150 years ago, Canada became a Nation. 2017 marks a major milestone in our countryâ€™s history. And while celebrations have been under way since January, this summer is when the real parties will kick off. You donâ€™t need to go far to find something happening -- almost every city in the country has put together a range of events to celebrate. From appreciating Canadaâ€™s vast natural landscape, to music and the arts, thereâ€™s something for everyone. Check out these great ways to celebrate our countryâ€™s 150th from Timbercreek.
Go to a National Park
Parks Canada has stepped up to help ring in our 150th by offering free admission to National Parks across the country.Â From BC to Newfoundland, our Nationâ€™s vast landscape is free to explore for one year only. Check out the Parks Canada website for availability and regulations as the Discovery Pass covers park entrance, but not all fees like camping and guided tours. Learn more here.
Challenge yourself with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. It was created from the results of over 465,000 votes from people across Canada and includes 150 physical activities that make us uniquely Canadian. The Play List is a challenge to Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces, and even abroad to see how many different activities they can complete in 2017. Learn more here.
Confederation happened in three stages starting in 1864. While it was initiated by the potential union of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI, those provinces actually waited to join the rest of Canada until the third leadersâ€™ meeting in 1867. As such the maritimes has a rich past and important role in the countryâ€™s history.Â The east coast is also just a sensational part of the country, both in terms of natural beauty and cultural heritage. From New Brunswickâ€™s flowerpot rocks to the Bay of Fundy, Halifax, and PEIâ€™s red sand beaches, thereâ€™s a lot to do and see.Â And, like across the rest of the country, there are no shortage of events and celebrations to make the most of our 150th in the Maritimes. Learn more here.
Stay In Town
There are fun activities to enjoy right in your own hometown this year if you want to celebrate Canadaâ€™s 150th close to home. Check out your cityâ€™s website for events and ideas. Most cities coast to coast are offering a wealth of spectacles all year long.
Get out, enjoy and celebrate the great white north for its 150th!