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Saturday, June 30, 2012

True North Strong And... Bonkers! Get Away From That Moose!

It's Canada Day tomorrow here, the one day of the year where we Canucks go around the bend and slightly crazy. It's the national birthday of the True North Strong and Free. Free, at least, until Herr Harperfuhrer passes his Deprival Of Rights And Freedoms Act. Stevie, if by chance this page happens to cross your eyes at some point, well, all I can say is middle finger fully extended, buddy.

There. Got my dig in at the Dictator at 24 Sussex in for the day. Anyway, we Canadians would like to assure the world that despite the current leadership dragging our reputation through the mud on the world stage at the moment, we haven't taken a turn for the worse, and yes, we will kick that idiot and his Cabal out at the first opportunity. Don't hold it against us. Hmmm, that's a second dig at the FrankenHarper Monster.

Well, anyway, I'll be busy tomorrow. I'm dashing about here in Ottawa with friends all day. We'll be hitting museums, taking in a concert at some point, seeing the fireworks, and generally enjoying ourselves. To my fellow Canucks, I wish you a Happy Canada Day! Try not to get too hungover, right?

And so without any more ado, I'll leave you with a photo tour from sea to sea, across my homeland, of places I've been... and others I'll have to see for myself down the line. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

West Point, Prince Edward Island

Hartland Covered Bridge, New Brunswick

Montmorency Falls, Quebec

White River, Ontario

Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba

Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan

Mount Thor, Nunavut

Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories

Along the Dempster Highway, Yukon

Banff National Park, Alberta

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia


  1. Canada is so beautiful! I can't believe I've never been there! I've got to fix that as soon as possible.

    I'm doing an image blog tomorrow to honor my two Canadian surrogate siblings..but I think you used all the places I was going to use. Now what do I do???

  2. Just refer back to that list of stuff I sent along. Plenty of possible choices there!

    I'll be doing one of these for the Fourth of July as well.

  3. I'm trying to imagine climbing Mount Thor....

  4. I find myself smiling just at the thought of making a go at that mountain!

  5. Canada needs more proud citizens like you. Happy Canada Day and I love the photos.

  6. I have been to Canada many times and have loved loved loved every trip.
    I think Americans think when they travel "somewhere" they need to go to Europe, UK or Asia instead of seeing what is just next door to us in beautiful Canada.
    I love Quebec, Montreal but I seem to love the west cost too, Victoria and Vancouver. Loved Baniff outstanding .
    I really would like to visit Prince Edward Island.
    You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful and wonderful country.

    If you overlook our government I can overlook yours, I have found the Canadian people are the nicest and most welcoming ever !

    Happy Canada Day !

    cheers, parsnip

  7. I had a feeling you were going to make one of these blogs. Glad you did!

    I'm proud to be Canadian, too! We have a beautiful country...well, I've only seen half of it...the mountainous and prarie half...and one day I'll get out East as well.

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

  8. I'm always proud to be Canadian, even if the government currently sucks. I still think we have a great country in many aspects. Gorgeous photos! Happy Canada Day!

  9. Beautiful pics! If I have not explored the western states of your neighboring country to the south *waves*, I'd be jealous! But have wanted to see Canada some day. Too bad we need a special passport to do so. (Thank you Bushy!)

    Happy Canada Day!

  10. Wow, those pictures are gorgeous! I'm so jealous!

  11. Beautiful pictures, Sir Wills. When I semi-retire that where I want to spend my summers. Hope Sweetman agrees.

  12. So incredibly gorgeous!! I will have to go there some day.
    Kylie and I just got back from Gettysburg. Now I'm dying to go back to the Smithsonian and see the Star-Spangled Banner exhibit!

  13. Aw! You brought a tear to my eye. Happy Canada Day, William.

    Yay for Nova Scotia!

  14. Wow. Beautiful pictures. Happy Canada Day!

  15. HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!! Enjoy your long weekend! Oh go on, get hungover - it's for a great celebration! Take care

  16. Dropping by to say Happy Canada Day!! Cheers! :)

  17. O' Canada. Stunning. I don't know why we haven't traveled there more. I hope to in the future. Thanks for taking the time to show us the photos.

  18. @Eve, Carla, Beth, and Parsnip: thanks!

    @Lorelei: Among other things to be annoyed at him for, yes...

    @Kelly: here in North America we have a wealth of gorgeous places. If only we take care of them...

    @Shelly: it's a nice place to retire to.

  19. @Christina: Gettysburg is definitely on my list of places to go to.

    @Talli: yay indeed!

    @Lynn: it was a good one!

    @Kittie: I feel hungover, and I don't even drink!

    @PK and Diane: Thanks!

    @Christine: it's a lovely country to spend a few months in!

  20. I'm sorry to admit, I never knew there was a Canada Day! Hope you had a lovely one;).

    You live in such a beautiful place--I'm envious!

  21. I know it's a few days past Canada Day, but I just saw this post..I think we have one of the most beautiful countries in the world!!! I'm very proud to be Canadian! Born in Toronto, but have spent most of my life in Beautiful British Columbia..great post! Hope you had an excellent day!

  22. @Maria: it's a lovely place to live in.

    @Eve: I hope it was a good Canada Day for you!


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