The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Posted:  |  Updated: 07/01/14 EDT

13 Happy Canada Day 2014 Photos Celebrating Canadians

Happy birthday, Canada! You're looking better with age.

This Canada Day marks the country's 147th anniversary since Confederation, and nearly everyone seemed to be in the mood to party, despite the holiday landing on a Tuesday this year.

"Today, as we celebrate with family and loved ones, let's remember what makes our Canada the best country in the world," said Prime Minister Harper, in a statement. "It's the moms and dads who pass on to their children Canadian values: working hard, doing what's right, and determination to be our best."

So, whether you’re picking up a six-pack in Vancouver, patio-hopping with friends in Toronto, or helping family move homes in Montreal, here’s a look at how Canadians of all stripes are celebrating the nation's birthday across the country:

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  • A man wearing a Canadian flag on his back takes in the view of the harbour and north shore mountains during Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver, B.C., on July 1.

  • A young girl plays ball hockey during Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver, B.C., on July 1.

  • Harry Harder rides his horse Dotte-Dee-Bar during Canada Day celebrations in Cremona, Alta., on July 1.

  • Lita Reid, left and her husband Allan show their Canadian pride during Canada Day celebrations in Cremona, Alta. on July 1.

  • Canadian flag glasses adorn a teenager during Canada Day celebrations in Cremona, Alta. on July 1.

  • Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate Canada Day before the start of MLB game action against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 1 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

  • A general view of the Rogers Centre on Canada Day as a large Canadian flag is unfurled on the field during the singing of the Canadian anthem before the start of the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers on July at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

  • Members of the Iranian community entertain the crowd during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal on July 1.

  • Members of the Indian community entertain the crowd during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal on July 1.

  • Participants entertain the crowd during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal on July 1.

  • Participants entertain the crowd during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal on July 1.

  • A woman reaches up to remove a for rent sign in Montreal on July 1 on what's now known as moving day in Quebec.

  • A woman enjoys the festivities during the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal on July 1.

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  • If you ever see these four stripes on clothing or home decor, you can be sure it's from The Bay, Canada's department store. This Bay blanket is just one of the iconic pieces from this line.

  • Ruffles All Dressed potato chips are delicious explosions of flavour, and only sold in Canada.

  • Ontarians like their milk in bags. Don't judge.

  • Beavertails -- deep-fried dough with sweet toppings like chocolate spread, bananas, and cinnamon. In recent years, Beavertails has expanded to the Middle East with plans to expand to Colorado and Tokyo. But for now it remains a mainly Canadian guilty pleasure.

  • How do you like your coffee? Canadians like it in the form of a chocolate bar (among other forms). This sweet treat is only available in Canada.

  • If you grew up in Canada, you had more than a few of these in your Halloween treat bag at the end of the night. These chocolate bars are much-loved by Canadians.

  • You might be able to buy products sold at Holt Renfrew at other department stores, but the Holt's experience is exclusively Canadian. The department store has a long history in Canada and locations throughout the country.

  • If you gotta have your KD, you'll need to be in Canada. Other countries sell the cheesy goodness, but by other names like "Cheesy Pasta," which just isn't the same.

  • You'll see more than a few of these mittens while walking down the street during winter in Canada. They're sold exclusively at The Bay, and are a staple for any proud Canadian.

  • Canadians love ketchup chips. And who wouldn't? These Lay's chips are only available in Canada and the U.S. is pretty upset.

  • Sure, you can buy maple syrup around the world, but this is REAL maple syrup, straight from a farm in Quebec.

  • Mountain Equipment Co-op, commonly known as MEC, sells sporting gear in Canada. One of its most popular features is the bike line.

  • Molson Canadian beer is available in other countries, but under the name of Molson Export, so it's clearly not the same thing. At all.

  • This cereal is a long-running tradition in many Western Canadian families. It was first created in 1924 in Manitoba.

  • You can buy rotisserie chicken in other countries, but it won't come with Swiss Chalet's famous chalet sauce. Canadians love this chicken so much, it <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/swiss-chalet-launches-24-hour-chicken-channel-1.1014555" target="_blank">has its own channel on TV</a>.

  • Dare maple leaf cream cookies are a staple in many Canadian kitchen pantries.

  • Chapman's ice cream has a long history in Canada, as the country's largest independent ice cream manufacturer. You can only get this creamy goodness in Canada.


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