Canada Celebrates 150 Years – It’s All Canadian from Coast to Coast and In Between

On July 1, 1867, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia entered into Confederation. That’s why we celebrate Canada’s anniversary each year on July 1st.  In July, 2017 Canada celebrates 150 years and to help celebrate, I am listing some random information about the country I live in.

Canada Celebrates 150 years

There are 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada. While I haven’t visited anywhere in Canada  besides Ontario, one day I will make it to the East Coast, the West Coast and somewhere in between,

Canada Celebrates 150 years

Canadian Fun Festivals

  • Celebration of Light (Vancouver)
  • Winterlude (Ottawa-Gatineau)
  • Just For Laughs (Montreal)
  • Canadian National Exhibition (Toronto)

The Canadian National Exhibition at Night

  • Calgary Stampede
  • Pride Toronto
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Quebec Winter Carnival

Famous Canadians

Actors, Musicians, Comedians

  • Ryan Gosling
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Willian Shatner
  • Michael J Fox
  • Jason Priestly
  • Caroline Rhea
  • Kim Coates

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Family Day Fun

  • Matthew Perry
  • Neil Young
  • K.D Lang
  • Bryan Adams
  • Tommy Chong
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Rush

Canadian Inventions

Canadian Sports Teams

  • Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Toronto Blue Jays.
Canada Celebrates 150 years

Blue Jays game. A view from the Arriba Restaurant

  • Montreal Canadiens.
  • Edmonton Oilers.
  • Vancouver Canucks.
  • Ottawa Senators.
  • Calgary Flame.
  • Winnipeg Jets.
  • Toronto Raptors.
  • Calgary Stampeders.
  • Hamilton Tigercats
  • Edmonton Eskimos
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders

I can’t believe the list of sports teams and sports groups in Canada.

Although I had heard of BeaverTails, it wasn’t until last year that I tried my very first one. I have had a few since.

BeaverTails at the CNE

Random Canadian Facts

  • Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world
  • Newfoundland didn’t become a province until 1949
  • Canada has the largest coastline in the world

If you are from Ontario and want to know more about the province check out its history. For more Canadian fun facts, check out this post here or here.

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A night view of the CN Tower.


How will you be celebrating Canada’s 150? Start making those plans now and be prepared for July. Don’t miss out on all the fun.

Do you have anything Canadian to add to this list? Let me know and I will add them.

Enjoy the Celebrations around Canada!

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4 Responses to Canada Celebrates 150 Years – It’s All Canadian from Coast to Coast and In Between

  1. Jason says:

    So many amazing things about our magnificent country! We’ll probably celebrate by watching fireworks and attending local events but we haven’t heard of anything special going on in our area yet.

    • Mama Bear6910 says:

      We will probably just do the same. I am making a list of things to do in Toronto but I prefer to do Free stuff and we are 17 floors up so we see fireworks all over. it really depends on how we feel before heading out. I dislike the extreme heat.

  2. What a fun post! I think this year is going to be amazing. I don’t have any specific plans yet for Canada Day, but my town (Kingston, Ontario) has got some serious stuff in the works.
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  3. K Vallee says:

    13th generation Canadian. Proud of our flag. Proud to be Canadian.

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