Canada’s 150 at Canada’s Wonderland

Introduction

To begin with, the first of July every year in Canada is a large patriotic celebration. Canada Day (originally Dominion Day; renamed in 1982) takes place every year on July 1st. This day celebrates the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 which formed the country we call, Canada. Furthermore, it is the unnofficial start to summer for many Canadians. This year’s Canada Day celebrations are extremely special as Canada celebrates its 150 sesquicentennial of being a country. Many people, business, and attractions are decked out for the huge celebration. Canada’s Wonderland is no exception this year! Their landscaping team has gone all out in order to make the park look beautiful for the big day!

A view of the Canadian decorations and landscaping on display along International Street.
The Canadian decorations and landscaping on display along International Street.

International Street Spectacular- Canada 150 Style

When visitors enter Canada’s Wonderland throughout the month of July, they will notice an abundance of beautiful Canadian decorations. The iconic Canadian floral flag has a new feature this year, featuring a large ‘150’ placed in the maple leaf for this year’s celebrations. Visitors will also notice the red and white maple leaves strung across the fence behind the floral flag, in front of the Royal Fountains. Also prominently standing on both sides of the Royal Fountains are large Canadian themed maple leaf signs celebrating Canada 150. These features truly display and signify Canada’s 150th sesquicentennial. They also lead to picture perfect opportunities as many visitors take in the festivities.

Canada 150 Maple Leaf. The Photo was taken on May 30th.
The Canadian floral flag on International Street has a ‘150’ located within the maple leaf. Photo captured on May 30th.
One of two large Canada 150 maple leaves on display in front of the Royal Fountains on International Street.
One of two large Canada 150 maple leaves on display in front of the Royal Fountains on International Street.

Canadian Floral

The iconic Canadian floral flag on International Street is not the only flower display of red and white this year. Throughout the Action Zone, visitors are in delight when they see the charming floral displays near Backlot Cafe. These flowers sport Canada’s colours of red and white. Meanwhile, they encourage people to get in the mood for the celebration of Canada. Another important flowerbed to take notice of is nearby Coasters Diner. The circular arrangement of the red and white flowers underneath the tree, surrounded by the low black railing fence is a stunning work of landscaping art. It really stands out among the thrills and excitement of Action Zone!

Red and white coloured flowers in front of Backlot Cafe.
Red and white coloured flowers in front of Backlot Cafe.
A stunning Canadian inspired flowerbed nearby Coasters Diner in Action Zone.
A stunning Canadian inspired flowerbed nearby Coasters Diner in Action Zone.

There are more beautiful flower arrangements to see as you walk around the park. In front of the highly thrilling Shockwave, located in International Festival is another charming display of flowers. These flowers also signify Canada’s 150 sesquicentennial as they form a unified sequence of red and white flowers.

Stunning red and white flowers on display in front of the highly thrilling Shockwave.
Stunning red and white flowers on display in front of the highly thrilling Shockwave.

 Other Canada 150 Landscaping Displays

Finally, it is not just all about the flowers this year at Canada’s Wonderland! An immense amount of effort has been put in by park staff to truly beautify the park. The diving platform of Arthur’s Bay within Medieval Faire has taken on a truly Canadian appearance this year. It features lumber-like walls and the freshly red painted metal structural supports. This summer, it is home to the Flying Frontenacs Stunt and Dive Show in celebration of Canada’s 150 celebrations. Also, within Medieval Faire are some attractive Canada 150 decals which are mounted on the lamp posts. They compliment the festivities taking place throughout the month of July.

Arthur's Bay is home to the Flying Frontenacs this summer as they perform their spectacular diving and stunt show.
Arthur’s Bay is home to the Flying Frontenacs this summer as they perform their spectacular diving and stunt show.

Conclusion

Finally, a huge congratulations goes out to the landscaping team of Canada’s Wonderland!  They made the park beautiful and stunning for Canada’s 150 sesquicentennial! They really put in a lot of effort for this large celebration taking place this year! Be sure to stop by this month to take in the Canada Day fireworks show on July 1st at 10pm.  Also, be sure to check out the month long Canada 150 festivities happening in Medieval Faire! The combination of Canadian landscaping and shows truly make Canada’s Wonderland a destination to celebrate a big year. In the meantime, be sure to check out Canada’s Wonderland’s website for more celebration details. Also take a look at the landscaping of Canada’s Wonderland from previous years! Happy Canada Day and Canada 150!