On July 1, 1867 Canada joined the British North American colonies and formed the Dominion of Canada. The British North America Act of 1867, was celebrated in Toronto with the ringing of the bells at St James Catedral, with entertainment and fireworks afterwards.
The British North America Act 1867 (now Constitution Act), united 3 colonies into a single country called Canada. Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day until it was renamed in 1982 as more and more referred to the day as Canada’s birthday creating what we now know as Canada Day.
There are many types of wildlife that inhabit Canada that can be grouped into mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, and insects.
little brown bat
white tailed deer
Popular Canadian Birds
great blue heron
great horned owl
There are approximately 55,000 species of insects, and 11,000 species of mites and spiders. Now that’s a lot of bugs!
According to environment Canada there are approximately 17,000 identified species of trees, flowers, herbs, ferns and mosses. Did you know that each province has its own flower, making up the Flowers of Canada
On Canada, we celebrate the occasion many different ways. Although we haven’t decide how we will be celebrating, we do know that it will involve a BBQ, a visit to a park, with the evening ending with fireworks.
No matter where you are in Canada, there is plenty of fun to be had, with these Coast to Coast Events in Canada
Just in case you didn’t know all there is to know about Canada, here are some Canadian Fun Facts.
Happy Canada Day, Eh!