But this year's numbers are still higher than they were before the year of free admission.
She said she wanted there to be "moments Canadians will remember."
Organizers say they are checking the forecast every hour hoping to see some improvement.
"I’ll have the chance to give more details about that later on."
The current landscape of division has heighten what it means to be Canadian.
No figure skating, no speed skating, no hockey.
Growing locally-produced food in Canada isn't always a possibility. Our nation's diverse climate and landscape make it hard
The crowd stretched for nearly one kilometre.
There was a point in time where you literally had to put all your eggs in one basket. Then this Canadian creation came about.