But the artists we're most excited about has to be the Backstreet Boys.
And if you're wondering why the hell the Backstreet Boys want to celebrate Montreal's birthday, it's because they kinda got their start here.
In 1995, a radio host on Mix 96 heard the Backstreet Boys song We’ve Got It Goin’ On, which was only playing in Europe and he decided to play it on the air. Later he also played the song Get Down. The songs were so well received that it essentially launched the Backstreet Boys’ career in North America.
The TV specialwill air on Sunday December 11 on ICI Radio-Canada Télé, Télé-Québec, TVA and V at 8:00pm. This is where - and when - you can catch the Backstreet Boys making their recorded, on-screen appearance in Montreal.
So what exactly is this 150th anniversary? What are we celebrating? And most importantly, how are we celebrating?
Fear, not because this article is here to answer all of these questions and more.
The colony of Canada was established in 1534, so some of you may be wondering why we're celebrating 150 years. That's because we're actually celebrating the Canadian Confederation, which is when the colonies of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were united as the "Dominion of Canada" on July 1, 1867.
You are a part of Canada, so of course, you're invited to participate. You can get involved as a volunteer, an organizer, or a participant. There are various festivals, Canada-wide signature projects, special events, as well as a ton of activities you can take part in.
This is definitely the year to get out there and explore this amazing country of ours. For 2017 all of Canada's national parks, heritage spaces and national museums are 100% free to enjoy. You just need to register for your Discovery Pass.
Crazy celebrations are taking place all across the country. There will be a lot of new special activities and parties planned this year. Additionally, our normal annual celebrations will be bigger and better than ever! Some of the biggest ones include: Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec, The Winterlude, the Ottawa-Gatineau 150 Kick Off, and of course the Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa.