For Westeros and for Canada. And we all know what that means. Well, depending where you are; harvest your crops and gather your men or haul all of your ski equipment out of storage. For all of us Canadians, we take great pride and privilege in being home to some world-class slopes. With over 200 ski resorts, including Forbes’ nominated #1 ski resort in the world (spoiler: Whistler), Canada has earned its reputation on the playing field, err, mountain(?).
Reason #3: To get really high
If the rush is worth the risk of tainting your record with a criminal offence, then you can reach some serious heights in Oahu.
Reason #2: Jurassic Park
Because who doesn’t want to go to Jurassic Park?! Okay, so the islands aren’t crawling with Velociraptors or a genetically modified super dino (come on) but the landscapes these islands offer up are fit for prehistoric times and will stun you more than any super dino could. But you don’t have to take my word for it, take Universal Studios'. The movies were filmed in Hawaii.
Reason #1: THE EATS.
Okay Canaliens, this is an urgent message, not to be taken lightly; Go to Hawaii. Seriously, start packing (follow Syd’s step-by-step guide here) and get your roaming, roving souls there. Graduated and geared up for your gap-year, or at the very least, travel-bender, before you sign your life away on the dotted line? Go to Hawaii.
Happy Thanksgiving Canaliens! In honour of Canadian Turkey Day, here's a short history of how this day came to be. Feasts of thanks can be traced all the way back to British explorers in 1578. Basically, they were so ecstatic that they survived the dangerous trek across the Atlantic...
DO have PASSPORT, MONEY, HEADPHONES.
*Second tier importance: Sweater (for in-flight pillow and warmth), carry-on change of clothes (in case they lose your luggage it’s good to have some back-up stuff with you. Include bather if you’re headed somewhere warm)
Ever been to Vancouver? As of 24 hours ago I can say that I have!
As a proud Canadian, I was more than ashamed that I had never spent time in the most well-known west coast city in our country. I had flown there when I was younger on the way to a family ski trip in Kamloops, where MuchMusic’s Snow Job happened to be on and I saw Treble Charger and Shaggy in all their early 2000’s glory, but that's the closest I got.
Canalien was created by Canadians travelling abroad. They were always proud to represent Canada throughout their travels, and the more miles they travelled, the more Canadians and fans of Canada they met.
They wanted to start a company to promote the ever-changing Canadian identity. We continue to evolve as a country, and as a people. Our population is constantly diversifying. As are our minds, as we feed our reputation of being avid, open-minded and accepting travellers.