If you haven’t heard, this Saturday marks 150 years since Canada’s colonies joined together as a country; however, the indigenous people of Canada have been here for much longer. Roll Up the Rim has come back for this occasion and many cities are putting on a number of Canada Day Festivities. Here are some festive drinks for your parties and what’s going on on Canada Day. Whether you’re staying home or venturing off to a big celebration, enjoy the day and be proud to be a Canadian.
The capital is the place to be this weekend! Many artists will be playing shows all over Ottawa such as U2, Mother Mother, Alessia Cara, Serena Ryder and many more. A citizenship ceremony will take place on Parliament at 1:30 pm and the night closes with the annual firework show. This spectacular 20-minute pyromusical firework show will take place at 11 pm and is said to be composed of over 15,000 individual fireworks.
There are a number of different events happening all over Toronto for Canada Day. You can go to the Royal Ontario Museum for free. You can check out the Redpath Waterfront Festival as well and see the world’s largest rubber duck, because why not? There will be firework displays at the CN tower around 10:30 as well as Nathan Philipps Square at 10:55. For more fun things to do in Toronto click here.
Head to Canada Place for the largest Canada Day celebrations outside of Ottawa. There will be many artists performing such as Sam Roberts, FEFE, Emerson Drive, Hey Ocean!, Dragonette, Madeline Merlo, and many more. There will also be a light show and many interactive exhibits. You can also check out Granville Island for a bazaar and other performances. For a full list of activities click here.
Lots of things are happening in Montreal, and many of them are free. The fireworks in Montreal start at 10 pm and will last 30 minutes. These can be seen from multiple places around the city such as La Ronde and the Lachine Canal. The Gay Village and Crescent Street are great places to go grab a drink with friends after witnessing these shows. During the day in Old Port, you can find a petting zoo and lots of face painting. For more activities click here.
Serving this fruity cocktail will really show your Canadian pride. This rum-based cocktail is a spin on the classic Mojito and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Here is the recipe.
This cocktail is a classic Canadian fave. This recipe calls for fresh sage as a nice twist. You can find this recipe here.
Citrus Berry Spritz:
This refreshing cocktail incorporates berry ice cubes for an added splash of colour. You can find the full recipe here.