National Respect Canada Day is celebrated on July 15. Canada, often known as the Great White North, is a beautiful country with much to be proud of, which makes its national holiday well-deserved. Canada is ranked sixth in terms of entrepreneurship and seventh in terms of the ease with which you can start a new firm. The law enforcement in Canada makes it one of the safest places to live in the world. Many world-famous musicians, singers, and actors have come from Canada. Not to mention its breathtaking nature; the spectacular vistas of gorgeous lakes and snow-capped mountains. For all this and more, we have National Respect Canada Day.
History of National Respect Canada Day
The Vikings, whose forefathers had sailed from Norway to Iceland, were the first foreigners to experience Canada after the Inuit crossed. Eric the Red’s son, Leif, discovered North America during a trip around 1000 A.D. Those who did come to Canada discovered a thriving commercial system between Europeans and Indians. Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, claimed Canada in 1534 and named it New France.
New France became a British province in 1759, but efforts to anglicize 70,000 French Canadians were overly ambitious.
The Confederation of Canada was formed, but dissatisfaction with British authority and rebellions demanding an elected assembly resulted in the formation of a unified Dominion of Canada in 1867. The four distinct provinces of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were unified into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada on July 1, 1867, following the passage of the British North America Act, 1867.
During both World Wars, Canadian forces fought alongside the British. Canada was left in a position of relative strength at the close of World War II, and its standard of life surged. Newfoundland, Canada’s 10th province, joined the Confederation in 1949.
National Respect Canada Day timeline
Explorer Jacques Cartier asserts France's claim to Canada.
Samuel de Champlain founds Québec, the capital of the New France colony.
United Empire Loyalists migrate to Québec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick after the American Revolution in 1783.
The Act of Union unified Upper and Lower Canada.
The British North America Act creates the Canadian Confederation.
National Respect Canada Day FAQs
What was Canada about to be called?
‘Borealia’ was almost given to Canada.
Who is the owner of Canada?
Queen Elizabeth II, who is also the head of state, owns all of Canada’s territory.
How old is Canada?
In July 2022, Canada will turn 155.
How to Observe National Respect Canada Day
Take a deep breath of its pure air and explore its fascinating nature. One of the lakes even has fish. Climb one of its mountains or ski down one of its slopes. Go sightseeing; visit picturesque Old Quebec City or climb the C.N. Tower.
Listen to music from Canada
Some of our generation's most well-known musicians hail from Canada. Spend the day listening to Shania Twain, Drake, Justin Bieber, and Rush, among others. You might also listen to some songs about Canada.
Learn about the history of Canada
Find out more about Canada today. Read books or watch documentaries about Canada's history.
5 Facts About Canada
Canadians are 99% literate, which means that practically everyone can read and write.
Western Hemisphere's largest country
Canada is the Western Hemisphere's largest country.
World's longest coastline
With a total length of 125,567 miles, Canada possesses the world's longest coastline.
Top 10 largest islands
Three Canadian islands are among the world's top 10 largest islands.
Home to half of the world’s lakes
More than half of the world's lakes can be found in Canada.
Why National Respect Canada Day is Important
It's a diverse country
Canada has a wide range of cultural influences, making it a true cultural mosaic. Its residents are racially, culturally, and religiously diverse. Canada is home to a diverse ethnic population.
Diversity is not only tolerated but also embraced. Canada has English and French as its official languages.
It has lovely scenery
Hundreds of lakes are spread all over Canada. Its extensive forests and lush landscapes, as well as the stunning Niagara Falls and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, are all marvels to behold.
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