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Canada 150:

The countdown is on!

Since August 4th, the Government of Canada, in collaboration with an array of partners, has been counting down the last 150 days of 2016 by revealing surprises throughout the country.

During these 150 days, a variety of activities that will delight and surprise you are being held across the country. We invite all Canadians to continue to take part in the countdown to 2017 in person and through social media. Show us your community spirit and join the countdown today!

The grand finale is on December 31, 2016 with the Canada 150 Kick Off in 19 urban centers across the country. Don’t miss it, you will be dazzled! Visit our Celebrate page or the CBC/Radio Canada 2017 Web portal to learn more.


Find ways to get involved in Canada 150 activities as a volunteer, organizer or participant, in your community and across Canada.


Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation at special events and activities that are being planned across the country.


Discover the activities taking place in Canada’s national parks, heritage spaces and explore our country’s history in 2017.

150 Alliance

The 150Alliance is building the biggest database of groups, individuals and organizations involved in Canada 150 projects and initiatives. This digital platform will act as a hub for all 2017 activities, featuring a cross-Canada events calendar, ongoing storytelling, continuous news feeds and a space for organizations to connect and collaborate. Learn more!

Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. The Community Fund for Canada 150 wishes to bring people and places together as we dream big about our communities and our country. It is a chance to encourage all Canadians to contribute to their communities in a way that will foster a greater sense of belonging, support meaningful reconciliation and leave a lasting legacy now and for future generations. Learn more!

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Peter Oundjian conducting La Mer (Malcolm Cook photo)

Orchestrating the Toronto Symphony Orchestra CANADA MOSAIC

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is composing the score for Canadians in 2017. Sound like music to your ears? Find out more!

Man standing on ice. Picture taken in Norther Alberta

SESQUI: A 360° View of Canada

In 2017, SESQUI, a multimedia dome village, invites you to come in and take a look "around" the country as they travel across Canada. The dome will feature live performances and much more.


The Canada 150 logo

See the official Canada 150 logo, and meet the young artist who created the design!

Get funding

Learn more about our funding opportunities.

Signature projects

Discover the participation-oriented activities.

Community projects

Learn more about the activities that will take place within your community.

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