3 Things to Do in Markham on Canada Day 2021

Father and daughter decorate cupcakes for Canada Day.

Your annual search for things to do in Markham on Canada Day is probably a little different this year, just as it was last year. With the COVID-19 pandemic response still ongoing, there’s no certainty as to whether large events will be allowed. But, if you don’t want to miss out on the patriotic fun, we have some ideas to help you. Here is how to celebrate Canada Day from home with your family. 

1. Fireworks from Home

For many, one of the great thrills of Canada Day is the fireworks. You don’t need to have a huge gathering to enjoy a pretty light show. In fact, you may prefer the more personalized experience of having your own little fireworks in your backyard. 

When can you do fireworks in Markham for Canada Day? You can do family fireworks anytime as long as you have a permit to do so. The permit is $204.50 and can be completed online. Be sure that you understand firework safety before you start too.   

2. Canada Day Celebration Kits

The government of Canada offers four different activity packs that you can enjoy for Canada Day. 

They all aim to help deepen your appreciation of our unique culture. Here are your options: 

  • Maple Leaf Activity Pack: Offering several arts puzzles and a Canadian artist playlist. This is also great for those who enjoy Canadian arts. 
  • Peace Tower Activity Pack: The Peace Tower activity pack has trivia, colouring, and a 3D model of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. It’s a great pack if you want to entertain kids and adults. 
  • Beaver Activity Pack: This activity pack is all about movement. It encourages you to move and to explore nature too. Build a time capsule or enjoy the scavenger hunt. 
  • O Canada Activity Pack: Culinary achievements are another thing to celebrate about Canada and this pack brings them to the forefront. Learn to cook bannock, chili and Canadian sweet treats. 

Creating an outdoor living space is easy with MPS Property Services. We will help design and build the outdoor living space of your dreams, so you and your family can enjoy Canada Day in the safety of your own beautiful home. 

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Canada day popsicles and strawberries on a plate

3. Canada Day Activities for Kids

What if you’re looking for crafts and activities to keep the kids busy during Canada Day? Here are some fun options: 

  • Red and white sidewalk chalk: You can make your own chalk with just three ingredients. You will need Plaster of Paris, liquid tempera paint or powdered paint, and water. Then, let the kids draw up Canadian symbols on the driveway. It’s a great way to connect with the neighbours too! 
  • Streamer wands: With sticks and red and white ribbons you and your kids can make your own streamer wands. Then, let them run around with them in the backyard to get some energy out! 
  • Leaf rubbing: This classic kids activity of finding leaves and using crayons to make their imprint on paper is even more fun for Canada Day. You’ll have to head out and snip off some leaves first. 

Have fun and be safe this Canada Day by incorporating fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Enjoy your outdoor space all year long by turning it into an outdoor living space. Contact our team of experts, we would be happy to create the outdoor oasis of your dreams.   

Sources: 

https://www.blogto.com/radar/2020/06/things-to-do-canada-day-2020-toronto/ 

https://activeforlife.com/active-ways-celebrate-canada-day-at-home/ 

https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/onlineservices/familyfireworkspermit 

https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/7-ways-to-celebrate-canada-day 

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day/celebration-kit.html 

https://onetimethrough.com/canada-day-activities-crafts-kids/