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This is what this year's virtual Canada Day will look like

Canada Day is going virtual this year, and this is what Canadians can expect from the online party on July 1.

According to Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault, this year's virtual Canada Day will "highlight the strength that unites us."

Guilbeault added that the government is working with "Canadian artists and artisans to put together a virtual program, reflecting our diversity and values, and showcasing the immense talent our country has to offer."

Although the government has yet to release details on which artists are performing, Brett Kissel, The Strumbellas and Coeur de pirate were among the artists to perform last year.

The Canada Day show line-up is normally released around June 1.

Gathering in the park or on the beach to watch the fireworks will probably be off the table, but Canadians can likely look forward to some virtual sparks instead.

And even though Canadians may have to wait a little longer for that hug we're all looking forward to, at least liquor stores are still open, so we can get some celebratory champagne to toast with.

The government is expected to release more details soon on how Canadians can join in the virtual celebration.

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