Canada Day in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park

There’s one thing you can count on every year on July 1st in Canada:  Canada Day, where Canada celebrates its birthday with fun activities and fireworks.

Jasper and Banff National Park each have Canada Day celebrations planned. They have 3 things in common: pancakes, parades and fireworks.

Jasper National Park Canada Day Celebrations

A nice website maintained by the Jasper Canada Day Committee here has everything you need to know about the festivities.  Some of the highlights for 2010 are a pancake breakfast, flag raising ceremony, parade through Jasper townsite, food, beer and music in the afternoon, and fireworks when it gets dark.  View the complete schedule here.

fireworks 4 at Banff

Banff National Park Canada Day Celebrations

The festivities in Banff National Park start with pancakes in the morning, fun activities at Central Park in Banff, a parade in late afternoon and then fireworks at night – and more fun mixed in throughout the day.  Learn more about Banff’s Canada Day activities here on the town of Banff website.

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