Canada’s 150th Birthday: Events and Activities

Looking for some fun ideas and events to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with your family this summer? Look no further as Beyond the Classroom has put together a list of some of our favourites! We have scoured the web and reached out to our local Beyond the Classroom communities for some inspirational, informational and fun ideas for you and your family to enjoy!
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Canada 150 – Events and Resources

  • Canada’s history is a complex, varied and magical web that Canadians have been weaving for the past 150 years. The CBC’s Canada: The Story of Us is an epic adventure history series that tells the extraordinary tale of the diverse people, places and events that has shaped Canada so far.
  • Here’s my Canada has a super cool timeline you can download for free, highlighting 50 events that have helped shape our country since Confederation. Perfect for kids and in the classroom! Download it here
  • The City of Burlington has big plans for Canada’s 150th birthday! See a complete list of events and details here
  • Passport 2017 has all the latest news and events leading up to Canada’s 150th It has everything you need in one place and loads of links to fun events.
  • The Burlington Public Library has put together a Canadian author’s collection just in time for the big day. Why not start your summer reading list early, eh?
  • Participaction has the ultimate “play list”to get you moving this summer, including  150 activities that define our land and people – from sledge hockey to lacrosse to snow shovelling and more. So get out there, try as many as you can, track your activities online and earn chances to win great prizes!
  • Hail from the Hammer? The City of Hamilton has loads of fun events planned for the city. Check out a listing of all the events and further details here
  • Looking for some kid-related fun about Canada? Check out A Kids’ Guide to Canada, with lots of links to activities and stories about Canada’s 150 birthday


  • Heading to Toronto this weekend? The City of Toronto’s website has a great list of all of the local Canada 150 events here
  • Heading to our fabulous capital this summer? Ottawa has been hosting and planning events all year in the lead up to the big day on July 1st. For more information, check out their guide to events here
  • Are you a teacher or educator? Experiences Canada has a website dedicated to lessons plans and resources about Canada’s 150th birthday here
  • The Toronto Star published an article about 150 ways to celebrate Canada and claims they have events “from fireworks to frozen treats”.
  • Parks Canada is celebrating with fun events and free park passes! Check out their mascot, Parka, for some fun activities for kids too!

Whatever you are doing to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we at Beyond the Classroom wish you a safe and healthy summer!!

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