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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.
2. Niagara Falls, Ontario
This one is another no-brainer. Niagara Falls is already one of Canada’s biggest attractions, but on the country’s birthday, expect a ridiculous amount of people to come and celebrate, so arrive as early as you can. The phenomenal sights and sounds make Niagara Falls one of the places to be on July 1.
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3. The Old Port, Montreal
Located in Old Montreal, the Old Port stretches over two kilometres along the St. Lawrence River. Every year on Canada Day, Montreal hosts its annual parade featuring street entertainment, food and fireworks. The parade and wealth of day-long activities makes the Old Port a family-friendly choice. Fireworks commence at 10:15 p.m.
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