Happy Canada Day at the New York Empire State Building


Canada went wild today celebrating Happy Canada Day. Even the New York Empire State building lit up in Canadian colors.

This is not only a memorable event for Canadians, but for tourists visiting Canada from everywhere.

The Canadian Parliament Hill was awash in red and white today as thousands gathered in sweltering heat to celebrate Canada Day.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston joined the crowd for the festivities.

There was music from bands such as Marianas Trench, a flyover by the Snowbirds, plus vendors, face painting and more.

Meanwhile, across the river at the Canadian Museum of History, a special citizenship ceremony was being held for new Canadians — one of 45 across the country.