What do the Toronto Maple Leafs, Drake & KOSAN all have in common? We all hail from the great white north! To celebrate Canada's big One-Five-OH this weekend, we're taking you on a photographic journey through our great country. Our hope is to inspire you to visit (or maybe re-visit) what we consider to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, though we may be a bit biased. Sorry?
So bring on the canoes filled with 2-4's of beer, poutine loaded with gravy (and Quebec cheese curds) and maybe even some maple flavoured bacon. Cheers!
If you like hiking, Canada is the place to go. The views are OK too I guess.
Lake O'Hara, BC - Photo by Daniel Kordan
Every so often the sky lights up and completely takes our breath away.
Canmore, AB - Photo by Matt Snell
Even though we are only 150 years old, a baby compared to our European friends, there are still pockets with old-world historic charm.
Charlottetown, PEI - Photo by Rafael
We really like our roadtrips. And by like, I mean love.
Nakusp, BC - Photo by Steve Glass
We also have a soft spot for the arts. Music, dance, murals and art installations, you can find it all here.
Quebec City, QC - Photo by Bora
We have approximately 750 lighthouses - 250 of which are considered 'postcard perfect' (like this one).
Bay of Fundy, NB - Photo by Lyndsey DeSantis
And I mean, who can resist these adorable houses?
St John's, NFLD - Photo by Rob
Most people skip over the prairies, but with views like this, you really shouldn't.
Somewhere in Saskatchewan - Photo by Brandon Born
We sometimes forget ourselves and think that maybe we are in the Carribean. But then we check the weather.
Scarborough Bluffs, ON - Photo by Horace Ng
We are an all seasons type of country. A little snow, sleet or rain won't ever stop us.
Kluane National Park, Yukon - Photo by Joel Krahn
Our stop signs are in French AND English.
Montreal, QC - Photo by Karl Gendron
We have rock jumping reminiscent of Greece, though the water may be a bit chillier.
Carter's Beach, NS - Photo by Hillary Harris
While our national colours may be red & white, you're more likely to find the iconic green, red, yellow & white palette in a Canadian's house #hudsonsbay
Labelle, QC - Photo by Alex
We have concrete jungles to rival the Big Apple...
Toronto, ON - Photo by Gil Tamin
And thousands of kilometers of forest and wilderness to get lost in.
Pictou, NS - Photo by Kyle
We sometimes get visitors from the Arctic, including these 10,000 year old Icebergs.
Ferryland, NFLD - Photo by Jo-D Martin
We have these interesting geographic formations, adorning both the coastline and inland areas, all more photogenic than the last.
Hopewell Rocks, NB - Photo by Marc Andre Williams
And good news - you don't have to go all the way to Australia to catch some killer waves.
Tofino, BC - Photo by Bray Elliot
They call us the true North for a reason.
Iqaluit, Nunavut - Photo by Geoff Byrne
And it wouldn't be a complete Canadian photo list without the honorary igloo, right?
Hotel de Glace - Photo by Vincent Demers
HAPPY 150th CANADA!