Canada Day is a special day in many different ways. It is a day to celebrate our wonderful, happiness-filled nation. It is a day to host BBQs and reconnect with friends. It is a day to sit-back, relax, and enjoy some much-needed R and R in the sun. No matter how you wish to celebrate this wonderful summertime holiday, here are a few unique ideas to make your day a little bit more special!
Why wait until your vacations to pack up the tent and the kids and sleep under the stars? The stars are the same whether you are out in the wild or in your own backyard! So, pitch that tent right next to your shed, grab a few sleeping bags and set up camp! No room for a backyard fire pit? No worries! You can make s’mores from the comfort of your kitchen with this great indoor s’mores recipe from Food Network.
And you can even turn this awesome backyard adventure into an educational trip! Download a free app about the constellations and you and the kids can have an incredible time learning about the stars and what they mean!
You don't have to live in the Nation's Capital to have a view of the Canada Day celebration fireworks! Almost every municipality has some sort of party going on (most of which include fireworks!). So, for a fraction of the cost of a night out on the town, you can grab a few blankets, some yummy snacks and head over to your town hall. Chances are, there will be entertainment for the kids and a great time for the adults as well!
HIT THE PARKS:
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience any of Parks Canada parks - completely free! To celebrate Canada Day, Parks Canada is offering a free day at any of its historic sites and parks! Can you say Happy Canada Day? Find all the information on the Parks Canada website here.
CELEBRATE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Let's not knock the tried and true backyard friendly BBQ! Isn't that the point of long weekends in the first place? In order to reduce costs, if I have said once I have said a million times, turn your BBQ into a potluck BBQ! Have your friends and family split the costs and effot involved in hosting any event. I mean, the BBQ is about the company anyway, right?
RIBFESTS, JAZZFESTS, WATERFRONTS, OH MY!:
Considering the iCASH.ca clientele now spans the coasts, I would not want to show preferential treatment by listing one particular provinces' incredible Canada Day celebrations! So I will just say this: almost every area has some sort of do-not-miss free festival going on! Just a quick google search of "Canada Day Celebrations in ~your area~" will give you a laundry list of all the cool goings-on!
DO SOMETHING HISTORIC:
This is, after all, Canada Day! Many of the nations top historic sites and museums are actually FREE on Canada Day. The best suggestion here would be to get wherever you are going early as these free days fill out quite quickly! But what better way to spend this National Holiday than to soak up some of our rich history!
No matter your plans for the holiday weekend, and no matter your budget, there are some wild, fun, relaxing and entertaining things to be done either solo or as a group. Take the time to plan a fun-filled long weekend, with or without the family, and kick start summer 2019 just right!
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