Category Archives: Canada day

Events this weekend

Happy Canada Day Hamilton

Happy Canada Day Canada

July 1 2011

The more the better

The Mallard with her Brood reminds me how lucky I am to live in Canada. Due to Rheumatoid Arthritis and all the Diseases that follow have made my health  poor. One third of these baby ducks will not make-it, yet they sure put up a fight trying to survive, as will I

Thank you Canada

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

Happy Canada Day to all, Yesterday I took many pictures around the harbour trying to capture who  and what Canada Canada is to me. I will try to explain under each image. The written word not being my forte, ergo the images:

Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st across the country. July 1st marks the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada – that’s the technical explanation, but Canada Day also means fireworks and the year’s biggest national party. The Canada Day holiday is akin to the U.S. July 4th celebration but on a more Canadian scale.
Signet One much larger than other

Canada Day, for those who don’t know, celebrates the passage of the British North America Act of 1867, later retconned to be known as the 1867 Constitution Act. This act amalgamated the previously freestanding colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada into a single federation. It also re-split Upper Canada and Lower Canada into separate provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Ironically, though the confederation talks were held in Prince Edward Island, the island wound up not liking the terms and stayed aloof from Canada for several years after the foundation of the country.

I was going to shoot the fireworks from here "first Mistake"

One of the main ideas of confederation, as I understand it, was fear that the United States would try to conquer the area. We forget it today, but America tried to conquer Canada during the Revolution and again during the War of 1812, and various related schemes were tossed around throughout the first half of the 19th century. The Civil War demonstrated the ability of the United States to forge a powerful central government and deploy its industrial might for military purposes, making confederation seem more urgent. Obviously, such conquest never occurred. Thank you Canada

York Street Overpass

Today, Canada Day is celebrated with fireworks, concerts, cookouts, and sports games. Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario, hosts the most holiday activities. There are countless events, activities, and festivals to be found throughout the city in the city streets, parks,and museums. Fireworks are launched from Parliament Hill to conclude a day of patriotic festivities. For more information about Canada Day’s history, Thank you Canada


Hamilton Harbour

Canada Day took decades to catch on due to the fact that many early Canadians identified themselves as British. It was not until Canada’s “golden” anniversary in 1917 (50 years), that an official celebration was recorded. The next set of Canada Day festivities did not occur until ten years later, in 1927. The government’s first recognition of the holiday occurred in 1958 with a trooping of the color on Parliament Hill. The first country-wide celebration was in 1967, Canada’s 100th anniversary. From that point on, Canada Day grew and evolved to become the widespread commercial holiday it is today. Thank you Canada

Packed house
York st. Bridge

Thank you Canada, Being able to get to this Bridge, enjoying the company of all around me and make it home safely is all I wanted on Canada Day. Thank you for our natural beauty, The people and the opportunities you offer those who try.



Canada Day Fireworks at pier four in Hamilton

july 1st 2010 11:35 PM

Hello and happy Canada day to all.Drove my ebike from downtown Hamilton with traffic that was quite heavy. Arrived at pier four park approximately 8:30 PM

and parked the ebike, set-up the tripod and started clicking away. The main time spent was 1 hour video I shot also, the sounds and colours are beautiful

and hope to get it posted asap. After the show was finished it was pitch black so packed up my gear and pushed my ebike with the throng of people for a good Mile.

Anyone that drove was stuck until the pedestrians made it out of the park.

Have a wonderful long weekend

Happy Canada day


Doug Worrall

Canada day fireworks in hamilton

City of Hamilton

Canada Day Fireworks – July 1

Thursday, July 1 — 8:00 – 10:30 pm
Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks, Hamilton

(Rain Date Friday July 2, 2010)

Fireworks at dusk (approximately 10:00 pm)

The fireworks are best viewed from Bayfront Park. This year the fireworks display will be launched from the north-west point of Bayfront Park.
Please note: Set up for the fireworks will require a section of the park to be closed on July 1.

Roving Performers from 8:00 – 10:00 pm

Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra

Sarah Blackwood
Hamilton Music Award nominee

Trulee Odd Show

Hamilton Heritage Marketplace from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Visit for more information

Food Donations will be accepted

Bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to support the Welcome Inn Community Centre’s Emergency Food Pantry which serves over 14,000 people in Hamilton every year. Food donations can be dropped off at the information tent in Bayfront Park starting at 8:00pm.

Get to the Event

Don’t get stuck in vehicle traffic – walk or bike to the event

Special Canada Day Shuttle Bus to Pier 4
FREE to ride
The shuttle bus service starts at the east side of John Street (just north of King Street) and ends in Pier 4 Park. Shuttle service begins at 6:00p.m.

Waterfront Shuttle Bus – Route 99 to Pier 8
FREE to ride
Visit for shuttle times, bus stops and route.

Note: There is limited public parking available in the area during the Canada Day Fireworks event.


Residents are reminded that personal fireworks and sparklers are not permitted in City parks or on City property.