Canada Day Vacation Ideas

Celebrate Canada’s 142nd year of existence with a Canada Day vacation. On July 1st, 2009, Canada lets its hair down and throws a countrywide birthday bash. The unfortunate part is it won't be super organized, so we’re summing up the top Canada Day events, in order to make your Canada vacation planning go smoothly. We can also provide a roof over your head - check out our cheap Canada vacation homes.

Here’s what you can look forward to on a Canada Day vacation.

Canada Day Vacation

Canada Day in Vancouver

Canada Place is the place to be on Canada Day. Apropos. The mega event center hosts an array of Canada Day goings on, like athlete meet and greets, live music, and an indoor ski and snowboard expo. For more revelry, drop by Robson Street, which always features a mixed bag of Canada Day goodies, including local bands. Meanwhile, outdoorsy types can test their cycling skills in the Yaletown Grand Prix, Vancouver’s annual bike race. As Canada Day comes to a close, sit back and relax to the fireworks show at Burrard Inlet.

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Canada Day in Toronto

Mel Lastman Square is where it all goes down on Canada Day. From fireworks to folk singers, there’s no telling what fun lurks around the corner for 2009. Harbourfront Centre challenges Mel Lastman Square in Canada Day splendor, though, pulling out all the stops for the special day. At Harbourfront Centre, listen to impressive music performances, play creative games, and hum along to campfire song circles (only in Canada, eh?). Another traditional July 1st activity is to spend all day at Canada’s Wonderland, riding roller coasters, unwinding on lazy rivers, and finally enjoying a spectacular fireworks show.

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Canada Day at Niagara Falls

In Niagara Falls, it's all about the fanfare. Follow a colorful and patriotic procession as it journeys from Morrison Street to the Optimist Club. Stick around for post-parade entertainment or head to the Niagara Falls State Park and be promptly mesmerized by Mother Nature.

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Canada Day in Montreal

Ooh and ahh at Downtown Montreal’s Canada Day Parade and soak up the sounds of the Montreal Jazz Festival - it kicks off July 1st. For the antsier folks, La Ronde Water Park tops the list of Canada Day attractions. But no matter what you do, don’t miss the evening's pyrotechnics spectacle at Montreal’s Old Port.

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Canada Day in Banff

Not only is admission to the Banff National Park free on Canada Day, but there's also free music around town. Canada's an especially generous nation on its birthday. Canada Day celebrators go to and from Central Park, Banff’s Canada Place, and Banff Avenue for the day’s festivities, which range from a massive pancake breakfast to a parade to outdoor concerts. And of course there is a fireworks finale; the best viewing spot is at the Bow River Bridge.

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