Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birth­day

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Bring your ap­petite to celebrate the sesqui­cen­ten­nial of Con­fed­er­a­tion, when hun­dreds of fes­ti­vals, culi­nary events and spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties will take place in 2017 across Canada. In Toronto, brew fans won’t want to miss Go Tours Canada’s Booze and Pol­i­tics tours de­signed to mark the 150th an­niver­sary of Con­fed­er­a­tion. Hosted within the his­toric Dis­tillery District, the spe­cial tours will il­lus­trate how al­co­hol shaped Canada’s early econ­omy and was an im­por­tant clean drink­ing source. In Ottawa and Gatineau, the Alexan­dra Bridge walk­way will be laid with sod to cre­ate pic­nic spots for The In­ter­provin­cial Pic­nic on the Bridge over­look­ing Par­lia­ment Hill and the Ottawa River. This year also hap­pens to be Mon­treal’s 375th birth­day so cel­e­bra­tory events, at­trac­tions and com­mem­o­ra­tions will stretch from the St Lawrence River to the top of Mount Royal. High­lights in­clude gi­ant pup­pets, his­to­ry­themed pub­lic art and birth­day cake on the of­fi­cial an­niver­sary of the found­ing of Mon­treal on May 17, 2017.

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