On July 1st, Canadians will come out in huge numbers to celebrate a very special occasion. It’s Canada Day, that time of the year when the citizens of the country honour the day when the British North America Act, 1867 was enacted. Also known as the Constitution Act, it was on this day that the three colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were united to form the country of Canada within the British Empire.
50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag
Just two years short of the Canada Day centennial celebrations, the Canadian flag was hoisted for the first time on Parliament Hill on February 15, 1965. It was on this day that a Royal Proclamation gave official status to the now instantly recognizable red and white maple leaf flag. Later, in 1996, this day was declared National Flag of Canada Day and has been celebrated with much fervour ever since. The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the national flag of Canada and that is one more reason to celebrate the occasion of Canada Day.
Niagara Falls Celebrations
Niagara Falls hosts grand celebrations for Canada Day each year and this year is no different. Parades, carnivals, fireworks, barbecues and other events are all set to take place. Celebrations and food go hand in hand and the Pepper Palace Wingfest is one such event.
The 10 best chicken wing restaurants in Niagara Falls will battle it out to decide the winner of the most scrumptious wings; there’s a new contest this year as well, for the Hottest Wings in the Universe. Pepper Palace Wingfest will take place from noon till 6 p.m., refreshments and entertainment by local musicians add to the fun as you taste the wings and find out who has the “best wings in Niagara Falls”. Isn’t the very thought mouth-watering?
For all car lovers out there, Canada Day is the perfect occasion to prove your love for these sleek machines. The 23rd Annual Niagara Falls Canada Day Car Show is an event open to everyone who wishes to showcase their car. There’s a $10 entry fee per vehicle and for those who don’t wish to participate but still want to admire the four wheelers in all shapes, sizes and colours, entry for visitors at the show starts at 11 a.m. The automobiles will be on display along Ontario Avenue, south of Queen Street. There’s more than just the display– with the SISCAR Simulated Race Cars, guests at the show can enjoy the feeling of a real race in these modified stock racing cars with video graphics and surround sound. That’s not all. Watch Alex Kazam in action from noon till 4 p.m. showcasing his acts that are a combination of magic and comedy.
As night falls, the skies will come alive with the Niagara Parks spectacular Fireworks display over the Falls. You can go to one of the several vantage points along Niagara Parkway or head to the Skylon Tower or catch the display aboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruises Falls Fireworks Cruise, along with the amazing view from our Fallsview Hotel Rooms
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