Canada has a rich history and culture and Canadians take special pride in celebrating our national holiday on July 1. And this year is no exception. To celebrate Canada's 147th birthday, an impressive line-up of family-friendly events, multicultural programming, and spectacular fireworks are scheduled for Tuesday, July 1 in honour of our national holiday.

The Canada Day Kid's Zone will return to Belleville Street with plenty of interactive activities for the whole family. JUNO Award winning children's entertainer Charlotte Diamond will take centre stage Tuesday afternoon, promising a performance that will get kids dancing. The ever-popular Living Flag will return to the Legislature Lawns. Bring your own red or white shirt to the Legislature lawns this Canada Day to show your colours and help make it the greenest event ever.

As part of their 15th anniversary, the Ska Festival will present a diverse programme of reggae, ska and world beat music for the whole family to enjoy at Ship Point. Other main stage acts feature a strong mix of local and cultural acts, including Victoria's indie newcomers, Towers and Trees, and Kikeyambay, a BC-based musical that combines musicians and dancers as a modern and dynamic Afro-fusion electric band.

A Flavour of Canada is an international food village with family-oriented events, including multiple activity tents presented by Canada Day sponsors. This year, find A Flavour of Canada at the intersection of Government and Belleville Streets, closer to the Main Stage and events on the legislature lawns. Or, before heading to the harbour, consider a custom picnic from Panier on Fort Street, or get some goodies to go from Murchie's Coffee Shop on Government.

The Victoria Celebrates Canada Day fireworks will take place 10:20 p.m. Tune in to The Zone @ 91.3 or 100.3 The Q! for a live feed with accompanying music.

For more information, visit our Canada Day events page

O, Canada!