A sign of celebration: Get your photo with a #3DCanada150 sign!
Canada’s tourism industry is proud to partner with the Government of Canada to install 19 three-dimensional Canada 150 signs to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The signs are being installed in provincial and territorial capitals and a number of iconic tourist destinations, creating vibrant gathering spaces across the country for Canadians and tourists alike to celebrate this special moment in Canada’s history.
We believe that the tourism industry has the opportunity to bring Canadians and visitors together in celebration of our history, and this project will underscore both our sense of pride as Canadians as well as our inclusiveness as a nation as we welcome visitors from all corners of Canada and the globe to join in our celebrations.
The tourism and travel sector is an important and growing part of Canada’s economy:
- Travel is a $102 billion sector in Canada
- 1 out of every 11 jobs in Canada is directly involved with travellers
- Tourism is Canada's largest service export in Canada with $22.1 billion
Leading up to Canada Day celebrations, the public art sculptures will enhance the Canada 150 experience creating a series of gathering places in major urban centres and iconic tourism destinations across the country.
All signs will be launched before Canada Day in the following cities: Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Regina, Winnipeg, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Iqaluit, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown and St. John’s. The signs will be on display until at least the end of 2017.
Canadians and tourists are invited to take pictures at these sites and share them on social media using #3DCanada150.
The majority of the 3D Canada 150 signs will measure 1.82 meters (6 feet) by 10.97 meters (36 feet), and weigh 2722 kilos (6,000 pounds). These signs will be illuminated with different colours at night. Smaller scale 3D Canada 150 signs, measuring 0.91 meters (3 feet) by 3.05 meters (10 feet), will be installed in the territorial capitals as well as the Brewster Gondola Summit in Banff.
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada.