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Canada Day family activities

Want to make this July 1 a day your kids will remember forever? Then you’ll surely want to do something new and exciting. We share some great ways you can enjoy this Canada Day with your family.

Canada Day

Deck yourselves out

No matter what you wind up doing on July 1, spending it decked out in red and white is a fun way to show your national pride. Encourage your whole family to wear any clothing that sports a maple leaf, or throw on a whole lot of red and white. You can even buy temporary maple leaf tattoos or other nifty Canadian paraphernalia. Whatever it is, find some way to let your Canadian spirit shine all day long.

See a game

Going to a sporting event with your family is a great way to teach your kids about competition and athleticism and have fun at the same time. And that joy can be even greater when you go on Canada Day. See if a Canadian team is playing near you on July 1, and head out to support it. Getting all dressed up in red and white and waving Canadian flags can be a wonderful bonding experience for your family. Regardless of who wins, you’re sure to remember July 1, 2012 as the day you had a blast cheering your lungs out for Canada.

Make a picnic

What better way to celebrate July 1 with your family than by treating them to a Canadian-themed picnic. Begin by grabbing some maple leaf paper plates, napkins and cups from your local dollar store. Load them into the picnic basket with all your favourite Canadian food items. Montreal-style bagels, peameal bacon, ketchup chips, maple cookies, Nanaimo bars and butter tarts are just some of the options available to you. Take any treats that remind you of what it means to be Canadian, and enjoy a picnic with your family at your favourite park.

Plan a neighbourhood get-together

People always say Canadians are known for their friendliness. Well, now’s your chance to show it! Organize a neighbourhood gathering everyone in the area can enjoy. Let everyone celebrate the great outdoors by setting up a game of baseball or soccer at your local park. Then invite the neighbours to bring a dish for a BBQ potluck. There’s nothing better than Canada Day spent with family and friends!

Find out what your city has to offer

Whether you live in a big city or a tiny town, chances are an impressive fireworks display will be going on near you. If you don’t want to worry about creating fireworks for yourselves this year, consider checking out one of these beautiful light displays. Visit your city’s website for more information on exciting Canada Day events you can attend with your family!

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