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Where to let your Canadian flags fly on the first of July

While mini Canadian flags, Maple Leafs painted on cheeks and T-shirts adorned with Made in Canada slogans are obviously all accepted as national holiday wear, they’re all but nothing if you have no where to show them off.
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Canada Day Parade in downtown Canmore.

While mini Canadian flags, Maple Leafs painted on cheeks and T-shirts adorned with Made in Canada slogans are obviously all accepted as national holiday wear, they’re all but nothing if you have no where to show them off. 

If you’re not sure where to do that yet, the Outlook has a few ideas for you, eh, and, in Canadian fashion, we’ve graciously prepared a list. 

Family friendly events: 

Canada Day Parade (Canmore) – Starting at the corner of Fairlhome Drive and 15th Street, this Canada Day celebration will finish at Railway Avenue and Main Street. The parade will start at noon while float winners and cake cutting will take place at the corner of Main Street and Sixth Avenue at 2:30 p.m. 

Canada Day Parade (Banff) – This parade will march down Banff Avenue from the 100 to 300 blocks of Banff Avenue starting at 11:30 a.m. 

Family Fun Zone (Banff) – Located at the High School Field (330 Banff Ave.), this event promises family fun activities from a magician to inflatable castles. The zone is open from 12:30-5 p.m. 

Marching Bands Field Show (Canmore) – Centennial Park will be filled with your favorite local marching bands performing their best stuff up and down the field for one hour starting at 1:30 p.m. Crowd favourites the Calgary Stampede marching band, Red Deer Royals, Alberta Firefighters and the Shriners, to name just a few, will be performing. 

Market in Central Park (Banff) – Over 50 vendors will be at Central Park located at the corner of Bear and Buffalo streets with delicious foods and interesting crafts. 

Canada Day Mountain Made Market (Canmore) – Located at the Civic Centre (Seventh Avenue and Ninth Street downtown), locals and tourists alike can enjoy this artisan market complete with tasty food and local handmade arts and crafts. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

For your ear buds and eyeballs: 

The Central Park Gazebo in Banff will be featuring local music, dancers and performers started at 1:15p.m. and going until 10:45 p.m. 

The Civic Centre in Canmore will be featuring the Suzie Q Band, Bow Valley Line Dancers and The Critters starting at 6:30 p.m. 

FIREWORKS: 

Canada Day Fireworks (Canmore) – Millennium Park will be lit up with explosions of beautiful colours and light at 10:30 p.m. 

You can find detailed lists of what’s happening on Canada Day at www.canmore.ca or www.banff.ca.