Even google.ca is celebrating! That friendly Mountie will help you find the answers to your questions, eh?
The day was really hot and the city was full of tourists, so I really didn't partake of the festivities during the day. It also rained during the middle of the afternoon. By the time the evening rolled around, a few hours before the fireworks, the weather was absolutely perfect.
It was also the perfect opportunity to break out the Canada temporary tattoos. Hungarians Benjamin and Andrea display their Canada-pride.
This is a much more accurate representation of the three of them. Valentine talking and trying to push everyone around, Andrea telling Valentine that he's being stupid, and Benjamin looking at Valentine like he is crazy.
An enormous stage was set up in front of Parliament and various musicians and dancers were performing all day. I had no idea who most of the performers were, but when we arrived, Sarah McLaughlin was singing. That was great, but it was difficult to hear her over the noise of the gathered Canadians. Some drunk college kid behind us periodically kept yelling, "I love Canada! I'm so glad I'm Canadian! Canada is the best country ever!"