July 1, 2019 9:15 pm
Updated: July 2, 2019 8:42 am

IN PHOTOS: How Canada Day 2019 was celebrated from coast to coast

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Parades, parties and fireworks displays helped Canadians from coast to coast celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday on Monday.

Here are photos of special moments from celebrations across the country.

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Ottawa

In the nation’s capital, more than 10,000 people gathered on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada Day.

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Ottawa police said roughly 11,500 people were at the main site of the festivities by noon.

Among those in attendance at the Ottawa celebration were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family, Governor General Julie Payette and actor Ryan Reynolds.

A large fireworks display over the Peace Tower and Centre Block capped off the festivities at Parliament Hill at 10 p.m. ET.

Toronto

In Toronto, a number of events were held to celebrate Canada Day.

The annual Yonge-Dundas Multiculturalism party celebrated the country’s diversity.

The party featured Jazz bands, a Parade of Nations and live performances from multicultural groups.

At a parade in the East York area of Toronto, children with painted faces and dressed head to toe in red and white ran up and down the roads blowing bubbles in small capes made of Canadian flags.

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The city concluded the celebration with several fireworks displays.


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Starting at around 10 p.m., Toronto’s waterfront was lit up with fireworks at Ashbridges Bay, Amesbury Park, Centennial Park in Etobicoke, Milliken Park in Scarborough, Mel Lastman Square in North York, Stan Wadlow Park in East York and Weston Lions Park in the city’s northwest end.

Montreal

In Quebec, jovial crowds gathered at the Old Port in Montreal where a citizenship ceremony for new Canadians and a cake-cutting event were held in the afternoon.

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In Montreal’s West Island, there were a number of activities to celebrate Canada Day. In Pierrefonds, residents enjoyed a full-day program that included a parade, line dancing, food trucks and fireworks.

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A concert and fireworks show ended the festivities in Montreal Monday evening.

Halifax

Despite the threat of rain, hundreds of people lined the streets of Halifax on Monday to enjoy a Canada Day parade.

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The rain held off while marching bands and dozens of floats made their way through the city’s downtown.

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The city also celebrated the country’s birthday with a traditional 21-gun salute Monday afternoon.

A crowd gathered in the rain to watch as the canon blasts atop Citadel Hill echoed over the city like thunder.

Edmonton

In Edmonton, a number of events were planned to celebrate Canada Day.

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Crowds celebrated with the 30th annual Canada Day breakfast, a Canada Day road race and a 21-gun salute in the River Valley.

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A number of firework displays are scheduled to take place at 11 p.m. MT in River Valley, Mill Woods, St. Albert at Mission Park and Sherwood Park at Broadmoor Lake Park.

Saskatoon

Canada Day in Saskatoon saw 75 people take the citizenship oath, becoming new Canadians at the Western Development Museum.

A young girl waves the Canadian flag just before a citizenship ceremony starts in Saskatoon on Monday morning.

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Hundreds also gathered at Diefenbaker Park for a pancake breakfast, live entertainment and food trucks to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

Vancouver

In downtown Vancouver, crowds gathered at Canada Place for live entertainment, a kids’ zone and food trucks.

Ahead of the celebration, a citizenship ceremony was held inside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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The celebration officially began at 11 a.m. PT, with a number of interactive exhibits and a main stage featuring local bands and cultural dance troupes.

The celebration will end with a firework display scheduled for 10:30 p.m. PT.

-With files from Amanda Connolly, Ryan Rocca, Kalina Laframboise, Sean Boynton, Kyle Benning, and the Canadian Press

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