Happy Canada Day! Today is Canada’s national holiday marking the enactment of the British North America Act, which officially united the country. Towns throughout Canada, as well as communities of Canadian ex-pats around the globe, will be celebrating their country’s nationhood with parades, carnivals, fireworks, and more! Canada is known for producing some amazing things – from maple syrup to amazing hockey teams to Frank Gehry. What we love most, though, is the country’s majestic, unbridled beauty, as captured by these stunning photos. Enjoy!
What do you love most about Canada? Will you be celebrating Canada Day?
Gathered from the National Geographic‘s 25th annual “Traveler” photo contest, these ten stunning photographs capture the warmth, joy, and excitement of summer. If you’ve been on any thrilling adventures recently, submit your own photos for the chance to win a 10-day Galápagos expedition for two! The rest of us will join you in spirit and enjoy the breathtaking photos that find their ways to our humble screens.
Like us, these 9 beautifully-photographed animals seem ready to dive headfirst into the summer season. Maybe we shouldn’t speak for them – for all we know they could be pondering the nature of existence – but these shots certainly fill us with a thirst for summer adventure. Enjoy!
Are you traveling this summer? Send us your photos and travel anecdotes!