The skies above the Peace Tower exploded in a jaw-dropping fireworks display to put the official exclamation mark on Canada’s 150th birthday.The Parliament Hill pyrotechnics ended a day of festivities that included speeches by the prime minister and Prince Charles, as well as performances by U-2’s Bono and the Edge. There was also a full line-up of homegrown talent, including Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot. Prime Minister Trudeau noted that Lightfoot also performed on Canada Day in 1967, when the country was celebrating its 100th birthday. (CP)
The night sky was lit up with fireworks shows across the Island including Charlottetown, Stratford and Summerside.
Thousands of people were in the Island Capital for Canada Day to mark the nation’s 150th birthday.
Victoria Park was packed all day with the visitors including last night’s fireworks display and entertainment.
Many are saying its the most people they have seen in years on Canada Day in Charlottetown.
The Tall Ships, the HMCS Charlottetown and the Canada C3 were also major attractions at the waterfront.
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The new leader of the Canadian Conservative Party was on the Island for Canada Day festivities. Andrew Scheer says he wanted to experience being in the Birthplace of Canada. He brought his wife Jill and five children to celebrate the 150th birthday of the country.
Scheer and his family spent the day in Victoria Park and will be here Sunday.
He plans to meet with former Conservative MPs in the region as his visits Atlantic Canada.