard Union who will perform outdoors, directly beside the White Rock Museum & Archives at 8 p.m.

 

 

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22. Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

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Location: Barrie, Ontario

Date: August 26, 2017

About the event:

 

The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is a summer event that promotes community spirit, vitality and unity. The fundamental objective of a Dragon Boat Festival is to strengthen community spirit, providing an opportunity for citizens to demonstrate their organizational talent and resources in hosting a major recreational and cultural event. Benefits include fundraising opportunities for local charitable and not-for-profit organizations, increased exposure for local businesses and a fun-filled event the whole family can enjoy.

 

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This year’s festival will have a Canadian theme and feel. Awards such as the team spirit and best dressed awards will be based on Canadian spirit, and there will be Canadian-themed vendors on site too.

 

 

23. Rhythmfest Barrie

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Location: Barrie, Ontario

Date: August 18 and 19, 2017

About the event:

 

In honour of Canada 150, this year’s Rhythmfest will showcase a mix of local and nationally recognized musicians, drummers, and dancers highlighting the role that music, rhythm and dance play in shaping the Canadian identity.

 

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Alberta

1. Canada Far and Wide  |  2. Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society

3. Edmonton’s Canada Day Celebration  |  4. Town of Strathmore

5. Fort McMurray Urban Market  |  6. Fort Saskatchewan Canada 150 Celebration

7. Canada Day in Grande Prairie  |  8. Lethbridge Word On The Street Festival

9. Canada Day Celebration with Expo Latino  |  10. To Canada With Love

British Columbia

11. Kitsilano Showboat  |  12. Loden Hotel Canada 150 Celebrations  |  13. Langley Centennial Museum

14. Pacific Sands Beach Resort  |  15. Vancouver Fringe Festival  |  16. Art! Vancouver

17. Rocky Mountaineer | 18. Spirit of 150 Victoria | 19. TD Victoria International JazzFest

20. Harmony Arts Festival | 21. Canada’s 150th Birthday in White Rock

Ontario

22. Barrie Dragon Boat Festival | 23. Rhythmfest Barrie | 24. Celebrate and Decorate Contest

25. Canada 150 in Downtown Brockville | 26. Mending Fences

27. Music in the Park | 28. Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

29. Calvary Assembly Canada 150 Celebration | 30. Thousand Islands Playhouse

31. Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta |  32. The Great Waterway of South Eastern Ontario |

33. Fort Henry National Historic Site  |  34. South London Canada Day

35. Toronto Fringe Festival  |36. Toronto Symphony Orchestra | 37. Choir Nation Canada 150 Celebration

38. Peace By Piece | 39. Maple Masterpieces | 40. Mariposa Folk Festival

41. Canadian Road Championships  | 42. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum

43. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum | 44. The Canada Science and Technology Museum

45. Festival of the Sound | 46. Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park

47. Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail | 48. Stratford Festival | 49. Canoe Toronto

50. Canada Days | 51. 2017 Toronto Summer Music Festival | 52. 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

53. International Festival of Authors | 54. Great Art for Great Lakes | 55. Catalog of “Canada 150 by Artists”

56. SESQUI  |  57. Redpath Waterfront Festival | 58. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

59. Honda Indy Toronto | 60. BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture

61. Toronto Brigantine Inc. | 62. Municipality of Tweed Canada Day Celebration | 63. Castlegreen Co-op

Quebec

64. Canadian Museum of History | 65. La Balade Pour la Paix

66. 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships | 67. Apathy is Boring: 150 Years Young

68. We Are the Best | 69. Canada Day 2017 in Québec City

Manitoba

70. Canada Games Festival | 71. The Sam Waller Museum | 72. Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Nova Scotia

73. Town of Annapolis Royal Canada Day Celebration | 74. A Taste of East Preston

75. Canada Day 150: Before & Beyond | 76. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

77. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | 78. Cape Forchu Light Station

Saskatchewan

79. SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

Prince Edward Island

80. Celebrate Canada Day at the Home of Anne of Green Gables | 81. The Dream Catchers

Canada Wide

82. Parks Canada Shop | 83. Timeraiser150 | 84. Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour

85. ParticipACTION 150 Play List | 86. Wapikoni Mobile | 87. Here’s My Canada

88. 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous Canoe Race | 89. NYO Canada  |  90. AquaVan 150

International

91. Juno Beach Centre France

 

 

24. Brockville Canada 150 Celebrate and Decorate Contest

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Location: Brockville, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

Brockville Tourism is the gateway to the picturesque St. Lawrence and the 1000 Islands region. Their knowledgeable staff will help visitors take advantage of all of the stunning views and exciting adventures Brockville has to offer.

 

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The town will be decked out with Canada 150 decorations as a part of the Celebrate and Decorate contest. Residents and businesses of Brockville will decorate their establishments so the city will look festive. Canada’s first railway tunnel will have its grand opening August 12th during the Rails to Trails festival, which runs between August 10th-13th. This unveiling will also feature a Victorian-style carnival. During the same weekend, Brockville will also be hosting its annual Ribfest. The city will be alive with celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday.

 

 

25. Canada 150 in Downtown Brockville

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Location: Brockville, Ontario

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Celebrate Canada 150 in Downtown Brockville. With a variety of events and promotions, there’s something for everyone. The 1000 Islands Hydroplane regatta will feature hydroplane races and musical performances. Also on the river, visit the Straw-Beary-Picnic for family-fun. And all of the town’s stores and restaurants will be welcoming people to the area with special Canada 150 promotions and deals.

 

 

26. Mending Fences

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Location: Burlington and Oakville, Ontario

Date: Year-round 2017

About the event:

 

Mending Fences is an ArtHouse collaborative  project inviting youth to participate in the colourful transformation of fences and walls within the Region of Halton in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Mending Fences will redefine public art, strengthen our communities; not only culturally, but it will reinforce a message to all generations that by investing in the well-being of our young people “today”, they will have the opportunity to become our leaders tomorrow. It is also their hope that these public art spaces will stimulate and invite active dialogue rather than just passive observation, and foster social interaction that will lead to a sense of even greater community cohesion.

 

27. Music in the Park held by Caledonia’s Tourism Committee

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Location: Caledonia, Ontario

Date: July 9 and 23, August 20 and 27, 2017

About the event:

 

Caledonia’s Music in the Park series features four different local artists/bands, and they will all be putting on their own little twist to celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. Being Canadian means something spectacularly different to each member of the community and the country, so it will be showcased in four different ways through the summer. The details for each of the four events are as follows:  July 9th: Ashen Blue (blues & rock), July 23rd: Naomi Bristow (country & award winning yodeler), August 20th: The Hype Band (classics & top 40),  August 27th: Saxation (saxophone quartet).

 

 

28. Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

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Location: Cambridge, Ontario

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

The largest single day Family Fun Day in Waterloo Region. Cambridge hosts one of Canada’s largest Canada Day parades, as well as a spectacular fireworks show at dusk. Between these two fantastic segments, they offer live entertainment all afternoon, a midway, massive children’s area, beer garden, vendors and more. It’s the go-to celebration in Waterloo Region.

 

 

 

29. Calvary Assembly Canada 150 Celebration

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Location: Cambridge, Ontario

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Canada is a great place to live, so why not celebrate in a big way with the Cambridge community? The town and Calvary Assembly are thrilled to host their third ever Canada Day Celebration this July 1. It all kicks off at 6 p.m., with a ton of fun games, tasty carnival treats, music and many more activities that extend through the night. A massive fireworks display fills the sky at the 127 Hespeler Rd., location. This is a free, family friendly event you don’t want to miss.

 

 

30. Thousand Islands Playhouse Canada 150 Celebration

 

Location: Gananoque, Ontario

Date: All summer and fall

About the event:

 

The Thousand Islands Playhouse was established in 1982 on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. It has grown to become the largest theatre in Eastern Ontario and one of the top summer theatre festivals in the province. This year marks not only Canada’s 150th birthday, but also the 35th anniversary of TIP. With incredible shows that run to October, we invite you to experience the music that shaped a generation, a romance that captivated the world, a twist on a classic, as well as hilarious stories of love and family. Tie up your boat, grab a drink, and join us for a summer of celebration at Canada’s dockside theatre.

Several plays this season are written by Canadians and tell Canadian stories. From July 7-30, is the show “Maggie & Pierre,” which tells the story of Canada’s most famous romance between Margaret and Pierre Trudeau. From August 11-26 is “Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth,” a heart-warming comedy about two Indigenous sisters reuniting after the Sixties Scoop.

 

 

31. Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Date: June 30 and July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

The majestic Tall Ships are returning to Pier 8 – following their hugely successful visit back in the summer of 2013. The Tall Ships Parade of Sail is a must-see spectacle as the 11 vessels navigate around the Harbour in single file formation before docking at Pier 8.

Prominent vantage points to watch the parade include Pier 8, Bayfront & Pier 4 Parks, York Boulevard Bridge, Burlington Canal and Fisherman’s Pier, Eastport Drive, and LaSalle and Bayshore Parks in Burlington. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to witness the spectacle of 11 Tall Ships gracing Hamilton’s beautiful Waterfront. Learn more about the visiting Tall Ships.

In addition to deck tours and harbour cruises, visitors will enjoy family-friendly and nautical-themed activities, music on the Waterfront Stage featuring great musicians from Hamilton’s thriving music scene, and a plethora of food vendors. For detailed information about this event, visit Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

 

 

 

32. The Great Waterway of South Eastern Ontario

 

Location: Kingston, Ontario

Date: June 25 to July 9, 2017

About the event:

 

Celebrated as Canada’s First Capital and the home of our first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald – Kingston and South Eastern Ontario offers the perfect blend of deep-rooted history and culturally-diverse experiences. Situated amidst the beautiful 1000 Islands among many other waterfronts, visitors have many choices of places to stay amidst a region that spans from Prince Edward County, Trenton and Belleville in the West all of the way to Cornwall and the Quebec border in the East. And within 1 – 2 hour’s drive from Ottawa, The Great Waterway is close by.

The Great Waterway will celebrate Canada 150 in a number of ways. Join them from Jun 25 – Jul 1 for Quinte West’s Multicultural Week. On Jun 30, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be in Canada to help celebrate the country’s 150th, and they’ve chosen Prince Edward County as one of their destinations during their three-day visit. From July 7-9, take in the beautiful of more than 40 tall ships at Bath, Ontario’s Rendez-Vous 2017: Tall Ships Regatta. These events and many more highlight the region and the celebration of Canada 150.

 

 

 

33. Fort Henry National Historic Site

 

Location: Kingston, Ontario

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Travel back in time 150 years. Experience life as it was at the year of Canada’s Confederation at the Fort Henry National Historic Site. Witness the training of the soldiers of the garrison, learn like students did in an authentic 1867 classroom, and see the evolution of the 19th British firearm including the (at the time) state of the art Snider-Enfield rifle introduced one year earlier in 1866.

The Sunset Ceremony is a core event that features the Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Squad and Artillery Detachments presenting a taste of 1860s military music, drill and artillery. The addition of cutting-edge technology allows Fort Henry to present a redesigned ensemble that presents a new, action-packed show.

 

 

34. South London Canada Day

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Location: London, Ontario

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

The Canada Day in South London event is a low cost family oriented event organized by volunteers to provide the community an opportunity to get together and celebrate how happy and proud they are to live in Canada. The town provides free live music from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., free inflatable rides and activities for children and families from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., many non-profit organizations are selling food to raise money for their associations, including the 11th Scout Group, White Oaks Optimist and many cultural associations.  A fantastic Drone Light Show, sponsored by Zomaron, will be presented before the spectacular fireworks display to end the celebration.

 

 

 

35. Toronto Fringe Festival

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 5-16, 2017

About the event:

 

Toronto Fringe showcases the performing arts diversity of Canada! Every year, 750 theatre companies apply to the Toronto Fringe lottery and 160 are selected. The selected participants create shows that range from dance to drama, from improv to musical theatre. It’s the only place in the city where you can see theatre for only $12. The festival offers an outdoor beer garden called the Fringe Club where they program free, all-ages events and concerts. It’s also considered one of the best outdoor patios in the city. You can sample local food vendors and beverages, meet indie artists and become part of the friendly Fringe community. Join the movement! Fringe Festivals exist in over 200 cities worldwide, and Toronto has one in its own backyard.

 

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Through an Ontario 150 grant, the festival has expanded on its youth programming. They now have two youth programs, one called TENT for emerging artists 18-29 and one called Teen Fringe for 13-17 year-olds. Both of these programs are about investing in the theatre community of tomorrow. Fringe is the feeder system of the entire performing arts community, launching careers of dozens of well knows Canadian stars. So by supporting these youth, you are investing in the future of Canadian performing arts.

 

 

36. Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: All year long 2017

About the event:

 

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is honoured to have been chosen by the Government of Canada to present Canada Mosaic. Highlighting this nation’s diverse musical landscape, Canada Mosaic underscores our rich musical past, present, and future through performance, education, innovation, and collaboration in every province. From indigenous to indie, classical to cutting-edge, and with innovative collaborations from coast to coast to coast, Canada Mosaic is a Signature Project of Canada 150, funded by the Government of Canada.

 

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Across the 2017 calendar year, the TSO will present an unprecedented number of commissions, legacy works, and thematic programs. Spotlighting the wealth of existing and new Canadian music, these initiatives will include classical, pop, indigenous, and film music. Cross-country orchestral collaborations will showcase the vast network of excellent Canadian orchestras, composers, and soloists.

 

 

37. Choir Nation Canada 150 Celebration

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 1 and all summer long

About the event:

 

Choir Nation brings friends, families and strangers alike, together through singing. They offer a great line-up of artists, including Murray Foster (Great Big Sea) and Devin Cuddy, who will perform a medley of Canadian classic songs by artists such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Tragically Hip, and Ron Sexsmith. The music director will teach the entire crowd their vocal parts to provide a huge backing choir for the artists on stage.

The event also includes a set by Momentum Choir, an amazing group of musicians from Niagara, each of whom lives with a disability. The choir has performed throughout Ontario and brings huge smiles and big crowds together wherever they play.

 

 

38. Peace By Piece: Quilt of Belonging Exhibition

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Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Date: July 10 to Aug. 16, 2017

About the event:

 

The Quilt of Belonging is a collaborative textile art project that is comprised of 263 blocks. Representing Canada’s main Indigenous groups and every world nation who are all part of Canada’s social fabric, the immense artwork is 120-feet in length, reaching 10-feet high. It celebrates the contributions and stories of the diverse cultures that are an integral part of Canada’s nation-building story.

The exhibition is one of the Heart of Ontario’s authentic Canadian stories and is a must-see experience. The 38-day event, from July 10 to Aug. 16, 2017, is showcased at Hamilton’s The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, and features regional exhibits that look at the history of Halton and the Grand River through story and art. Daily programs include Hands-on Art Escapes, Canadian Storyteller Days, Pique Your Interests, Tourism Thursdays, We Love The Arts and Creativity Workshops.

 

 

39. Maple Masterpieces – Public Art Exhibit

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Location: Orillia, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

Maple Masterpieces celebrates Canada’s 150 years in full colour and creativity. They welcome the world to see 50 stunning Maple Leaf sculptures that showcase the extraordinary places, people and stories that make Canada a fabulous country. It’s an outdoor public art exhibit not to be missed.

Guided Walking Tours of the Maple Exhibit will be offered all summer long, and the public has the chance to vote on their favourite Maple Sculptures to determine the top prize winners.

 

 

40. Mariposa Folk Festival

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Location: Orillia, Ontario

Date: July 7-9, 2017

About the event:

 

For more than 50 years (over 1/3 of Canada’s history), the Mariposa Folk Festival has been presenting world class creators and performers of folk, roots, blues, gospel, acoustic and world music traditions in a beautiful, family-friendly setting. Mariposa is a vibrant celebration of music, dance, story and craft. Experience some of the most renowned folk/roots artists on the North American and international scenes. Share in the rich tapestry of festival experiences that animate the wonderful spirit of Mariposa. Headliners this year include Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, New Pornographers, Ruth B, Matt Andersen, Whitehorse, and many more.

 

 

41. Canadian Road Championships + 150 Play List Fun Ride

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Date: June 24-28, 2017

About the event:

 

The Global Relay Canadian Road Championships presented by Lexus will bring together Canada’s top road cyclists for a week of intense competition. From June 24-28, national titles will be awarded to Junior and Elite athletes competing in a variety of races in Ottawa and Gatineau. This year, racing will be augmented with community programming, including the 150 Play List Fun Ride, which will be held at Tunney’s Pasture on June 25.

 

 

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Alberta

1. Canada Far and Wide  |  2. Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society

3. Edmonton’s Canada Day Celebration  |  4. Town of Strathmore

5. Fort McMurray Urban Market  |  6. Fort Saskatchewan Canada 150 Celebration

7. Canada Day in Grande Prairie  |  8. Lethbridge Word On The Street Festival

9. Canada Day Celebration with Expo Latino  |  10. To Canada With Love

British Columbia

11. Kitsilano Showboat  |  12. Loden Hotel Canada 150 Celebrations  |  13. Langley Centennial Museum

14. Pacific Sands Beach Resort  |  15. Vancouver Fringe Festival  |  16. Art! Vancouver

17. Rocky Mountaineer | 18. Spirit of 150 Victoria | 19. TD Victoria International JazzFest

20. Harmony Arts Festival | 21. Canada’s 150th Birthday in White Rock

Ontario

22. Barrie Dragon Boat Festival | 23. Rhythmfest Barrie | 24. Celebrate and Decorate Contest

25. Canada 150 in Downtown Brockville | 26. Mending Fences

27. Music in the Park | 28. Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

29. Calvary Assembly Canada 150 Celebration | 30. Thousand Islands Playhouse

31. Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta |  32. The Great Waterway of South Eastern Ontario |

33. Fort Henry National Historic Site  |  34. South London Canada Day

35. Toronto Fringe Festival  |36. Toronto Symphony Orchestra | 37. Choir Nation Canada 150 Celebration

38. Peace By Piece | 39. Maple Masterpieces | 40. Mariposa Folk Festival

41. Canadian Road Championships  | 42. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum

43. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum | 44. The Canada Science and Technology Museum

45. Festival of the Sound | 46. Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park

47. Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail | 48. Stratford Festival | 49. Canoe Toronto

50. Canada Days | 51. 2017 Toronto Summer Music Festival | 52. 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

53. International Festival of Authors | 54. Great Art for Great Lakes | 55. Catalog of “Canada 150 by Artists”

56. SESQUI  |  57. Redpath Waterfront Festival | 58. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

59. Honda Indy Toronto | 60. BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture

61. Toronto Brigantine Inc. | 62. Municipality of Tweed Canada Day Celebration | 63. Castlegreen Co-op

Quebec

64. Canadian Museum of History | 65. La Balade Pour la Paix

66. 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships | 67. Apathy is Boring: 150 Years Young

68. We Are the Best | 69. Canada Day 2017 in Québec City

Manitoba

70. Canada Games Festival | 71. The Sam Waller Museum | 72. Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Nova Scotia

73. Town of Annapolis Royal Canada Day Celebration | 74. A Taste of East Preston

75. Canada Day 150: Before & Beyond | 76. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

77. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | 78. Cape Forchu Light Station

Saskatchewan

79. SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

Prince Edward Island

80. Celebrate Canada Day at the Home of Anne of Green Gables | 81. The Dream Catchers

Canada Wide

82. Parks Canada Shop | 83. Timeraiser150 | 84. Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour

85. ParticipACTION 150 Play List | 86. Wapikoni Mobile | 87. Here’s My Canada

88. 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous Canoe Race | 89. NYO Canada  |  90. AquaVan 150

International

91. Juno Beach Centre France

 

 

42. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

One of the best aviation museums in the world, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum presents the history of Canada’s aeronautical legacy, from the pioneer era to the jet age. Over 130 aircraft chronicle the ancient dream of flight and the significant part played by Canadians in the development of aviation. Uncover the development of the flying machine and then jump into the Redbird to feel the rush of flying high. The full-motion flight simulator, used to train pilots, will put you in control as you fly around the Ottawa area. And, during the summer, hop into the circa 1939 open cockpit biplane for a real-life flight around the capital.

As the national repository of Canada’s aeronautical and space heritage, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum invites Canadians of all ages and from all regions to explore the wonders of flight and the contribution of aviation to the transformation and development of Canada.

 

 

43. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

A unique family learning adventure awaits you this summer. This fresh-air experience will awaken your senses as you discover the fascinating world of agriculture. Feed your mind and imagination in the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s many exhibitions — Food Preservation: The Science You Eat, Tractors, Soil Lab, and Energy Park: Nature at Work, as well as new displays and artifact spotlights every year. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through the animal barns, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on activities, and food demonstrations.

Canada’s unique agricultural heritage is now featured at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, where you can explore the sights and sounds of typical farm life and celebrate Canada’s rich history this Canada Day and all summer long.

 

 

44. The Canada Science and Technology Museum

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Date: Year-round

About the event:

 

The renewed, modern museum, set to open in November 2017, will continue to promote and celebrate Canada’s long history of scientific and technological achievements, and to inspire future innovation year-round. When it reopens, it will feature over 7,400 square metres of new exhibition space, including an 850 square metres of temporary exhibition hall to accommodate travelling exhibitions from around the world.

 

 

45. Festival of the Sound

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Location: Parry Sound, Ontario

Date: July 21 to Aug. 13, 2017

About the event:

 

Festival of the Sound is Canada’s premier summer classical and jazz music festival hosting more than 60 unique events, 50 artists, 20 ensembles, films, live music cruises, lectures and much more. Celebrating Canada 150, Festival of the Sound has arranged a variety of performances celebrating Canadian music icons such as Leonard Cohen, Oscar Peterson, Phil Nimmons, Guy Lombardo, Mart Kenney and more.

Festival of the Sound is held annually in the prestigious Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts overlooking beautiful Georgian Bay. Be sure to join them for another spectacular season as they celebrate great music and Canadian icons. Full 2017 schedule and details available at www.festivalofthesound.ca or toll free at 866-364-0061.

 

 

46. Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park

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Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

Friends of Sandbanks Park works alongside Sandbanks Provincial Park to make the Park an even better place to visit. The area is unique, it’s the site of the world’s longest freshwater baymouth bar, a spectacular series of dunes on the shores of Lake Ontario. The beaches are breathtaking, with many areas suitable for family swimming. With five campgrounds offering sites from basic camping to the RV experience, spending time here is an idyllic experience.

The park is celebrating Canada 150 by planting 150 sugar maples along park trails. You can help them commemorate Canada’s anniversary by exploring the trails, lakes, beaches and campsites with your family and friends this summer.

 

 

47. Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail

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Location: Stratford, Ontario

Date: Daily throughout 2017

About the event:

Stratford, Canada’s premier arts town, is a celebrated culinary destination. Passionate farmers, chefs and artisans bring you the best of the region at bountiful farmers markets, innovative chef school classes, chic restaurants and authentic culinary experiences. The Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail is one of the fun ways to explore the vibrant walkable community and satisfy your sweet tooth before a play at the Stratford Festival.

 

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Celebrations on July 1, in Stratford include the unveiling of the new Market Square, the music of Canadian folk singer Trent Severn, a parade and festive fireworks.

 

48. Stratford Festival

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Location: Stratford, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

What better time to visit Stratford than 2017? Canada is throwing its doors wide open as it marks its 150th anniversary as a nation and the Stratford Festival has planned a wealth of programming to celebrate the event, with a suite of 14 plays and scores of Forum events exploring our sense of identity – as individuals, as compatriots, and as members of the human race.

To mark Canada 150, the Stratford Festival is presenting an all-Canadian season at its Studio Theatre, presenting plays by three generations of female Canadian playwrights: The Breathing Hole by Colleen Murphy (world première; commissioned by the Stratford Festival especially for Canada 150); The Virgin Trial by Kate Hennig (world première); and The Komagata Maru Incident by Sharon Pollock.

 

 

49. Canoe Toronto

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 1 and all summer long

About the event:

Canoe Toronto offers the experiences of paddling historic Canadian Fur Trade era Voyageur Canoes and the chance to paddle through the picturesque Toronto Islands lagoons. Their tours are a great way to have fun, be active and see some of Toronto’s best sights. Toronto Islands are a beautiful place to spend time away from the city, take in the nature and wildlife or even have a picnic or bbq.

 

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To celebrate Canada 150 in Toronto, 150 Fur Trade Era Voyageurs will paddle through the Toronto Islands in a fleet of 10 Voyageur Canoes.

 

50. Canada Days

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: June 30 to July 1, 2017

About the event:

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Canada Days. A citywide celebration, Canada Days presents festivities at four locations across Toronto including a four-day festival at Nathan Phillips Square from June 30 to July 3, and one-day events at Mel Lastman Square, Humber Bay Park West and Scarborough Civic Centre on July 1. The rich fabric of Canada will be heard, seen and felt this summer. Canada Days is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Province of Ontario’s Ontario 150 Program and the Government of Canada.

 

 

51. 2017 Toronto Summer Music Festival

 

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 13 to Aug. 5, 2017

About the event:

 

Toronto Summer Music Festival brings outstanding classical music experiences to the city in the summer with a program featuring renowned Canadian and international artists in 26 main stage concerts, plus masterclasses, free outreach concerts, lectures, and workshops.

The 2017 Festival theme, Celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial, explores the music of Canada and features some of the country’s renowned classical performers. In his first season as Artistic Director of Toronto Summer Music, Jonathan Crow has programmed a festival where the music of Canadian composers including R. Murray Schafer and Gary Kulesha, and new works by Carmen Braden and Jordan Pal, will be heard alongside repertoire from around the world that influenced Canada’s burgeoning musical scene.

The 2017 Festival showcases an outstanding roster of Canadian and international artists including superstar Canadian violinist James Ehnes, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, soprano Soile Isokoski, the Rolston String Quartet, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Visit www.torontosummermusic.com for a full calendar of events.

 

 

52. 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 14-16, 2017

About the event:

 

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Canada’s largest and longest running juried outdoor contemporary art fair. This free public event runs from July 14 to 16, 2017 at Nathan Phillips Square and showcases works by over 340 contemporary visual artists and makers, ranging in medium from painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media to jewelry and ceramics. Each year, more than 100,000 visitors flock to Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition to discover new Canadian talent, meet favourite artists, purchase new creations, exchange knowledge with seasoned art buyers and industry professionals, and to enjoy the on-site festivities.

 

 

53. International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

 

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: October 19-29, 2017

About the event:

 

The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) presents internationally renowned authors and distinctive new writers together with the finest Canadian literary voices in a forum that celebrates books and writing. From October 19th to the 29th, the festival provides opportunities to see your favourite Canadian and international authors in readings, one-on-one interviews and thought-provoking panel discussions. Every year, a number of marquee events are held at the festival, including a fundraiser for PEN Canada, readings by finalist authors for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction (English Language) and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

 

 

54. Great Art for Great Lakes

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Location: Ontario wide

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) involves eight community participation art projects across Ontario that will focus on ideas that evoke a sense of celebration and highlight the grandeur of our country’s iconic Great Lakes, and its connection to its people, their history, and diverse cultures.

All summer long, GAGL will host free, community-driven events, open to the public of all ages in Kingston, Hamilton, Mississauga, Sudbury-Manitoulin, Thunder Bay, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Owen Sound & Toronto, to deepen our understanding of the service these great waters have provided to our collective identity, and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

 

 

55. Catalog of “Canada 150 by Artists”

 

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

The Canadian Chinese Cultural Development of Arts Association (CC Culture), a non-profit organization supporting the development of artistic ties, plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary by publishing a hard cover book, printed on high quality art paper, featuring selected works of 150 remarkable contemporary artists, which will be followed by four art exhibitions in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver.

 

 

56. SESQUI

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

SESQUI is a new and inspiring way to see and understand Canada: an immersive journey into the heart, soul and future of this great country. Powered by cutting-edge technology, SESQUI offers a revolutionary 360° cinematic experience marking Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. In 2017, SESQUI invites millions of Canadians to be co-creators of the Canada they want for the future.

 

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Featuring the full dome screening experience along with virtual reality storytelling, interactive games and learning resources, SESQUI showcases the best in Canadian arts and innovation. By engaging with their landscape and culture of creativity, they invite all Canadians to participate in Canada 150 celebrations and to share the future that is all around us.

 

 

57. Redpath Waterfront Festival

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 1-3, 2017

About the event:

 

The Redpath Waterfront Festival is a free annual family-oriented event that brings unique and interactive programming to Toronto’s waterfront for one fun weekend each summer. There are so many ways to celebrate a nation as diverse as Canada, and that’s why we’re bringing a variety of programs to the waterfront. Canuck it up July 1-3 with the Royal Canadian Navy, West Coast Lumberjack Show, Canada 150 Fund initiative Rhythm of the Nation, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck and more fun on the waterfront.

 

 

58. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: Nov. 3-12, 2017

About the event:

 

The Royal is celebrating its 95th year along with Canada’s 150th. The Fair is a world-class, live event with over 5,000 farm animals, plus the famous Royal Horse Show. Hosted in the heart of Canada’s largest city, it’s a chance to interact with live animals, be entertained and inspired by top performers, try some of the best culinary delights and learn about food and the path it takes from farm to table. The Royal has something for the whole family. From November 3 -12, 2017

 

 

59. Honda Indy Toronto

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 14-16, 2017

About the event:

 

Ontario’s largest annual sporting event, the Honda Indy Toronto, happens again at Exhibition Place, July 14-16. The streets are transformed into a world-class racetrack on which some of racing’s greatest drivers will compete. Toronto is the only international stop for the Verizon IndyCar Series which serves as Sunday’s racing headliner, with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series as the Saturday feature. This beautiful city is on full display to a global television audience. It’s not just about racing, but also a festival of off track activities for the whole family.

 

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During Fan Friday at the Honda Indy Toronto, gates are open to race fans of all ages with a voluntary donation to Make-A-Wish® Canada, thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association. Kids 12 and under receive free general admission throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

 

 

60. BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 22-23, 2017 

About the event:

 

With over 100,000 attendees last year, this year’s celebration brings a stellar line-up of live performances, an outdoor art fair, specially commissioned hands-on cultural projects as kids’ activities, and even bigger initiatives including BIG Murals and Fixie Fest at the BIG X stage. Visit over 100 vendors, be inspired by 100 artists, and experience exceptional musicians; MALOO, Nitty Scott, Phèdre, SlowPitchSound and Sydanie, to name a few, along with talents selected by Finn & Wolf and Justin Schwab at the Holy Oak Stage.

 

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This outdoor pedestrian take-over will liberate Bloor Street between Dufferin and Lansdowne, and animate West of Lansdowne along Bloor Street to the West Toronto Railpath through offsite projects. It’s open to all ages, family friendly and free.

 

 

61. Toronto Brigantine Inc.

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Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

Whether it’s looking out into the fog roll over the water, feeling adrenaline flow as the perfect gust of wind fills the sails or sharing an inside joke with new friends; sailing with Toronto Brigantine is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Each summer, youth leave full of memories and stories to share with their loved ones back home about the memorable time they had sailing with them. Toronto Brigantine provides youth each summer with the opportunity become leaders develop personal autonomy and find out who they are. Through peer to peer delivery, this program allows them to see themselves reflected in leadership roles, offering a truly amazing experience for young people.

 

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The ships will be participating in Rendez-vous 2017 events with Sail Training International. You can also find them at the Tall Ship festivals in Hamilton, Ontario, Bath, Ontario, Trois Rivieres, Quebec and Quebec City in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

 

 

62. Municipality of Tweed Canada Day Celebration

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Location: Tweed, Ontario

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

The Municipality of Tweed is the perfect venue for outdoor enthusiasts this Canada Day. Whether you enjoy hiking, paddling, fishing, or local events, you will find the perfect adventure in their backyard. Located half way between Toronto and Ottawa, the Municipality of Tweed is your playground.

Their Canada 150 event is a Farm to Table Community Dinner, where everyone is invited to join in the celebration and to be a part of this once-in-a-generation chance to celebrate the community, its agriculture, and ts heritage.

 

 

63. Castlegreen Co-op

 

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Castlegreen Co-Op’s Annual Canada Day celebrations are some of the best in Thunder Bay, inviting families and friends to bring the community together. This year’s even includes Macgillvary Pipe Band of Thunder Bay doing the ceremonies, canteen & beer gardens, kids activities in Centre park – bubbles, basketball, bowling, twister, snakes and ladders, kite flying, a fish pond ($2.00), Toddler Towne for children 5 and under, puzzles, Frisbees, bunnies, a dunk tank, waterslide, chili and cake contest and so much more. It’s Canada’s birthday bash, and it will be ending with an elaborate fireworks show, dancing, and drinking for everyone over the age of 19 after 9:30 p.m.

 

 

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64. Canadian Museum of History

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Location: Gatineau, Quebec

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

The Canadian History Hall presents Canada’s story as you’ve never seen it before. Explore Canada’s history through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it. Discover the collective story of conflict, struggle and loss, as well as success, achievement and hope. This new signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past — a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding.

 

 

65. La Balade Pour la Paix- An Open-Air Museum

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Location: Montreal, Quebec

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

The major international public art exhibition La Balade Pour la Paix: An Open‐Air Museum is part of the official programming for Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. The route features 67 stations (30 sculptures and 42 photographs) by Canadian and international artists. It is lined with the flags of the close to 200 member countries of the United Nations, along with those of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

 

 

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Alberta

1. Canada Far and Wide  |  2. Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society

3. Edmonton’s Canada Day Celebration  |  4. Town of Strathmore

5. Fort McMurray Urban Market  |  6. Fort Saskatchewan Canada 150 Celebration

7. Canada Day in Grande Prairie  |  8. Lethbridge Word On The Street Festival

9. Canada Day Celebration with Expo Latino  |  10. To Canada With Love

British Columbia

11. Kitsilano Showboat  |  12. Loden Hotel Canada 150 Celebrations  |  13. Langley Centennial Museum

14. Pacific Sands Beach Resort  |  15. Vancouver Fringe Festival  |  16. Art! Vancouver

17. Rocky Mountaineer | 18. Spirit of 150 Victoria | 19. TD Victoria International JazzFest

20. Harmony Arts Festival | 21. Canada’s 150th Birthday in White Rock

Ontario

22. Barrie Dragon Boat Festival | 23. Rhythmfest Barrie | 24. Celebrate and Decorate Contest

25. Canada 150 in Downtown Brockville | 26. Mending Fences

27. Music in the Park | 28. Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

29. Calvary Assembly Canada 150 Celebration | 30. Thousand Islands Playhouse

31. Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta |  32. The Great Waterway of South Eastern Ontario |

33. Fort Henry National Historic Site  |  34. South London Canada Day

35. Toronto Fringe Festival  |36. Toronto Symphony Orchestra | 37. Choir Nation Canada 150 Celebration

38. Peace By Piece | 39. Maple Masterpieces | 40. Mariposa Folk Festival

41. Canadian Road Championships  | 42. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum

43. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum | 44. The Canada Science and Technology Museum

45. Festival of the Sound | 46. Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park

47. Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail | 48. Stratford Festival | 49. Canoe Toronto

50. Canada Days | 51. 2017 Toronto Summer Music Festival | 52. 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

53. International Festival of Authors | 54. Great Art for Great Lakes | 55. Catalog of “Canada 150 by Artists”

56. SESQUI  |  57. Redpath Waterfront Festival | 58. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

59. Honda Indy Toronto | 60. BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture

61. Toronto Brigantine Inc. | 62. Municipality of Tweed Canada Day Celebration | 63. Castlegreen Co-op

Quebec

64. Canadian Museum of History | 65. La Balade Pour la Paix

66. 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships | 67. Apathy is Boring: 150 Years Young

68. We Are the Best | 69. Canada Day 2017 in Québec City

Manitoba

70. Canada Games Festival | 71. The Sam Waller Museum | 72. Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Nova Scotia

73. Town of Annapolis Royal Canada Day Celebration | 74. A Taste of East Preston

75. Canada Day 150: Before & Beyond | 76. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

77. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | 78. Cape Forchu Light Station

Saskatchewan

79. SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

Prince Edward Island

80. Celebrate Canada Day at the Home of Anne of Green Gables | 81. The Dream Catchers

Canada Wide

82. Parks Canada Shop | 83. Timeraiser150 | 84. Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour

85. ParticipACTION 150 Play List | 86. Wapikoni Mobile | 87. Here’s My Canada

88. 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous Canoe Race | 89. NYO Canada  |  90. AquaVan 150

International

91. Juno Beach Centre France

 

 

66. 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

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Location: Montreal, Quebec

Date: Oct. 2-8, 2017

About the event:

 

From Oct. 2 to 8, Montreal will have the honor of hosting the most impressive gymnastics show in the world. For seven days of competition, more than 500 gymnasts from 80 countries will gather at the Olympic Stadium under the watchful eye of the Queen of the Montreal Olympic Games and spokesperson for the event, Nadia Comaneci. In front of tens of thousands of spectators in search of strong emotions, the athletes will compete with elegance, strength and agility in the hopes of winning one of the 12 world champion titles. Don’t miss out on this truly unique experience

 

 

67. Apathy is Boring: 150 Years Young

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Location: Montreal, Quebec

Date: All year long

About the event:

 

The 150 Years Young project is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative by Apathy is Boring. As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, they’re taking back the youth civic and political engagement. Apathy is Boring has teamed up with community partners and 12 city ambassadors to tell their own story about youth in Canada. The cities featured most prominently in this project are Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. They’re dressing down democracy by sharing the diverse ways millennials are having a positive impact on their communities, and working to shape a country where all youth exercise their power.

 

 

68. We Are the Best

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Location: Quebec and Canada-wide

Date: All year long

About the event:

WE ARE THE BEST is a series of 52 videos exploring Canada’s extraordinary culinary richness. This project is part of a cross-country tour during which Ricardo discovers Canada’s very best products that are gaining attention at home and abroad. The videos also explore Canada’s varied landscapes and celebrate the important contributions of its cultural communities.

 

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WE ARE THE BEST is an initiative developed for the 150th anniversary of Confederation and it aims to inspire pride across Canada in 2017.

 

 

69. Canada Day 2017 in Québec City

 

Location: Quebec City, Quebec

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Celebrate Canada Day in Québec City. The city will be offering a great variety of activities waiting for you from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit with your family and friends and enjoy the entire day together. The following are all of the free activities planned for the day: Crossfit, yoga, cardio-musculation, mass of thanksgiving, official flag-raising ceremony, family activities and shows, a Canada Day cake, live music, fireworks and so much more. It’s guaranteed to be a day in Quebec City to remember.

 

 

Manitoba

 

 

70. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Canada Games Festival

 

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: July 29 to Aug. 12, 2017

About the event:

 

The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Canada Games Festival (July 29-August 12) will celebrate the many unique facets of Canadian culture by showcasing an array of professional artists from across Canada. The festival will act as a central hub for spectators, athletes, volunteers and the Manitoba community during the 2017 Canada Summer Games which will have a distinctly festive atmosphere in light of the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games and Canada’s 150th.

With more than 150 acts performing over 11 days, there will truly be something for everyone and will showcase the talent and diversity of Canada’s finest performers. Headliners include Ontario’s Serena Ryder and Kardinal Offishall; Saskatchewan’s The Sheepdogs and Buffy Saint-Marie; Nova Scotia’s Natalie MacMaster and The Trews; Newfoundland’s Alan Doyle; P.E.I’s Jenn Grant; New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen and Les Hay Babies; Quebec’s Coeur de Pirate; Nunavut’s Tanya Tagaq and the Jerry Cans; B.C.’s Loverboy; and Alberta’s Brett Kissel. Manitoba Night will include Royal Canoe, William Prince, Fred Penner and a special performance by the Crash Test Dummies with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  The Festival features family-friendly activities along with Indigenous, Francophone and cultural content and is taking place at The Forks in downtown Winnipeg. Best of all, the event is free to attend!

 

71. The Sam Waller Museum

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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date: July 29 to Aug. 12, 2017

About the event:

 

The Sam Waller Museum is honoured and proud to interpret the history of its area – The Pas, Opaskwayak Cree Nation and the Rural Municipality of Kelsey – as well as the personal story and collection of Sam Waller, the museum’s founder and namesake. The museum is full of historical treasures, as well as artifacts international, scientific and eclectic. Exploring the Museum means you will most likely see something you haven’t before, or will learn something new, no matter how many times you’ve been through.

 

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Along with free entry to the museum, free refreshments and kids’ activities will be offered in honor of Canada Day.

 

 

72. Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

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Location: Gimli, Manitoba

Date: Aug. 4-7, 2017

About the event:

 

The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba is celebrating its 128th festival year and the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba legacy project, Viking Park. Icelandic Festival is one of the oldest ethnic festivals in North America and every August, more than 50,000 people gather in Gimli, Manitoba to celebrate Icelandic culture and descent.

 

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The grand opening of Viking Park will take place Saturday, Aug. 5, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the park site. The theme of this year’s festival is “Discover your Land,” and it celebrates the connection and rich history of Canada, Iceland and Canadian-Icelandic communities.

 

 

Nova Scotia

 

 

73. Town of Annapolis Royal Canada Day Celebration

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Location: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Date: June 30 to Aug. 16, 2017

About the event:

 

For Canada 150, the Town of Annapolis Royal is pulling out all the stops. They are featuring multiple events, on multiple days. This includes music on the newly constructed amphitheater and a beer garden on June 30th. On Canada Day there will be a cake cutting, the singing of O Canada, family fun games, a short play, music, a photo booth, a visit from delegates of the twin City of Royan, France, and a community kitchen party featuring FREE lobster rolls. They are also the last stop during Rendez-Vous 2017, as they watch the tall ships sail past the historic waterfront on August 16th. Rendez-Vous 2017 will include costumed re-enactors, the Pirates of Halifax, music, including JP Cormier, and much, much more- with a huge fireworks display to finish off the day.

 

74. Celebrate Canada Day with A Taste of East Preston

 

Location: East Preston, Nova Scotia

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

East Preston is one of the oldest communities in Canada. Celebrating Canada Day at a Taste of East Preston helps to make it a special celebration, as people seek opportunities to celebrate Canada with family and friends. The East Preston United Baptist Church’s A Taste of East Preston reaches a large audience, attracts many volunteers and provide participants with a welcoming space and activities to enjoy with family and friends. It bridges cultures and generations as people gather to enjoy special home cooked foods that are traditional African-Nova Scotian cuisine. There will also be entertainment, art appreciation, games and an opportunity to network and explore the beauty of this community.

 

 

75. Canada Day 150: Before & Beyond

 

Location: Greenwood, Nova Scotia

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

Canada Day 150 in Greenwood is the first multi-community event to celebrate our country, our history and our future. Canada Day 150 in Greenwood upholds the national themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation, youth, and the environment. Everyone is welcome to Greenwood, Nova Scotia, the geographic centre of the magnificent Annapolis Valley, to celebrate Canada Day with a historical procession to share the country’s incredible history and highlight the youth that will soon be the future.

 

 

76. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

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Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date: June 29 to July 6, 2017

About the event:

 

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a hallmark event in Halifax – the world’s largest annual indoor show, and the largest arts event in Atlantic Canada. Performers from far and wide (Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) will join them for a special Canada 150 celebration at the Tattoo. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.

 

 

77. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date: All year long

About the event:

 

Celebrate Canada 150 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 – home to a world of stories honouring the immigrants who helped shape the Canada we know today. From welcoming home the Museum’s Canada: Day 1 exhibit, to hands-on workshops and lively performances, join them for special Canada 150 events and programs at Pier 21 throughout 2017.

 

 

78. Cape Forchu Light Station

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Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

The Cape Forchu Light House has a history older than Canada itself. It was Established in 1840, and was the guide to the second largest shipping port in Canada. A beacon to maritime culture, the Cape offers a very unique experience. With rugged coastlines, gorgeous vistas and plenty of picnicking places, the Cape is both a centre for learning and ecological tourism.

 

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On Canada’s 150 birthday, the Cape Forchu Light Station will play host to the Second Annual Canada Day Concert, featuring local artists and local cuisine for all to enjoy.

 

 

Saskatchewan

 

 

79. SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

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Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Date: June 24-25, 2017

About the event:

 

The 2017 SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival will once again take flight in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on June 24 and 25. This world-class event attracts kite flyers, enthusiasts and fun loving people from across the globe to one prairie field to enjoy an exciting weekend of kiting and family fun. This year, kite artists and performers are coming from Germany, England, and all across the United States and Canada.

 

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This free admission festival features beautiful, original handmade art kites, giant creature kites the size of houses, speeding kite buggies racing eighty kilometers an hour, screaming stunt kites flying in tandem, and an one hundred kite train soaring to the skies. Kids of all ages will enjoy balloon sculpting, the bubble station, juggling tent, mystery sandpile, bol racing, face painting and ongoing kite workshops. Everyone can experience the thrill of flying in the vast Saskatchewan air space with some of the world’s best kite artists and performers.

 

 

Prince Edward Island

 

 

 

80. Celebrate Canada Day at the Home of Anne of Green Gables

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Location: Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Date: July 1 and all summer long

About the event:

 

Prince Edward Island has everything you are looking for in an incredible vacation destination. Adventure, natural beauty, fun festivals, miles of white sand beaches, delicious culinary delights, history and of course, Anne of Green Gables. Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote the novel in Cavendish, the town that she was born in. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world come to see the sites that inspired the novel. There are many Anne attractions and activities, as well as museums and historical sites dedicated to L.M. Montgomery.

In 2017 to celebrate Canada 150, Parks Canada is offering free admission to Green Gables Heritage Place. Come explore Anne’s land, and discover so much more. Come find your Island.

 

 

81. The Dream Catchers

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Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Date: June 21 and all summer long

About the event:

 

Take hip hop, spoken word and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, choose 26 of the most diverse and exciting young actors from across the country and experience The Dream Catchers. The show is a vibrant music and dance filled spectacle that explores the dreams of young Canadians.

With brand new original music, dance and story from City Natives, Emm Gryner, Kinnie Starr, Paper Lions, Khodi Dill, Fred Penner, Nikki Payne, Carmen Braden, Romesh Thavanathan, Daniel Maté, Riley Simpson-Fowler, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Caroline Savoie and Twin Flames – and featuring the TD Confederation Centre Young Company – The Dream Catchers’ promises to leave audiences full of possibility.

The Dream Catchers will open in both Charlottetown and Ottawa on National Aboriginal Day, June 21st, and tour the country until August 19th. Come see us in Charlottetown (Monday to Saturday at Confederation Centre), or keep an eye out for us in a community near you!

 

 

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82. Parks Canada Shop

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Location: Canada wide

Date: All year long

About the event:

 

Its simple really…we are Canada! As stated on the Parks Canada website, Parks Canada offers “The Official Merchandise of True Canadian Spirit”. Parks Canada exemplifies and honors the beauty and history of our country. The organization believe all Canadians should show there Canada 150 pride while wearing Parks Canada Gear. All of the products sold support the maintenance of Canada’s National Parks, Historic Sites and Marine Conservation Areas. This year, they’re offering a wide array of Made in Canada items to further promote your Canadian Pride.

 

 

83. Timeraiser150

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Location: Canada wide

Date: All year long

About the event:

 

Timeraiser150 is Canada’s party for social good. It supports Canadian artists, matches nonprofits with skilled volunteers and allows individuals to give back in the community while acquiring an original work of art. It’s a win-win-win for everyone involved AND a great party.  Ten Timeraiser150 parties in 10 provinces allow Canadians to bid on original art by investing volunteer time, not dollars, to causes they care about. Each Timeraiser150 pulls out all the stops to throw a great party – from live performances to delicious local food and drink.

 

 

84. Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour

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Location: Yukon to Labrador

Date: June 2 to Aug. 18, 2017

About the event:

 

Eleven weeks. Ninety-seven air shows. Thirty-one thousand kilometres. ArcticTour150 will bring Canada 150 celebrations North of 60, giving northern Canadians the opportunity to join in on the fun, and truly making the celebrations reach from coast to coast to coast.

 

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The air shows will reach every community in the North, including Baker Lake on July 1, the geographical centre of Canada, and Alert, Nunavut, the world’s most northern permanently inhabited point. The Canadian Air Force has also recognized the significance of the tour, and has scheduled its CF-18 Demonstration Jet to fly in 5 locations, including Whitehorse and Yellowknife. In addition to the air shows, there is also a large educational component which will reach students, through partnerships with social activism organization WE, the air show industry’s Ryan Poe Foundation, the Literacy Legacy Project, and renowned Métis speaker, author and educator David Bouchard.

 

 

85. ParticipACTION 150 Play List

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Location: Canada wide

Date: All year long

About the event:

 

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is the ultimate list of Canadian activities. To celebrate Canada’s 150th, they’re challenging Canadians to check as many activities off the list as they can. Prizes include gift cards, trips for two, and a brand-new Chevrolet, and events are happening from coast-to-coast-to-coast all year long. Sign up today and get active for your chance to win.

 

 

86. Wapikoni Mobile

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Location: Canada wide

Date: April to November, 2017

About the event:

 

From April to November 2017, a caravan equipped with exterior projection equipment and staffed by two facilitators is making its way across Canada, covering 10 provinces and stopping in 100 Indigenous communities and 50 cities to share a selection of short films directed by Indigenous youth from Eastern Canada with Canadians from different backgrounds. Witness the flowering of a new generation of talented young Indigenous filmmakers, learn about other cultures and participate in a discussion about Indigenous films and realities with the projectionists-facilitators. The choice of these works, with their unique stories, is aimed at discovering dynamic Indigenous voices and incredible talents coming straight from the communities.

 

 

87. Here’s My Canada, A Program of Historica Canada

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Location: Canada wide

Date: Now through Aug. 31

About the event:

 

The Here’s My Canada video contest is an opportunity for people to share what Canada means to them, and contribute to a digital legacy that reflects back on the past 150 years and looks forward to our future as a country. Here’s My Canada is a project of Historica Canada and is a Canada 150 Signature project.

 

88. 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous Canoe Race

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Location: Canada wide

Date: Kick off Events begin on June 29

About the Event:

 

The 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous is a Canada 150 signature event spanning three provinces and 21 communities. Teams of paddlers from across Canada race 1600 km in 23 days from Rocky Mountain House to The Pas. These athletes will be paddling beautiful 25′ long north canoes on the historic North Saskatchewan river route. Stop at one of the river communities along their race route, see the canoes in action and meet the paddlers who are making their own history in 2017.

 

 

89. NYO Canada

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Location: Canada wide

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

This summer, NYO Canada (National Youth Orchestra) will be performing in all parts of the country as a part of their Edges of Canada tour. Selected as only one of forty Canada 150 Signature Projects by the Government of Canada, the Edges of Canada tour will feature new collaborations with the National Youth Choir for select concerts. In others, NYO Canada will collaborate with Signal Theatre and distinguished Indigenous spoken-word artists for The Unsilent Project, an interdisciplinary work that is a youth-led response to Truth and Reconciliation.

 

90. AquaVan 150: Connecting Communities to Coastlines Tour

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia and 150 stops across the country

Date: All summer long

About the event:

 

The AquaVan 150 tour is connecting communities across Canada to their coastlines, bringing coastal Pacific creatures with it. For the first time in the program’s 22-year history it will travel from coast to coast. Get interactive, up-close and engaged with marine life such as sea urchin, sea stars and crabs.

 

 

International

 

91. Juno Beach Centre France

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Location: Juno Beach, France

Date: July 1, 2017

About the event:

 

The Juno Beach Centre tells the story of Canada through the Second World War, with a focus on telling the stories of Canadians who never made it home. The Centre is operated by a Canadian not-for-profit association and privately funded. Walk in the footsteps of the Canadians who liberated Europe, and honour their legacy. The D-Day landings at Juno Beach are a milestone in Canadian military history, and a key part of our Canadian identity.

 

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Every year, the Juno Beach Centre hosts a special Canada Day event to celebrate Canada and its history, as well as showcase Canadian culture for visitors.

 

 

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Alberta

1. Canada Far and Wide  |  2. Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society

3. Edmonton’s Canada Day Celebration  |  4. Town of Strathmore

5. Fort McMurray Urban Market  |  6. Fort Saskatchewan Canada 150 Celebration

7. Canada Day in Grande Prairie  |  8. Lethbridge Word On The Street Festival

9. Canada Day Celebration with Expo Latino  |  10. To Canada With Love

British Columbia

11. Kitsilano Showboat  |  12. Loden Hotel Canada 150 Celebrations  |  13. Langley Centennial Museum

14. Pacific Sands Beach Resort  |  15. Vancouver Fringe Festival  |  16. Art! Vancouver

17. Rocky Mountaineer | 18. Spirit of 150 Victoria | 19. TD Victoria International JazzFest

20. Harmony Arts Festival | 21. Canada’s 150th Birthday in White Rock

Ontario

22. Barrie Dragon Boat Festival | 23. Rhythmfest Barrie | 24. Celebrate and Decorate Contest

25. Canada 150 in Downtown Brockville | 26. Mending Fences

27. Music in the Park | 28. Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

29. Calvary Assembly Canada 150 Celebration | 30. Thousand Islands Playhouse

31. Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta |  32. The Great Waterway of South Eastern Ontario |

33. Fort Henry National Historic Site  |  34. South London Canada Day

35. Toronto Fringe Festival  |36. Toronto Symphony Orchestra | 37. Choir Nation Canada 150 Celebration

38. Peace By Piece | 39. Maple Masterpieces | 40. Mariposa Folk Festival

41. Canadian Road Championships  | 42. The Canada Aviation and Space Museum

43. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum | 44. The Canada Science and Technology Museum

45. Festival of the Sound | 46. Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park

47. Savour Stratford Chocolate Trail | 48. Stratford Festival | 49. Canoe Toronto

50. Canada Days | 51. 2017 Toronto Summer Music Festival | 52. 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

53. International Festival of Authors | 54. Great Art for Great Lakes | 55. Catalog of “Canada 150 by Artists”

56. SESQUI  |  57. Redpath Waterfront Festival | 58. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

59. Honda Indy Toronto | 60. BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture

61. Toronto Brigantine Inc. | 62. Municipality of Tweed Canada Day Celebration | 63. Castlegreen Co-op

Quebec

64. Canadian Museum of History | 65. La Balade Pour la Paix

66. 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships | 67. Apathy is Boring: 150 Years Young

68. We Are the Best | 69. Canada Day 2017 in Québec City

Manitoba

70. Canada Games Festival | 71. The Sam Waller Museum | 72. Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Nova Scotia

73. Town of Annapolis Royal Canada Day Celebration | 74. A Taste of East Preston

75. Canada Day 150: Before & Beyond | 76. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

77. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 | 78. Cape Forchu Light Station

Saskatchewan

79. SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

Prince Edward Island

80. Celebrate Canada Day at the Home of Anne of Green Gables | 81. The Dream Catchers

Canada Wide

82. Parks Canada Shop | 83. Timeraiser150 | 84. Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour

85. ParticipACTION 150 Play List | 86. Wapikoni Mobile | 87. Here’s My Canada

88. 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous Canoe Race | 89. NYO Canada  |  90. AquaVan 150

International

91. Juno Beach Centre France

 

 

About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a freelance writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, learning new cultures and surfing new waves.

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