Canada 150

June 29th, 2017 by Sabrina Sousa

This year, Canada Day marks a significant milestone as it has been 150 years since Confederation when Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick came together to form the Dominion of Canada. Through the British North America Act of 1867, each of these former British colonies united as one independent nation.


Canada 150 celebrates the history of our country’s sovereignty and the appreciation of Canadian values including diversity, the environment and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Here are some interesting links you can use to get involved in and stay informed about Canada 150 celebrations:

  • Celebrating diversity and multiculturalism, 150 Stories recognizes remarkable Canadians, organizations, and events and how they have impacted Canada with their message.
  • Celebrate Canada 150 with the city of Toronto’s four-day festival at Nathan Phillips Square.
  • Mark Canada Day with 10 new stamps by Canada Post celebrating Canada’s 150th.
  • Enjoy an old-fashioned parade, free breakfast, and music at Calgary’s Heritage Park.
  • Agri-Food Canada is celebrating 150 years of growth, development and sustainability. Read about their history, impact, events and celebrations.
  • Along with Canada turning 150, Montreal is celebrating its 375th birthday this year.
  • Take the “Get to know your contemporary Indigenous artists” quiz to learn about significant figures in the Indigenous arts community.
  • Visit Vancouver’s Granville Island for a day full of music, street entertainment, and food.
  • In honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Royal Canadian Mint is introducing new commemorative circulation and collectible coins.

Read some of our past Canada Day blog posts:

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