Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations take place throughout the nation, and some of the biggest events are held on Canada Day, July 1. For a full overview, check out Canada 150.
Events below are listed in the order of province/territory.
Canada 150 Art Project, (year-long), Edmonton, Alberta. This endeavor brings lasting landmarks to the city, including five original sculptures that reflect Canadian landscapes, culture, history and values.
Calgary Stampede, July 7–July 16, Calgary, Alberta. This rollicking event celebrates all aspects of cowboy life. A special emphasis will placed on the sesquicentennial during the Stampede Parade on the opening day.
The Spirit of 150 Victoria, June 21–July 1. Victoria B.C. Enjoy 11 days of free outdoor events in the city’s beautiful Inner Harbor. Diverse food and beverage offerings, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display highlight the fun.
Canada 150+, (year-long), Vancouver, B.C. See in the big milestone and honor Canada’s indigenous peoples in the process.
The Canada Summer Games, July 28–August 13, Winnipeg & surrounding area. The nation’s premier multi-sporting event for young athletes features 16 sports over 250 events. Special focus will be placed on the nation’s 150th birthday.
ParticipACTION 150 Play List, July 7–9, 1 Market Square, St. John. Participate in up to 150 activities, from sledge hockey to lacrosse, that define Canada’s land and people.
Canada Day Celebration, July 1, St. John’s. Sunrise ceremony, cake, bouncy castles, games of chance, family concerts all end in a huge fireworks display.
Canada Day Celebration, July 1, Somba K’e Civic Plaza, Yellowknife. Community members and visitors gather to pay homage to their nation.
Canada 150 in Halifax, July 1. Special events and entertainment will herald the the anniversary in the city’s own unique style.
Ignite 150, (year long), Ottawa. This series of 17 epic stunts and happenings—many of which involve fire—will help celebrate Canada’s big day.
TO Canada with Love, (year long), Toronto. This program features celebrations, commemorations and exhibits honoring Canada’s 150th birthday. More than 30 city-produced events take place across the city throughout 2017.
Prince Edward Island
2017 Canada Day Celebrations, July 1, Charlottetown. A series of a events held in the provincial capital to mark the occasion.
Tall Ships Quebec City 2017, July 18–July 23. Majestic sailing ships harkening back to Canada’s 150-year history will navigate the St. Lawrence River.
Picnic on the Alexandra Bridge, July 2, Gatineau, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario. Unfurl a picnic blanket and break bread in two languages with friendly Canadians over the Ottawa River.
Regina Canada Day, July 1, Regina. Food, entertainment and special events are on offer throughout this exciting city.
Traditional Watercraft of Canada’s North, June 1–July 6, Whitehorse. Learn about the traditional watercraft used by indigenous peoples through demonstrations, presentations, workshops and more.
Edible Canada’s “Over the Top” Canada 150 Celebration, Jun 16–23. The nation’s largest culinary tourism company will lead a week-long adventure involving wining and dining in Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet, Iqaliut and St. John’s.