Canada Day 2017

This July 1, Canada turns 150.  How will you celebrate?

It’s a great destination whatever year it is, but 2017 has a lot to offer. With the weak Canadian dollar, Canada offers a great value. International travelers, especially those from the United States, are going to have a lot to spend their money on.

The City of Ottawa’s Urban Camping Program has created a unique way for visitors to stay in Ottawa during the long Canada Day weekend in 2017. Select green spaces and parking lots will be converted into family-friendly sites that visitors can reserve for their tents and RVs. Campers will have access to showers and toilets and in some cases, and can access additional amenities for a small extra fee.

Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill and throughout downtown will include a some of Canada’s best and brightest.

The lineup for the major concerts including the regular event on Canada Day and a special WE day concert on July 2 have been announced.

The Canada Day event will feature Alessia Cara, Dean Brody, Serena Walker, Walk off the Earth, Louis-Jean Cormier, Kinnie Start, Lisa LeBlanc, Mike Tompkins, Laurence Nerbonne, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Gordon Lightfoot. Also in attendance will be Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk will be among the artists featured at Major’s Hill Park for performances on June 30th.

Youth empowerment event We Day also announced plans to host its first-ever outdoor festival on Parliament Hill July 2.

International activists and We co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger will be joined by musical performers Alanis Morissette, Barenaked Ladies, Hedley and Tenors, actor Jacob Tremblay, swimming sensation Penny Oleksiak, Sen. Romeo Dallaire, retired astronaut Chris Hadfield and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh.

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