By now most people know that Canada is celebrating 150 years since confederation in 1867. Special Canada 150 tulips were developed by Holland for our sesquicentennial and were available for purchase in the fall in time for planting. I can't wait to see mine bloom in the spring! Parks Canada is giving away free park passes for the year 2017 to anyone who wants one, not only Canadians, to encourage visitors to our beautiful parks and heritage sites. There are special events being held all year long all across the country.
I was 17 years old when Canada had their 100th anniversary celebration and Montreal hosted the World's Fair titled Expo '67. I was just at the right age that I could make tons of money babysitting for neighbours who wanted to spend whole days at the fair, and I was old enough to spend days there with just my friends.
Throughout Canada there have been other celebrations over the years that our ancestors may have attended, a few of which I have listed below.
What local celebrations might your ancestor have attended or perhaps worked on the committee? In your search also try keywords "sesquicentennial", "bicentennial" etc.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the articles posted about Canada during this 150th year.
Foundation of Montreal 250th anniversary celebration 1892
Historical souvenir and book of pageants of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City, the ancient capital of Canada - 1908
Troisième centenaire de la fondation de Québec, berceau du Canada 1908
Toronto old and New: memorial volume to mark 100th anniversary of the Constitutional Act of 1791, creating Upper Canada and Lower Canada.
Souvenir of the 150th Anniversary of the City of Halifax, 1899
Memorial of the 121st and 122nd anniversary of the settlement of Truro, 1882
Newfoundland in 1897; being Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee year and the 400th Anniversary of the discovery of the Island by John Cabot.
Fiftieth anniversary of the selection of Ottawa as the capital of Canada 1907
The centennial of the settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists
Galt centennial and Old Home Week, Galt Ontario 1927
Hamilton Canada, it's history, commerce, industries, resources. Issued under the auspices of the City council in the centennial year 1913
Red River, 1812-1912; Lord Selkirk's centennial, Winnipeg
The fiftieth anniversary, 1858-1908; Nerlich & Co, Toronto
London Board of Trade; fiftieth anniversary, 1857-1907 (Ontario)
The 100th anniversary of T. Rankine & Sons Limited biscuit manufacturers, Saint John NB
Golden Jubilee 1869-1919; a book to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the T. Eaton Co Limited
Fiftieth anniversary of the Royal Bank of Canada, 1919
The High School Magazine, Montreal 1916 - the hundredth anniversary of the Royal Grammer School
OTHER 150th CELEBRATIONS
150 years in Australia official souvenir for National Celebrations 1938
Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Gorham, Maine 1886
Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the town of Danvers, Mass, 1907
City of Tecumseh, Michigan sesquicentennial, 1824-1974
Celebration proceedings of the 150th anniversary of New Ipswich, NH 1900
Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the settlement of Baltimore, 1880
Book of Words, the pageant of Thetford, VT, in celebration of the 150th anniversary, 1911