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    7 Canadian Bucket List Items That Will Make You Wonder What You’ve Been Doing All Your Life

    You know it's inside you. That yearn for adventure. That itch for something real, something that will connect you to the world and make you say "This is why I'm alive". It's what draws you to the movie theater and drives you hours through interactive video games. What if you could experience it in real life? Here are 7 bucket list items from across Canada for your adventurous soul.

     

    1. See the Northern Lights (North-West Territories)

     

    Trek to the arctic north to experience the most dramatic spectacle of lights on the globe. These dancing curtains created at the meeting place of the forces of outer space and our atmospheric bubble will be sure to awe you.

    For more information: http://spectacularnwt.com/what-to-do/aurora

     

    2. Climb outside the CN Tower (Ontario)


    Photo By: Bobby Mikul

    Going up the glass elevator 356 meters (1168 ft) up one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World is exhilarating enough for most. Now imagine taking a stroll outside of the tower, hands-free.

    For more information: http://www.edgewalkcntower.ca/

     

    3.Walk along the tree canopy at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (British Columbia)

    British Columbia boasts a 70 meter-high canopy with enormous Redwood Trees and Douglas firs. Walk along this lush green canopy on a 137 metres (450feet) long suspension bridge 70 metres (230 feet) above the ground across the Capilano River, and get a squirrel’s eye view along a series of seven suspension bridges 33 meters (110 feet) off the ground on the Tree Tops Adventure walkway.

    For more information:

    https://www.capbridge.com/

     

    4. Gallop with Bison in Prince Albert National Park (Saskatchewan)

    After being highly endangered due to over-hunting, Canada harbours 10 000 bison in its Prairies. The Prince Albert National Park is one of these places where bison can still be seen migrating in herds along the flat grassy plains of the Prairies. Experience for a short time the way of life of the wild west and follow these buffalo on horseback guided by experienced locals.

    For more information: http://sturgeonriverranch.com/

     

    5. Hike Among the Rocky Mountains at Banff and Jasper National Park (Alberta)

    With its crystal clear waters and awesome Rocky Mountain backdrop, Banff and Jasper National Parks are a true jewel of the planet Earth. You'll have to see it to believe it.

    For more information: http://banffnationalpark.com/

     

    6. Watch Whales at Gatherall’s Puffin and Whale Watch (Newfoundland and Labrador)

    Photo by: Gatherall’s Puffin and Whale Watch

    Do you know how big humpback whales are? The only way to find out: Go whale watching on our Atlantic coast.

    For more information:http://gatheralls.com/

     

    7. Stay in an Ice Hotel (Quebec)

    Image taken from Hotel de Glace Website

    With everything from the table to shot glasses carved from ice, you're in for a night like no other.
    Note: This is limited to the winter months only.

    For more information:http://www.hoteldeglace-canada.com

    Things to Do After Canada Day

    Canada Day is over, but the festivities are yet to finish! Here are some ideas to celebrate this Canada Day in Toronto this weekend so that the party never dies.

    Pride Parade

    In Canada we’re proud that everyone is treated equally, whoever you are on the inside and out. Come out to enjoy this colourful parade with a solid 35 year history and almost 200 participating groups to support equality in the most fun way possible. July 2- July 3, 2016 @ Church Street and Bloor Street. Free to watch.

    Harbourfront Oh Canada! Festival

    This festival started with a bang with fireworks on Canada Day, and will continue to bring more fun throughout the weekend. Starting with a farmer’s market at noon, the day is filled with fun for the kids including crafts, live music, ventriloquists and more! July 2-3, 2016 @ Harbourfront Centre. Free admission. Image credit and more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/ 

    Ribfest

    Local chefs have told me that this is one of the best food festivals Toronto has to offer. They have lots of food other than ribs for vegetarians. Not only do they offer great food, this 100% volunteer-run event is loaded with musical shows on three different stages and magic shows for the kids. June 30-July 3, 2016 @ Etobicoke Centennial Park. $2 at the gate, cash required for food. More information: torontoribfest.com Image Credit: Windsor Star 

    Redpath Waterfront Festival 

     

    If open waters and history are more your calling this Canada Day weekend, try visiting the Waterfront Festival. The many experts aboard the decks of the five tall ships always seem happy to answer questions, and you will feel like you’ve learned more in a day than any given year of high school. But I promise you, you’ll have a lot more fun doing it. This year they will also be joined with the Royal Canadian Navy. Harbour Square Park for Royal Canadian Navy Ships, Harbourfront Centre for tall ships. $15 for ages 10+, $10 for children 10 under, Free for 5 and under. Debit and credit only.  

    Beach Salsa Jazz Festival

     

    Catch the first days of the Beaches 28th International Jazz Festival with a bit of red hot salsa (not the food)! With a beer garden and plenty of food vendors, you are guaranteed to have fun whether you go as a family or on a casual date. July 2-July 3, 2016 @ Woodbine Park. Free admission. Image credit and more information at: beachesjazz.com/

    By Alisa T-F

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