July long weekend is upon us and let’s face it, there are a ton of events going on to celebrate Canada Day that just about everyone will be attending. But what if you want to spend your Canada Day really soaking up the essence of what it means to be Canadian or maybe, just less crowds? Camping, lakes and all sorts of flannel-donning, beer-drinking activities can fill that void! We’ve got 8 overlooked Canada Day adventures that will keep you off the grid and in the heart of nature.
Grab your sleeping bag, a flannel shirt and a six pack then venture into the woods, it doesn’t get much more Canadian than that.
Must-have accessory: RipCurl Finley Shirt, this is button up plaid shirt is sure to become a summer staple.
Visit anyone of the local lakes and work on your tan. If there seems to be a bunch of people on the same program, pack up and head to One Mile, Mosquito or Lilooet Lake in Pemberton.
Must-have accessory: RipCurl MyBikini or board shorts are meant to look good while you do cool stuff.
Go on a wild safari down The River Of Golden Dreams. Make sure to pack a ton of sunscreen, the forest canopy is deceiving and many have been known to get some serious sun burns!
Must-have accessory: A Slowtide Towel in case of an unexpected capsize!
Escape the hustle and bustle of the village by heading for a hike in the mountains. With all the nice weather, many of the local hikes such as Black Tusk, the Backcomb Ascent Trail and Ancient Cedars are all clear of snow.
Must-have accessory: Keep the sun out of your eyes with a pair of Oakley polarized sunglasses.
Hit up the Whistler Bike Park or one of the many trails surrounding the village. With everyone eating Canada Day cake or watching the parade, the bike trails are sure to be clear!
Must-have accessory: The POC Trabec helmet will protect your head whilst keeping it cool.
Four! Or maybe your yelling one fifty in commemoration of Canada’s Birthday. What ever your choice of warning for oncoming golf balls, golfing is a great activity to do on Canada Day.
Must-have accessory: An Oakley t-shirt is fancy enough to golf in and hang out in the clubhouse afterwards.
The ultimate Canadian experience- just you, the river and your fishing rod. Oh, and the fish but actually catching one is an added bonus, right?
Must-have accessory: A Coal Hat will protect you against the elements.
Take in the stunning landscape of Canada from horseback and feel your heart swell with Canadian pride.
Must-have accessory: A GoPro and a selfie stick are necessary. If there are no pictures, it didn’t actually happen right?
Get outfitted by McCoo’s for these overlooked Canada Day adventures that will keep you away from the crowds and having a good ol’ Canadian time!