Happy Canada Day Published on June 30, 2016 July 1st marks the 149th anniversary of Canada Day! To celebrate, we decided to find a few fun facts about this special day. Canada Day was originally referred to as Dominion Day because at the time Canada was actually named the Dominion of Canada.The Dominion of Canada, now Canada, was a collection of four colonies: Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.Unlike America’s process of freedom from Great Britain, the Canadian provinces requested independence from Queen Victoria and she approved.The British North American Act, which declared the independence of the Dominion of Canada, functioned as the nation’s constitution until the 1980s.“O Canada” didn’t become the country’s national anthem until 100 years after it was first sung. See the full lyrics blow. O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Happy Canada Day to all our friends and family!