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Canada Goes Green for St. Patrick's Day

Follow the tide of green across Canada

We love so much about Canada - Vancouver, the Bay of Fundy and Tim Hortons coffee  to name a few. But what we really adore about Canada and its inhabitants is their spirit of celebration. Ireland may have the Blarney Stone and leprechauns, but Canada has the green going on this weekend.

Happy St. Patrick's DayHappy St. Patrick's DayIf you're in Canada (or wish you were and want to live vicariously through GG) check out St. Patrick's Day celebrations, from sea to shining sea.

 

Montreal St Patrick's Day Parade

Those French love to party. The parade in Montreal is the longest running parade in the world and the third largest St Paddy's day parade in North America. They're so into the Emerald Isle, even the weather is playing along - cold and windy.

Sadly, a 19-year-old man died this afternoon after being pinned under a float. The Montreal Gazette has all the details.

Toronto St Patrick's Day Parade

The rain and sleet couldn't keep our beloved Mayor Hazel McCallion from leading the charge through Toronto today. Almost 90 years young and Canada's longest serving mayor, Hurricane Hazel is still a bonnie lass and the apple of our eye. She was born in Quebec (anyone else see a connection here?) and is a long time supporter of the Irish in Southern Ontario.

Atlantic Canada

It's Shamrock'n roll for Maritimers this week cause they're planning to draw the celebrations out for 3 full days. Not technically the land of Screech (that's one province over), party is still an active verb here. If you're traveling Canada's East Coast this week forget about actually traveling. Pull out your parka and dive into the celebrations cause nothing's going to move fast until everyone dries out from all the green beer.

Pacific Canada

West coasters have a different view of St. Patrick's Day apparently. A news search pulls up a celebration next weekend, but nothing today. And that works fine for us. Next weekend our livers will be back in shape and ready for another workout.

Don't forget the beer!

The most important part of any St. Paddy's Day Celebration is the beer. For your viewing pleasure, enjoy the Beer Song, compliments of YouTube, Lego and my obsession for Guinness. Cheers!

 

 

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Great to meet you as well, Terri. And yes, we adore the Bay of Fundy :-) While I'll agree it's no longer parka weather in your neck of the woods, it's not quite string bikini weather either. Shall we toast to it and let the beer warm us up? Happy St Paddy's Day! Julia

hey Travel girls, great to hear that you love our Bay of Fundy here on the east coast of Canada as much as you love Tim Horton's ...and, as a Bay of Fundy chick, I love the green tide analogy. For sure, there will be lots of fun times down here around St Paddy's day but I just want to send you a correction to say you certainly won't be needing a parka? to visit at this time of year. It's +8 to +10 degress Celius (that's in the 50s F for our American friends) - definitely well above parka weather. haha So nice that the birds are chirping and the maple sap is flying out of the trees and, ultimately, on to our pancakes. Happy spring! Terri the Bay of Fundy blogger bayoffundy.blogspot.com

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