Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Canada Day 2012 Events in Victoria

Canada Day is always something special in Victoria, and this year will be no different. So if you are taking the kids out, plan for a long day by taking extra clothes, lots of sunscreen and extra water. And if you are staying all the way to see the fireworks at dusk (10:20 pm), remember to bring extra blankets!

Victoria Celebrates Canada Day has been preparing all year. Check out their facebook fan page for the inside scoop and their schedule of events, which opens with a Flavour of Canada multicultural food event and family activities at 11 am on June 30th.

If you can't get downtown, you can celebrate Canada Day on the Gorge. Admission is free and activities run from 8:30 am to 5 pm. A special treat would be not having to make breakfast and enjoying a pancake breakfast on the Gorge. They will also have buskers, classic cars, street hockey and more.

Since it is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, you could take in a little military history at Fort Rodd Hill. They will have live music and activities throughout the day. Admission and a huge Canada Day cake is free.

Panorama Recreation invites you to join them for Sidney Days: Canada Day Celebration on the Peninsula! They will have a giant inflatable obstacle course, face painting, bubbles galore and more! On Saturday, enjoy BBQ, entertainment and cake before the fireworks at 10 pm. The celebration continues on Sunday with the Sidney Days 2k/5k Run & Walk, Pancake Breakfast, Canada Day Parade at 11 am and Family Fun Fair from 12-4 pm.

Canada Day in Sooke will be celebrating with logging sports, games for everyone, adult pie eating contest, children's entertainment, live music and fireworks at dusk to finish the evening! Free Canada Day cake will be given out. Bring your portable chairs or blanket.

In other good news, it looks like the weather for Canada Day will only be a little rainy. Given the way our summer has gone so far, we had better be prepared for anything. Have a great Canada Day from all of us at momstown!

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