Canada Turns 150! 4 Ways to Celebrate When You Study English in Canada

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2017 is a big year for Canada. In fact, it’s been named the top travel destination in the world by both The New York Times and Lonely Planet. Canada’s breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating historic sites, and busy cities have all helped to make it the top country to visit this year. However, there’s also another important reason why 2017 is the perfect time to visit: it’s Canada’s 150th birthday!

There are events planned all across the country to celebrate this special year. If you study English as a second language in Canada, there are many ways you can join in on the 150th anniversary celebration!

Here are a few fun things you can do while you study English in Canada.

While You Study English In Canada, You Can Attend Canada Day Celebrations!

Every year on July 1st, Canadians celebrate Canada Day. Many cities and towns have parades and fireworks shows, or host games, carnivals, and other celebrations.

When you come to Canada to study English, you can go to a Canada day celebration in your city! Because 2017 is the 150th anniversary, the celebrations will be extra special this year. You can meet many new people, and participate in fun activities all day long. Canada Day will be the biggest, most fun party of this year. You don’t want to miss it! 

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Enjoy Canada Day celebrations in 2017!

Visit the Improved Canadian History Hall While You Study English in Canada

If you are studying English as a second language for Carleton University, you will get to live in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. This is a great place to study during Canada’s 150th anniversary year!

One of the big attractions in Ottawa in 2017 will be the Canadian Museum of History’s Canadian History Hall, which reopens on July 1st. For the first time, it will have exhibits showing all of Canada’s history. By visiting, you can learn about everything from the arrival of First Nations people thousands of years ago, to modern Canadian culture.

The new hall took years of work to design, and you can gain a great understanding of Canadian culture by visiting. It’s also a wonderful way to practise English during your studies.

Take a Trip Into Nature While You Study English in Canada

Canada’s wilderness is famous around the world, and in 2017, ESL students will have even more reason to visit the many parks across the country. That’s because in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, access to all federal parks is free!

Take advantage of this when you study English in Canada by taking a trip into the outdoors! You can take a canoe trip in the Thousand Islands National Park near Ottawa, hike along the shoreline of the Georgian Bay Islands National Park near Toronto, or go visit a different national park somewhere else in the country. If you want to explore Canada’s natural beauty, 2017 is the year to do it!

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Canada’s wilderness is beautiful. Consider exploring it this year!

Go To a Canadian Film Festival to See Creative Canadian Work

Watching movies is a great way to practise your English. It can also be a lot of fun! To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, there are many special film events going on in Canada.

The “Canada on Screen” event will take place across Canada in 2017, and will show many different Canadian movies. There is also the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, which will have a “Canada 150” collection of documentaries made by local filmmakers. Expose yourself to new ideas and improve your English by visiting one of these events during your studies!

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