Everybody loves a party. And this Canada Day, the nation will be bursting with coast-to-coast celebrations to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. For those parents who want to ring in the milestone with their tweens and teens, there are a number of events across Canada that will please everyone! Enjoy a variety of food, cultures, entertainment and sports! Happy celebrating!

By Brianne Stephen


At Victoria’s Inner Harbour, a 10-day festival full of music, food, culture and shopping will be held in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Canadian music favourites Tegan and Sara and Arkells will culminate the festival with a bang on June 30 and July 1. spirit150victoria.ca


Parents who want to challenge their teens to a fun day shouldn’t miss the Canada Day Road Race in Edmonton. Perfect for active and competitive teens, the event includes several healthy activities including a 15km walk, a 5km fun run/walk and a 2.5km family event with an obstacle course! events. runningroom.com


Drop by the Wascana Centre in Regina for a full day of celebrations. Enjoy a variety of food trucks, sporting challenges, fireworks, a Saskatchewan Roughriders Pep Rally featuring the Dead South and a highly anticipated performance from award-winning Marianas Trench! There’s something here for any teen to enjoy – from the food lover to the music lover. regina.ca/residents/canada-150/


For teens, by teens, multimedia enthusiasts will love the Voices from Nunavut, a multi-language installation representing the 25 Nunavut communities through a 25-channel video. The videos are filmed through the eyes of youth in each community and will showcase the uniqueness of each community. Youths will appreciate Voices from Nunavut because it was produced by teens just like them, especially those interested in multimedia. canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1475163068164#N


Winnipeg’s coolest neighbourhood is hosting a festival for the whole family. Take your teen to The Osborne Village’s Street Festival and enjoy a movie night under the stars, live music stages, a Skyzone area, fashion shows, an Adventure Zone and so much more! Celebrations begin the evening of June 30th and continue until the evening of July 1st. osbornevillage.com/canada-day/


For those teens interested in innovative multimedia techniques, SESQUI offers a 360-degree cinematic experience to viewers. Canada’s landscape and creative culture will be showcased in the film HORIZON from June 21 to August 15 in cities across Ontario like Toronto, London, Windsor, Thunder Bay and Kingston. HORIZON celebrates people, landscapes and the freedoms that make Canada our home. sesqui.ca/en/frontpage/


Rendez-vous 2017 will be sure to make a splash with water-loving teens. The event includes a congregation of 40 tall ships and 3,000 crewmembers about to set sail on Canadian waters. Visitors can enjoy ship tours, nautical activities, and street and circus performers. Teens who express a fascination for ships and activities like sailing, kayaking and canoeing will have fun during this event that lasts from June 30th until August 20th. quebecregion.com/en/what-to-do/events/rendez-vous-2017/


St. John’s will host a Sunrise to Sunset event on July 1. The sunrise ceremonies begin at 6 a.m. with a wake-up breakfast from 7-9 a.m., family activities all day, a concert headlined by The Sheepdogs and fireworks at the end of the night. stjohns.ca/canada150