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Frigid weather brings Canada 150 celebrations to an end, just a bit early

Canada’s 150th birthday party ended with something of wimper on Sunday night. Skaters on the Canada 150 ice rink look on as fireworks explode above Centre Block’s Peace Tower during the illumination launch ceremony of Christmas Lights Across Canada on »

Arts & Entertainment

Canada 150: skating out the anniversary year

This is Canada’s 150th year and with lots of events having taken place to celebrate,. One of the attractions to end this anniversary year is the creation of a skating rink on the lawn of Canada’s Parliament. Artistic rendering of »


Visit RCI’s special website dedicated to Canada’s 150th anniversary!

To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada on July 1st, Radio Canada International created a special website where you can find news articles and general information about the country, its history and its people.  Visit our Canada 150 website!

Indigenous, Politics

Prime Minister Trudeau visits Parliament Hill protest teepee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he visited a group of Indigenous protesters who have set up a traditional aboriginal tent on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to deliver a message of respect and reconciliation ahead of Canada Day celebrations. The Bawaating »


Canada 150 by the numbers

Statistics Canada has been telling the country’s story in numbers for more than a century and to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation the federal data agency has prepared a numerical snapshot of Canada. Statistics Canada’s has compiled interesting »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Artisans craft special yarn colours for Canada’s birthday

A small, family-run business has created a new palette of yarns to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. Each colour was inspired by one of Canada’s national parks such as the famous Banff National Park in the western Rocky »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

Canada 150: Summer excitement to come to Arctic skies

Arctic air shows for Canada’s 150th birthday Because they are so remote, Canada’s many Arctic cities, towns, and hamlets are usually left out of any major cross-Canada events. An effort is being made to change that in part with a »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada 150: C3-a coastal connection adventure- Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific

Canada is celebrating its 150 anniversary this year and a huge variety of projects have been envisaged for this important occasion. The Students on Ice Foundation, unique in itself, has developed yet another uniquely special event. Get a substantial ship »

Health, Society

Canada 150: Canadian condom contest

The slogan is “ Do It for Canada”. OK, so it’s not really officially a part of the Canada 150 anniversary celebrations, but it is connected with one method of celebration. A commercial condom maker is holding a contest to »