Canada 150 To Do List

Eat a poutine
Go to a rodeo
Watch an NHL game involving a Canadian team
Polar bear dip
Skate on Lake Louise
Hike in the Rocky Mountains
Make bannock
Buy a piece of Indigenous art
Shop at Hudson’s Bay
Shovel your neighbour’s driveway

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Eat back bacon for breakfast
Skate on the Rideau Canal
Wear a toque
Visit the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill
See an elk
Play a game of basketball
Watch a Blue Jays game
Go horseback riding in the Rocky Mountains
Listen to Justin Bieber… errrr I mean your favorite Canadian artist
Make maple taffy

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Eat a Nanaimo bar
Go cross country skiing
Listen to CBC News
Play lacrosse (our national sport!)
Donate blood at Canadian Blood Services
Go canoeing on Lake Louise
Read Anne of Green Gables
Watch a Quebecois film
Visit a maple syrup farm
Pay for Tim’s for the person behind you

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Travel on the Canadian Pacific Railway
Attend the Calgary Stampede
Eat a Beavertail
Go curling
Drink a craft beer
Be polite and then say sorry
Try ice fishing
Watch a Ryan Gosling movie
Buy something from Canadian Tire and earn some of their money
Visit the CN tower and walk around the rim at 1,168 feet above ground level

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Eat a bag of ketchup chips
Watch Hockey Night in Canada and play the Don Cherry drinking game
Wear a Canadian flag patch while backpacking
Eat smoked meat at Schwartz’s Deli in Montréal
Go wilderness camping
Get a double-double from Tim Hortons
Visit Niagara Falls
Watch the Canada Day fireworks in Ottawa
Sing and dance to a Stompin’ Tom Connors song
Buy a white cowboy hat from Alberta’s own Smithbilt Hats

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Eat a Montreal-style bagel
Go whale watching on the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Purchase apparel at Roots Canada
Go skiing or snowboarding in a T-shirt
Drive a Zamboni
Visit the National Art Gallery of Canada
Play ball hockey on the road
Attend a cultural festival in your area
Watch the Northern Lights in Yellowknife

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Jump in the snow in a bathing suit
Listen to Tragically Hip lead Gord Downie’s studio album Secret Path
Swim in one of the Great Lakes
Go white water rafting
Eat a maple dipped donut
Wear a lumberjack style checkered shirt
Watch the Grey Cup live
Visit the Vimy Ridge Memorial in Vimy, France
Visit the native country(ies) of your ancestors.
Go on a canoeing trip in Banff, AB

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Eat a Crispy Crunch Bar
Trace the immigration of your ancestors to Canada
Play some Michael Bublé as background music for an evening party
Make butter tarts, a trademark Canadian dessert
Watch a show filmed in Canada, i.e. Suits
See wild bison
Attend a summer camp
Plant a tree
Learn some of the indigenous language from your region
Skate on an outdoor rink or pond

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Eat pemmican
Take a trip to Ottawa
Get a free national park pass
Attend a powwow
Jam or sing along to your favorite Canadian artists like Drake, Céline Dion, Metric, the Arkells, etc.
Go portaging
Visit Québec City, the oldest walled city in North America
Visit the hot springs in the Rockies
Buy a two-four pack of beer
Chop and stack firewood

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Listen to a hockey game on the radio
Learn our National Anthem in both official languages
Visit British Columbia’s wine country
Eat smoked salmon
Buy a Hudson’s Bay blanket
Ride the Lake Louise gondola
Pan for gold in the Yukon
Rent a cottage
Climb a mountain in the Rockies
Visit the Canadian War Museum

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See the RCMP’s Musical Ride
Tube the Pembina River
Hike the Grouse Grind
Walk the Trans-Canada trail
Correct American spelling (behavior, favorite, etc.)
Host a block BBQ
Make and eat a French-Canadian tourtière
Visit the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa
Go skiing at Whistler

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Bike the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff
Find a good charity and donate monthly to it
Eat a McLobster sandwich from McDonalds
Take a dogsled ride
Build an igloo on your front lawn
Visit Butchart Gardens in Victoria
Boat the Rideau Canal from Kingston to Ottawa
Volunteer at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter
Go geocaching at the Fortress of Louisbourg
Bake a birthday cake for Canada’s 150th
Swim, snorkel, scuba, or see the shipwrecks in the turquoise waters of Tobermory Bay in Ontario

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Paddleboard in the Muskokas
Visit Dawson City in the Yukon and try the Sourtoe Cocktail
Step back in time and encounter 19th century life at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, ON
Visit L’Anse Aux Meadows NL, a centuries old Viking settlement predating Columbus’s discovery of the New World
Join a local group that makes a difference in your community
Surf the Ottawa River
Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver
Channel your inner Anne of Green Gables by visiting one of the many heritage sites in and around Charlottetown, PEI
Eat a copious amount of Kraft Dinner, apparently our favourite food item
See a Shakespeare play at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, ON

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Visit a nearby fort
Attend a performance by Cirque de Soleil
Go snowmobiling
Visit the Diefenbunker
Visit the Othello Tunnels in Hope, BC
Make venison sausages
Go apple picking
Eat roast goose
Visit the Frank Slide
Check out a book from Canada’s smallest library in Cardigan, PEI

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Participate in the annual Canada Army Run
Eat some borscht at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Lick up some Cow’s Ice Cream in PEI
Spend a night in Québec City’s Hotel de Glace
Make strawberry rhubarb pie
Make a phone call at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Visit Camp 30, a POW Camp in Bowmanville, ON
Make split pea soup with a topping of peameal bacon
See how our money is made at the Royal Canadian Mint
Join a protest march in Ottawa
Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame
Wake up at 12:01am on July 1st, 2017 and sing O, Canada

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