Is your fridge filled with burgers?
What about your maple leaf t-shirt? Is it washed ready for the celebrations?
Have you stocked enough fireworks in your shed for the celebrations? If you answered yes, then you’re ready for the Canada Day International celebrations.
If not, you may want to celebrate the day differently for the first time.
Canada Day International is the day set aside for Canadians around the world to celebrate the diverse cultures and rich history of the country. It’s a time to celebrate the gift of being a Canadian and calling the country home.
In 2020, the country celebrates its 153rd anniversary on July 1. However, you can continue celebrating the country’s celebrations long after Canada Day.
This explains the need to plan out fun activities to do ahead of the celebrations. Ranging from the sandy Newfoundland shores to the rugged Yukon wilderness, there’re lots of destinations, events and establishments to keep you busy during Canada Day.
You can continue celebrating the nation’s anniversary long after July 1 and throughout the rest of the year. Whichever way you decide to celebrate the anniversary, you don’t want to leave out maple leaf accessories, pancake breakfast, dancing, etc.
If you’re not sure how to celebrate Canada Day activities, here’re fun ways to celebrate the upcoming Canada Day International:
Top 6 Things to Keep You Busy During Canada Day Celebrations
- Explore Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in British Columbia
Take your little ones to the Amphitheatre for a fun-filled day during the anniversary. The kids’ zone features face painting, Canada Day-themed crafts, and so much more.
A Ferris wheel and the Zipper and the Spider rides are available for the more daring kids. Although admission into the Amphitheater is free (10 am to 10 pm), you may have to pay for the amusement area.
For more fun, the Cloverdale Youth Park allows your kids to bring their scooters, skateboards, or BMX bike. The latter is for the All-Wheels Surrey Rides Jam that opens from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Before the display of fireworks at 10.15 pm, you’ll enjoy all kinds of performances, including the pop-rock Canadian Hedley band.
- Visit Fort Calgary in Alberta
Calgary city was birthed at Fort Calgary. Begin your day here with a free pancake breakfast.
With free admission from 9 am to 4 pm, you’ll enjoy various family-friendly activities such as:
- Traditional indigenous stories and games
- Live local music
- Food truck caravans
- Powwow dance workshops
If you’re attending the Calgary City’s living flag event, wear a white or red t-shirt. You’ll want to join attendees in recreating the national flag.
- Take a survival tour
Tour the Canadian Wilderness to learn what it takes to venture into the outdoors for safe adventures. Tours teach basic survival skills and ensures you develop the mindset of a survivor. It empowers you each day and even in emergencies.
You can explore the South Chilcotin Mountains’ rugged terrains for an amazing experience in nature. There’s no better way to test your resilience for a more hardy, confident and well-prepared you, almost for anything the Wilderness will throw at you.
Tours of the South Chilcotin Mountains is awe-inspiring. Exploring the Wilderness involves trekking across sun-washed switchbacks and peaks, and traversing rolling grasslands and ancient forests.
You’ll learn how to build a shelter from different elements, start a fire, learn fundamental survival tricks and techniques, and thrive (not just survive) out in the Wilderness.
The tours also teach how to respond to worst-case backcountry situations. You’ll learn how to develop the right mindset to overcome unpredictable weather conditions.
Outdoor survivor tours give you hands-on experience and enhance your mental and physical abilities to cope with sudden happenings in the Wilderness.
What’s more, you may also go hunting with rifles having the best ar scope for game hunting during your survival tour.
- Join a Canada Day parade at Fort Saskatchewan
Free admissions begin from 8 am to 10.45 pm. Begin with a Canada Day pancake breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion. Muscular Dystrophy Canada receives proceeds from the breakfast.
At 11 am, the Canada Day parade heads towards the downtown area. Move on to the CN Station parking lot’s farmers’ market prior to visiting the Legacy Park for endless family fun.
The kids’ corner has a petting zoo open from 1 pm to 5 pm. At 1.45 pm, guests were served free ice cream and birthday cake. In the evenings, catch performances led by the following:
- The Glass Tiger
- Derina Harvey Band
At 10.45 pm, the Rotary Amphitheater in Peter T. Ream Historic Parklets fireworks explode.
- The Forks Canada Day in Manitoba
The Forks’ five stages allow for almost 50 acts to rock your day. Ranging from fireworks to family-friendly performances, the list is endless.
Enjoy fireworks-friendly performances in the sparkling nights.
- The Black Creek Pioneer Village in Ontario
At the Pioneer Village of the Black Creek, you can party like back in 1867. With free admission for the entire family, you’ll only spend on other things at the site. The next two consecutive days are usually free for just kids.
With 19th century performances by magicians and fire jugglers, your entire family will be in for a treat and fun all day long. Let your kids take a short history class to learn more about the site and go ahead to watch the Confederation story.