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Canada150, Canada Day 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

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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National Aboriginal Celebration, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

My Vancouver: National Aboriginal Celebration 2017

In Canada, National Aboriginal Day is held on the same day as (northern) summer solstice to celebrate language, culture, and tradition on the longest day of the year. In 1996, then Governor-General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, proclaimed June 21 as National Aboriginal Day since 1996, although the day is not a statutory holiday across the country. Events in the Vancouver area were also held the previous weekend as part of National Aboriginal Celebration, including an all-Saturday event at Canada Place. I highlight the performance by Pascale Goodrich-Black and La Vallée des Loups, also as part of the simultaneous Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver (Summer Francophone Festival of Vancouver).

The Canadian Prime Minister announced that as of 2018 the National Aboriginal Day will be modified to become National Indigenous Peoples Day to include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis indigenous peoples.

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Canada Day 2016, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

16 for 16: 4th consecutive Canada Day, Vancouver (2016)

Canada Day, 1 July 2016.

For the 4th consecutive year, I’m out and about on the Canadian national holiday for a few hours to photograph people and surroundings in my birthcity of Vancouver. Unlike past years, I’ve stayed entirely within the vicinity of Canada Place and the city’s Convention Centre. For this 2016 edition, here are 16 shots with an abundance of red and white. Enjoy!

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Vancouver: the Amadea at Canada Place

Amadea, cruise ship, Phoenix Reisen, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Yes, it’s the end of February, and it’s already cruise-ship season in Vancouver! That says a lot about the relatively temperate winter weather in this part of the world …

The cruise ship “MS Amadea” is docked at the Canada Place cruise ship terminal in Vancouver, Canada. Operated by German-company Phoenix Reisen, the ship is in Vancouver for a couple of days before embarking 27 February on a month-long voyage across the Pacific. Scheduled stops include Seattle, Washington; Astoria, Oregon; and San Francisco, California; before heading out across the “big western pond” to Hawaii. The ship traverses the northern Pacific to Yokohama, Japan with the final destination Osaka and scheduled arrival on 24 March 2013.

Amadea, cruise ship, Phoenix Reisen, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The “Amadea” can take on 600 or so passengers with a crew complement of about 250. I get a nice chuckle at how Phoenix Reisen has labeled this cruise as Vom “Wilden Westen” zum Fernen Osten – from the wild west to the far east. You can read the full itinerary in German here.

To the Germans and Europeans who have flown out to Vancouver to join the month-long cruise:

“Willkommen in Vancouver, Kanada!”

Amadea, cruise ship, Phoenix Reisen, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

I made the photos above on 25 February 2013 with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

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