July 1, 2001
Papa, Rosalie, and seated on the boardwalk Radienxe, Qzedell, and Chelsea on the Dufferin Terrace in the city centre of Quebec.
On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.
Can you find me in the crowd?
The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day. On October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day".
Pictured above are the soldiers of the 22nd Regiment that marched their way in from their base in the nearby Citadel.
Since 1985, Canada Day Committees are established in each province and territory to plan, organize and coordinate the Canada Day celebrations locally.
flag raising, click on flag to hear the Canadian national anthem.
enlarged version below
Quebec: Libre et Francais
Quebec: Free and French
two Canadian maple leaves and Quebec's colors the Fleur de Lys
A cartoon that appeared in the Boston Globe August 11, 2001 after Canada legalized medical marijuana.