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Are you gearing up to celebrate Canada Day? Whether you are from Canada or not, joining in the festivities for this holiday can be great fun for yourself, friends and family. For those of us who are still wondering what Canada Day is and/or how to celebrate it, I have some great information for you. Continue reading now and learn a little more about Canada Day and the top 5 places you should visit while in Canada that day.

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On July 1, 1867, the country was formally born and called Dominion Day when the Constitution Demonstration joined Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada region, which then split into Ontario and Quebec. The 100th commemoration in 1967 was met with a growth of the spirit of Canadian patriotism and Dominion Day festivals truly started to take off. By that time, some Canadians were already calling the occasion Canada Day though that name wouldn’t fully be embraced until October of 1982. If you’re wondering about those top 5 places to visit on Canada Day, let’s take a look now.


Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the most popular place to visit in Canada for a reason. Families usually enjoy walking down Clifton Hill that leads to the gorge and falls.

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Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains

The centre of attraction here is Lake Louise where you can see the beautiful reflections of the mountains on the water. Two of Canada's most prominent ski resorts are also in Banff and they are Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village.

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Calgary Stampede

If you’re going to be in town for a few days after Canada Day, you will want to check out the Calgary Stampede event. The event starts July 3- 12, 2015 and is one of the most anticipated events of Western Canada every year featuring parade, rodeo, Rangeland Derby, exhibition, Midway and market events.

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Victoria's Inner Harbour

The centre of attraction other than the beautiful harbour here is the historic Empress Hotel. This site is popular year-round, but especially during the summer months. People also love the traditional high tea served here.

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Toronto's CN Tower

You can spot this iconic tower along the shores of Lake Ontario. The CN Tower is one of the perfect places to go to experience the revolving restaurant and plenty of panoramic views of the city and lake.

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Wherever you go, you should be ready to hear and sing along to the Canadian National Anthem “O Canada”. To help you out, the lyric video has been provided here. For those that are planning to take part, it’s a great idea to learn this song if you don’t already know it and enjoy all the festivities of the day.


Written by Luke Duggan — May 08, 2015

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