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Active Canada 150 Events

Canada turns 150 on July 1st!  There are hundreds of great events planned across the country to celebrate the milestone. Fireworks, live music, BBQs, birthday cake, parades, games…it’s sure to be a blast! Before enjoying a BBQ or settling in to watch the fireworks, check out some of these active Canada 150 events across the country to get your workout in while having a blast celebrating Canada!


St. John’s, Newfoundland- Canada Day Sunrise Event and Wake up the Nation Breakfast and Entertainment 

Be the first to say, ‘Happy Birthday Canada’ on historic Signal Hill. The Sunrise Festival starts at 6 am where you can watch the sun rise as the Last Post plays, sing O Canada, and enjoy some Canada birthday cake. At 7 am, enjoy live entertainment at the Wake up the Nation Breakfast . While no planned hike is scheduled, after the breakfast why not take advantage of the stunning hiking trails at Signal Hill National Historic Site.


Charlottetown, PEI - 150 Play List at City of Charlottetown Canada Day Celebrations 

The Participaction cross-country tour is in Charlottetown this July 1st and will be challenging Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Play List as possible.


Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – EPIC Canadian 150  

Get ready for an EPIC weekend of racing in Dartmouth. With running, swimming and triathlon races over distances ranging from 5 km to a half marathon, there’s something for everyone! (The EPIC Canadian race medals look amazing too!)


Collette, New Brunswick - Le 5 km du 150 ieme

Celebrate Canada with a fun 5 km race.  With a Kids race planned, the whole family can enjoy this event!


Québec City, Quebec – Cross-Fit, Yoga and Strength- Building Cardio

Start your Canada Day off right with a morning of awesome exercise on the beautiful lawn behind the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Sweat it out at a Cross-Fit class from 9-9:50, followed by a Yoga class from 10-10:50, and then a Strength-Building Cardio class from 11-11:50. You will be sure to work up an appetite for the Canada Day cake provided by the Fairmont Château Frontenac from noon-2 pm!


Ottawa, Ontario – Canada Day Road Races

Ottawa is the place to be on Canada Day, especially with this years “largest Canada Day pyrotechnic fireworks show ever”!  Before you enjoy the show, start your day off right at the Canada Day Road Races, with fun, friendly and competitive 5km and 10km events, and Fun Runs for kids of all ages.


Toronto, OntarioCanoe 150

Help paddle a fleet of 10 historic Voyageur Canoes through the Toronto Island lagoons! There will be a short race and a photo shoot against the Toronto skyline. A truly unique experience and way to celebrate Canada 150!


Winnipeg, ManitobaCanada 150 Ultramarathon

Likely the most intense of the Canada 150 events planned, the Canada 150 Ultramarathon will have runners covering 150 miles of the Trans Canada Trail.  If running 150 miles is not quite your thing, why not stop by the race to cheer on the runners and get some inspiration for your own Canada Day run or hike.


Regina, Saskatchewan – Regina Canada 150, Sports Area

Regina has a full day of celebrations planned with dozens of events, exhibitions and fun entertainment.  Check out the GMS Travel & Health Insurance Sports Area from 1:30-4 pm where you can try everything from a Barre or Zumba class, to Tae Kwon-Do and FLY Fitness & Aerial Arts.


Calgary, Alberta - Canada Day at Olympic Plaza

Stop by the Olympic Plaza on July 1 for a day filled with music and dance (an awesome way to moving!).


Squamish, BC – Sea to Sky Gondola Canada 150

The Sea to Sky Gondola is planning a day filled with Canadian adventures to celebrate Canada 150. From a Rise and Climb hike and guided family adventures, to axe throwing and rock climbing, there’s something fun and active for everyone.


Whitehorse, Yukon -  Mayo Arts Festival & Canada Day Celebration

Along with enjoying the performances from musicians and artists of the Stewart River Valley, take part in the bike decorating contest, three-legged races, and horseshoe tournament to stay active throughout the day.


Yellowknife, NWT – Yellowknife Canada 150 Celebrations

With bouncy castles and a 75 ft Slip N Slide, there will be plenty of opportunities for kids to stay active at Yellowknife’s Canada 150 celebration!


Iqaluit, Nunavut – Canada 150 Celebrations Fun Run

Start the day of celebrations off with a multi-k Fun Run in the park at 9:00am and then re-fuel at the pancake breakfast!


This is just a small sample of all the awesome Canada 150 events taking place across the country! Be sure to check out the fun events planed in your community.  We hope you have a fun filled long weekend! Happy Canada 150!

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