Canada Day Blew UP

Our neighbors to the north know how to celebrate too.

Us ‘mericans love the Fourth of July, North America’s greatest explosion-based holiday. But Canada’s Fourth is first: July 1 is when Canucks celebrate Canada Day (Fête du Canada for all the Francophones out there) and its maple syrup-slathered freedom. The holiday commemorates the 1867 signing of the Constitution Act that joined the then three provinces together to form a unified Canada.

Raise a Molson, wolf some poutine, throw on some hockey skates, swipe your provincial health card to fill a reasonably priced prescription, try not to run over a moose … whatever it takes to feel Canadian. We’ve got your red-and-white patriotism roundup from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, to Old Port in Montreal, to Kits Beach in Vancouver and everywhere in between.

Montreal International Fireworks Competition

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Fireworks finale #montrealfireworks

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Ohhhh Canada 🇨🇦💥#HappyCanadaDay #CanadaDay2015 #VancouverFireworks

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Pic from a friends's camera, beautiful!#canadaday #montreal #montrealfireworks #montrealfireworkscompetition

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More Canada day fireworks 🎉💥 #canadaday #fireworks #parliamenthill #ottawa

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Edmonton Canada Day Fireworks

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Ops. Happy Belated Canada Day y'all. :P #canadaday #fireworks #theboardwalk #toronto

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Fireworks 💥 #slowmotion#fireworks#canada#canadaday#happy#cool#slomo#love

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