In Canada, July 1st is known as "Canada Day."
It is Canada's birthday. Just like July 4th is the U.S.A.'s birthday.
There are BBQs. Fantastic "Canada Day Sales." Fireworks. Pool parties. Alcoholic drinks pulled from coolers.
Yes, it is just like in the States. Only the domestic beer here is 10 times better.
Canada may lack a national cuisine... But they do have good beer. And domestic wine.