Celebrating Canada's birthday doesn't have to be costly. With a little research and a dash of creativity, having a fun-filled July 1st is easy as
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1 City Halls across the country offer free events such as concerts, carnivals and fireworks shows.
2 Dress up in red and white. Accessorize with maple leaves, a hockey jersey and a Canadian flag.
3 Round up family and friends, head to the park and have a picnic. Bring your favourite Canadian snacks, such as sugar pie, locally grown berries and Nanaimo bars.
4 Go to Canada's Capital and experience the nation's biggest Canada Day celebration with Canadians from across the county.
5 Visit a museum or attraction. Many offer free admission on Canada Day, but be sure to check their website first, to avoid disappointment.
6 Get outside and appreciate the great Canadian wilderness. Camp, hike, swim or boat. Provincial parks are excellent and affordable places to spend a day or a weekend.
What are your plans for July 1st? Tell us in the comments below!