Take Your Canada Day Celebrations Up A Notch With These Apps
Canadians are a patriotic bunch and rain or shine, we can be found in our finest red and white attire celebrating our beautiful country on July 1st. While stick on tattoos and fireworks are important parts of a successful Canada Day, there are a few mobile apps to help you take it up a notch this year. These apps range from helping you find the best Canada Day celebrations to entertaining you with quizzes about Canada’s history. Check them out and have a happy Canada Day, eh!
1. Learn to Camp
Summertime long weekends are perfect for camping trips and the Canada Day long weekend is no exception. Canadians head out to campgrounds in droves to celebrate our beautiful nation. If you’re joining in on the fun this year, you might want to check out the Learn to Camp app from Parks Canada. This app will not only help you find campgrounds but will also provide you with valuable camping information and tips. For example, you can learn how to set up a tent or what to do if it rains during your camping trip. The app also has packing checklists and recipes for simple meals you can make at your campsite.
2. How Canadian Are You, Eh?
Want to know how Canadian you really are? Or perhaps you’d like to show off how much you know about our country. Either way, you can show off your Canadian-ness with Citizen and Immigration Canada’s quiz app. This app will throw 20 questions about Canada at you each time you fire it up. Once you’ve taken a quiz, you can share your results and challenge friends.
3. Official Canada Day
The Official Canada Day app by Purple Forge is a great addition to any Canada Day celebration. Using this app, you can find out what’s happening near you and around the country on the big day. You can also create your own Canada Day themed postcards and share them via email and your favourite social networks.
4. City Apps
Want a more local experience this Canada Day? A few cities have launched their own Canada Day apps to help residents and visitors find the best events and festivities. Residents and visitors to Ottawa can check out Canada Day in the Capital (iOS | Android). Vancouverites won’t find a city-wide Canada Day app but they can discover the unique attractions at Canada Place using the official Canada Place (iOS | Android) app.