Canada Day In Photos: A Colourful Celebration Of Canada’s Heritage

I celebrated my first ever Canada Day in Vancouver and it was a lot of fun. Canadian flags were everywhere – hanging from buildings, painted on people’s faces and being waved through the air as a huge parade made its way through the city centre.

Amongst the attractions were the Canadian Mounties, who were around throughout the day to pose for some cheesy photographs.

Canada Day marks the anniversary when three colonies were joined together to become the single country of Canada on July 1st 1867.

I did not realise how much of a big deal is made of this until I spotted hoards of people lining the streets, brimming with pride and happily donning their country’s flag.

It is like a huge birthday party filled with plenty of patriotism… and some interesting outfits!

Take a look at these photographs to see what I mean…

You cannot get anything more Canadian than the Mounties.

This man clearly loves his country.

Free flags were being handed out and many people attached them to their bags.

Canadian couture? These two lapped up the attention in their flaunting jumpsuits.

There was a popular lumberjack performance, with muscles on show and plenty of impressive tricks with axes and chainsaws.

One of the tricks involved two of them climbing up these poles. I could not believe how fast they were; I barely had time to click my camera.

Even the rowers got all decorative.

The Olympic Torch, next to Canada Place, was lit for the occasion.

Finally, here are some images of the evening parade…

How did you celebrate Canada Day?


  1. July 2, 2012 / 23:25

    Great photos! So glad you enjoyed Canada Day. We attended a Canada Day pool party/barbeque. Only the kids went in the pool but we all had fun.

  2. July 2, 2012 / 23:49

    Oh Canada! Our Home and Native land. . .
    I’m glad you enjoyed your first ever Canada Day.
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  3. July 3, 2012 / 07:59

    What a cool celebration. Though they need to lay off the stripes a bit. With those colors, it could end up with a Where’s Waldo Day. Love the giant beaver in the one pic.
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