Destinations

How you can celebrate Canada Day

Canadians across the world are celebrating Canada Day on 1 July, and you can too from the comfort of your own home!

Canada Day commemorates the joining of the nation’s original three provinces, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the provinces of Canada (now known as Ontario and Quebec) as the Dominion of Canada in 1867.

It’s a special day celebrated across the world. but how the hell do you celebrate it from home? Luckily, Destination Canada has a few tips.

Aside from starting your day with a delicious helping of maple bacon, you can lose yourself in Canada’s colourful communities and get to know the inspiring local characters in the Canada’s Calling podcast.

The 13-part podcast series follows hosts Mike and Ashley as they travel to every province and territory to connect with Canadians who are answering their calling.

They weave together the stories of the people and the places that make each area of Canada unique and connect with the distinct communities across our country.

To brighten up your work day, download these stunning images from across the country to add a bit of Canada to your next virtual Zoom meetings, or add some fun to your text conversations with these Canada GIFs.

Search for ExploreCanada on your favourite social app via the Giphy plugin, or click on the Giphy link here.

Later, kick back with some all-Canadian Netflix viewing, such as Anne with an E, which is set on Prince Edward Island in Canada’s eastern maritime region, or the award-winning Schitt’s Creek.

British Columbia lifts domestic travel ban

In other news, and in good timing for Canada Day on 1 July, the Provincial Government of British Columbia last week entered phase three of its ‘Restart Plan’ where domestic travel is now permitted.

Many hotels and lodges, outdoor adventure companies, wineries and breweries, and other attractions, are finding creative new ways to reopen while keeping with public health and safety guidelines.

There are also plenty of experiences in British Columbia that can be enjoyed at a safe distance, according to Destination British Columbia, including visits to ranches, mountainside vineyards and wildlife lodges.

Visitors are also being encouraged to take more time with planning and to be more conscious of their impact on communities, especially the smaller ones, when they visit.


Featured image: iStock/Sviatlana Barchan

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Destinations

Aussie states and territories restrict NZ arrivals after Auckland declared a Commonwealth hotspot

by Huntley Mitchell

The trans-Tasman travel plans of Kiwis have once again been thrown into disarray thanks to a concerning COVID cluster in Auckland.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

AFTA’s interim survey results reveal “distressing” statistics, says Rudd

AFTA has released interim results of its ‘Travelsectorkeeper’ survey, and they make for some pretty grim reading, according to CEO Darren Rudd.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

American Airlines confirms pilot saw UFO, says to contact the FBI

by Ali Coulton

We don’t know about you, but we see this as proof enough to start constructing tinfoil hats and heading for the hills.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Here’s how Scotland is embracing the ‘new normal’

While international travel may be at a standstill, Scottish tourism businesses have kept busy adapting services for their guests and local communities.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Abercrombie & Kent unveils remote Flinders Island adventure

The luxury travel connoisseur is bringing remote and unusual parts of Australia into the spotlight with the launch of this new active adventure off the Tasmanian coast.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

“There’s a fair bit of work to still go there”: ScoMo plays down hype around ‘vaccine passports’

by Ali Coulton

When the PM talks about international travel, the whole of Australia listens. However, in this instance, you’re going to have to switch on your eyes rather than your ears.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Flight Centre posts $234m loss, but grows its share in “large and important” Aussie leisure market

by Huntley Mitchell

If you ignore that big negative number in the headline, it’s all very positive news here from FCTG.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas suffers $1bn half-yearly loss, pushes back international flight plans

by Huntley Mitchell

The flying kangaroo won’t be hopping overseas as soon as originally hoped, after posting a “stark, but not surprising” loss.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Brisvegas tapped as preferred host for 2032 Olympic Games

Crack a tinnie of XXXX Gold, because it looks like the Olympics might be coming to Queensland 32 years after Sydney’s hosting efforts.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line extends US pause, as Canadian port closures spark Seabourn, Princess and HAL cancellations

Canada’s obnoxiously handsome PM, Justin Trudeau, has chucked a spanner in the works for cruise fanatics over on that side of the globe.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Intrepid co-founder backs the Pinterest of travel apps

The social media platform claims to be the first to let users share travel-specific content to create real-world itineraries.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Why your clients will be drawn to Japan’s heartland once international travel restarts

by Sponsored by Gifu Prefecture Tourism Federation

With your clients no doubt itching to get back overseas, here’s a destination that’s a realistic chance of reopening to Aussies before many others.

Share

CommentComments