Today, Canadians across the country come together to honor the legacy of Queen Victoria, who reigned over the United Kingdom from 1837 until her passing in 1901. Her reign of 63 years and 216 days, known as the Victorian era, was a time of profound transformation in various aspects of British society.
Victoria Day is a statutory holiday in six of Canada’s 10 provinces and all three of its territories, it is a time to celebrate the progress made during the Victorian era and to appreciate the foundations laid for Canada’s growth. So, whether you are enjoying the start of the summer season or participating in festivities honoring Queen Victoria, may this Victoria Day be a joyful occasion.
Happy Victoria Day.