Canada Day Fireworks
by Shahinur Islam
Canada Day, a federal statutory holiday, is the celebration of the anniversary of the July 1, 1867. Most communities here celebrate the day through outdoor public events, such as parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, fireworks, and free musical concerts.
This day is an opportunity for all Canadians—from kids to seniors— to proudly celebrate common values.
On this day the Capital Region remains hectic with a large number of activities, as Canadians from all over the country throng to the Region. You can view Parliament Hill, downtown parks, and the streets, too, wearing festive mood from morning to night. The festivities include ceremonial events, shows, exhibits, games, performances, inflatable structures, President’s Choice Canada Day fireworks, etc.
Parliament Hill attracts tens of thousands of people dressed in the national flag colours—red and white.
Major’s Hill Park features various cultural performances, displays, and exhibits. You can either just witness or participate in those activities.
However, of all the festivities on this day, President’s Choice Canada Day Fireworks event is one of the main eye-catching attractions. The event starts at the end of the whole day celebration in the late evening and lasts half an hour in a row on Parliament Hill. People rejoice in burning fireworks, and scream in joy every time they witness a firework in the Parliament Hill sky, where flames play with darkness as well. The best place to see this event is across the Ottawa River—Jacques Cartier Park.
Here is a glimpse of fireworks on that day: