All posts tagged: Canada Day

Day One: Part II

After a day hiking in the woods, and enjoying a rest back home afterwards, we ended our day by joining several thousand others on Battlefield Park, for the fireworks display. To end the festivities, Parcs Canada always put on a great show, come rain or shine, and yes, they’ve done the show in the pouring rain. We had just over 15 minutes of loud noises, and lots of ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’. Here’s a little teaser for you to enjoy:

Happy Canada Day

There are many things that happen on July 1 here, in Quebec City—not least of which it’s moving day. But also, for those who don’t know, it’s also Canada Day. Canada’s official birthday, which is celebrated countrywide with parades, a bit of pom, and usually, a lot of fireworks. For us here, in this French-speaking Province, there are a number of events. At noon, up at the Citadel, they fire a canon to herald midday, which would have seen the Mayor and other dignitaries give speeches commemorating Canada Day up on the Terrace Dufferin. Whereupon chefs from the Chateau Frontenac usually bring out the biggest Canada Day cake you’ve ever seen, put it out on trestle tables, cut into it, and serve everyone present with free cake. I kid you not. There is also a Family Area on the Plains of Abraham with free activities for all, including face painting, bouncy castles and the like. Here there’s also free cake given away by the plateful. Also, the Army sets up a tent cooks hot dogs, …