On July 1, Canadians across the country will put on their best red and white clothes and head out for a fun day of eating Canadian food, enjoying classic Canadian festivities, and celebrating Canada Day. If you’ve wondered how Canada Day originated and how people across the country celebrate it, read more below to discover everything you need to know about Canada Day celebrations.
When the Canadian government convinced British Columbia to join the Confederation of the Dominion of Canada in 1871, the nation stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It soon became clear that Canada would need a robust transportation system to serve the nation. While the transcontinental railroad was the first part of this transportation network, the Trans-Canada Highway further promoted transcontinental transportation.
Learn more about when the Trans-Canada Highway was built, how long construction took, and the impact the highway had on communities across the country.
Some may argue that Canada wouldn’t be the nation it is today without its transcontinental railway. Yet some people may not know about the history of this important railway. Learn more about how the railway in Canada was started, the different transcontinental railways that exist, and the history behind each railway. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.
Spring Has Sprung!
It’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the scent of cherry blossoms and freshly cut grass fill the air. As we start to shed our winter blues along with our winter coats, we realize – spring is here! And with spring comes the Easter long weekend.
Not sure what to do with your time off? Looking for some Easter themed fun but don’t know where to go? Not to worry, we have come up with a list of some of the best, most diverse, and family-friendly fun for you and yours to enjoy on any budget.
Here are some Easter events happening this weekend around the Lower Mainland to help you hop right into spring.
Most people celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day this March 17th won’t be aware of the true origins of the holiday, or even its true meaning. Aside from celebrating the Irish, the colour green and whatever shamrock shakes are made from, what is it really about? How did it evolve into the holiday we celebrate today?
We wanted to take a look at the history and evolution of St. Paddy’s Day and hopefully give you and your friends some great talking points when you enjoy that green coloured beer at the neighbourhood Irish Pub.
It’s officially New Year’s resolution season and perhaps you have decided that this is the year to get in gear and improve an area of your life. According to Twitter Canada, most Canadians are making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and unplug from electronics. While these are great goals to have, they don’t mean much unless you actually do the work.
New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, the pressure of a new year leads us to make lofty goals and expect immediate change but often results in a recipe for failure. So to help you truly make 2019 the year of a positive change in your life, we wanted to share with you some tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of goal making and actually achieve your New Year’s resolutions.
Santa Claus has become one of the most recognizable folklore figures worldwide, and is one of the most iconic elements of this holiday season. His fur trimmed red outfit and bushy white beard is iconic, but good ol’ St. Nick has not always looked the same.
Santa as we know him today has been refined many times over the years, with the legend of good ol’ Saint Nick dating back all the way to the third century.
Read on to discover the true history of Santa Claus like you’ve never heard before!
With 2018 being the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we wanted to provide some insight and background on what Remembrance Day is about, and to also let everyone know about many of the events that are happening around the lower mainland.
Many of us grow up accustomed to watching the services or parades on November 11th, but a large number of people living here now may be unaware of the meaning behind the tradition.
So whether you’ve been aware of Remembrance Day your whole life and still don’t quite know why we do it, or whether you’ve never heard of it before and the whole thing is new, we hope that this post will shed some light on the matter.
Grab the kids and your seasonal spirit, because it’s time to find your perfect pumpkin for Halloween 2018.
We have scoured the Lower Mainland for the best places to turn your pumpkin hunt into family fun. And more than just pumpkins, many of these locations offer large varieties of other seasonal items, such as corn stalks, gourds, and hay bales.
Read on to find a perfect pumpkin patch near you.
Labour Day — it’s responsible for an extra day off of work, it’s the last long weekend of the summer, and it’s a last chance for barbecues and camping trips before the school year begins again. But do you know why we really celebrate Labour Day in Canada?