Celebrate Victoria Day In Canada

Get Out And Celebrate Victoria Day In Beautiful Canada

Celebrate Victoria Day in Canada
Butchart Garden, Victoria BC

Victoria Day is a Canadian holiday observed on the last Monday before May 25. There is a little bit of history behind this holiday. One interesting fact is that this holiday was named Victoria Day in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday. Second, the current reigning Canadian sovereign’s official birthday is recognized on this day. Finally, it is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada. Get Out And Celebrate Victoria Day In Beautiful Canada

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Things to Love About: Vancouver

Vancouver skyline
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So. Recent hockey-related rioting aside, most people agree that Vancouver is a pretty fantastic place. In fact, it’s consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, and for good reason: combine the laid back vibe of the West Coast with mild weather, gorgeous scenery, locally grown wine, fresh produce and fish, and myriad outdoor activities practically right outside the door of your beautiful glass-walled high rise apartment, and you’ll understand why property values are soaring. It really is the way urban life should be. Really.

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Happy 144th Birthday, Canada!

Too often at this time of year we forget the Canadians. While on the Fourth of July Americans are busy at barbecues, parades and concerts, lighting fireworks late into the night, and generating lots of noise about declaring their independence from the British in 1776, many forget that just a few days before, Canadians are celebrating the birth of their country, too. (What’s a Canuck got to do to get a little attention, eh?)

A display of Canadian patriotism for Canada Day
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So we decided to do a little bit of research on this important holiday, and find out what it’s all about!

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