Canada Day London
Today I visited Canada day London celebrations in Trafalgar Square. Canada day is the national day of Canada. Marking the anniversary of Canada becoming a kingdom of its own on July the 1st 1867. so this year is also Canada’s 150th birthday. Check out the video of my visit below –
Obviously Canada existed before 1867 but it was a significant milestone. Canada became more than multiple oversea colonies of the French and British empires. And ever-increasing independence was possible from that point until fully independent.
Canada day is a big celebration in Canada and for Canadian expatriates around the world. So with Britain and Canada maintaining very close links the occasion is celebrated here in the very heart of London. And especially by the very many Canadians here in London.
So Today Trafalgar square hosts a celebration of all things Canadian. There is a stage with performances by renowned Canadian singers, comedians and theatre productions.
We play hockey at school here in the UK but it’s not a big sport by any means however ice hockey in Canada is a big deal so there is some hockey competitions happening. A children’s hockey skills competition and celebrity hockey tournament.
Market stalls have Canadian inspired food and drink on sale. So, plenty of maple goodies. And poutine, I love poutine I’ll get some and share images with any non Canadians like myself who have never heard of poutine what you’ve been missing out on. Poutine is French fries, cheese curds and gravy.
Tim Horton’s in London
And for Canadians missing comfort food from home Tim Horton’s have a truck serving coffee and donuts. The queues and lines for both Tim Horton’s and Poutine were incredibly long.
To see more of Trafalgar Square check out my visit at Christmas time here
For more details about this event and similar upcoming events in London visit the Mayor of London’s website