Alberta Wildfire Celebrates Canada 150

Alberta Wildfire staff attended Canada Day celebrations all across the province this past weekend, from Canmore to Fort McMurray.

Some of the events we attended include the Canada Day 150 celebration at the Rocky National Historic Site, the reopening of Fort McMurray’s Heritage Village and parades in Whitecourt, Grande Prairie, High Level and more.

Scroll through the photos below and leave us a comment with your favourite!


Alberta Wildfire staff in Whitecourt pose with Bertie Beaver and Minister Oneil Carlier after participating in the Canada Day parade.


Whitecourt staff pose with their Canada Day float.


Future wildland firefighters compete in an event at Rotary Park in Whitecourt!


This Whitecourt Unit Crew celebrated Canada Day by doing some FireSmart work in the Calgary Forest Area.


A Whitecourt Firetack crew poses during the parade.


Alberta Wildfire’s Rocky Mountain House staff pose in front of their trailer at a Canada Day event at the Rocky National Historic Site.


Beautiful shot from the Canada Day celebrations at Riverfront Park in Peace River.


Alberta Wildfire staff from Peace River pose in front of their Canada Day float.


Alberta Wildfire’s Peace River staff pose with their display on Canada Day


Bertie Beaver greets the crowd at a Canada Day parade in Grimshaw, Alberta.


Alberta Wildfire staff (and Bertie Beaver) in High Level wave to the camera during their Canada Day parade.


High Level staff pose with their Canada Day float.

GP2 Carl Watermelon

Grande Prairie Helitack member Carl, the winner of a watermelon eating contest, poses with his championship trophy. Carl is now a three-time watermelon eating champion!


Alberta Forestry staff was on hand at the grand reopening of Heritage Village in Fort McMurray.


Alberta Forestry staff was on hand at the grand reopening of Heritage Village in Fort McMurray.


Alberta Wildfire staff in Fort McMurray participate in a Canada Day parade. The Government of Alberta won the award for Best Social Service Parade Entry


Bertie Beaver makes a new friend along the Canada Day parade route in Canmore.


Bertie Beaver is mobbed by adoring fans at the Canmore Canada Day parade.


Bertie Beaver poses next to “Little Red,” a restored 1982 Ford F150 that was originally built for wildland firefighting in Kananaskis Country.


Calgary Stampede royalty pose with “Little Red” at the Canada Day parade in Canmore.

1 Comment

  1. Zyn says:

    We should be proud of everything that we have achieved in these years as not every nation is here. I think there should be a proper celebration where the whole city should be involved.

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