Happy Canada Day!
At MASS, this is a particularly special holiday because it is one that reminds us how fortunate we are to live in a country that has an environment as diverse and incredible as our people. We are proud to be a Canadian-owned-and-operated company, and we enjoy the great privilege to serve our clients from coast-to-coast. As we have traveled throughout this great nation to work with our clients to reduce their environmental footprints, we have been continually reminded that the magnificent landscape that makes up Canada’s ecosystem is truly remarkable – and worthy of protection. Below, we’ve compiled a list of three of our favourite natural wonders that make our country uniquely Canadian.
The Canadian Badlands
Through sandstone and dust, the Canadian badlands tell the stories of centuries past, reminding us what a small role we each individually play in the narrative of eternity. Exploring the Canadian Badlands means embracing western culture, respecting wildlife, becoming one with nature, and of course ALL THINGS DINOSAURS! There is no better place for fossil fans to go than Alberta’s own Dinosaur Provincial Park, to take in the history of the monstrous giants who once walked our earth.
Singing Sand in Prince Edward Island
“Singing Sand” is a very particular type of sand that produces a whistling or roaring noise. There are various scientific theories on what causes this, all involving humidity levels, wind, and geography. Whatever the scientific reasoning, the truth is, it is pretty magical to hear the remarkable noise. This type of sand can actually be found right here in Canada, in Basinhead, PEI. With all the amazing reasons to visit the island, this may not be at the top of your list, but it is a natural wonder that is definitely worth checking out!
Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick
Hopewell Rocks are visited by travelers from far and wide who come to see the historic rock foundations created by the Bay of Fundy. Home to the highest tides in the world, this is a part of the country that holds a special part in the hearts of MASS, with two of our team members being New Brunswick natives. While they may now live in Ontario, it is not uncommon for us to hear stories about the amazing things to do and see in the “Picture Province,” and Hopewell Rocks is always one of them. An incredible natural attraction, Hopewell Rocks is certainly a staple of the Canadian landscape.
There are so many more incredible places to see and visit. From Banff in Alberta, to Algonquin in Ontario, to the Northern Lights in the Territories, there truly is something incredibly special about Canada. We encourage each of you to take some time this Canada Day weekend to enjoy the natural wonders that our country has to offer as we all express gratitude that we are so very lucky to call this country home!