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Canada Day 150: the 5th annual marathon (2017)

Featured: Of the 150 people to become new Canadian citizens, 3 of the youngest Canadians cut into the cake for the cameras on Canada’s 150th birthday at the Citizenship Ceremony held inside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For the 5th consecutive year, I’m out and about on the Canadian national holiday. 2017 is a special year with the sesquicentennial or 150 years as a nation. Over a “marathon” lasting 16 hours from about 5am to 9pm, I’m going from one part of Vancouver to another of the metropolitan area to photograph people and locations dressed up or covered in red; many events are happening on the city’s waterfront at Canada Place.

Here are 17 photographs for Canada Day, 1 July 2017.


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1. A quiet dawn at Canada Place, 525am

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2. First light over Mount Seymour onto Burrard Inlet (Salish Sea)

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3. It’s a shiny morning …

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4. From Burrard Dry Dock Pier, cruise ships at Canada Place: left-to-right Golden Princess, Star Princess, and Nieuw Amsterdam.

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5. To the top of Grouse Mountain: “The Cut” (centre) and the wind turbine Eye of the Wind (right) lit by the morning sun.

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6. Docked at Burrard Dry Dock Pier is HMCS Regina, Halifax-class frigate for the Royal Canadian Navy; see also here.

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7. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice, congratulates the 150 new Canadian citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony.

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8. 150 new Canadian citizens receive their certificates of citizenship.

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9. At the podium is Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, who welcomes the new citizens to Canada.

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10. Crowds at Canada Place: “Everything is better in Canada.”

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11. “True north, strong and free.”

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12. It’s about the hat, isn’t it …

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13. Flag bearer, Granville Street at West Hastings Street.

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14. Bilingual balloons, Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

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15. RCMP officers in their reds, at YVR.

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16. Trottier Observatory, symbolic of past favourites: Simon Fraser University, where I received my B.Sc. in physics.

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17. From Burnaby Mountain at 851pm: last light of the day hits Eye of the Wind, the wind turbine on Grouse Mountain (centre).


Click on the arrow-window icon at the upper-left corner of the map below to display locations corresponding to the photographs.


Oh Canada …

•   4th edition – Canada Day 2016
•   3rd edition – Canada Day 2015
•   2nd edition – Canada Day 2014
•   1st edition – Canada Day 2013
•   The National Anthem with the Heritage Horns, 12pm daily in Vancouver
•   The National Flag, official since 1965
•   Canadian symbols, including the national anthem

I made all of the photos on 1 July 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-a6a.

7 Responses to “Canada Day 150: the 5th annual marathon (2017)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Ayngelina. Number 4, with the parked cruise ships? For another breath of Canadian spirit, I’m a little surprised you didn’t go with one from 7-9,13-15, or the cover shot at the very top 😊 On the other hand, for the many international visitors by plane or by boat, they would’ve done well to see Vancouver (or any Canadian city, for that matter) decked out in red and white. 🇨🇦 How did you celebrate Canada Day? Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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  1. Claudia

    I love that you do this as an annual exercise, Henry. It’s just a wonderful celebration of our country’s special day, as seen through your excellent photographs!

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