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Canada day is July 1. This year also happens to be Canada's one hundred and fiftieth birthday. Affectionately known on instagram as #Canada150.

Our #Canada150 was spent down south in Penticton. It involved water, boats, alcohol and fireworks.

Photos below

1 Regan laying on the "beach" - Look how white those legs are!

2 Out on the boat on Skaha Lake

3 Fireworks filling the air on the Okanagan Lake 4 Carrying the sky down to the lake to have a few bevy during the day

We were lucky enough to be invited onto a friend of a friends boat in the harbour where we got to watch the fireworks. The bay was full of people partying, boat hopping and having an all round fun night. If you ever get a chance to jump aboard someones boat and chill out in the hot summer nights, do it!

Photo below of the sun setting over the Penticton Marina just before the fireworks kicked off.

Also on the menu was the famous Mexican Bulldog drink that Canadians seem to enjoy second only to the Caesar. Its a slushy mixture (some people adding vodka) that then has a Corona poured into it. Not the nicest thing I have had, but I can see how they would think it would be refreshing on a hot summers night.

What do you do when hungover with a headache desperately seeking water? Head back to the lake! Disclaimer, the boat below is not ours, it was just lucky enough to be in the shot.

The water was freezing! You have to remember that these lakes freeze over in the winter and they have not long thawed out not leaving much time for the sun to heat them back up before they freeze again.

The views of the sprawling mountains were what made the whole experience so surreal.

If you ever find yourself down this way, one thing that we didnt get round to doing was float down the Penticton River. All you need is a floatation device, sunscreen and some beers. The current takes you down at a slow speed so you can sun yourself all the way down.

Lastly just because it is Canadas birthday, here are some facts about the country. Enjoy!


  • Canada is the second largest country in the world.

  • The capital of Canada is Ottawa, the second coldest capital in the world.

  • Canada has ten provinces and three territories.

  • Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 243,977 kilometres – 151,600 miles.

  • Montreal is the world’s second largest French speaking city after Paris.

  • The longest highway in the world is the Trans-Canada Highway which is over 7,604 kilometres (4,725 miles) in length.

  • The coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63C (-81.4F) on February 3, 1957 in Snag, Yukon.

  • Alert, in Nunavut Territory, is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world

Happy Birthday Canada! 🇨🇦

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