Happy 150th Canada! It’s your sesquicentennial birthday and I was happy to kick off the celebration year with you! Canada is our neighbor to the north and we love her!
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary this Year !
Marty and I were lucky to get to Canada to ski in Whistler/Blackcomb, that may not be the case for you. Montreal is beautiful but I must admit that it is very French. Being in the Montreal, Quebec area is completely different than the rest of the country, in my opinion. Stumped on what to do in Montreal?
My favorites are (in no particular order): Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Jean-Talon Market, and Rue St-Paul. Please understand that Montreal is full of history and is submerged in the French culture. My grandfather and his family are French-Canadian.
Toronto is next on my list! If you get the chance, go to Canada on Canada Day. It falls on July 1st and the celebrations that go with it are fun. It’s just like our July 4th, so find a spot and watch the fireworks. My top places to see? The CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Market, High Park, watch a game at the Air Canada Centre, or check out City Pass for up to 50% off top Toronto attractions .
Ottawa, Ontario is probably my favorite city in eastern Canada. I went to Ottawa when I was younger and then with Marty and the kids during Canada Day week. Ottawa is flat out gorgeous. My top favorite places to see are: Parliament Hill and its buildings, Rideau Canal, the Canadian War Museum, and the National Gallery of Canada. We love art and art museums. Marty even went to the Louve and didn’t have to wait in line.
Next up is Vancouver, British Columbia. I will be honest, Vancouver is not one of my favorites but I also went in the winter. I am sure it is pretty in the summer when everyone is out and about. Just because it wasn’t my favorite doesn’t mean it isn’t worth seeing. My favorite things from our recent trip there were: Stanley Park, Brockton Point Totem Poles and Lighthouse, Granville Island, Downtown Vancouver (but more so the skyline), the Vancouver Public Library, Granville Island Public Market, Robson Street, and the Vancouver Lookout.