There will be tens of thousands of people on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for concerts, fireworks and more on July 1 for Canada’s 150th. But no matter whether you are travelling the country or staying close to home, there are all kinds of cool places you can go to celebrate being Canadian. History is all around!
WHAT A VIEW
The 191-metre tall Calgary
Tower136 was built to mark Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967. More than 1.5 million people visit Toronto’s CN Tower137 every year. Finished in 1976, it was the world’s tallest building for 34 years.
Most boaters who travel canals in Quebec ( Carillon138, Sainte-Annede-Bellevue139, Lachine140, Saint-Ours141 and Chambly142) and Ontario ( Rideau143, Trent-Severn144 and Sault Ste. Marie145) don’t realize they’re floating alongside more than 175 years of history. Built to make it easier to transport goods or troops, the historic canals now see motorboats and sailboats enjoying the summer.
You know that historic plaque you’ve walked or biked or driven by a million times? Next time, why not actually stop and read it? You’re sure to learn something interesting about your community.