Our Favourite Canadian Destinations
We are a Canadian company, and we love Canada. In honour of our nation's day this coming Friday we thought we'd share with you our favourite summer destinations. From the East to the West, here are four places dear to our hearts.
Ingrid Doucet, Founder & Co-Owner
I grew up in Halifax, but my Mom was from Pugwash, Nova Scotia. Every summer we would go to her family home and visit with her sisters and their kids. We had such an amazing time and I loved the beaches, fields, food and festivals that made up the Northern Shore. We still visit every year. My daughter watched Highland dancing at Canada Day celebrations there and fell in love with it. Now I take her to weekly classes in Toronto and it warms my heart. The Northern Shore of Nova Scotia is less well know than some areas but equally special – and the ocean is actually warm in August!
Tom Barnett, Co-Owner
Muskoka Ontario was recognized by National Geographic as one of the '100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life." It changed mine. My parents had the foresight to buy a cottage in Muskoka in the 1950’s, and my summer memories were built on the sounds of lapping waves, loon calls, and the crackle of the fire. I learned to swim in the lake, hike in the woods, paddle a canoe, and invent games with my siblings (with the glorious absence of television). Come fall, the trees turn the most magical array of colour. This was the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and sadly, close up for the season. Muskoka has enormous natural beauty: the trees, lakes, and rocky shorelines. But, more than anything, it was the place where we came together and shared as a family.
Courtney Mahrt, Assistant
My favourite place in Canada is probably Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. It’s an old growth forest with some of the oldest trees in Canada; the oldest ones are around 800 years old and nine metres in circumference. Every time I drive from Victoria to Tofino I have to stop there and walk around. It's impossible not to.
Andrea Victory-LaCasse, Green Beauty Writer
I love Vancouver. It's one of my favourite places on earth. My sister lives there with her husband and I go visit them once or twice a year. Every time I'm there in the summer, we go to Deep Cove. It's this little inlet perfect for paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. The ocean water is dark and mysterious and we always see jellyfish and crabs floating by, but the best are the seals: they pop their round black heads up every now and then. It's a really fun, beautiful place. We usually just paddle our boards out and then lie on them chatting and taking it all in – feeling lucky to be alive and be together.