On July 1, 1867, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec) became a single country under the British Empire. Every July 1st, Canadians celebrate the birth of Canada. Canada Day is a statutory holiday, which means that Canadians all across Canada have the day off from work and school. Canadians celebrate Canada Day in many different ways. Cities and towns will host events such as parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, and firework displays. You can visit the Calgary Canada Day website to find out more about the events that will take place throughout Calgary on Canada Day.