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.
1. A quiet dawn at Canada Place, 525am
2. First light over Mount Seymour onto Burrard Inlet (Salish Sea)
3. It’s a shiny morning …
4. From Burrard Dry Dock Pier, cruise ships at Canada Place: left-to-right Golden Princess, Star Princess, and Nieuw Amsterdam.
5. To the top of Grouse Mountain: “The Cut” (centre) and the wind turbine Eye of the Wind (right) lit by the morning sun.
6. Docked at Burrard Dry Dock Pier is HMCS Regina, Halifax-class frigate for the Royal Canadian Navy; see also here.