July 1st marks the Canada Day celebration each year. My mom is Canadian and has frequently referenced the national holiday being the equivalent the Fourth of July in the United States. Here are more than a few slogans and quotes that honor this nation’s history and future.

Oh, Canada!

Canada Day Slogans

  • Canada. Thanks for everything you’ve given to current and future generations.
  • A Day Dedicated To Celebration.
  • Canada, Inside You.
  • Come To Life. Come To Canada.
  • This Is The Day We Remember.
  • Today Is Our Day to Remember and Celebrate.
  • Proud To Be Canadians.
  • We Build Canada.
  • Our Nation, Our Time.
  • The Canada Of A New Generation.
  • Canada, Let The Good Times Roll.
  • Be Alive This Day.
  • Canada Day In An Ever-Changing World.
  • Our Proudest Day Of The Year.
  • Our Nation Day.
  • Make This Day Yours.
  • It’s All About The Country.
  • One Goal, One Passion.
  • Experience Canada Today.

Canada Quotes

“Canada is the homeland of equality, justice, and tolerance.“ – Kim Campbell

“When I’m in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.” – Jane Fonda

“We have it all. We have a great diversity of people, we have a wonderful land, and we have great possibilities. So all those things combined there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.” – Bob Rae

“I think Canada has a great story, and I’m glad to tell it.” – Justin Trudeau

“Everything about Canada makes me proud to be Canadian.“ – Jason Priestley

“We only need to look at what we are really doing in the world and at home and we’ll know what it is to be Canadian.” – Adrienne Clarkson

“Canada is a country of ingredients without a cuisine; we’re a country with musicians without an indigenous instrument; Toronto’s a city that doesn’t even have a dish named after it.” – Mike Myers
“The honor of carrying the Canadian flag… brings with it a sense of duty, privilege, and above all, great pride.” – Tessa Virtue

“It would seem I wouldn’t have written anything if I weren’t influenced by Canada’s history, its weather, the landscape, and its stories.” – Anne McDonald

“Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.” – Marshall McLuhan

“Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.” – Preston Manning

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“I’ve been to Canada, and I’ve always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.” – Jon Stewart

“Canada has two emblems – the beaver and the maple.” – John Dawson

“I’m not a hockey fan, which is probably why I had to leave Canada in the first place.” – Ryan Reynolds

“Canada is a broad land – broad in mind, broad in spirit, and broad in the physical expanse.” – Harry S. Truman

“Canadians are more polite when they are being rude than Americans are when they are being friendly.” – Edgar Friedenberg

“A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” – Sundar Pichai

“Your Canadian roots define you for all of your life, no matter where you go, no matter what you do.” – Alanis Morissette

“Canadian pride may not rest on our sleeves, but it resides deeply in our hearts.” – Steve Miller

Funny Canada Slogans

  • No Need To Worry When You’re In Canada.
  • Canada, The Better Choice North Of The Border.
  • Canada, Where Beavers Are Everywhere.
  • It’s The Moose Wonderful Time Of The Year.
  • Don’t Moose With Us!
  • Oh Canada, Oh No!
  • Canada Is A-Moosing.
  • It’s America On Ice!
  • Canada, Built On Dead Beavers.
  • Canada, Only When You Want Maple.
  • When Cold Is Not Enough.
  • Cana-Duh?!
  • Canada, Where Graj Is Where You Park Your Car.
  • Canadian Weather Is “Snow” Joke.
  • The Views Are Unbe-Leaf-Able.
  • We Don’t Care What You Do, Just Watch Hockey.
  • Warm In The Winter? Come To Canada.
  • Tired Of Rude People? Go To Canada.
  • I’m Canadian, Eh!

Canadian Tourism Slogans

  • Canada Is The Place To Be!
  • The Only Way Is To Go Way Up North.
  • Learn More About The Biggest Least Inhabited Place On Earth.
  • Canada Gets You Going’.
  • It’s That Canada Feeling.
  • Passion. Possibilities. Tourism.
  • Stay Cool And Come To Canada.
  • Canada, One Of The Best Places To See And Experience.
  • Canada, The Beating Heart Of The North.
  • We Do Tourism Right.
  • A Cold Yet Beautiful Place Up North.
  • Your Vision, Our Vision.
  • Canada, Experience The Difference.
  • Feel The Magic Of Canada.
  • Cool People Choose Canada.
  • It’s Paradise Up North.
  • Canada, You’ll Love It!
  • Fulfill Your Dreams In Canada.
  • Make It Canada.

Famous Canadian Slogans

  • Heart of The New West.
  • City of Champions.
  • An Oasis on the Prairies.
  • The Mile Zero City.
  • The Tournament Capital.
  • Orchard City.
  • Salmon Capital of the World.
  • Pearl of the Sunshine Coast.
  • Home of Champions.
  • Polar Bear Capital of the World.
  • Hub of the North.
  • Gateway to the West.
  • Crossroads of the World.
  • The Iceberg Capital of the World.
  • The Birthplace of New Scotland.
  • The Maple City.
  • Ice Fishing Capital of North America.
  • Gateway to the North.
  • The Big Smoke.

The Canadian Maple Leaf.

Canadian Mottos

  • A Mari Usque Ad Mare (From Sea To Sea) – Dominion Of Canada
  • Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God) – Newfoundland
  • Fortis Et Liber (Strong And Free) – Alberta
  • Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal She Began, Loyal She Remains) – Ontario
  • Munit Haec Et Altera Vincit (One Defends And The Other Conquers) – Nova Scotia
  • Je Me Souviens (I Remember) – Québec
  • Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendor Without Diminishment) – BcMultibus E Gentibus Vires (From Many Peoples Strength) – Saskatchewan
  • Parva Sub Ingenti (The Small Under The Protection Of The Great) – Pei
  • Nunavut Sanginivut (In Inuktitut) (Nunavut, Our Strength) – Nunavut
  • Spem Reduxit (Hope Was Restored) – New Brunswick
  • Gloriosus Et Liber (Glorious And Free) – Manitoba
  • En Avant (Advance) – Ottawa
  • Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam (Desire A Better Country) – Order Of Canada
  • With Glowing Hearts – Motto For The Vancouver 2010 Olympic And Paralympic Winter Games
  • Sapere Aude (Dare to be Wise) – University of New Brunswick
  • Soyons Fiers D’être Canadien (It’s Great To Be A Canadian) – Canadian Progress Club
  • Quaecumque Vera (Whatsoever Things Are True) – University Of Alberta
  • Mo Shùile Togam Suas (I Will Lift Up My Eyes) – University Of Calgary

Canadian Sayings

  • Molson Muscle (Beer belly)
  • Eh! (Canadian phrase which turns a statement into a question)
  • Two-Four (a box of 24 beers)
  • Chinook (Inuit word for “The snow that melts.”)
  • Loonie (Canadian dollar coin)
  • Washroom (Toilet in Canada to make it less vulgar)
  • Hydro (Electric bill)
  • Double Double (An oversized cup of coffee with two creams and two sugars at Tim Hortons)
  • Chocolate Bar (Candy Bars)

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  • Knapsack (Backpack or Rucksack)
  • Zed (The letter Z)
  • Tuque (A knitted hat is used to keep the head warm)
  • May 2 – 4 Weekend (A holiday to celebrate their great Canadian Beer)
  • Git’r done (Encouragement when attempting to complete a task)
  • Jambuster (This is a jam-filled doughnut.)
  • Mickey (A flask-sized bottle of booze that can be carried in one’s palm, handbag, or pocket.)
  • Timbits (Donut holes)
  • Pop (Canadians’ typical term for soda)
  • KD (Short for Kraft Dinner)

Beautiful Canada Quotes

“For a small population, Canada has always had a very strong and vibrant style.” – Coco Rocha

“Canada is a country of ingredients without a cuisine; we’re a country with musicians without an indigenous instrument; Toronto’s a city that doesn’t even have a dish named after it.” – Mike Myers

“Strange, how in all those apocalyptic movies, when their society breaks down into lawlessness and anarchy, Canada is always the haven of safety, the place people want to escape to.” – Jenifer Mohammed

“It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.” – Emily Carr

“It would seem I wouldn’t have written anything if I weren’t influenced by Canada’s history, its weather, the landscape, and its stories.” – Anne McDonald

“I love Canada. It’s a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land.” – Yann Martel

“I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker.” – Robertson Davies

“The great tragedy of Canada was that the country could have had British government, French culture, and American efficiency, but instead ended up with French government, American culture and British efficiency.” – Nick Auf de Mau

“Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.” – Pierre Trudeau

“Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world.” – Jack Layton

“I take tips from Canada on a lot of things.” – Barack Obama

“I believe the world needs more Canada.” – Bono

“Canada is a free country, after all.” – Rebecca McNutt

“There can be no dedication to Canada’s future without a knowledge of its past.“ – John G. Diefenbaker

“There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.” – Winston Churchill

“God has made Canada one of those nations which cannot be conquered and cannot be destroyed, except by itself.” – Norman Angell

“In Canada, we’re happy to provide a safe haven for next-door neighbors in the middle of a marital dispute. And if anyone trips while crossing the border, we’re happy to set their broken bones for free.” – Douglas Coupland

“In Canada, anything that’s not in the city is referred to as a cottage. Or a log cabin.” – Dolores O’Riordan

“In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.” – Bill Clinton

Canada Taglines

  • Free And At Peace.
  • You Too Can Have A Country Like Mine.
  • Canada, There IS Nothing Else.
  • The Spirit Of Canada.
  • See Canada, Feel The Shine.
  • Experience The Beauty Of Life.
  • Nation Made By Nice People.
  • Enjoy Canada Today.
  • We Celebrate Our Country Every Day.
  • Live The Canadian Way.
  • Beautiful; Creative; Friendly
  • It’s Beautiful Every Day.
  • Discover The Canadian Difference.
  • I Like The Canada In You.
  • Canada – A Class Of Its Own!
  • Canada, It’s As Simple As That!
  • Wonder Has A Name: Canada.
  • Smart People Choose Canada.
  • Passion. Possibilities. Canada.

Proud to Be Canadian Quotes

“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” – John G. Diefenbaker

“My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian.“ – Jim Carrey

“Canada succeeds in large part because here, diverse perspectives and different opinions are celebrated, not silenced. Parliament shall be no exception.” – Anonymous

“I’m so proud to be Canadian. I’ve been to 58 countries, and they’re wonderful countries, but Canada is the best.” – Paul Henderson

“Let us be French, let us be English, but most importantly let us be Canadian!” – John A. MacDonald

“I’m a Canadian. Outside Canada, I carry the flag. Canadian nationalism isn’t as insidious as American nationalism, though. It’s good-natured. It’s all about maple syrup, not war.” – Feist

“I’m Canadian. What’s your superpower?” – Anonymous

“I’m sorry I live in the greatest country in the world. I’m sorry! I’m sorry, but Canadians apologize so much because we know we’re the greatest. Sorry!” – Dan Aykroyd

“Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbor to the North.” – Peter Jennings

“Canada is free and freedom is its nationality.” – Wilfrid Laurier

“Patriotism is not dying for one’s country, it is living for one’s country. And for humanity. Perhaps that is not as romantic, but it’s better.” – Agnes Macphail

“Canada is one of the most impressive countries in the world.” – Barack Obama

“We don’t come to Canada for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves.” – Prince Philip

“We welcome people from all nations to come in and share.” – Peter Stoffer

“It’s never felt more Canadian to be Canadian than it does now.” – Douglas Coupland

“I love being Canadian. I think growing up in Canada gives you a world perspective that I certainly enjoy.” – Ryan Gosling

“I love Canada. It makes a nice hat for America. When America runs out of water, it’s the first place I’ll go.” – Ryan Reynolds

“I’ll be a Quebecker-Canadian. I’m from Quebec, and every time I go to a country, I say that. It’s my roots, my origins, and it’s the most important thing to me.” – Celine Dion

“Canada has always been there to help people who need it.” – Justin Trudeau

Canada Day Captions

  • Today Is The Day.
  • Canada Day, Unlike Any Other Day.
  • We Love Canada, Eh!
  • Canada Day, There Is No Other Day.
  • Celebrate With Us?!
  • A Boon For Canadians.
  • Canada Day Moments.
  • Wouldn’t Want To Miss This Day.
  • The Canadian Way Of Life.
  • Oh, Canada, Where Life Is So Much Better.
  • Our Country. Our Identity.
  • Canada Fun Time!
  • One People, One Canada.
  • The Only Way To Spend The Day.
  • The World’s Best Day.
  • Canadian In Mind, Body, And Spirit.

Learn More About Canada Day 

Territories stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, and upwards through the Arctic Ocean, encompassing 9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square miles), rendering it the world’s second-largest country in terms of total area. Its southern and western border with the United States is the world’s longest binational land border, reaching 8,891 kilometers (5,525 miles). Ottawa is the country’s capital, while Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto, are its three major cities.

Despite its vast size, Canada is one of the world’s least inhabited countries. This fact, combined with the beauty of the environment, has long been a source of pride for Canadians, as noted by Dublin-born writer Anna Brownell Jameson, who visited central Ontario in 1837. Despite their small population, Canadians have created what many observers regard to be an ideal multicultural society, embracing immigrants from all over the world. Furthermore, Canada has a richness of environmental assets and intangible resources that very few countries can match.

Modern Canadians are more likely to favor organized central government and a feeling of community over individuality; Canadians most probably would serve as peacemakers rather than warriors in foreign affairs; and they are more likely to embrace a multicultural worldview, whether at home or abroad. More than anyone else, Canadians live in a culture that, particularly in the English-speaking part of the country, reflects Britain in most legal and governmental concerns.

Canada Day

The national holiday of Canada is Canada Day or Fête du Canada in French. It is a federal statutory holiday that commemorates the milestone of Canadian Confederation, which took place on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act, 1867, was passed, uniting the four separate colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Upper Canada, and Lower Canada into a single Dominion within the British Empire known as Canada. The event was renamed Dominion Day in 1982, once the Canadian Constitution was patriated by the Canada Act 1982. Canada Day festivities take place across the country, as well as in a number of other countries where Canadians residing abroad participate.

Most Canadian communities will hold organized Canada Day festivities, which will often include outdoor public events such as festivals, parades, carnivals, barbecues, fireworks, free musical performances, citizenship ceremonies, and air and nautical exhibits. Canada Day is not celebrated in the same way everywhere. The governor-general and prime minister are usually in charge of the ceremony, however, the monarch or some other member of the Royal Family could also attend or assume the governor general’s place. Relatively small activities are held in nearby Gatineau, Quebec, as well as other parks throughout the city.

Moving Day in Quebec falls on Canada Day, which marks the end of many fixed-term residential leases. Jérôme Choquette, a federalist member of the Quebec National Assembly, submitted a measure in 1973 to change the province’s moving day from May 1 to July 1 in order to avoid affecting children still in school during the month of May. Factors such as social distancing and limits on social assemblies, all significant in-person Canada Day celebrations across the country were suspended or shifted to virtual events in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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