Canada 150 Anniversary Celebration Ideas

Canada 150 Anniversary Celebration IdeasThere is no question that 2017 is a big year for Canada! The entire country is preparing for an amazing and epic birthday celebration – after all, it’s not every day you turn 150! If you are searching for fun (and somewhat affordable) ways to celebrate, too, take some cues from the list here.

Skate the Rideau Canal




This is the largest skating rink in the world. Stretching 7.8 kilometers, from the downtown Ottawa area to Dows Lake, the Rideau Canal Skateway is a great way to see this magnificent country up close and personal.

Visit Byward Market to eat a Beavertail

The Beavertail is a fried dought treat that is topped with butter or chocolate sauce and cinnamon. It was originally sold in Ottawa back in 1978. This treat is so famous that it has even been features as a question on two game shows – Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy.

Pay a Visit to the Biggest Playground Ever

Ottawa is home to the TVO Giver building, which is where you will find a playground that is 4,600 square meters. The playground was made in the shape of Canada and has a unique play space for each territory and province. It also is home to the longest set of monkey bars in the entire world.

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Plant Some Patriotic Perennials

You can purchase a 150 Celebration Garden from Veseys Seeds that is made up of 75 white tulips and 75 red tulips. If you plant them during the fall, they will look amazing next spring.

Explore the Cabot Trail

Some of the most beautiful parts of Canada are found here. You can explore vistas, the forest and take a dip in the ocean. The Cabot Trail is a 298 km paved look that is found on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. When you visit, you will feel as though you are walking through the Scottish Highlands – no passport necessary!

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If you are planning on visiting Canada in 2017, or want to find a way to celebrate this momentous birthday, then a few amazing ideas are listed here. Chances are you will find many others who want to celebrate, too!

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  • Robin Rue

    Fun ideas! My town is about to celebrate their 375th anniversary next year and they are planning a big deal in town to celebrate it.

  • Candy Kage

    Happy Anniversary! My daughter is driving through Canada right now so will have to see if she is close and can stop and see some of these things.

  • This all sounds like a blast! I have never been to Canada before–I do hope I can make it there one day.

  • blm03

    I have never been to Canada but would love to go some day. It looks like there is so much to see and do!

  • Oh wow what some lovely ideas, I like the idea of planting some patriotic flowers. and happy anniversary to Canada!

  • Betty Boiron

    We have relatives in Canada but we never really played around there, always just visiting family. Happy anniversary to Canada!

  • Pam

    That playground sounds really awesome! How cool that it is in the shape of Canada and has the longest monkey bars in the world.

  • This playground looks like so much fun for the kids. I know my children would have a complete blast exploring that palce!

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  • Alison Rost

    Wow! Canada is celebrating its 150th founding day? That’s amazing. Thanks for your suggestions and tips.

  • Christy Maurer

    I didn’t know that and one of my BFFs is from Canada! I can’t believe she didn’t tell me lol. These all look like fun ways to celebrate!

  • Gwen Mulholland

    I don’t live in Canada but these sound like great ideas and things to do when visiting Canada as well. I am saving this list for if I get to visit.

  • Debra Hawkins

    I haven’t been to Canada in ages! I think I need to take my kiddos for their first trip this year!

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra VA

    There is no other time to visit Canada than now. It would be so cool to be there to celebrate their 150th Anniversary! Thanks for sharing these celebration ideas!

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    I haven’t been to Canada but it is definitely on my bucket list! My boys would absolutely love the playground and I think I would love the Beavertail!

  • Geekdad248

    That playground in Ottawa sounds amazing. I sure would like to snack on a Beavertail too! We live across the river from Windsor and I’ve been surprised that we haven’t heard very much about celebratory events going on in Ontario.

  • This is a cute way to celebrate! Great ideas I’ll have to keep in mind.