Canada Day, July 1, 2012
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We are proud of the nation we have built together over the last 145 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, the theme for the Noon Show is "Celebrating the heritage of 1812." As we celebrate Canada's 145th birthday, we celebrate our legacy, our pride and our possibilities!
The 2012 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:
- Jully Black (Ontario)
- The Drums, Crown Forces 1812 (Ontario)
- Michael Beauclerc (Ontario)
- Feist (Alberta)
- Neverest (Ontario)
- Donny Parenteau (Saskatchewan)
- Roch Voisine (New Brunswick)
- Simple Plan (Quebec)
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.
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.