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Canada Day

Canada Day 2020: A virtual celebration

Each year on July 1, the biggest family-friendly Canada Day party in the country takes place in Canada’s capital, but this year, we’re celebrating virtually instead!

Enjoy online access to your favourite, free official Canada Day programming—including concerts, challenges and even fireworks—through the Canadian Heritage website and their social channels. Let’s celebrate together while ensuring physical distancing during COVID-19!

Here’s how to get the most out of your Canada Day 2020, no matter where you are:

  • Celebrate within your social bubble at home and by downloading a free Celebration Kit;
  • Watch the Canada Day Daytime Show at 1:00 p.m. and Canada Day Evening Show at 8:00 p.m. featuring special guests and Canadian artists;
  • If you’re in Ottawa, consider visiting an outdoor patio (contact venues directly to confirm they’re open on Canada Day), or get out and explore the outdoors on foot or by bike;
  • Enjoy virtual fireworks at 10:00 p.m.;

Follow @CdnHeritage for lots more surprises on social media!

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