Happy Birthday Canada: Here's what's going on across the country

June 29, 2017


Canada Day is just around the corner and that means Canadians from coast to coast will be waving those red and white flags in the air to celebrate 150 years since Confederation! On July 1, 1867, Canada officially became a (mostly) self-governing Dominion nation through the passing of the British North America Act. Today, 150 years later, we celebrate our national unity, our multiculturalism and diversity, our great inventions and accomplishments- and of course our maple syrup and poutine.


From the East Coast to the West Coast, from the 49th parallel to the Arctic Circle, Canada is going to throw one epic party on July 1st. In our opinion, one of the best ways to celebrate is by catching the fireworks, and chances are, no matter where you live, there will be fireworks nearby. Keep reading to find out where pyrotechnics will be lighting up the night sky nearest you!


To get back to those Canadian roots, if you live in or are visiting any of the original four provinces of Confederation, here’s where you can find information on their 150th activities:



New Brunswick is one of Canada’s most eastern provinces, with stunning scenery and a rich history. New Brunswick helped form the Canada we know and love today. Find out more about New Brunswick’s plans at:  https://canada150nb.ca/eng/.


Nova Scotia is home to Halifax, the largest city in Eastern Canada, and also one of t


he oldest continuously inhabited communities in North America. Nova Scotia has played an important role in world history, helping shape Canada’s reputation and identify. Learn more about how Nova Scotia is going to celebrate at: http://www.novascotia.com/events/festivals-and-events/2017-canada-day-celebrating-150-years/-1146.


While older than Canada by a number of years, Quebec has a rich history that has forged a strong national identity while maintaining a uniquely distinct cultural legacy. For 2017, Quebec is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Canada’s birthday. If you’re going to be in the Quebec region, here’s where you can join the festivities:  http://www.quebecregion.com/en/what-to-do/activities-attractions/canada-150/.


Ontario is also celebrating 2017 with a number of activities and events showcasing the province’s diversity and history. Check out Ontario 150th celebrations here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario150.


Check out the calendar of events in your community to find activities near you. Learn about Canada’s many celebrations across the country here: http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1468262573081.


However you plan to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, this is the year to show your Canadian pride! If you’re throwing your own Canada Day party this July 1st, add some Kerr’s Maple Kisses, Drops and Pops to your food list! They are the perfect treat to help celebrate this momentous occasion! Find out more by visiting http://www.kerrs.com/canadian-favourites.