For the Love of Canada

While we have storytellers from around the World, we were conceived and call Canada home … a home we dearly love!

In honour of our Canadian birthday, it has become tradition here, that every Canada Day we share a few of our favourite images from the year gone by.  Hopefully this will give you a little glimpse of why we so dearly love and are proud of this magnificent home of ours.

We love Canada for it’s …

… easy access to nature, even within the cities …

 

Pacific Spirit Park at UBC

Grabbing a weekday evening walk at Pacific Spirit Park, on the UBC grounds.

 

… creatively eclectic minds …

 

Stage Coach 2.0

Just a typical evening at the Centre for Digital Media.

 

… sinful temptresses, like this perogy pizza …

 

Katrina German and one scrumptious perogy pizza.

Not sure which of these temptresses is more dangerous.

 

… wildlife in our backyards …

 

A seal at Belcarra.

A seal watching the homo sapiens at Belcarra.

 

… literally …

 

Ontario Deer

Well not in our backyard, but in the neighbour’s yard.

 

… healthy living …

 

Summer Yoga on Parliament Hill

Love that they do yoga on the lawn of Parliament Hill every Wednesday during the lunch hour throughout the summer.

 

Balderson’s cheddar

 

Flaming Balderson's Cheddar at the Chateau Laurier

Frickin’ Fantastic! Balderson’s Cheddar soaked in local honey & torched to melt in your mouth perfection, in the kitchen’s of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier! mmm … mmm … mmm

 

… a rich cultural history …

 

Lucy Duck on a First Nation's paddle.

Lucy Duck heading out for a paddle with a traditional First Nations canoe.

 

… traditional events from around the world, that all ethnicities are invited to partake in …

 

Bon Odori Festival in Steveston

Dancing away at the Bon Odori Festival in Steveston.

 

… microbrews …

 

Ottawa Microbrews at the Black Tomato with Paul Meek.

Sampling Ottawa microbrews at The Black Tomato with Kichesippi Beer Co’s Paul Meek.

 

… relaxing mornings …

 

Westcoast morning on the Fraser River.

Taking in a tranquil morning on the Fraser River.

 

… value in education …

 

Creating future travellers at the Toronto Zoo.

Creating one of our future travellers at the Toronto Zoo.

 

… local produce …

 

Farm fresh produce in the kitchens of the Chateau Laurier.

Local Ottawa farm fresh produce in the kitchens of Chateau Laurier.

 

… gorgeously homegrown women …

 

Saskatchewan Katrina German

Farm grown Saskatchewan hottie, Katrina German.

 

… fertile farmlands …

 

BC Cranberries

Autumn harvest of fresh BC cranberries.

 

… from Coast to Coast …

 

Ottawa fiddleheads.

Fresh, spring fiddleheads in Ottawa.

 

… water …

 

Ottawa's Rideau Canal

Enjoying a bike ride along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.

 

… freedom of speech …

 

Mayor Ford Street Art in Toronto

Street art freedom of speech towards Toronto’s Mayor Ford.

 

… access to our politicians …

 

Yoga and Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill

Certainly not dull on Parliament Hill during the Wednesday lunch hour, between yoga and Justin Trudeau

 

… trains …

 

VIA Rail to Ottawa

All Aboard! Next stop Ottawa!

 

… beautiful old Chateaus designed along side our railway …

 

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Right at home at Ottawa’s Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

 

… an appreciation for the arts …

 

Taking a bite out of the Toronto Street Art.

Hard to resist the street art in Toronto.

 

… music that you can’t help but groove to …

 

2012 Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival

Hard not to groove out to the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival.

 

… and stomp your feet …

 

2012 Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival

Toes a tapping at the 2012 Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival.

 

… maple syrup whiskey …

 

Maple Syrup Whiskey

Man, this was tasty. Now I just need to find a local dealer of it!

 

… cherry blossoms, need I say more …

 

Cherry Blossoms

*sigh* Love Spring on the west coast!

 

… Indian Summers …

 

Sunlit Autumn Grasses

Memories of beautiful Autumn days!

 

… affectionate neighbours …

 

Kissing Cow

*smooch*

 

… impressive skylines …

 

Toronto at Night

Can’t believe I grew up an hour from Toronto and am only seeing this view for the first time in my 30’s.

 

… beautiful sunsets …

 

Steveston Sunset

Can’t help but unwind with a Steveston sunset.

 

… quirky Canadian decor …

 

Murray Street Boar in Ottawa, Ontario

If you wander into the back courtyard of Murray Street in Ottawa, you just might make a new friend.

 

… independent bookstores (even if few and far between) …

 

Octopus Books in Ottawa's Glebe

With the independent bookstore becoming a rare commodity, I have to admit Octopus Books in Ottawa’s Glebe was an insanely exciting find for me.

 

… Canadian pride …

 

Canadian Cupcake

Canadian Cupcake pride at Ottawa’s Cupcake Lounge.

 

… and ridiculously loveable characters!

 

The Peanuts Gang at the Yorkton Film Festival

Some of the crazy kids living it up at North America’s oldest film festival, the Yorkton Film Festival.

 

But more than anything, we love the freedoms and equality that Canada shares with us, which Emme says best here: Strutting my Stuff! It’s Canada Day!

Happy (now belated) Canada Day everyone!

 

Comments

  1. mokhanet mohammed says

    bonheur mérité pour un canada éternel que vous avez bien su construire. félicitations

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