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Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day Celebrations‘Canada Day’ is the national day of Canada, a state holiday celebrating July 1, 1867 when the three British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada were united into the one great country, Canada. Affectionately known as ‘Canada’s Birthday’, it is a day of celebration throughout the whole of Canada, and other parts of the world too.

Canada Day Celebrations

Many communities will have been preparing for this special day well in advance and typical outdoor events include festivals, carnivals, air shows, firework displays, open-air concerts and general merry-making throughout the whole day. It’s no surprise that the nation’s capital Ottawa, Ontario and its famous Parliament Hill will be a place for great celebration, as it is every year. Popular anniversary events include large music concerts, a flypast by the Snowbirds (Canada’s aerobatics flight team) and Queen Elizabeth II has also been known to turn up on occasion.

Trafalgar Square Celebrations

Canada Day Trafalgar SquareBut you don’t have to go all the way to Canada to celebrate this special day. Canadian expatriates and plenty of other people too will be celebrating in countries all around the world. Trafalgar Square in London is a hugely popular place for Canada Day celebrations and its happening right now! Trafalgar Square will be awash with red and white and activities including sports, music, celebrities and Canadian cuisine all day long. We also have the pleasure of hosting some great Canadian music talent including Blue Rodeo, Karkwa, Alex Cuba and many more. Visit Canada Day London for full details of events and activities.

Happy 1st Birthday HI Whistler!

HI Whistler Hostel in CanadaAnother great event to celebrate today is the new HI Whistler Hostel in Canada opened its doors for the first time exactly one year ago. Whistler Hostel was originally used as part of the Whistler’s Athletes Village during the 2010 Winter Olympics, so if you love skiing, snowboarding, white-water rafting, mountain biking or anything exiting, then you know you have come to the right place. Visit our HI Whistler Hostel page here for booking availability and our latest customer reviews and tips.

So Happy Canada Day! How have you been celebrating today?

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