Celebrate Canada with activity and engagement!
It’s Canada’s 150th and Canadians are making it a point to explore, experience and cherish their country. Visit National Parks, take part in community activities and festivals, explore your city, plan a trip to another providence. And it's not just Canadians, it is a great time to visit and Canadians are proud to play host to all our visiting neighbours.
Here's our shortlist of the best ways to take advantage of the Canada 150 initiative!
Skate - From the Rideau Canal to the homemade backyard rinks in small-town throughout Canada, Skating is a great activity for the 150th. Hockey, figure skating, speed skating, or even shuffling around the rink trying not to faceplant, enjoy some time on skates this year.
Bike - Canada is big and full of some of the most spectacular bike routes and trails. Whether it's exploring the urban bike paths in Calgary or tackling Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail, Canada is amazing to see on two wheels. Double up on the awesome by participating in a charity bike event like The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer ( we'll probably see you there!)
Get Wet - Jump in one of the thousands of lakes in cottage country in Ontario or learn to surf in Tofino, BC. raft the North Saskatchewan River, visit Magic Mountain in Moncton, NB or kayak on one of the Great Lakes. Canada has water and coastline galore, enjoy some of it! (We also have several nude beaches, if you are inclined. Wear sunscreen.)
Camp - With the National Parks offering free access, not going camping this year seems like you are wasting money. Spend some time with nature, hike, climb a mountain. (or take the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff.) Camping is a wonderful way to see Canada and make friends with nature. (Protip: Bears, Moose and Wolverines are dangerous, be long-distance friends with dangerous wildlife. )
So we challenge you to walk, running, climbing, swimming, skiing, sailing, throughout this great country of ours. If you get sore, we recommend you apply some SpiderTech and GO!
What are some other active ways you can get out and celebrate Canada?