Canadians celebrated the nation's 150th anniversary with fireworks and poutine - here are the photos

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

It's Canada's birthday!

July 1, also known as Canada Day, marks the 150th anniversary of the confederation. An estimated half a million people are expected to attend celebrations in the capital Ottawa, where the government spent approximately half a billion Canadian dollars (US $386 million) on the festivities.

See how Canadians and a couple of royal visitors celebrated.Advertisement