Canada Day

(The Canadian Press)

Poll suggests many likely to find way to celebrate Canada Day despite pandemic

For 42 per cent of those polled, this Canada Day will be no different than any other

(The Canadian Press)
Greg Sturm (left) poses with native dancer Barry Albert during a Canada Day celebration, Monday, July 1, 2013 in London, Ont. Indigenous communities and leaders are sharing their Canada Day frustrations. THE CANADIAN PRESS//Dave Chidley

‘No celebrations’: Indigenous communities, leaders share Canada Day frustrations

Canada Day comes this year as Indigenous Peoples absorb reports of confrontations between the police and Aboriginal people

Greg Sturm (left) poses with native dancer Barry Albert during a Canada Day celebration, Monday, July 1, 2013 in London, Ont. Indigenous communities and leaders are sharing their Canada Day frustrations. THE CANADIAN PRESS//Dave Chidley
Vince Lamb shows off his tribute to Canada Day at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic in 2019. (Black Press file photo)

Top 10 safe ways to celebrate Canada Day 2020 in Greater Victoria

Break out the Canada flags, plan a red and white outfit and dig into some poutine

Vince Lamb shows off his tribute to Canada Day at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic in 2019. (Black Press file photo)
Parks Canada has cancelled Canada Day celebrations at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse on July 1 due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada Day events nixed at Fort Rodd Hill, Fisgard Lighthouse due to pandemic

Visitors still allowed to enjoy outdoor spaces on property

Parks Canada has cancelled Canada Day celebrations at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse on July 1 due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Summer Shen waves a Canadian flag while sporting a patriotic outfit during Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver, on July 1, 2019. The true north remains just as strong but might not feel quite as free with Canada Day celebrations being a little quieter and physically distant as people keep their guard up against COVID-19. From coast to coast to coast the usual festivities, parades and fireworks that accompany Canada Day have been cancelled in many communities this year because of COVID-19, but Canadians are still finding ways to mark the country’s birthday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Summer Shen waves a Canadian flag while sporting a patriotic outfit during Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver, on July 1, 2019. The true north remains just as strong but might not feel quite as free with Canada Day celebrations being a little quieter and physically distant as people keep their guard up against COVID-19. From coast to coast to coast the usual festivities, parades and fireworks that accompany Canada Day have been cancelled in many communities this year because of COVID-19, but Canadians are still finding ways to mark the country’s birthday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (The Canadian Press)

Premiers couldn’t agree on condemning systemic racism in declaration: Trudeau

Talk is cheap and it’s time to do things about racism, says Doug Ford

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (The Canadian Press)
Wanda Robson’s older sister Viola Desmond, the civil rights pioneer and businesswoman, is the new face of the $10 bill. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadians fail quiz on prominent BIPOC figures in history

Only 160 of 1,000 respondents were able to pass a quiz on racialized Canadians

Wanda Robson’s older sister Viola Desmond, the civil rights pioneer and businesswoman, is the new face of the $10 bill. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Thousands wave Canadian flags for the camera during the formation of living flag on the lawn of the BC Legislature in 2019 . (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria ponies up for police costs for Canada Day 2020

Council voted five-to-one to increase the budget by $107,000

Thousands wave Canadian flags for the camera during the formation of living flag on the lawn of the BC Legislature in 2019 . (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Visitors celebrated Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisguard Lighthouse NHS with Parks, the Beaver. (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada)

Colwood and View Royal celebrate Canada Day in historic style

Fort Rodd Hill and Craigflower Manor host historic events

  • Jun 30, 2019
Visitors celebrated Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisguard Lighthouse NHS with Parks, the Beaver. (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada)
Sidney Day will see a colour party from the Royal Canadian Legion lead the parade. (Black Press File)

Veterans shine shoes to march in Sidney Days parade

ANAVets hopes colour party reminds community they’re here to help

Sidney Day will see a colour party from the Royal Canadian Legion lead the parade. (Black Press File)
Canada Day highlights at the Legislature include the Family Zone, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Flavour of Canada Food Village, the Living Flag and mainstage entertainment before the evening fireworks.

Victoria shows its colours for Canada’s 152nd birthday

Full day of activities and entertainment fill the Legislature grounds

  • Jun 29, 2019
Canada Day highlights at the Legislature include the Family Zone, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Flavour of Canada Food Village, the Living Flag and mainstage entertainment before the evening fireworks.
Lekwungen dancers and singers perform at 1 p.m. June 29, 30 and July 1 for the Royal BC Museum’s three-day Canada Day celebration. (Black Press file photo)

Museum marks Canada Day with three-day celebration

Enjoy music, dance and family fun June 29 to July 1

  • Jun 29, 2019
Lekwungen dancers and singers perform at 1 p.m. June 29, 30 and July 1 for the Royal BC Museum’s three-day Canada Day celebration. (Black Press file photo)
Gorge Canada Day Picnic returns for another fun-filled day

Gorge Canada Day Picnic returns for another fun-filled day

Gorge Park will be transformed into a natural amphitheatre

Gorge Canada Day Picnic returns for another fun-filled day
Thousands of participants wearing red or white T-shirts gather on the Legislature lawns in Victoria to create a living Canada flag for Canada Day festivities. (Ken Kelly/DVBA handout)

Living flag takes shape on Legislature lawn

Canada Day Living Flag aims to be largest in country third year running

Thousands of participants wearing red or white T-shirts gather on the Legislature lawns in Victoria to create a living Canada flag for Canada Day festivities. (Ken Kelly/DVBA handout)
Canada Day fireworks light up the night sky over the Inner Harbour in Victoria on July 1, 2018. (File contributed/ Lindsey Blane)

Victoria councillor questions if Canada Day should strictly be a daytime event

Coun. Ben Isitt is looking at ways to pare down costs for future Canada Day events

Canada Day fireworks light up the night sky over the Inner Harbour in Victoria on July 1, 2018. (File contributed/ Lindsey Blane)
Councillors voted to provide funding for policing for Canada Day, with several caveats attached (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria agrees to fund Canada Day, special event policing – calls on feds to cover military events

Councillor says ‘… honouring veterans is more properly the responsibility of those federal agencies’

Councillors voted to provide funding for policing for Canada Day, with several caveats attached (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Canada Day is the largest event the City of Victoria sees (File Contributed/ Ken Kelly, DVBA)

Victoria Police Department requests cash to cover Canada Day

In response, Victoria councillor suggests shrinking Canada Day events

Canada Day is the largest event the City of Victoria sees (File Contributed/ Ken Kelly, DVBA)
WATCH: Canada Day across Victoria

WATCH: Canada Day across Victoria

Thousands of Canadians took part in events across the region on nation’s holiday

WATCH: Canada Day across Victoria
WATCH: How does it feel to be Canadian?

WATCH: How does it feel to be Canadian?

Victorians of all kinds weigh in on the perks of living in Canada

WATCH: How does it feel to be Canadian?
The City wants to break the record again this year for the largest living flag.  (NEWS file photo)

What’s happening for Canada Day 151 in Victoria

Music, food, games and more are coming down to the Inner Harbour

The City wants to break the record again this year for the largest living flag.  (NEWS file photo)