145 Years of Canada

Posted by: on Jul 1, 2012 | No Comments

We are all proud Canadians but if there is a day that we can shout it out loud in excitement, filled to the brim with patriotism, it is today. Calgary is packed with loads of fun activities today.

Some of the celebrations will be at Prince’s Island Park, which will include live music, theatre performances and an attempt to build the city’s first living flag. Fireworks at Centre Street Bridge will be an awesome addition to the Canada day celebration. River Walk will be featuring a variety of music to add to today’s fun. A tasty treat will be at Olympic Plaza with many of the city’s food truck vendors and stalls from local farmers. Canada Olympic Park will have a flag raising ceremony and at Heritage Park, Mayor Naheed Nenshi is attending a swearing-in ceremony, for 105 new Canadians. Fun fun fun! And, wherever you are celebrating Canada Day, remember to keep you glasses full eh!

To get you feeling even more Canadian, here is a look back on some classic icons of Canada…

A canadian pacific railway banff Alberta vintage poster. Posted for Canada day 2012Banff Springs Hotel, looking out on Bow Valley.

A vintage photo of the Fairmont Palliser Calgary hotel.Downtown Calgary at The Palliser Hotel.

Granville Street Vancouver, BC CanadaGranville Street, Vancouver

The Hudson's Bay Company Coat of ArmsThe Hudson’s Bay Company Coat of Arms

THe Royal York CP Hotel Toronto ,CanadaThe Royal York Hotel, Toronto.

Anne of Green Gables (1908) book cover by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery.Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Grain Elevator of the Saskatchewan Wheat PoolGrain Elevator of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool

Camp maple syrup from Québec, CanadaCamp Pure maple syrup from Québec

Canadian dollar billCanadian Dollar Bill

Honest ed'sHonest Ed’s, Toronto

Parliament building on Parliament Hill OttawaParliament building on Parliament Hill, Ottawa

A Mountie in jasper national park at the Canadian RockiesA Mountie in Jasper National Park at the Canadian Rockies

 Eighth Avenue downtown Calgary Alberta Eighth Avenue, Downtown Calgary