On July 01, 2012, citizens of Canada will celebrate Canada Day, which signifies freedom from England. It was made possible when the Constitution Act 1867 was granted. This was the time that Canada, New Brunswick and Nova have joined together forming one nation or one country. Nonetheless, the complete independence of Canada was fully enjoyed by its citizens in 1982. According to history, the first celebration was held on the 50th birthday of Canada in 1917. In 1946, a bill was passed, renaming the original celebration as Dominion Day in changed it to Canada Day. It was a recognized event by the government going forward in 1958, but the official declaration of this holiday which was recognized as Canadian Act was approved on October 27, 1982 by unanimous vote. Whether you are citizens of Canada or have plans to visit Canada anytime next week or this week, here are the top pick popular destinations that you should not miss as you join this special event to celebrate freedom and life of Canada.
10. Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax is the capital province in Nova Scotia and its one of the best places where immigrants choose to stay permanently. Some of the favorite tourist places in this are the Maritime Museum, Spring Garden Road, Citadel Hill, Halifax Harbour Area, Peggy’s Cove, and other exquisite places in Halifax. You’ll enjoy sea kayaking, hiking, golf, beaches, hiking, boating, rafting, and other tours.
9. Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is a city found in the south part of Canada under the province of Alberta. This place is known for its prairie and foothills. It is also the largest city that you could find in Alberta. You should visit and witness the Calgary Stampede, Calgary Flames and the Red Mile, Spruce Meadows, Devonian Garden, of course the Calgary Tower, the Canadian Olympic Park, best of the Calgary Parks, Museums and Cultural Centres, and National Parks.
8. Chicago, Illinois
It is also known as a Windy City, but it is rich in diversified culture, and art. This is the place for best edifices or architecture. You’ll love this place during the weekend where you could tour around on historical sites, Hyde Park, Gold Coast, Wrigley Field, and of course their cruises.
7. Seattle, Washington
It is also popularly known as Emerald City or Rain City which is also known for its coastal ports, and logging industry. You’ll be exhausted, but your day will be filled with interesting stories, and information about San Juan Islands, Mount Rainier National Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Victoria, British Columbia, and you could even do Whale Watching, dine at the SkyCity Restaurant, Seattle Aquarium, and Kerry Park.
6. Niagara Falls, Ontario
People consider it as the most powerful waterfall situated in the Northern part of America. In fact, it is one of the most popular tourist spots in the world. You could find on its surrounding fine, and excellent structure of hotels with complete amenities, restaurants where you could sup after a long day tour, and other theme parks nearby.
5. Vancouver, British Columbia
It is found on the western city of Canada. It is one of the youngest cities under the British Columbia. Some of the places that you should not miss as you get down on your list are the Harbour Cruises, Art Gallery, Capillano Suspension Bridge, Minter Gardens, Vancouver Lookout, Telus World of Science, and other activities being done during special season and events.
4. New York City, New York
This is the busiest city not just during regular business operation, but the best place to spend Canada Day with your family. You have to take a tour on places like Empire State Building, of course the popular Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Staten Island Ferry, Central Park, American Museum of Natural History, and enjoy popular spots like Time Square, and of course don’t forget to shop on the 5th Avenue.
3. Montreal, Quebec
This is the biggest city which is situated in the whole province of Quebec, making it as the second largest city in the whole country of Canada. It is known as a triple-peaked hill where you could find the Canadian Railway Museum, Notre-Dame Basilica, L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, amusement parks, science centres, art galleries, plazas, areanas and stadium.
2. Ottawa, Ontario
It is a world-class city because of the vibrancy, and other fun-filled activities and places that you could see and visit. It is also the capital city of Canada. This is the best place to celebrate Canada Day where you could join their parade, watch live performances, and witness fireworks in the evening, and other shows that would make your day truly exciting. You could tour around in the Canadian War Museum, Parliament buildings, National Gallery Canada, Rideau Canal, Peace Tower, MosAika, and other significant places of culture, livelihood, and industry in Ottawa.
1. Toronto, Ontario
This is the best place wherein you could witness and join the fun of the celebration because of the fireworks displays, live celebration through music which is being held regularly at Mel Lastman Square, and get to see the best places in Toronto like the Eaton Centre, the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Centre Island, the Distillery District, Yorkville, Hockey Hall of Fame, Art Gallery of Ontario, and China Town. Don’t forget to fill your weekend by seeing the Toronto Zoo and Canada’s Wonderland.