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?
Ontario is the most populous province in Canada, with a population of more than 14 million people. While thousands of visitors explore large cities such as Toronto and Ottawa and travel to famous attractions such as Niagara Falls, the province also offers an incredible variety of places to see and activities to do that are off the beaten path. When you want to explore the places tourists rarely visit, check out a few of the following attractions in Ontario.
Southern British Columbia is packed with things to do. The landscape alone makes for a great road trip. There’s the natural beauty with oceans, mountains, and forests juxtaposed with buzzing city life. If you’re keen to venture off the beaten track and experience Southern BC as a local rather than a tourist, here are few must-sees to add to your itinerary.
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.
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.
It’s our country’s birthday on Sunday, do you know how you’ll be celebrating? We do!
We have scoured the Lower Mainland for the best Canada Day events in each area so you can spend less time planning and more time celebrating. So round up the family and head to the event nearest you!
Family Day is celebrated on the second or third Monday of every February, depending on the province in which you live. Though not an official national holiday, the event is celebrated far and wide across the country, with dozens of family festivals and things to do organized each year in the provinces where it’s observed: New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.
The holiday has become a staple in areas across Canada, but when exactly did it begin — and why do we celebrate it now? Take a closer look at how Family Day got started in Canada, and see our suggestions for a fun celebration with your family this year.
By the time you’re reading this, you may already know that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, thereby warning residents of Pennsylvania to expect 6 more weeks of winter. Here in Canada, Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam did not see his shadow, nor did Alberta’s Balzac Billy, giving us some hope that winter’s end is around the corner. But Ontario’s Wiarton Willie swung the prognosticating rodent pendulum back to the middle by concurring with Punxsutawney Phil and predicting 6 more weeks.
It’s fun to entertain these superstitious notions, but you may be wondering, where do they originate? Read on to learn about the history of Groundhog Day in North America.
Winter is coming… Time for some family fun!
Winter is just about here and in Vancouver that means a lot of rain and staying indoors. It also means the first snow fall, some great family activities, holiday cheer and even a good time at the movies with some of the best films of the year. No matter what winter means to you, we could all use a little help finding the best things to do out there, other than hibernation of course.