On July 1, 1867, four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) became united as the Dominion of Canada. That makes 2017 Canada’s 150th birthday.
Canadians can be proud of many things including hockey, innovations in medicine and science and significant contributions to arts and culture. And let’s not forget beavertails and hosers eh 🙂
How To Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday
There are a lot of things going on all across the country this year and we’re just going to touch on a few of them.
Visit The Nation’s Capital
First on the list is the Nation’s Capitol. The city of Ottawa has events planned throughout the entire year to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. If you plan to be in the Nation’s Capital, you might want to coincide with the celebrations. Ottawa has a website that covers all the festivities here.
Enjoy Canada’s Wilderness
Because it’s a special year in Canada, visitors can obtain a free pass from Parks Canada. The Discovery Pass will allow you to enjoy national parks at no cost. The pass also applies to marine conservation areas and historic sites across the country. You can get your Discovery Pass here.
Brush Up On History With Library And Archives Canada
Finally, Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) heritage collection is highlighting a significant event with a series of vignettes called discover today-in-history, every day this year. Visit Canada.ca/OnThisDay to read the stories. You can also subscribe to LAC’s Facebook and Twitter pages or use the #Canada150 and #OnThisDay hashtags.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday
If you have a business in Canada, or a business in the U.S. that caters to Canadians, this celebration could be the best marketing opportunity of 2017. Canada’s 150th birthday is a celebration that will last until the end of the year.
What makes this such a great marketing opportunity for business? The Canadian Government is allowing the use of the Canada 150 logo for free, even for commercial use!
Some professional designers are disappointed in the logo because they feel it lacks professionalism; that’s understandable as it came out of an amateur competition.
The good news is, you can make your own version and have it approved by the Canadian government within seven to nine days. How cool is that? Here’s where you can get more information about using the Canada 150 logo.
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Wrap – It’s Canada’s 150th Birthday
Anniversaries are about remembering all the things we have to be grateful for and for creating new memories. They also give us a chance to take a break from our busy lives, have fun and enjoy quality family time.
Canada’s 150th birthday provides a great opportunity for everyone on both sides of the border to do just that. Happy 150th Canada!