Canada recently invited some of the UK’s best travel bloggers to spend a week in cities across the country, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, as Canada celebrates 150 years. Between us, we shared hundreds of images on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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14 top UK travel bloggers were recently invited to explore Canada for its 150th birthday, and boy, did we have fun!

The journey started on a Saturday morning at Gatwick as the bloggers boarded an Air Transat flight, each ultimately heading for a different city. My final destination was Saint John in New Brunswick and I had a fabulous week zip lining, kayaking, eating and drinking and visiting many wonderful places in and around Saint John.

Here are some of the week’s Instagram highlights from every corner of Canada.

Iain, Mallory On Travel

St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

“This is literally the tip of the iceberg” Great way to start #mycanadianaffair and #explorecanada adventure in #stjohns #newfoundland and #labrador seeing an iceberg off the community of Petty Harbour with @oceanquestnl This fortress of freshwater ice is as big as a house, far bigger than our vessel, the Capo de Espera with @icebergquest and yet most of it isn’t visible. More than two-thirds of it’s bulk is underwater, the bottom probably scraping the ocean floor far below the surface. The water around the berg appears an azure blue, where the bulk of the ice mountain in the ocean skulks out of sight….. TIP: An iceberg is a stunning piece of natural architecture, which can produce a striking image, by adding some context i.e. people or a passing seabird depth and dimension can be added. It can also provide a story and the additional bonus of scale.

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Becky, Global Grasshopper

Montréal, Québec

Zoë, The Quirky Traveller

Ottawa, Ontario

Yaya and Llyod, Hand Luggage Only

Vancouver, British Columbia

Lorraine, Live, Share, Travel

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Karen, Lavender and Lovage

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Macca, A Brit and A Broad

Whitehorse, Yukon

Stuart, Go. Eat. Do.

Calgary, Alberta

Kat, Travel With Kat

Saint John, New Brunswick

Niamh, Eat Like A Girl

Québec City, Québec

Lucy, On The Luce

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Dave, Travel Dave

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Heather, Heather on her Travels

Victoria, British Columbia

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

I’ll be raising a glass to you on 1st July.


Disclosure: We travelled to Canada as guests of Destination Canada and Air Transat. As always, I will only ever share my own, honest opinions about all the places I visit and what I do there. That’s the whole point of this blog, after all!



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