Commemorating Canada's historic birthday and its cultural and heritage ties to Britain. Read on for more ways to explore our shared connections.
Celebrating Canada 150!
Celebrating Canada 150
Canadians definitely know how to party. And this year, they have something extra special to celebrate: the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. To mark the momentous occasion with a bit of British flair (Canada is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations after all), we’re paying homage to the strong cultural and heritage connections between Canada and Britain.
In fact, the impact of British exploration and settlement is evident all across the ‘True North Strong & Free.’ Several Canadian cities are even named after British locations, British explorers, and British royalty— think Victoria, Vancouver, London, Stratford and Halifax—so it’s only fitting that Queen Elizabeth II sent a congratulatory message for the country. Happy Birthday, Canada! (You don’t look a day over 149).
Canada's British Connections
Interested in discovering more about your British ancestry? Head straight to the source.
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