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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Flair!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Flair!

2017 marks an amazing year to be Canadian! With the big 150th birthday bash coming up right around the corner, why not give your celebrations some extra oomph? We’ve got a roundup of some of the most spectacular products, some of them limited edition, that will help make July 1st extra extraordinary!  

Add some adrenaline to your celebrations with OWL Rafting!

Take your Canada 150 celebrations to the next level with OWL Rafting! Experience an exciting trip down the Ottawa River in a raft or two-person sport yak in a day of adrenaline-packed adventure! Witness the power of the Ottawa River, as well as the nature surrounding it as the trip constantly changes from rushing rapids, to a gentle drift. Want to prolong the experience? Be sure to check out their 2 day packages, which include rafting trips and time on their gorgeous activity-filled property.

Celebrate the big one-five-oh with Glory!

With so many activities and parties happening on Canada Day, it can be hard to remember to stay hydrated! This summer keep hydrated and healthy with the return of all-time fan favourite: vitaminwater’s Glory. This special edition of vitaminwater is sold exclusively in Canada and is beautifully packaged sporting our nation’s glorious maple leaf with a birthday candle on the label! Originally launched for a limited time for Sochi 2014, Glory is an ultra refreshing combination of peach and mango, enhanced with vitamins B and C and antioxidants.

Available wherever Glaceau products are sold.

Bring a Little Bit of Sweden to Your Canada Day Party with Absolut!

Designed by Canadian textile artist Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott, this special edition bottle of Absolut Vodka is bound to be a crowd pleaser! Decked out in a modernized Canadian colour palette, the design represents Canada’s diversity and expansive geography, while the contents feature the same premium Swedish vodka that Absolut is known for! Why not celebrate Canada Day with a cocktail? Serve up a bright red Bloody Mary, or a delicious Sea Breeze. Add a clear-coloured cocktail to complete your patriotic menu with this Aboslut Vanilia Mules recipe. You can grab yourself one of these limited-edition bottles at the LCBO for $27.95.

Celebrate the big birthday with Canada's Favourite Beverage!

No celebration is complete without Coca-Cola! Created especially for Canada’s 150th, Coca-Cola Canada has released a commemorative Canada 150 222ml mini-can sold exclusively in our great nation. Packaged in a convenient size, the commemorative mini-can features our proud maple leaf, and also celebrates 120 years of Coca-Cola’s history in Canada. Coca-Cola fans can read more about this history in a recently released book by Douglas Harper: Coca-Colas Canada: Refreshing the Nation for 120 Years. This gorgeous hard-cover book highlights the company’s relationship with Canadians, beginning with the first batch of bottles being made in Toronto, as well their significant contributions to Canadian sports, pop culture, and more!

Commemorative cans can be found at retailers across Canada for a suggested retail price of $3.49 per six-pack. Coca-Cola’s Canada can be purchased online on Amazon, or in-store wherever books are sold.

Serve up healthy frozen treats with Yonanas!

Nothing beats Ottawa’s summer heat than a cold treat! Why not indulge in a healthier alternative this year with Yonanas? This compact kitchen gadget turns frozen fruit into delicious soft-serve treats to satisfy any ice cream craving without the added sugar, dairy, artificial flavours and preservatives. Most Yonanas desserts are made with only two or three ingredients, making this the perfect appliance for people with allergies or dietary restrictions. Looking for a little inspiration? The Yonanas site has so many delicious and healthy recipes, but we've got a couple favourites that'll make any Canada Day celebration perfect! The Affogato Yonanas is a delicious pick-me-up for coffee lovers, while the 5 Layer Yonanas cake is a scrumptious mix of fruity and chocolatey flavour! Want to keep is simple? Strawberry Yonanas add a nice touch of red to perfect any Canadian-themed get together, and only requires two ingredients to make! 

Available at Walmart for $57.88.

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