Happy Canada Day!

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Victoria Inner Harbour looking to the Legislative buildings

Victoria Inner Harbour looking to the Legislative buildings

Here is a wonderful little video from one of our great tourism partners for you to enjoy.  Be proud! be very proud!


Did you know Canada Day will be 30 years old on Canada’s 145th birthday

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On July 1st in 1867, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were united into a single country. This union was a result of the Constitution Act which granted Canada a great deal of independence from England. Over the course of a century, Canada gradually shed its dependence on the United Kingdom. It did not become fully independent until 1982, the same year that Canada Day became an official holiday.

Canada Day took decades to catch on due to the fact that many early Canadians identified themselves as British. It was not until Canada’s “golden” anniversary in 1917 (50 years), that an official celebration was recorded. The next set of Canada Day festivities did not occur until ten years later, in 1927. The government’s first recognition of the holiday occurred in 1958 with a trooping of the color on Parliament Hill. The first country-wide celebration was in 1967, Canada’s 100th anniversary. From that point on, Canada Day grew and evolved to become the widespread commercial holiday it is today.

Do you know when British Columbia joined Canada?


Our artist in residence artist: Agnes Anunichuk speaks about her works

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Please join us in our lobby this Saturday June 30 from 11am to 4pm to see Agnes’s work before it is gone.  Agnes has been our Artist for the month of June and it has been a pleasure to listen to her chat with guests about her very unique art.   All works are for sale so be sure to pop by for a look.