Happy Canada 150

Photo: Ottawa Tourism

Photo: Ottawa Tourism

Canada’s biggest birthday party is just a couple of weeks away.  Celebrations are planned across the nation from backyard barbecues to Parliament Hill.  How are you going to mark this special occasion?

Are you planning to visit Ottawa and attend the show at Parliament Hill?  The capital always puts on a great big birthday bash and this year it’s going to be an even better spectacle!  Be prepared for huge crowds and extra security measures.  Special accommodations will be available at the Hill including a raised platform seating area and accessible portable washrooms.  Similar facilities will be available at the other venues: Major’s Hill Park, and the Museum of History located across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec.  Visit the Canadian Heritage website for details about accessibility hereOttawa Tourism’s website provides additional information about accessibility in Ottawa as well as other events happening in the city over the long weekend.

If you can’t make it to Ottawa, there festivities are happening across the province.  Check out this interactive map by Ontario 150: you can type in your city or postal code and find what’s happening near you.  Toronto has several big Canada Day events happening at Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Humber Bay Park West and the Scarborough Civic Centre.

Of course, one of the best places to be on Canada Day is at home with friends and family.  If you’re planning to stay in and watch the Canada Day celebrations on the television, why not get a taste of the nation with these regional recipes from Chatelaine magazine.  Only in Canada, eh?

Bon fête et bon appetit!



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