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Monday, June 25, 2012

Canada Day Weekend Celebrations in Banff

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Oh Canada! It’s that time of year again when we celebrate everything that is fantastic about our great country, Canada. And what better way to celebrate it then at your Banff hotel in Canada’s finest and first national park!


So don your Canadian flag, paint those maple leafs on your cheeks and come celebrate Canada Day at your hotel in Banff. Oh and did we mention, everything is FREE!


Canada Day Sidewalk Art 
10:30am        FREE        Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Try your hand at some creative artwork, on the sidewalks outside the Whyte Museum. With an arrrary of colourful chalk on hand, adults and kids and let loose on a Canadian themed piece of artwork…or of your favourite Banff hotel…just saying.


Canada Day Parade
5pm        FREE        Banff Avenue
The annual Canada Parade will take place down Banff Avenue at 5pm. With brass bands and Mounties, this patriotic parade celebrates everything that is great about Canada.


Canada Day Fireworks   
11pm        FREE        Central Park
As the sun begins to set behind the Canadian Rockies, locals and tourists gather in Central Park for the closing ceremony to a full day of Canadian celebrations. The Canada Day fireworks are a fantastic spectacle for the whole family to enjoy.




If all of those events weren’t enough there is also FREE entertainment happening throughout the day in Central Park. Check out the line-up below.


12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
The Hunt Family
First Nations Dance and Drumming


1 - 4 p.m.
Kidzone in Central Park
Face Painting, Bouncy Castles, Balloon Artists, Food Booths


1 - 1:30 p.m. 
Swanee and Friends
Music and Stuff


1:30 - 2 p.m
Red Dance Shoes School of Dance


2 - 2:30 p.m
Steve Harmer's Motivational Magic Show


2:30 - 3 p.m.
Banff's Stupid Pet Tricks
Pets come out to celebrate Canada Day!


3 – 3:30 p.m.
Amanda Rheaume 
Singer/Songwriter                                                                                                              


3:30 – 4 p.m.
Verkhovyna School of Ukrainian Dance


4 – 4:30 p.m.
Calgary Stampede White Hat Round Up
Centennial Birthday Cake and Hat Ceremony


7 - 8 p.m.
Calgary Stampede White Hat Round Up


8 - 9 p.m.
Calgary Fiddlers
Toe tapping, foot-stamping fiddle  


9 - 10 p.m.
Suzie Q 
High-energy dance "HITS" 


10 – 11 p.m.
Boneyard 
"Local legends" swamp rock




Canada Day celebrations in Central Park - What to Bring:


Lawn chair(s) or blanket(s)
Sunscreen and hat
An umbrella - this event is rain or shine    
Cash  - no debit or credit cards will be accepted on site
Share the spirit. Bring flags or wear shirts or hats sporting the maple leaf.


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