Birth of Canada as a Nation, July First, 1867
Hail Britannia's noblest daughter, Who is surrounded by the water Of many a lake and broad sea, Land of beaver and of maple tree. Her lofty brow is wreathed with smiles, For from the far Atlantic isles In pomp have come their delegates, All seeking to unite their fates. With Canada great northern queen, And now throughout the land is seen, High festival and stately dance, Triumphant nuptials to advance. And soon shall Red River valley And distant Vancouver rally, To form this Empire gigantic From Pacific to Atlantic.
This poem is in the public domain.