The organizers are calling it the biggest Canada Day party ever in Ottawa. The celebrations begin on June 30 and will continue until July 2.
You can expect numerous musical performances by renowned artists throughout the weekend, including Cirque du Soleil, Patrick Watson, Bono & The Edge, Walk of the Earth and many more.
A free shuttle is provided to transport partygoers between the various entertainment locations.
2- National Parks
If you are more the type of person to celebrate the country by taking advantage of its most beautiful scenery, you should hit the road to one of the national parks that are all free for the current year.
You may also want to check out the parks less often suggested but nonetheless beautiful. If this is your case then rush for the Cape Breton Highlands National Park or visit the Pukaskwa National Park in Ontario.
Parks Canada - Pukaskwa National Park
Vancouver holds Canada's biggest party after the capital Ottawa. The two-day celebrations at Canada Place will delight everyone.
Many music shows will be presented to the public for free. Among the headliners are Sam Roberts and Dragonette.
A huge parade will be held on July 2 in downtown Vancouver and the traditional fireworks will close the celebrations.
The City of Calgary offers a long list of activities taking place across the city: Confederation Park, Chinatown, Prince's Island Park, and more.
You will have the opportunity to see Tegan and Sara live on stage on Riverfront Avenue, attend a parade in Chinatown or participate in a traditional Indigenous Powwow at Prince's Island Park.
This year, Saint John offers a wide range of activities that will take you everywhere around the city. On the other hand, to make things easier, public transportation is provided free of charge during celebrations by Saint John Transit.
For sports enthusiast, a beach volleyball tournament is held on the waterfront during the whole day, while the Mayor's Cup Skateboard competition will occupy the Station One Skatepark.
All of the city's museums are free for the day, so you can grab this opportunity to learn more about New Brunswick’s history.
During the day you can also catch the official parade, board the historical trolley bus and attend many music shows.
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