Happy Canada Day Published on June 30, 2016 Friday marks Canada’s 149th birthday! To commemorate the day we’ve provided a few fun facts about Canada Day. The holiday was originally called Dominion Day because back then Canada was titled the Dominion of Canada.The Dominion of Canada, present day Canada, was a combination of four colonies: Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.Opposite of America’s independence from Great Britain, the Canadian colonies requested independence from Queen Victoria and she approved.The Dominion of Canada signed the British North American Act to declare independence and used it as their constitution until 1982.“O Canada” wouldn’t become the country’s national anthem until 100 years after it was first sung. See below for the full lyrics. 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!