Canada celebrates its national holiday on July, 1st. Canadians all over the country, celebrate this day with full zeal and zest. Like all the other countries an excellent array of fireworks, parades and other celebrations is witnessed throughout the day in all the cities.
Montreal celebrates the special day in its own unique way starting from Défilé de la Fête du Canada; A special parade, unique in its own way.
Witness Canada Day Parade Montreal:
People from all over the town gather at the corner of Fort and Ste. Catherine streets where the parade starts. More festivities wait for the people at the end point of the parade at the corner of Ste. Catherine and Peel.
Parade participants March through the streets adorned in attractive dazzling outfits and entertain the people along the way.
Get your slice of the cake:
Place du Canada hosts a special cake cutting ceremony for the people. A giant cake is cut and distributed amongst the crowd. The cake is almost about 8 feet in width and four feet in length. So don’t forget to get your free cake slice with a glass of water!
The colourful dragon dances are a courtesy of Chinese immigrants to pay a loyalty tribute to the local citizens of Canada. Don’t forget to play a game or two before you leave the venue!
Old Montreal Festivity
Get to enjoy the old Montreal’s celebrations. Though these are generally confined to high command officials yet you can witness the ever-so-roaring 21 gun shot salute to regain the Canadian zeal within you!
Whatever you do through the day, just don’t miss this! Each year, the beautiful display of extravagant fireworks leaves everyone in awe. Find yourself best spot to witness this festivity. Mount Royal Summit, Old Port, Clock tower Beach and Jacques Cartier Bridge are few of the best places to watch the fireworks.
Plan a road trip to Ottawa
Gather your friends and hop in a car. You may want to drive to Ottawa to witness the exclusive Canada Day festivities this year. Enjoy the two hour road trip and get to experience the celebrations in both the cities.
Head to a park and enjoy a bbq with a cold beer along with all the on going festivities. Have something more to add? Nudge us at @stcathys on insta or leave a comment down here. We will make sure to add it in our list.