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Labour Day Weekend

Posted on 01 September 2016

Labour Day is a celebration of workers and the labour union movement; it is generally on the first monday of the month of September. But to most of us, we think of it as the last long weekend of summer, perfect for one last fun in the sun! Here are events happening across Canada to celebrate this Labour Day Weekend. 
 
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Fair at the PNE - Pacific National Exhibition
Have some fun at the annual fair that takes place in Vancouver. There will be foods, events, music concerts, rides and many more.

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Summer Night Market 

You can shop at the huge asian-style night markets. Visit two of the most famous markets -Richmond Night and Panda Night Market

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Vancouver Attractions

What about taking advantage of the long weekend and go on a trip to visit some of Vancouver’s biggest attractions. Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Deep Cove, VanDusen Botanical Garden, and Granville Island, Museums/Galleries such as the Vancouver Maritime etc.

 

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Harvest Fair

Its Harvest time in the west coast! See how the pioneers prepare for the upcoming cold months through a celebration of dancing and feasting. Also, get tips on how to preserve Harvest foods for the wintertime.

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 Corn Festival

Bring the whole family to the corn festival! Enjoy some corn eating contests, corn mazes, corny jokes and veggie art.

 

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Sheep Leaving Parade

Join the parade of walking the sheep, as they make their way back home in Fort Saskatchewan. Its a traditional parade that is celebrated towards the end of summer. Enjoy the time with the sheep’s, shepherd’s and simply just the last day of summer.

 

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Toronto Blue Jays Game

Go cheer for the Jays at the Rogers Sky-dome against the New York Yankees!

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Canadian National Exhibition

Visit Canada’s largest annual fair - rides, music concerts, performances, food, sightseeing and many more! 

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Labour Day Parade

Make your way to downtown Toronto and join the labour day parade; to celebrate the union movement of workers everywhere.

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Artfest Festival 

Celebrating the many different forms of arts such as painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and many more.

 
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Northern Lights: Sound & Light Show 
If you haven’t gotten the chance to see the bilingual show on the Parliament hill, now Is your chance!  
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Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival
Canada’s largest balloon festival, watch as these beautiful hot air balloons fill the Gatineau sky.  
 
 
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Yul Eat Food Festival 
A food festival featuring many local chefs. There will be a cook-off, waiter-race, culinary workshops and many more entertainments for the whole family to enjoy!
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World Press Photo Exhibit 
Take a look at some of the most amazing photography at the world press photo exhibit. About 5, 800 photographers from 130 countries take part yearly by contributing photos they have personally taken.
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Gardens of Light 
This is a definite must see during your long weekend. The lanterns, lights and vibrant colours will captivate you!
 
 
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Check out some of the picnic parks, BBQs or Parades that are happening in the city of Moncton this Labour Day 
 
 
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Fruit and Veggie Picking
If you love fresh fruits or vegetables. This is the best time to buy. Visit some farmers’ markets across the province of Nova Scotia and experience picking your own fresh peaches, plums, blueberries and potatoes. 
 
 
- - H A P P Y   L A B O U R   D A Y   C A N A D A !!! - -
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