Canada's 150th Birthday Celebrations

Throughout 2017, communities across the country will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. From arts and culture festivals, to fireworks, exhibitions and sporting events, the country will come together to toast the nation’s sesquicentennial birthday, and show our national spirit and pride! Canadians are being encouraged to explore their own country, but the “Canada 150” celebrations are a great time for all travelers to discover this country. Lonely Planet named Canada its number one country to visit in 2017, in no small part thanks to our year-long party!

In the City of Vancouver, these celebrations will be known as “Canada 150+” in recognition of the much longer history that our Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations people have in the area. Fittingly, the City’s own official Canada 150+ events are centred around this theme. Many of the celebrations will be focused around Canada Day on July 1, but throughout the year you’ll find plenty of reasons to raise a glass to Canada and wish her a happy birthday. Here are some of our favourite Canada 150 celebrations in and around Vancouver, but check back often as we’ll be adding more events to the list throughout the year.

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