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What Makes The Canadian Passport So Valuable?

🐳 Where to Go Whale Watching in Canada

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What Makes The Canadian Passport So Valuable?

The Canadian passport isn't just a travel document; it's a symbol of freedom, security, and global opportunity. With over 36 million passports in circulation, it's one of the most coveted travel documents worldwide.

🔐 One reason the Canadian passport is so sought after is its advanced security measures. Featuring holographic images and a ghostly photo of the passport holder appears under ultraviolet light —a clever deterrent against fraudsters and counterfeits.

🌍 The Canadian passport isn't just functional; it's also a statement of global privilege. The Canadian passport allows citizens to travel to a staggering 188 countries without needing a visa. This puts it among the top-ranking passports globally.

💲 It is one of the most expensive passports to obtain in the world. For many Canadians, the benefits far outweigh the cost. The passport isn't just a travel document; it's a ticket to explore the world, experience new cultures, and forge connections across borders.

Lastly, the Canadian passport embodies the values of its nation: inclusivity, security, and opportunity. It represents not only the freedom to travel but also the trust and respect Canada enjoys on the global stage.

With its cutting-edge security features, extensive visa-free access, and symbolic value, the Canadian passport remains a prized possession for millions, opening doors to a world of possibilities.

Things to do around you

The Rosé Picnic, Canada’s largest premium picnic, kicks off with a Summer Solstice Party on June 21 at Stanley Barracks Grounds, Hotel X Toronto. Get tickets

The Edmonton Elks are back! Catch the CFL action and cheer them on at Commonwealth Stadium on June 8th, 14th and 27th. Get tickets

The Vegan Night Market by Peaces.ca is back this June at Locarno Beach, Vancouver. Enjoy bi-weekly summer events starting June 6th until August 29th. Learn more

Kelso Lavender Farm in Campbellville, ON, opens for the season with over 25,000 lavender blooms. Enjoy Instagram-worthy photos, shopping, and lavender-flavored treats. Learn more

Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Waterpark opens on June 29th. Enjoy giant trampolines, a 15-foot tower, slides, and more located in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Get tickets

Race weekend arrives on June 8th, with Pitbull headlining the Podium Concert at Jean-Drapeau Park, Montreal. Whether you're attending the race or not, join the party! Get tickets


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🐳 Where to Go Whale Watching in Canada

Looking to go whale watching in Canada but aren't sure where the best spots are? With the longest coastline in the world, Canada's whale-watching adventures are some of the best globally, featuring over 30 species, including orcas and belugas. [Canadian Train Vacations].

Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island is the best destination for killer whale watching, with around 300 orcas traveling in pods. You can also spot minkes, gray whales, humpbacks, and migrating gray whales, with approximately 20,000 passing by from March to September.

Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador has the largest variety of whale species in Canada, including pilot whales, fin whales, humpbacks, blue whales, minke whales,sperm whales and around 12,000 migrating humpbacks.

Tadoussac, Quebec
Located on the coast of the St. Lawrence, Tadoussac is a top whale-watching destination in Eastern Canada. Home to 13 whale species, including belugas, minkes, fins, humpbacks, and blues, you can take boat rides, river cruises, or zodiac rides from June to October.

Churchill, Manitoba
While Churchill is famous for polar bears, it's also a prime location for spotting beluga whales. From June to September, about 50,000 belugas can be seen in the Churchill River estuary and Hudson Bay. Kayaking is the best way to get close, but always go with a trained guide.

Foods Atlantic Canadians Love

Atlantic Canada is known for its exceptional hospitality and it’s distinctive cuisine. If you’re lucky enough to be invited into a warm Atlantic home, chances are they’ll fire up a scoff (a.k.a., make some food) right quick and serve you one of these iconic treats. [Sobeys]

🥣 Clam Chowder
Enjoyed across the Maritimes, clam chowder is classic comfort food and was a favourite aboard the long-running Canadian warship HMCS Haida, commissioned in 1943. “Each day ran into the next aboard a ship; when you got clam chowder, you always knew it was Friday.” 

🥔 Fish and Potato Bake
Ask a Newfoundlander, and they’ll tell you the word “fish” really means “cod.” East Coast Fish & Potato Bake celebrates two regional superstars in one hearty homestyle dinner: cod and potatoes—an essential P.E.I. crop.

🍪 Crosby’s Molasses
Proud New Brunswickers enjoy using molasses to spread over hot-from-the-oven biscuits, baked into molasses and gingerbread cookies. New Brunswick is known for Crosby’s, a family-owned company founded in 1879 as a supplier of “liquid gold” (a.k.a., fancy molasses).

🦞 Lobster Rolls
What better way to use up unfinished meaty bits from a whole lobster than to mix them with onions, celery and a generous amount of mayonnaise, and serve them on a bun? “Mom’s next-day lunch” is how many Atlantic Canadians remember the lobster roll.

🎭 Tim Hortons presents The Last Timbit the Musical!

‘The Last Timbit,’ is a Tim Hortons musical hitting the stage in Toronto this month for their 60th anniversary. It is much more than just a musical about the Canadian beloved food chain, but it is also a celebration of community, Canadians, and togetherness.

The musical is based on a snowstorm that happened in 2010 in Sarnia, Ontario. This snowstorm had such bad conditions that motorists were left stranded were forced to hunker down inside a local Tim Hortons. Learn more about this Canadian musical.


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