You have heard that Canada Day is “Canada’s Birthday,” but do you know the real reason why we celebrate on July 1? On July 1, 1867, 153 years ago, the Constitutional Act united the three colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick to create a new country – the Canada that we know and love today.

So whether your a true Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, on a working visa, or just visiting our beautiful country we hope you will join in on the celebration.

Here is how to celebrate Canada Day in Whistler


To truly get in the Canadian spirit wake up by listening to the poetic musings of The Tragically Hip, one of Canada’s most popular and iconic bands, before donning your red and white and heading into Whistler Village.

Caesar at Stonesedge


Enjoy a Canadian-themed brunch at Stonesedge Kitchen complete with $10 double caesar’s with all the fixings and Breakfast Poutine served with maple sausage.  Throughout the afternoon and evening, they will be offering $5 Canadian Craft Beers, and $2 off glasses of Canadian wine, so it’s a great spot to dip into multiple times throughout the day. To see the full details of the event click here.

Poutine served at Tapley's.


Stroll over to Black’s Pub for their first annual Canada Day Party in partnership with Aperol Spritz. This is also the spot to go if you are craving Canada’s unofficial National dish – Poutine (pronounced poo-teen). Poutine was created in Quebec in the 1950s and consists of fries topped with squeaky cheese curds and brown gravy. It’s a must-try when visiting Canada.

Poutine is $8 all day and available for takeout, delivery, and dine-in.

FireRock Lounge Patio


Perhaps you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Whistler Village to recharge for the evening. We recommended popping over to The FireRock Lounge, in the Westin Resort & Spa, to enjoy ta maple mojito, made with real Canadian maple syrup, while you relax on the best-hidden patio in Whistler.

Canada Day at the Longhorn Saloon


Whistler Bike Park is now open and the patio of The Longhorn Saloon is a great spot to catch all the action. This patio has been known to be the place to go to get the party started and we are sure their Canada day festivities will not disappoint.


Looking to keep the party going? Party the night away with your friends at Buffalo Bills from 9 PM until late. Songs from Canadian musicians will be on rotation to keep you singing to the wee hours of the morning. Table reservations are required. To book your table in advance please email [email protected]


Canada Day Party at Norman Rudy's

If you are located in Squamish, join us for Norman’s Rudy’s Canada Day Party from 4 PM – 10 PM featuring local cover band, The Wells. Table reservations are required. To book your table please email [email protected]

Last but not least, if you really want to go the extra kilometer this Canada Day watch this step-by-step guide on How to be a Canadian so you can be 100% prepared for the big day.

Happy Canada Day!

Brittia Thompson