Victoria Day Fireworks 2013: Best Places To Watch In Canada (PHOTOS)

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Victoria Day is just around the corner and with that comes a much anticipated long weekend to break up May's monotony. (Getty) | Getty Images

Victoria Day is just around the corner and with that comes a much anticipated long weekend.

This year, Victoria Day falls on May 20, despite being part of the May "two-four" weekend, the nickname Canadians have given the weekend, thanks to the sheer number cases of beer consumed during the weekend.

But there's more to Victoria Day long weekend than warm weather and copious amounts of alcohol. Tradition links the May "two-four" weekend to Queen Victoria's birthday and what better way to celebrate someone's birthday than to light up the night sky with pretty colours?

The Huffington Post Canada has rounded up the best spots in Canada to watch fireworks. Despite being a national holiday, not every province celebrates with fireworks but to see the ones that do, check out the gallery below.

The Best Places In Canada To See Victoria Day Fireworks. Slideshow text follows for mobile readers.

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Ashbrige's Bay, Toronto, Ontario
Fireworks at Ashbridge's Bay on Victoria Day are a yearly tradition and 2013 is no exception. This year's show is slated to run 14 minutes long, starting at 9:45 in the evening, rain or shine. But be sure to move quickly, the City of Toronto recommends visitors leave their cars at home and take public transit instead.

Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario
Travellers visiting Blue Mountain ski resort in May won't find too much snow, but at the very least, there will be fireworks. The light show is slated for 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 and caps off a day of dancing, live music and face painting, according to the resort's site.

Canada's Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario
If Toronto isn't an option for firework fans this year, why not try Canada's Wonderland? The theme park is about a 30-minute drive from the downtown core and the show has featured over 6,000 explosions in the past. The show is included with park admission.

Dow’s Lake, Ottawa, Ontario
The Victoria Day long weekend is a busy time for the City of Ottawa. Not only is the Tulip Festival in full swing, but there's also a separate Victoria Day festival at the city's Dow’s Lake, which includes a petting zoo, face painting and of course, fireworks.

Fanshawe Conservation Area, London, Ontario
Travellers who find themselves in the city of London, Ont. can get their fill of fireworks at the Fanshawe Conservation Area. The show starts at dusk, around 9 p.m. and costs $15 for admission (cash only), though early admission starts at 4 p.m..

Downtown Waterfront, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Last year's show may have been cancelled due to a lack of funding, but things are looking a lot brighter for firework goers in Nanaimo, B.C.. This year's Empire Fireworks is back and starts at dusk on May 19 by the downtown waterfront.

Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada's longest fireworks series returns for one more year and brings a spectacular light show behind a truly unique backdrop. Shows are free of charge and run on the Friday, Saturday and Monday of the long weekend at 10 p.m..

Where do you usually go for Victoria Day fireworks? Feel free to sound off in the comment section below or on Twitter at @HPCaTravel

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