Canadians have had a lot to celebrate these last 150 years! To commemorate Canada’s 150th Birthday, we’re paying tribute to Canada and all its inspiring moments and accomplishments!
Special Thanks to everyone who helped compile a list of all the most Amazing Canadian Moments in History.
Here are the Top 20 Amazing Canadian Moments in History submitted to us by YOU:
(Ranking was determined on the number of times a particular item was submitted.)
1. 1996 – Donavon Bailey won Gold in 1996 Summer Olympics
2. 2010 – Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in the 2010 Winter Olympics
3. 1921 – The Discovery of Insulin for Diabetes by Frederick Banting and medical student Charles H. Best
4. 2010 – Vancouver hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic games
5. 1982 – Queen Elizabeth II signed the Canada Act giving Canada control over its Constitution
6. 1986 – Vancouver hosting Expo 86 and inviting the world in to see our beautiful city & country
7. 2013 – Astronaut Chris Hadfield says his goodbyes to the International Space Station by covering David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ from space
8. 2006 – The nickname loonie became so widely recognized the Royal Canadian Mint secured the rights to it in 2006
9. 1972 – Paul Henderson scores in Canada-Soviet hockey series.
10. 1917 – Canada’s decisive and hard fought victory at Vimy Ridge
11. 1917, BC women got the right to vote in provincial elections
12. 1965, The Canadian Flag was born on February 15, 1965, now celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada Day.
13. 1993 – Kim Campbell became Canada’s first female prime minister
14. 1916 – Building of the Kettle Valley Railroad
15. 2015 – Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister
16. 1981 – Canadarm reaches into space for the first time
17. 1969 – The Caesar was invented by restaurant manager Walter Chell of the Calgary Inn (today the Westin Hotel) in Calgary, Alberta
18. 1944 – Canada was a full partner in the success of the Allied landings in Normandy (‘D- Day’)
19. 1916 – Manitoba women became the first in Canada to win both the right to vote and to hold provincial office
20. 1904 – Canadian pharmacist and manufacturer, John James McLaughlin created “Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale”.