“live always with your eyes cast forward, to seek what will be, for the path behind can never be retaken.”

― Washington Black by novelist Esi Edugyan

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

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Canadians proudly speak hundreds of languages, including over 70 . To celebrate our multilingualism, enjoy this rendition of Blackbird by students in their native language of Mi'kmaq. youtube.com/watch?v=99-LoEkAA3

is the largest of Canada’s provinces and territories. With a total land area of 1,877,778 square kilometres, Nunavut is home to only 38,780 people, and an abundance of wildlife including , caribou and beluga whales! Baffin Island
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“I love being Canadian. I think growing up in Canada gives you a world perspective that I certainly enjoy.” – Canadian actor, @RyanGosling
Vancouver, British Columbia
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DYK is home to the world’s smallest desert? At just 2.59 square km, the sand dunes of Carcross Desert, , are the remains from an ancient lake! It’s no wonder this unique location is a winter hotspot for snowmobiling and tobogganing.

"It is not your duty to be average. It is your duty to set a higher example for others to follow." – Lincoln Alexander, 1st black Member of Parliament in the House of Commons.
Hamilton, Ontario

DYK there is an estimated two MILLION (!) lakes in Canada? It’s no wonder we have an abundance of outdoor rinks to enjoy throughout the winter months.Abraham Lake, Alberta
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With its scenic highlands, Cape Breton Island is a breathtaking location for some inspiration.
Hike the trails and catch the vistas all year long in the eastern end of Nova Scotia.
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DYK the world’s largest is in the Museum? Located just outside Ottawa, the experience takes place in a massive underground bunker that was built during the Cold War. The bunker was decommissioned in 1994, and preserved as a National Historic Site.

Maple syrup season is just around the corner, which means maple trees will soon be tapped and sugar shacks will be opening their doors to serve up the sweetest, stickiest ! Davebng via hicanadahostels/IG

“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open, so that others can pass through.” – Rosemary Brown, Canada’s first Black female member of a provincial legislature.
Victoria, BC

This time of year can feel a little stagnant, so why not draw inspiration from these dog days and try ? This genuine Canadian activity led by the fluffiest huskies can be enjoyed all over , from the northern territories to Southern Ontario.

"I love that our brand – CANADA – is respected for all the right reasons, all over the world.
I love (and appreciate) that I am inspired by Canadians every single day."
– Ode to Canada by entrepreneur, @HeatherReisman.
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Canada’s flag turns 55 today! Wherever you are in the world, join us in celebrating our national emblem by sharing your photos of the , a symbol of equality, diversity and inclusion! jrchartrand/IG

RT @CanadianPM
On National Flag of Canada Day, Canadians from coast to coast to coast reflect on the and what it means to each of us – a symbol of our rich history, and a promise of the bright future we are building together: pm.gc.ca/en/news/statements/20 

“We can make a home anywhere we go together.” ― Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Canadian author of Homes: A Refugee Story.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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With dozens of awards to her name, chocolatier Anne Sellmer of @cochuchocolate knows the way to our hearts (and stomachs)! Check out these artfully designed chocolates and truffles – they’re almost too pretty to eat!
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MT @canembkorea: We’re super thrilled to see - actor Choi Woo-shik in an Oscar-winning film! Congrats to director Bong Joon-ho and the cast of @ParasiteMovie for winning @TheAcademy Awards for International Feature Film, Original Screenplay, Directing and Best Picture!

“a boat, even a wrecked and wretched boat
still has all the possibilities of moving”
― Dionne Brand, poet, novelist, filmmaker and essayist

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