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Canada day News

Op-Ed: Happy 147th Birthday, Canada!

Victoria - CANADA DAY marks the Union of the British North American Colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a Federation of four provinces including Ontario and Quebec on July 1, 1867.

102nd Canada Day celebration for Greenfield Park, Quebec Special

Greenfield Park - The City of Greenfield Park, Quebec Canada Day celebrations were a success including the Firework's show that went on despite the rainfall that started minutes before the fireworks were launched.

Dragonette, Carly Rae Jepsen lead Canada Day concert Special

Mississauga - All in all, Mississauga packed a 'pretty fun Canada Day party', or so said Martina Sorbara, lead singer of Dragonette. The Juno award-winning band took centre stage in Celebration Square.

Canada Day at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver Special

North Vancouver - Maybe North Vancouver is not a prime location to celebrate Canada Day but its Waterfront Park is a perfect location to organize Summer Artisan Craft Fairs that always brings visitors to enjoy a day in great scenery.

Anti Royalty: From Ottawa street cartoon to Quebec sky banner Special

Ottawa - The royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada could set up a new stage for debates and polls showing to what extent a British Monarchy is welcomed in Canada.

Op-Ed: A toast to Canada's yesteryear

Ottawa - For Canadians July 1 is a special date on the calendar. This year Canadians celebrated the country's 144th birthday in their usual manner: downtown celebrations, concerts, fireworks, erratic flag waving and of course, above all, a royal visit.

Photo Essay: Canada Day on Granville Island, Vancouver Special

Vancouver - With at last good weather conditions on the west coast of Canada, lots of Vancouverities came out to celebrate Canada Day in many venues around the city.

Canadian Flag Not Flown On Ottawa’s Peace Tower on Canada Day Special

Ottawa - How likely is to have a new Canadian flag, particularly in blue color?! How about having that on Peace Tower on a Canada Day, or for Canada's 150th Anniversary by 2017?! If you say that could not happen under any circumstances, think twice!

Toronto sky lights up with Canada Day fireworks Special

Tonight people lined Lake Ontario's waterfront in Toronto to catch a glimpse of Ontario Place's Canada Day's fireworks display.

William and Kate on Parliament Hill for Canada Day

Ottawa - Roayl couple William and Kate presented flags to new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony, and then attended celebrations on Parliament Hill to mark Canada Day during their visit.

Canada Day Parade in Bible Hill Special

Crowds gathered on a warm morning to watch the annual Canada Day Parade in the Nova Scotia village of Bible Hill this year.

Celebrating Canada Day coast to coast with music, celebrities

Music, fairs and the Royal Couple are all part of the Canada Day celebrations today, as Canadians take part in their annual federal statutory holiday. How are the country's major cities celebrating 144 years of Canada?

Canada Day 2011 – Events in Ottawa on Canada's 143rd Birthday

Ottawa - Ottawa – Goings On for Canada Day 2011. Celebrate a unique nation with an international flair--here are some of the most interesting events happening in Ottawa on July 1, 2011.

History comes alive at Guelph's McCrae House on Canada Day Special

Guelph - McCrae House is the home where famous Col. John McCrae was born. Now a museum, the institution hosts Canada Day with a historic military point of view.

Celebration of Canada's 142nd in Guelph Special

Today was Canada's 142nd anniversary as a nation, and the cool wet weather in Guelph didn't keep anybody back! At least a few thousand people came out to Guelph's Riverside Park to take part in festivities.

Campbellton New Brunswick Celebrates Canada Day Special

Today is Canada Day and the City of Campbellton, New Brunswick celebrated at Riverside Park between 11:00am and 2:00pm

Inside Canada Day Celebrations in Toronto

Even though a civil service strike is taking place, and Canada Day falls on a Wednesday and the weather is expected to be gloomy, that does not mean you can't have any fun.

Toronto Strike Could Take Celebration Away From Canada Day

Canada Day may not be the same this year if the strike with city service workers continues. The strike forced the city to announce that all city events in Toronto have been canceled.

African Guitar Summit Rocks Lula Lounge for Canada Day Special

No better T.Dot way to celebrate Canada Day than to get down in a multicultural way. It doesn't get more danceable than the African Guitar Summit.

Are we Canadians a happy lot? Macleans poll says we are so Happy Canada Day!

Well here we are, 140 years after Confederation, and it seems being a happy Canadian is one of the things that does unite this country of ours. In a recent Macleans poll of over 3000 people, they learned that 84 per cent of respondents were happy, in fact

Canada Day Celebration Turns Into Riot

EDMONTON — Business owners along a trendy Edmonton bar strip were sweeping up glass and shaking their heads Monday after Canada Day celebrations degenerated into a drunken riot. ``Everybody got wasted for Canada Day and the celebrations turned ugly..

Address by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on Canada Day

Welcome to Canada Day 2001. This is the 8th time that it has been my great privilege to be a part of this nation wide celebration. To join hands with all Canadians. And make a joyful noise, as only we can, about a nation like no other. Eight tim...

Canada Celebrates Its 134th Birthday

OTTAWA - Here at home and in places half a world away, Canadians threw themselves a party Sunday to celebrate their country's 134th birthday. From a glitzy Hollywood affair at the Canadian consulate in Los Angeles to a quiet ceremony at the site of...

Snowbird Jet Crash Results In Cancelation Of Canada Day Performance

OTTAWA — For only the second time in three decades, the Snowbirds will miss performing for Canada Day celebrations after one of their jets plummeted into Lake Erie. Col. Bruce McQuade, commanding officer of the Snowbirds's home base at 15 Wing in M..
 

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FIVEuvUS on stage at Waterfront Park  North Vancouver  Canada.
FIVEuvUS on stage at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, Canada.
A crowd follows the 41st Regiment of Foot over to the banks of the Speed River  just across the road...
A crowd follows the 41st Regiment of Foot over to the banks of the Speed River, just across the road from McCrae House.
Canada Day at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto -2011
Canada Day at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto -2011
Information about the Canada Day event on the walkway over the street in North Vancouver  Canada.
Information about the Canada Day event on the walkway over the street in North Vancouver, Canada.
Canada Day at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto -2011
Canada Day at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto -2011
File photo: The 41st Regiment of Foot shoot their rifles.
File photo: The 41st Regiment of Foot shoot their rifles.
Flag of Canada s Governor General flown on Ottawa s Peace Tower  Parliament Hill  on Canada Day 2011...
Flag of Canada's Governor General flown on Ottawa's Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, on Canada Day 2011 in presence of Prince Williams and Wife Kate Middleton
Maple leaf miniature flags at the information booth  Waterfront Park  North Vancouver  Canada.
Maple leaf miniature flags at the information booth, Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, Canada.
Taken on Canada Day 2011  Ottawa  Parliament Hill
Taken on Canada Day 2011, Ottawa, Parliament Hill
Last  but not least  the fireworks show!
Last, but not least, the fireworks show!
Lest we forget that Vikings once visited this country. From left to right:  Shayla  Jill  Amber and ...
Lest we forget that Vikings once visited this country. From left to right: Shayla, Jill, Amber and Gord.
Three people show their  Anti-Royalty opinion by displaying  insulting cartoons of Queen Elizabeth o...
Three people show their Anti-Royalty opinion by displaying insulting cartoons of Queen Elizabeth on Canada Day 2011, Ottawa, While Prince William in town.
The 41st Regiment of Foot go through the paces for the crowd.  Here they are fixing their bayonets o...
The 41st Regiment of Foot go through the paces for the crowd. Here they are fixing their bayonets onto their rifles.
The Big C  with Beth  Stephen and Lawrence  during Canada Day celebrations in Saskatoon s Diefenbake...
The Big C, with Beth, Stephen and Lawrence, during Canada Day celebrations in Saskatoon's Diefenbaker Park.
Canada Day at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto -2011
Canada Day at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto -2011