Happy Canada Day – 5 Reasons We Love Canada!
Today is 01 July which means it’s Canada Day. Across the country people will be celebrating with fireworks, parades, concerts and other festivities. We have wonderful friends, colleagues, and customers in Canada so we want to celebrate by telling you why we love this incredible country so much!
Natural Wonders – around every corner
Canada is pretty huge (the second largest country in the world to be exact) and has dedicated a significant amount of its land to conservation. Approximately 90% of the country is uninhabited, which means stunning raw beauty is literally around every corner. Get up close with the snow-capped mountains of the Canadian Rockies or appreciate the magnitude, beauty and power of Niagara Falls – either way these sights will take your breath away!
Just like us – the Canadians love their Maple syrup and they put it on everything. During maple season (April and May) the streets of Quebec are filled with stands selling maple candy, maple butter, and maple taffy – which is made by pouring hot syrup over crushed snow, and then eaten off a stick. If that’s not your thing head to a cocktail bar and enjoy a maple flavored old-fashioned. Yes please!
“If you could lick Canada, it would taste like maple syrup.” – Author Will Ferguson
Nature is life
Canadian’s live and breathe the outdoors. There are so many activities to get involved in from whitewater rafting, hiking, camping under the stars to paddle boarding. We can’t forget canoeing – which will always be a strong symbol of the history and culture. Imagine paddling through the lakes and rivers of Banff and Lake Louise – surrounded by tall peaks with their rugged reflections shimmering on the lake surface?
Canada has it all – the most stunning wilderness and natural beauty but on the other-hand some of the coolest cities you might ever see! Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver all made the 2013 list of Most Liveable Cities in the World for their low crime rates, awesome culture, and outstanding education system. Each city has its own unique personality, but no trip to Canada would be complete without a visit to Vancouver with it’s buzzy cultural life, diverse restaurants and cosmopolitan population. It’s also a gateway to nearby adventures such as Whistler Blackcombe.
Canada has more than 600 wineries located in well-established and emerging regions and they’re finally being recognized internationally – yay! Many Canadian wineries, like Cedar Creek and Mission Hill in the Okanagan have outstanding full-service restaurants on premise so you can enjoy lunch or dinner with wine pairings and vineyard views.
Read more about the wineries near Niagara Falls in our blog post.
Here’s why our fellow Canadian Kristin loves Canada …
“the friendly people – Canadian’s are really passionate about their country and keen to help any visitors to have a great time. Whether it’s offering directions or telling you about all the great things our country has to offer. and obviously Timbits and Poutine”.