Happy Canada Day, this year marks our nations 146th birthday! Did you know that on July 1st, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation made up of only four of our now ten provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.  Our other six provinces and three territories came to be later on over the years. 

In the beginning Canadians celebrated "Dominion Day". O' Canada became our official national anthem July 1st 1980 but it wasn't until 1983 that July first was declared Canada Day across the country.

A little bit of history to celebrate Canada day 2013! I think Canada Day is more fitting a name for this holiday, Dominion Day sounds a bit scary. Either way it the first official long-weekend of the summer season now that school is out!

The weather has not been as cooperative as we had hoped, raining on and off here in the nations capital. The one place everyone gets excited to make their ways downtown to celebrate on Canada Day.

Are you packing up for the day and heading out for Canada day in your city/town?  It's always fun to pack up a lunch and snacks to go, spending the day outside with the family.

One other cool thing about Canada Day in Ottawa is that the OC Transpo bus service is FREE today! Take advantage and get out with your family! :)

We spent a quiet Canada Day at the home-front, oldest girl wasn't feeling so well - we even skipped swimming although it was cloudy and not the best swimming conditions. OH well we celebrated our nations birthday in our own quiet little way, who said you have to go crazy anyway.

Fireworks aren't a problem, there's always someone shooting off fireworks in the park (even though they aren't supposed to but hey its nice and the kids enjoy the show).

Whatever you do, have fun and above all be safe! :) HAPPY CANADA DAY CANADA!

Disclosure: Posted by AME in celebration of Canada Day. Opinions and comments are those of the author.

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