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Canada Festivals and Events

Canadian Tulip Festival

Canadian Tulip Festival
Capital cities across Canada, May 12 to 22, 2000
In the Year 2000, from May 12 to 22, the Canadian Tulip Festival will be showcasing the exciting entertainment and floral artistry from capital cities around the world and across Canada. For 11 days on the festival's Main Stage, there will be an eclectic mix of entertainment from across Canada and internationally as part of the Ottawa Citizen Concert Series. Up to five million tulips blooming in an exotic mosaic of colour and beauty in Canada's scenic National Capital Region. For more information contact Tel:(613) 567 - 5757
Fax:(613) 567 - 6216

Victoria Day

Victoria Day
Canada, May 22, 2000
The Sovereign's birthday has been celebrated in Canada since the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). May 24, Queen Victoria's birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845.


Changing Of The Guard Ceremony
Parliament Hills, June 24- August 26, 2000
One of Canada's most outstanding attractions, this half-hour ceremony is presented daily on the lawn of Parliament Hill at 10 a.m., from late June until late August, weather permitting. It offers an unrivaled combination of colour, tradition, pageantry and military precision. The Guard is also seen at Rideau Hall, where sentries are posted at the gate and main entrance.

Canada Day

Canada Day
Canada, 1st July, 2000
On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st. The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day. On October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day".

Atlantic Ocean Voyage

Atlantic Ocean Voyage
Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 2000
Halifax, the provincial capital, has been designated as the Official Canadian Race Port for the Tall Ships 2000 series. The stop in Halifax will be part of a four-month Atlantic Ocean voyage involving almost 150 world-class tall ships in what may be the largest gathering of tall ships in history. Visit their website at www.tallships2000.ns.ca/

Hot Air Baloon Festival

Hot Air Baloon Festival
La Baie Park in Gatineau, September 3 - 6, 2000
When 150 hot air balloons of all shapes and colors fly over Canada's Capital, no one ever remains indifferent. Adding to the enchantment, the 12th edition of the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival features 200 on-site shows and activities, including fairground rides and a megafireworks display. You get four straight days of dance, song and laughter. Visit ville.gatineau.qc.ca/ c_intro_montgolfiere_e.htm
for more information.

Kite Festivals

Kite Festivals
Halifax, October 11th
Two Kite Festivals in Nova Scotia, Canada, located at Lawrencetown Beach, on October 11th. For more information, contact:
Moonlight Beach Inn,
our Tourist info at 1-800-565-0000.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day
Nov 11, 2000
The first Thanksgiving Day in Canada after Confederation was observed on April 15, 1872, to celebrate the recovery of The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness. Now, it is observed mainly for general thanksgiving to the almighty god for the blessings with which the people of Canada have been favoured upon.

Harrison Bay and Chehalis Bald Eagle Festival

Harrison Bay and Chehalis Bald Eagle Festival
Maple Ridge, Nov. 27-28, 1999
Spawning salmon, nearly 1,000 wintering bald eagles, and more than 150 trumpeter swans can be seen at Harrison Bay and Chehalis Flats in the Greater Vancouver area. Boat trips, fish hatchery tours, interpretive displays and a visit to a historic store and farm are all on the festival agenda. For more information please contact:
British Columbia Wildlife Watch,
11721 Driftwood Drive,
Maple Ridge, British Columbia,
V2X 9G2; Tel:(604) 463-2507
or visit their web site, at www3.bc.sympatico.ca/driftwood /bcwwhome.htm


Boxing Day
Canada, Dec 26, 2000
The day after Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is better known as Boxing Day.


Alliance London Canada Summer Games
Chaleur Region of New Brunswick, August 11-25, 2000


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