There is no question that 2017 is a big year for Canada! The entire country is preparing for an amazing and epic birthday celebration – after all, it’s not every day you turn 150! If you are searching for fun (and somewhat affordable) ways to celebrate, too, take some cues from the list here.
Skate the Rideau Canal
This is the largest skating rink in the world. Stretching 7.8 kilometers, from the downtown Ottawa area to Dows Lake, the Rideau Canal Skateway is a great way to see this magnificent country up close and personal.
Visit Byward Market to eat a Beavertail
The Beavertail is a fried dought treat that is topped with butter or chocolate sauce and cinnamon. It was originally sold in Ottawa back in 1978. This treat is so famous that it has even been features as a question on two game shows – Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy.
Pay a Visit to the Biggest Playground Ever
Ottawa is home to the TVO Giver building, which is where you will find a playground that is 4,600 square meters. The playground was made in the shape of Canada and has a unique play space for each territory and province. It also is home to the longest set of monkey bars in the entire world.
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Plant Some Patriotic Perennials
You can purchase a 150 Celebration Garden from Veseys Seeds that is made up of 75 white tulips and 75 red tulips. If you plant them during the fall, they will look amazing next spring.
Explore the Cabot Trail
Some of the most beautiful parts of Canada are found here. You can explore vistas, the forest and take a dip in the ocean. The Cabot Trail is a 298 km paved look that is found on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. When you visit, you will feel as though you are walking through the Scottish Highlands – no passport necessary!
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If you are planning on visiting Canada in 2017, or want to find a way to celebrate this momentous birthday, then a few amazing ideas are listed here. Chances are you will find many others who want to celebrate, too!