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Canada Turns 150: A Cross Country Checklist for Canada Day Events

Canada Day, July 1, 2017 is a very special opportunity for all of us as “Canucks” to gather in our communities, from coast to coast to coast, and to proudly celebrate all we have in common. It is an opportunity to celebrate many things: history, culture, diversity, innovation, and so much more!

While U2 will be joining Gordon Lightfoot, Alessia Cara, Cirque du Soleil on the Hill in our nation’s capital, every major city from east to west will be hosting amazing shows with fireworks to end the night.

Vitalize Magazine’s Cross Country Canada Day Events Checklist

St. John’s, Newfoundland

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Dominion Memorial Market, Lake Avenue

Canada Day concert: The Sheepdogs, The Novaks and Mallory Johnson. A beer garden will be open in support of the Vera Perlin Society and the Special Olympics.

10:00 PM: Fireworks at Quidi Vidi Lake.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5:00 PM to Midnight – Halifax Commons

Canada Day concert: Deadmau5, Matt Mays, Izabelle and Ashelin Rebecca.

10:00 PM: Fireworks at DeWolf Park.

Moncton, New Brunswick

4:00 PM to 10:00PM – Riverfront Parking Lot

Canada Day concert: Bois Joli, The Glorious Sons, Coeur de pirate, and Alan Doyle

10:00 PM: Canada 150 Fireworks at Riverfront.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Officer’s Square

Canada Day concert: Les Hay Babies, Measha Brueggergosman, Keith Hallet, Tristan Horncastle and The Glorious Sons

10:45 PM: Fireworks at Officer’s Square.

Quebec City, Quebec

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Plains of Abraham

Canada Day concert: Metric, Billy Talent, Alex Nevsky and 2Frères.

10:00 PM: Fireworks at Plains of Abraham.

Montreal, Quebec

2:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Old Port of Montreal – Carré Saint-Laurent

Canada Day concert: Renee Robitaille, Alain Lamontagne, Matthew Lippé, François Lavallée et Pierre-Olivier Dufresn, Charles Papasoff and Coyote Bill.

10:00 PM: Fireworks at Parc de la Ronde.

Ottawa, Ontario

11:00 AM to 11:00 PM – Parliament Hill

Canada Day concert: U2, Patrick Watson, Walk Off The Earth, Dean Brody, Serena Ryder, Alessia Cara, Kelly Bado, Kinnie Star, Marie Mai, Louis-Jean Cormier, Lisa Leblanc, Cirque du Soleil, Gordon Lightfoot, Mike Tompkins

11:00 PM: Fireworks launched from 5 locations: Nepean Point, 4 sites along Confederation Boulevard, which includes 2 sites in Ottawa and 2 in Gatineau.

Toronto, Ontario

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Nathan Philips Square and Mel Lastman Square

Canada Day concert: New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, Bareto, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Barenaked Ladies, Busty and the Bass, The Lytics, Chauit, and The Jerry Cans.

11:00 PM: Fireworks at Nathan Philips Square and Mel Lastman Square.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

1:00 PM to 11:00 PM – The Forks

Canada Day concert: Riel Gentlemen’s Choir, 3Peat, The Lock Down, Mitchell Schimnowski, Scott Nolan, Mariachi Ghost, Lanikai, Julie + Jeremy Penner and Jade Turner.

11:00 PM: Fireworks at The Forks.

Regina, Saskatchewan

2:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Wascana Centre/Saskatchewan Legislative Building

Canada Day concert: Small City Sould, Regged Edge, Mackenzie Jackson, Colter wall, The Dead South and Mariana Trench.

11:00 PM: Fireworks at Willow Island.

Edmonton, Alberta

12:30 PM to 9:00 PM – The Legislature

Canada Day concert:  Captain Tractor, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Skyamore, Nuela Charles, Leeroy Stagger, McDades and Strings and Alyssa Reid.

11:00 PM: Fireworks and Mill Woods Park.

Calgary, Alberta

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Riverfront Avenue East

Canada Day concert: Throat Singers, Armond Duck Chief, Crystal Plamondon, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Tegan and Sara.

11:40 PM: Fireworks at Riverfront Avenue East/West.

Vancouver, British Columbia

11:00 AM to 9:15 PM – Canada Place

Canada Day concert: Ryan McNally, Jocelyn Pettit, Ten Souljers, FEFE, Emerson Drive, Dragonette and the Sam Roberts Band.

10:00 PM: Fireworks at Canada Place.

Victoria, British Columbia

4:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Inner Harbour

Canada Day concert: Stella Swanson & The Rosie Joyfuls, Dirty Mountain, De Temps Antan, En Karma, The Funk Hunters and The Arkells.

10:15 PM: Fireworks at Inner Harbour.

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Noon to 11:00 PM – Somba K’e Civic Plaza

Canada Day concert: Yellowknives Dene Drummers, Yellowknife Circus Club, Charlotte Diamond, Bella Beats, Exelda, Catherine Barlow & Yves Lecuyer, Daniel Wesley, Matt Anderson, Bruce Cockburn.

Iqaluit, Nunavut

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Various Locations

Events: Pancake Breakfast at AWG Arena, Canada Day Parade, Civic Ceremony and Music at Big Top Tent, and BBQ hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion (includes children activities).

To view Canada 150 Celebration events in your town/city, visit: Canada Turns 150

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