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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

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