Celebrate Canada’s Day in Montreal

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.

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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!

Dragon Dance

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! 

Fireworks

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. 

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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.

 

What to Wear Canada Day 2017

What to wear, where.

Canada Day is always a hard event to dress for – whether man or woman, putting together a solid red and white look can prove to be quite challenging. Luckily, we’re here to provide you with some serious outfit inspo for both men and women’s fashion, to have you wearing Canada proud this weekend!

 

Let’s Start with the Ladies: 5 Great Canada Day Looks for Women

 

The Minimalist

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Pair a red striped shirt with red or white high waisted shorts for a minimalistic yet incredibly stylish look.

 

The Chic

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Catch eyes with your flawless style this Canada Day by using a white or red base with the opposite colour for accessories or tailored pieces. Take it a step further by carefully adding another accent colour to your look such as light blue or black (but beware of tacky-ness).

 

The Chill

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Heading out for a Canada day BBQ or day at the lake? Try a more casual red and white look, perfect for hanging around outside.

 

The Classic

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Not convinced? Go for the classic all white with red lipstick look! Simple & classy.

 

Now for the Men: 5 Great Canada Day Looks for Men

 

The Tailored

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Try a red and white tailored look to really turn heads this weekend. Although slightly more expensive, these staple pieces can easily be mixed into your usual wardrobe as well.

 

The Chill

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Feeling like something more relaxed? Try a casual look with boat shoes and jeans or shorts – pairing red, white, and a little bit of denim to complete your Canada Day look.

 

The Streestyle

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More of a street style type of guy? A red bomber jacket will keep you stylish and in the Canada Day spirit!

 

Laidback – Classy

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Pair your favorite red or white summer pants with the opposite colour top/jacket for a classy yet laid back look this weekend. Perfect for anything from a BBQ to fireworks!

 

The Classic

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Similarily to your female counterparts, if all else fails go for a classic all white look. Guaranteed to kill every single time!

 

How will you express your personal style in collaboration with your Canadian pride this weekend? Let us know in the comment section below or tag us in your pictures on Instagram using the handle @stcathys.

 

 

5 Ways to Celebrate Canada Day This Weekend!

O’ Canada.

As you’ve probably heard by now, Canada is turning 150 years old this weekend! Celebrations and homages to the Great White North have been in preparation for weeks now; this Saturday marking the nation’s actual birthday. Whether you’re a visiting student, a Canadian national, or busy a tourist, everyone is invited to celebrate Canada day, alike. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of 5 great ways to celebrate our amazing country’s birthday this weekend.

 

Watch the Annual Canada Day Fireworks

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Enjoy a classic Canada Day watching fireworks from countless spots in the city. From La Ronde to Lachine Canal and even Clocktower beach, all of your favorite Montreal hangouts will be hosting an amazing fireworks show.

 

Canada Day Parade

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Take part in the festivities by enjoying Montreal’s annual Canada Day parade. Conveniently situated in the downtown core, grab your favorite red and white pieces and show some Canadian pride!

 

Take a Trip to the Nation’s Capital

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Get in on Canada’s premier birthday party in the nation’s capital. Canada day in Ottawa is unlike any other! Grab some friends and head to Parliament Hill to enjoy countless festivities, a free concert featuring Canadian artists, and some awesome parties.

 

Celebrate in Old Port

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The Old Port of Montreal will have tons of activities and festivities set up for Canada day. From a petting zoo and face painting to inflatable games and delicious food, grab your friends and family and celebrate your nation in Old Port!

 

Check out Montreal Open Air Gallery

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Spend the day outside in Montreal’s Gay Village, as it hosts an amazing open air gallery. With countless amazing art pieces and tents to see while walking the streets, this is the perfect excuse to spend your Canada day outside.

 

What will you do this weekend to celebrate Canada Day in Montreal? Let us know in the comment section below.