Montreal's Champlain Bridge to be lit up bleu-blanc-rouge for Guy Lafleur

FILE: The Samuel de Champlain Bridge is lit to the colours of the rainbow in solidarity to healthcare workers in Montreal, on Monday, April 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson FILE: The Samuel de Champlain Bridge is lit to the colours of the rainbow in solidarity to healthcare workers in Montreal, on Monday, April 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill on Friday evening, as Canadians celebrated Canada's 155th birthday. (Jeremie Charron/CTV News Ottawa)