Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

How to enjoy Canada Day while you’re staying with us in Hotel Riviera Plaza? We know the situation is not easy for anyone, so let us give you tips about how to stay tuned!

Canada Day July 1

Canada Day in 2020 is in the middle of the week. Every year on July 1, Canadians celebrate their national holiday, Canada Day. This statuary holiday commemorates the confederation of the British territories in North America into one single entity: Canada! It’s one of the biggest celebrations across the country and most businesses are closed down to revel in the festivities, including government offices, many retailers, some grocery stores, and liquor stores.

Enjoying Canada Day

Banks, government offices, and many other stores and businesses close July 1. Tourist attractions and restaurants are usually open but may have reduced hours, so it’s always wise to call ahead to confirm.

Typically, Canada Day celebrations include parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues, and others get- together. Many revelers wear red and white in honor of Canada’s national colors and the Canadian flag is proudly hung up n front of buildings and on windows.

Canada Day in Calgary

Make sure you’re at home Canada Day plans include watching the premiere of our Virtual Canada Day Celebration presented by CBC Calgary. Dress in red and white, you could wear your favourite Calgary team jersey or cowboy hat if you have one! Paint your face, put up your Christmas or outdoor lights. Turn then on by 10 p.m. (sunset) on July 1 to join the Calgary Tower in lighting up our city. Help support local business on July 1st, consider ordering your favourite local food for take- in. 

History of Canada Day

On June 20th, 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 information of the union of British North America provinces in a federation under of Canada on July 1st, 1867. The enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 which Confederated Canada, was celebrated on July 1, 1867, with the ringing of the bells at the Cathedral Church of St. James in Toronto

The July 1st holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day.