Canadians are a generally humble bunch; we tend to display our national pride in quiet and tasteful terms. But once a year, on the anniversary of our country’s confederation, Canadians get loud and proud, celebrating the glory of our great nation in colourful and creative ways.
This Canada Day, July 1, the town of Canmore will host its annual Canada Day
parade featuring elaborate floats and lively performances from local entertainers, businesses and community groups. Spectators can look forward to live music, prizes, food and more.
The fun begins bright and early with a public pancake breakfast at 8am. The parade then begins at noon
, starting its route at Fairholme Drive and 15th Street before turning down Main Street and finishing at the corner of Main and Railway Avenue. From there, spectators can mosey over to Centennial Park
for more celebrations.
Thousands of spectators are expected for this year’s parade, which will mark Canada’s 146th birthday. Kids, especially, are in for a treat with face painting, bouncy castles, clowns and other exciting attractions. After dark, the festivities climax with a brilliant fireworks display in Millennium Park
For a glimpse at what’s in store, take a look at this video from the 2012 Canmore Canada Day Parade: