1. Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Why not spend Canada’s birthday in the nation’s capital? While this year’s festivities are happening throughout Ottawa, the place to be remains Parliament Hill. The evening show line-up includes performances by Arkells, Lights and Brigitte Boisjoli. The giant Canada Day fireworks finale is best seen from three vantage points: the central loop of Confederation Boulevard, Major’s Hill Park and the lawn of the Canadian Museum of History.