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Victoria Day Long Weekend

Posted on 19 May 2017

Victoria Day falls on Monday and is commonly referred to as "May two-four weekend" or "May long weekend". It is a celebration of the birthday of Queen Victoria! It’s a national holiday except in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec; the National Patriots’ Day is honoured on this day.

Here are some of the many events across the country that you and your family can enjoy this long weekend! :)

OTTAWA, CANADA

 1. Canadian Tulip Festival

This long weekend, visit the capital of Canada for their yearly beautiful tulips festival that has been drawing thousands of visitors since 1953. These beautiful tulip flowers are a symbolism of the relationship that Ottawa shares with the Netherlands. Discover and plan your trip here.

2. Tulipmania Fireworks

After your pictorials with the beautiful tulips, make sure to come back later in the evening with a blanket and cozy in with your family and love ones as we celebrate Victoria Day with fireworks! See details here.

3. Queen Victoria Birthday Celebration

Victoria Day is after all a celebration of our beloved Queen Victoria’s Birthday! Join the fun of celebrating with singing, listening to historical speeches, military manoeuvres and many more! Check details here.

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TORONTO, ONTARIO

 1. Fort York on Victoria Day

How about visiting the birthplace of Toronto this long weekend. Fort York has activities such as soldier drills, tours around the grounds and many more that you can enjoy with the whole family. See details here.

2. Ashbridges Bay Park

Enjoy the last night of the long weekend at Ashbridges Bay Park. Celebrate our Queen Victoria with spectacular fireworks! Plan your trip here.

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

 1. Farm Tykes: Victorian Tea Party

As a celebration of Queen Victoria, young ladies and gentlemen can experience lifting their pinkies at a fancy tea party in the farmhouse. They will also get to make a craft to take back home. Check details here.

2. British Field Meet

The largest British Wheels show is coming this long weekend. Come and discover more than 400 British built classic wheels. There will also be tons of food trucks, entertainment and automotive vendors. Plan your trip here.

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA

 1. Celebration of Spring

Celebrate this long weekend at one of the largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas in the province of Alberta. Join the celebration of spring with numerous dance groups of all ages across Alberta. Discover More Here here.

2. Fort Edmonton Park

Attend the opening weekend of the Fort Edmonton Park; the perfect place to celebrate Victoria Day Long weekend with your family. Experience midway attractions and enjoy a variety of entertainment such as mini golf, movie adventures and more! Get tickets here.

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REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN

 1. Science Fair (CWSF)

Canada-Wide Science Fair is a celebration of the brightest, most innovative and creative young minds. Brings (STEM) - science, technology, engineering and math together in exploration of solutions to real world issues. Check details here.
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