Begin your day by devouring a pile of pancakes and maple syrup at the annual pancake breakfast. Stomach full, take in the colour and energy of the famous Canada Day parade down Banff Avenue which starts at 11:30 a.m. Next, make yourself comfortable in Central Park as local musicians and cultural performances fill the valley with sound from 1:30 p.m. well into the evening.
Plan a full day of activities celebrating Canada's birthday by visiting the Banff Canada Day Event Schedule.
In Lake Louise
Start your day by feasting at the annual pancake breakfast hosted by the Lake Louise Fire Department. Be sure to catch the flag raising and national anthem at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, before enjoying the parade on Village Road. The day is full of performances and family activities on the lawns of the Lake Louise Sport and Recreation centre, including a BBQ lunch.