Best Places to Visit on Canada Day

Planning to Visit Canada this Season? Here is a Compilation of the Best Places to Visit on Canada Day

Best Places to Visit on Canada Day
Toronto skyline under a clear sky.

Every year on July 1st, Canadians beam with pride and patriotism as they celebrate the birth of their nation. Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day, is a time for fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, and good-old fashioned summer fun. Here are the best places to visit in Canada Day to belt out O Canada and wave maple leaf flags in honor of the Great White North.


Enjoy hours of cultural entertainment, food and fun

Best Places to Visit on Canada Day
Parliament Hill – Ottawa, Ontario.

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Things to Love About: Vancouver

Vancouver skyline
The Vancouver Skyline from Granville Island {link url=}(photo courtesy of heydrienne){/link}

So. Recent hockey-related rioting aside, most people agree that Vancouver is a pretty fantastic place. In fact, it’s consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, and for good reason: combine the laid back vibe of the West Coast with mild weather, gorgeous scenery, locally grown wine, fresh produce and fish, and myriad outdoor activities practically right outside the door of your beautiful glass-walled high rise apartment, and you’ll understand why property values are soaring. It really is the way urban life should be. Really.

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Happy 144th Birthday, Canada!

Too often at this time of year we forget the Canadians. While on the Fourth of July Americans are busy at barbecues, parades and concerts, lighting fireworks late into the night, and generating lots of noise about declaring their independence from the British in 1776, many forget that just a few days before, Canadians are celebrating the birth of their country, too. (What’s a Canuck got to do to get a little attention, eh?)

A display of Canadian patriotism for Canada Day
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So we decided to do a little bit of research on this important holiday, and find out what it’s all about!

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