Canada Day, July 1, 2011 ~ Celebrate ~

Canada Day, July 1, 2011

Celebrate !!!

Follow preparations for Canada Day celebrations with the Hill Cam.
We are proud of the nation we have built together over the last 144 years. Since the earliest days of our history, Canada has been a land of promise. We have built a society that celebrates achievement and excellence, while at the same time maintaining a strong respect for human rights. Our participation in Celebrate Canada activities brings us together, strengthens our communities, and helps us understand the significance of the citizenship we all share.

Parliament Hill in Ottawa

We celebrate Canada Day in grand style in the nation’s capital. Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to Parliament Hill to take part in the Canada Day Noon Show with the Governor General, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
This year, we celebrate “Canada: A proud past, a bright future!” and welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday with us on the Hill, as they start their first international tour as a royal couple.
The 2011 show will include a protocol ceremony and a spectacular flyby of CF 18s and Snowbirds. The following great Canadian talents will offer an unforgettable show:
Great Big Sea (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Kumpa’nia (Quebec)
Dehli 2 Dublin (British Columbia)
Corb Lund (Alberta)
Dan Mangan (British Columbia)
Elisapie Isaac (Nunavik)
Florence K (Quebec)
Sam Roberts (Quebec)
Quartuor Orphée (Quebec)
Soul Influence (Ontario)
Jenn Grant (Prince Edward Island)
Pierre Lapointe (Quebec)
Maria Aragon (Manitoba)
Frannie and Fab of Random Recipe (Quebec)
Oumou Soumaré (New Brunswick)
Les 7 doigts de la main (Quebec)
Zogma (Quebec)
The Department of Canadian Heritage presents the Canada Day Noon Show in collaboration with the National Capital Commission (NCC). This special event is broadcast live on television through CBC, the CBC News Network, Radio-Canada, and RDI.

National Capital Region

Events continue throughout the day in the National Capital Region, including the Evening Show on Parliament Hill, and end with the traditional Canada Day fireworks.
For more information, visit and take a look at the 2011 Canada Day Activities.

Across the country

Contact your Canadian Heritage Regional Office for information on Canada Day activities taking place near you.
Joins your friends and family, and take part in local community celebrations to mark this important day for all Canadians!

Canadian Heritage resource

Learn more about the History of Canada Day.

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