THE BEST OF CANADA IN 20 PHOTOS | CELEBRATING CANADA'S 150th


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!

Lake O'Hara

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

 

Canmore, Alberta

Every so often the sky lights up and completely takes our breath away.

Canmore, AB - Photo by Matt Snell

 

Charlottetown, PEI

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

Nakusp, BC

We really like our roadtrips. And by like, I mean love. 

Nakusp, BC -  Photo by Steve Glass

Quebec City, Quebec

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

Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

We have approximately 750 lighthouses - 250 of which are considered 'postcard perfect' (like this one).

Bay of Fundy, NB - Photo by Lyndsey DeSantis

St John's, NFLD

And I mean, who can resist these adorable houses? 

St John's, NFLD - Photo by Rob

Saskatchewan

Most people skip over the prairies, but with views like this, you really shouldn't.

Somewhere in Saskatchewan - Photo by Brandon Born

Scarborough Buffs, ON

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

Kluane National Park, Yukon

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

Montreal, QC

Our stop signs are in French AND English. 

Montreal, QC - Photo by Karl Gendron 

Nova Scotia

We have rock jumping reminiscent of Greece, though the water may be a bit chillier.

Carter's Beach, NS - Photo by Hillary Harris

Labelle, Quebec

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

Toronto, ON

We have concrete jungles to rival the Big Apple...

Toronto, ON - Photo by Gil Tamin

Pictou, Nova Scotia

 

And thousands of kilometers of forest and wilderness to get lost in.

Pictou, NS - Photo by Kyle

Ferryland, Newfoundland

We sometimes get visitors from the Arctic, including these 10,000 year old Icebergs.

Ferryland, NFLD - Photo by Jo-D Martin

Hopewell Rocks, NB 

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

Tofino, BC

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

Iqaluit, Nunavut

They call us the true North for a reason.

Iqaluit, Nunavut - Photo by Geoff Byrne

Hotel De Glace, Quebec

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!