Happy Canada Day Published on June 30, 2016 The first of July marks the 149th anniversary of Canada Day! In honor of the holiday, we’ve provided a few fun facts about this special day. The holiday was originally referred to as Dominion Day because at the time Canada was officially known as the Dominion of Canada.The Dominion of Canada, present day Canada, was made up of four colonies: New Brunswick, Lower Canada (now Quebec), Nova Scotia, and Upper Canada (now Ontario).Opposite of America’s independence from Great Britain, the Canadian provinces requested independence from Queen Victoria and she agreed.The British North American Act, which declared the independence of the Dominion of Canada, functioned as the nation’s constitution until the 1980s.“O Canada” wasn’t the country’s national anthem until July 1st 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. 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. Everyone at Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning wishes our Canadian friends and family a very happy Canada Day!