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.
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.