Canada Day 1sh of July

What is Canada Day?

From Wikipidia

Canada Day is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of July 1th, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867(Then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.  Originally called Dominion Day (french Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed.  Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world, attended by Canadians living abroad.

Although still a British colony, Canada gained an increased level of political control and governance over its own affairs, the British parliament and Cabinet maintaining political control over certain areas, such as foreigh affairs, national defence, and constitutional changes.  Canada gradually gained increasing independence over the years, notably with the passage of the Statute  of Westminster in 1931, until finally becoming completely independent with the passing of the Constitution Act, 1982 which served to fully patriate the Canadian Constitution.

Canada Day First of July

Canadian Govenrment is hosting on canada day a huge National Day on the 1 of July which any Canadians living near the Parliament Hill (Ottawa), can attend to celebrate.  All day long there’s activities for children as well, as DIY, games, and fun activities to do.  It is a fun free activity-packed day!

Later in the evening there are guest artists, singers to party and they give a big show and, around 10 O’clock at night we have the most amazing spectacular fireworks.

Many families spend the First of July at Parliament Hill but a lot of family stay home and all together, they have barbecues, and fireworks.  Below are some ideas of how you can quickly and easily create Canada Day fun hunt activities for all ages.

Great Activities for the First of July!

1: Treasure hunt

Print a picture of the Canadian flag,(2 flags) cut in five pieces.   As the hunters search for them to collect and save the pieces. When find all peaces set out a blank sheet of paper and have them reassemble the two flags together and glue it on the paper.






2: Puzzel Map of Canada

Take a map of Canada Print the map (2 copies) keep one copie for original and after cut one and separated all the Provinces and try to reassemble them as a puzzle.  Each Provinces need to be place at its original place between this province and this one.  And if it is to easy add capital (city) of each provinces.  Have a fun finding where they go!!!!


Best game of Canada Day !!!

Everybody love that game. It is the Canada Day game of all if you stay at home  and because it is usually a very hot day it,s the Water Balloon Fight.  


Give Award to them with a cool treat you can prepare the night before

Recipe: 12 Fruits Popsicles

Take the Fruits that you want Peach Strawberry Yogurt popsicles (or Blackberry, lemon, watermelon and mango). side. Clean blender, puree sliced peaches with two teaspoons of honey, set aside.

Layer the popsicles as follows:

  • 2 teaspoons strawberry puree
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons peach puree and repeat. Make a fruit puree your last layer
  • Tap the mold on the counter to make sure all of the layers settle. Use a small spoon to drag vertically from the bottom to the top of the mold a few times to create a swirled pattern.
  • Gently tap the molds on the counter top to remove any air bubbles.  Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Run briefly under warm water to remove the popsicles from the cups.

If you prefer a easier way to do popcicles you just need Gaterate drink and pour it in your popsicle tray and freeze it over night.


Covid 19

Unfortunately  du to COVID19, Canada Day 2020 clebrations will be hosted virtually.  We hope to see you in Canada,s capital on July 1st ub 2021 and in years to come!

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10 Replies to “Canada Day 1sh of July”

  1. Hi. Thank you for sharing the indoor DIY games. I didn’t know much about the Canada Day until I read your article. Thank you for the knowledge. It looks like it’s a fun day on Canada Day.

    And you have an interesting DIY recipe for 12 Fruits Popsicles. For me, I will go for the fruits as it’s more fresh and healthy!

    1. Hi Janet Thank you for your comment, It is a fun day Canada day, you start around 10 in the morning and it end after the fireworks at 10:30 at night so yes it is really un cool day.

  2. Good afternoon, Lyne! Thank you so much for this highly informative article. Canada Day sounds a fun and activity-packed day! Given that it’s going to be 90 degrees here in the United States (Chicago, Illinois) all week, a water balloon fight sounds marvelous (water explosion! Haha). I love seeing people come together in love, peace, harmony, unity, and with smiles on their faces-our world desperately needs this right now. I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, and this may be the perfect excuse for me to do so! Haha Great read! God bless you!

    1. Hello Thank you so much for your comment it really make my day!!! It is a great day Their is so many activities and thinks to do that day in ottawa. I like to know about other country as well so that y I decided to write about Canada Day
      thank you

  3. This are great tips on how to celebrate Canada Day indoors.

    Especially, in these times, when you want to engage the kids and make the day fun.

    I like the brief history of Canada and how you connected every thing together.

    I like the water guns and the fruits idea.

    Will incorporate into my fun and games.


    1. Hi Ibi, It is a great day and fun game, we play alot of water gun in the summer here, even if it s not Canada day you can play in hot days it is a cool game.
      Thank you for your comment I appriciate it

  4. Hi there,

    This is an informative article. I’ve never known what Canada Day is and how it is.
    These are good tips on how to celebrate Canada Day indoors.
    I really like Water Balloon Fight.

    Thanks for your great article and all the best

    1. Hi Kumponchai, thank you for your comment. It is a great day to go and see all activitie and show we have that day. To bad this year we won’t have Candada Dau because of the covid 19.
      Maybe in august will have ” Les feux du Cazino” firework from Cazino. It is another activity to go this one goes up to a week (organize from all country) and it’s spectaculor.
      Thank again

    1. Hi Emma Louise, Yes the popsicles are very good!!! And there’s alot of game you can do here with your kids they will love some of them, even if their 10 or 11 years old it is a perfect age to have a good play and good laugh.
      Thank your for you comment

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