Canada Day celebrations announced for Ottawa

June 13, 2017 by  

A detailed list of the special events planned for the nation’s capital in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday were announced earlier this month.

Thousands of Canadians are expected to travel to Ottawa for the celebrations, which have been scheduled for Friday June 30th to Sunday July 2nd.

Canadian artists including Alessia Cara, Walk Off The Earth, Cirque du Soleil, Serena Ryder, Lisa LeBlanc, and Buffy Sainte-Marie will be playing on the Parliament Hill throughout the long weekend.

A new history hall will be unveiled at the Canadian Museum of History, with performances by The Souljazz Orchestra and The Lost Fingers.

On July 1st, there will be 14 hours of stage events at Major’s Hill Park. Performers will include Chantal Kreviazuk, Laurence Nerbonne, David Maracle and Raine Maida. Major’s Hill Park will also host the traditional barbecue and a special 360-degree fireworks display on Canada Day.

Event calendars, schedules, and signs, as well as Canada promotional products may be printed for use during the three-day celebration.

Royal guests will include Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, who will travel to Ottawa on July 1st.

Canada 150 celebrations are not expected to be limited to the nation’s capital. A total of 19 cities from every province across the country, along with more than 1,300 communities have also planned special Canada Day events this year.