There are so many things to love about the “Neighbor to the North.” The politeness. The maple syrup. The way Canadians say “out” and “about.” But the country is so much more than its most-known features.
July 1, 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and that means there are going to be many things you can do to celebrate, sesquicentennial-style. Throughout the year, the country will be celebrating with dozens of events to mark the anniversary. Lovers of the great outdoors, for one, can take advantage of the 2017 Discovery Pass to gain access to all of Canada’s National Parks for free, all year.
After 150 years, Canada hasn’t stopped growing, changing and really carving out its own identity as a place for nature lovers, foodies, history buffs, artists, sports fans and just about anyone who wants to see a big, diverse country with both spectacular views and bustling cities.
When you break it down, Canada is one of the only places in the world where you can camp in the Rocky Mountains and eat maple syrup infused entrees in a sugar shack. Or where you can stay in a hotel made of ice in a beautiful, cosmopolitan city, and see moose, caribou, beluga whales, wolves and polar bears in their natural habitat. Or you can do just about every outdoor activity from scuba diving to heli-skiing. And it all happens in the same country.
Frankly, you could probably name one or two things you love about Canada. Or 10. Or maybe 20. But we all know there are dozens of things that make Canada an awesome country to visit — or live in. Therefore, here are 150 reasons why we should all tip our mountie hats to Canada, one for each year it’s been part of our little blue planet.
There are probably a lot more great things you can find to love, but there’s always next year.