Canada 150: A Song, A Video, and Some Photos

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday | 9 comments

Canada 150

Canada 150 is all the talk in Canada this year, and the big day, July 1st, is fast approaching. Welcome to week 333 (6/15/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. This week have fun listening to the Canada 150 song, a 2-minute video of Canadian moments (not my video), and photos that I’ve taken when I’ve been traveling around and spending time in my country over the past few years. I won’t be in Canada on July 1st to celebrate Canada 150, but I will be arriving in Vancouver on August 8th, and then onto Nova Scotia on August 22nd. Indy and I will be taking up residence in beautiful Annapolis Royal at least for a little while 🙂 Enjoy the song, the moments, and the photos.

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A stunning Vancouver Island sunset taken way back in August 2006.

 

Vancouver Island

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We’re still in B.C., but now on the outskirts of Vancouver in the bedroom community of Maple Ridge and speed ahead to 2016. I love how both photos have that same golden sky.

 

Vancouver: Down on the Farm

 

Now let’s whiz across the country to Nova Scotia and my home.  Although, I have been to nine of our ten provinces, since moving to Asia my visits home have only taken me to British Columbia and Nova Scotia. There’s nothing I like better than taking photos in my home province. Here are a few of my favorites.

Staying with sunsets, I took this shot in 2012 at the Halifax Dingle a 10 or 15-minute drive from where I grew up.

 

Dingle Sunset, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

You haven’t been to Halifax unless you’ve walked on the harbourfront boardwalk (one of the longest in the world and gawked at “The Wave.” There are “Do Not Climb” signs everywhere, but as you can see 🙂

 

 

Halifax's Wave

 

What’s not to love about our stunning harbor? There will be tall ships visiting this year in honor of Canada 150.


A View of George's Island, Halifax, Nova Scoita
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Halifax is older than Canada 150, and the old Burial Ground whisks visitors back to 1749.

 

Old Burial Ground, Halifax,Nova Scotia

 

Thirty minutes from downtown you’ll find the tiny fishing village of Peggy’s Cove and one of the most visited lighthouses in Canada (and maybe North America)

 

Peggy's Cove Village

 

The couple in this shot put the size of the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse into perfect perspective. I’m sure she’ll be welcoming visitors throughout Canada 150.

 

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

 

Beaches like Rushton Beach on Nova Scotia’s Northumberland Shore boast warm water due to their close proximity to the jet stream. It’s not only Prince Edward Island that is home to red sand beaches!

Rushton Beach, Marshville, Nova Scotia

 

Our final dollop of sunset gold is courtesy of the LaHave River.

Sunset on Nova Scotia's LaHave River

 

Here is the song that inspired today’s Travel Photo Thursday, Canada 150 song by Bryan Anderson.

Canadians were asked to share their favorite Canadian moments in celebration of Canada 150.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Fantastic post. I am going to include a link to yours in my Canada Day post.

    Is there any chance you will be stopping in Toronto? I would love to get together.

  2. Oh our neighbor to the north is so spectacularly beautiful. . .this post is such a good summary of the beauty to be found there. Bet you are excited to soon be going that way (especially after the bomb FB post you posted)

  3. Does one say “congratulations” in this situation? Or “happy birthday”? I love your photos: Canada is such a gorgeous country. I especially like the one above of Peggy’s Cove: what an idyllic sight!

  4. Happy Birthday Canada! I have only been to Vancouver but the country really impressed me. There are so many things that made us fall in love with the country. Can’t wait to go back.

  5. I love that red sand beach – I’ve not seen one of those before! It is difficult to believe that you will be living in Canada again – at least for a while. I look forward to seeing how you enjoy it. Thanks for hosting our link-up.

  6. Beautiful images. Happy birthday to Canada. Sorry that you won’t be there for the celebration day.

  7. I adore that photo of Peggys Cove. It is how I imagine Nova Scotia. I have a big love affair with Canada and Canadian people. They are very friendly and hospitable, much like we Aussies. Great post and I would very proud too if I were you. 🙂

  8. Wow -Such a magnificent country and I love your photos. Your opening shot of the Vancouver Island sunset is stunning and the contrast of the red sand and sky at Rushton Beach in Nova Scotia is beautiful too. We’ve been talking about planning a road trip to Canada when next we make our way to North America and Nova Scotia will be on our list for sure! Should I say, “Welcome home?!”

  9. I really do plan to get to Canada one day – it really looks very beautiful.

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