June 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada150 in Toronto

Canada is such a beautiful country. I don't think you really get the full appreciation for how big and how beautiful it is until you see it with your own two eyes.

I've had the privilege of travelling a large portion of the country, crossing Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec off of my list. I've had the opportunity to experience things that make this country I call home truly amazing, such as the big white bears of Hudson Bay and the towering Rocky Mountains in BC. 

This year, Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary, making summer 2017 the perfect time to experience all that this beautiful country has to offer. 

In celebration of Canada150we've chosen to stay Canada this summer and have been keeping our travels local. Camping at Ontario Parks, trips to the family cottage on the Bruce Peninsula and exploring our own city of Toronto, all fill our family adventure list.

How to Celebrate Canada150 in Toronto

For those visiting, or even those that are proud to live here, Canada's 150 also marks the perfect time to learn what it means to be truly Canadian. In honour of the sesquicentennial, I'm sharing a list of 15 ways to celebrate Canada150 in Toronto, or more specifically, 15 of the most Canadian things to do in Toronto. If you're visiting Ontario's capital this summer or beyond, make sure to check them out. 

15 Ways to Celebrate Canada150 in Toronto

  1. Cheer on the home team at a Blue Jays baseball game at the Rogers Centre. 
  2. Learn about the iconic Canadian species at Rouge National Urban Park, Parks Canada's first Urban National Park.
  3. Take a dip in Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes, the largest group of fresh water lakes in the world
  4. Get a birds' eye view of the city from atop the CN Tower. If you dare, take a walk outside on the EdgeWalk. 
  5. Devour a peameal bacon sandwich at the St Lawrence Market.
  6. For dessert, grab a uniquely Canadian sweet treat, the Beaver Tail. 
  7. Wash it all down with a double double from Timmies. 
  8. Indulge in an adult beverage at Canada's largest independent craft brewer, Steam Whistle.
  9. Visit the preserved blue whale skeleton at the Royal Ontario Museum.
  10. Say hello to Lord Stanley's cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame. 
  11. Take a walk (and try not to get lost) in the PATH, the world's largest underground shopping complex.
  12. Rent a kayak and paddle through the Toronto Islands, all while taking in the sprawling skyline of Canada's largest city.
  13. Take in an independent film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the second most prestigious film festival in the world behind Cannes. 
  14. Ride a TTC street car, the largest streetcar system in the Western hemisphere in terms of regular riders, length of track and number of cars. 
  15. Take a walk back in time at the historic Distillery District, formerly the home of the largest distillery in the world.
How to Celebrate Canada150 in Toronto
How to Celebrate Canada150 in Toronto

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How to Celebrate Canada150 in Toronto


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