Canada is 150: Celebrate with Color – and Win!



Did you know that Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday this year?
I am very proud of my American (and Irish) heritage, and as a child living in the Boston area during the 1976 United States Bicentennial I had an immersive experience learning about the founding of our country.

I also consider myself lucky to have spent part of my life in Canada.

A bear in British Columbia!

My husband and I have traveled across this huge country capturing amazing memories, many nature-related: sitting on the shore in stunned silence for over an hour watching a pod of whales frolic in Tadoussac, Quebec; meeting a bear in the wilds outside Tofino, British Columbia; wondering at the power of water in Niagara Falls, Ontario (and leaving a small donation at the casino!); watching Russian bathing suit models freeze in the ocean spray at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia; and admiring the resiliency of Newfoundlanders in their rugged environment.

You, too, can celebrate and learn more about Canada through coloring! Here are some of my favorites:

Napachie Pootoogook: A Celebration of Inuit Life Drawings from Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset is a small town in Nunavut, a territory in the Canadian Arctic. It gets very cold there, and the native people of the area are called Inuit. Cape Dorset is also home to a multi-generational community of gifted graphic canadaartists. Their printmaking studios have been in continual operation since 1959, producing unique, captivating, and powerful images based on drawings of traditional and modern Inuit life. This coloring book is a wonderful opportunity to use your coloring to bring to life traditional Inuit practices, clothing, and history in a flowing, energetic style.

Available June 15. Pre-order at Amazon, Amazon Canada, and Amazon UK.

Canada 150 Colouring Book

Celebrate Canada’s birthday with 150 scenes from Paul Covello and Leor Boshi that illustrate the beauty of the country.  This book has 150 designs on 300 pages.

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada, and Amazon UK.

Canada to Colour

From Green Gables in Prince Edward Island to the rugged coast of British Columbia to the majestic North, colour your way across Canada with scenes that capture our country from coast to coast to coast.  128 pages.

Available at Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

National Parks of Canada Colouring Book

Image: Gamer

Discover Canada’s stunning, natural beauty with scenes from all of Canada’s beloved national parks, including Gros Morne, Fundy, Point Pelee, Jasper, Banff, Auyuittuq, Ivvavik and Pacific Rim. 128 pages of pictures printed on one side. Some have animals and some are scenery. The illustrations are detailed, but you don’t need to color every little space – use the line work as texture effects.

Available from Amazon, Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.

The Canadian Backwoods Colouring Book


The lush beauty of Canada’s wildlife and landscape is brought to life in a colouring book along with passages from poetry and literature. This unique book includes 40 gorgeous illustrations paired with short from some of Canada’s most beloved poets and writers, including Lucy Maud Montgomery.

canadaInterested in learning more about Canada in a fun way?  Check out Pawsitive Living’s post on some fun books about Canada and enter her giveaway to win a couple of them!


To celebrate #Canada150 I am giving away a copy of the beautiful – and beautifully-made – Canada 150 Colouring Book & a 36-count pack of Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.

Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below to enter, and be sure to visit every day for additional chances to win! The giveaway is open worldwide (except as prohibited by law), starts today, June 10th and closes on June 30th.
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Good luck to all!


125 thoughts on “Canada is 150: Celebrate with Color – and Win!”

  1. Julie Murphy says:

    I have never been there. Just never have the time.

    1. Darlene Collier says:

      I have never been there.. but would love to see what it looks like

    2. Jeanette Bottone says:

      Yes, I’ve been to beautiful Canada several times: welcoming people, great foods, beautiful scenery and historic sites. As a teen I loved staying at the Chateau Frontenac. I felt like a princess in a castle. Forever fond memories!

  2. Jana Leah says:

    I’ve been to Niagara Falls. Absolutely beautiful.

  3. You’d think that since I live in Minnesota that I would have been to Canada by now, but I have never made it there yet. However, I hear it is just beautiful, and I do hope that one day I’ll be able to make it across the border. The best I can do right now is sing the beautiful national anthem, “Oh, Canada,” but hopefully one day I’ll be there to sing it in person!

  4. Jeff Geer says:

    would really love to visit someday…so beautiful there 😀

  5. I would love to go to Montreal and eat some poutine!

  6. Sherry S. says:

    I haven’t been to Canada, yet. My grandfather was born and raised there. He moved to southern California, married and started a family, lived in the same house for almost 60 years. When my mom was a young girl, she met one aunt and one uncle (from Canada), when they came for a visit. She has always wanted to go to Canada, but was not able to.

  7. Renee Rousseau says:

    I worked in Toronto for a year. Beautiful clean country with wonderful people. Lots of snow!!!

  8. I’ve never been in Canada. I would really like to, but I have got many countries at my wish-to-go-to-list. Canada is one of those countries that has such a great nature, that is what I would like to experience; the feeling to be really alone in nature… and… If I’m there, I would really, really try a change to see the Northern Light! Even when I would be so lucky to have seen it in Norway by the time I would be in Canada. So, Alaska would be my choice to go to!!!

  9. Margaret Appel says:

    I have never been to Canada, although I have always wanted to visit. I would love to see Niagara Falls from the U.S. & Canada sides. Niagara looks so beautiful on the TV. There are so many lovely places in Canada that I would like to see and hopefully one day I will make it there.

  10. Heather Hart says:

    Never been but would love to see Toronto!

  11. Lily Martinez says:

    Sadly, no I haven’t been to Canada. I would love to go sometime in the future. Yet, the people I live with my parents don’t travel that much and I wish they did.

  12. I’ve never been to Canada. I’d love to go to see all the beautiful parks and just go window shopping. Thank you for the chance 😀

  13. I commented on the No date planner that can be colored in. Im sorry I forgot the name of the post. Commented as Sue Hull

  14. Deborah N says:

    I went to Canada briefly, I loved what I saw and would love to go again if I had the opportunity. It was a long time ago but What I remember was how beautiful Niagara Falls looked in the wintertime. It was so cold but it was worth it.

  15. Gabrielly says:

    I have never been there. Just never have the money.

  16. I live in NW Ontario, Canada, and I love it! The wilderness and gorgeous landscapes are truly inspiring.

  17. Lillian D. says:

    I’ve never been but always wanted to.

  18. Vicki Wurgler says:

    yes we like to travel to Winnipeg-they have great food, museum and zoo

  19. Rajeeva Jayaratne says:

    i have never been to Canada. but i would love to visit this country and explore its great outdoors.

  20. When I was a kid, I lived in Canada and I loved it! Love all the nature, but hate the cold!

  21. Jocelyn H says:

    I live in Toronto. This is my favourite country in the world. I’ve travelled much of it, but there is always so much more to see and explore.

  22. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I live in Ontario and have traveled to over half of the provinces. I love the beauty and variety of our landscape!

  23. Shirley S says:

    I live in Canada. I love the wilderness and the beautiful landscapes!

  24. Elaine Atkinson says:

    I’ve visited. Your trails are amazing! Hoping to see a glacier one day. And a 🐻 (from a safe distance). 🌲🗻📷

  25. Sabrina Foster says:

    I have been to Yarmouth, Novia Scotia. It was quaint, beautiful, very clean & free of litter. I would live to visit again.

  26. I’ve never been to Canada, but wood love to go one day. I really want to go to Niagara Falls. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  27. I’ve never been to Canada, but would love to go one day. I really want to go to Niagara Falls. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  28. Yes, Quebec on a school French trip and the Canadian side of Niagra Falls!

  29. Hideki Yamada says:

    I have been to Canada a number of times, and in fact, one of my best friends is a Canadian. I love Canada for the diversity of cultures, friendly people, amazing beauty of natural scenery, and also being our northern neighbor!

  30. I have been close to being in Canada one time lol I would love to visit and see the beauty I have heard about.

  31. Kirsten N says:

    Love Canada because I have lived in Canada all my life!

  32. patrick jones says:

    Yes, have been to Niagra Falls many times over the years! It always looked very clean compared to the awful NY side.

  33. Kelly Landen says:

    I have never been to Canada but would love to go. I have heard the nature and animals are awesome!!

  34. Would love to visit Canada.

  35. I haven’t been to Canada and it probably won’t be in my limited budget in the future, so I’m hoping to get a taste of it in this coloring book!

  36. Ina Gribbins says:

    I have always wanted to visit Canada but never been able to. After watching Anne Heche in the tv show Men In Trees I have made it a point to travel there sometime in the future but still haven’t made my way there. Some of the scenery there is beautiful. Still have hopes of going!

  37. I lived in Toronto for a few months.I loved it! I loved the people, how clean it is and all the different activities there are to do.

  38. I live in Canada and it’s amazing! I still need to get to the East Coast though.

  39. Never been, but would love to!

  40. Kim Lynch says:

    I would love to learn more about Canada.

  41. Gregg Deering says:

    Happy 150th birthday. You look only 100th at the most.

  42. Laurie Lichtenstein says:

    Love Canada, been all over this glorious country!

  43. Laurie Lichtenstein says:

    Awesome site

  44. Robert Lichtenstein says:

    Love visiting Montreal!

  45. Jennylyn Gross says:

    yes and I loved it!

  46. Christal M says:

    I haven’t been there since I was younger, I would like to go back someday.

  47. I live in Canada. Have lived in the North and the South. Visited the East and the West. And will continue to explore it 😊

  48. Dolores Miranda says:

    I have never been there but always wanted to visit,Ive seen so many awesome places I’d like to see in person!

  49. Nalane Singh says:

    I have been to Canada and I love visiting Niagra Falls and I love eatting poutine.

  50. Jenny Gault says:

    I’ve never visited Canada but I would love to visit someday! It looks beautiful!

  51. Naida Martin says:

    Im actually Canadian but i live in the US in Oregon. I love Canada because some part of Canada are so beautiful, wild, remote. People are welcoming and i can’t wait to come back !

  52. I have been to Toronto I liked going to their hockey museum

  53. Leah Kelly says:

    I have not been but my Sister In Law has family there and they are traveling for the 150th.

  54. Happy Birthday, Canada! What a wonderful giveaway to celebrate a wonderful place!

  55. I went to Canada several years ago. Was there for a few hours. What I saw was beautiful. Would love to go back and be able to have time to see and visit several places.

  56. Technically, I have been to Canada, but I was a young child and it was on a boat briefly into Canadian waters. We were on a vacation in Michigan. My sister just moved near Niagara Falls last year and I’m a few hundred miles from Vancouver, B.C. so it’s only a matter of time!!

  57. Melanie D says:

    I was in Canada once. It was a rural area just across from Maine. We had lunch at a nice cafe. The people seemed friendly and laid back.

  58. Amy Gibby says:

    I’ve never been but i hope to someday. I hear it’s beautiful!

  59. Sarah Pickering says:

    I have never been to Canada, but this summer now that we live closer we were hoping to see Vancouver and hopefully go camping.

  60. Kelly Privett says:

    I love all the nature and wildlife in Canada!!

  61. Arielle Morgane says:

    I haven’t been since I was a pre-teen….would be cool to check it out as a ‘grown-up’!

  62. libby rouse says:

    I have never been, but sure would like to visit and see all the beautiful sites

  63. Vivian Nichol says:

    This would make a terrific gift for my shut-in MIL who is an artist.

  64. Dorothy B says:

    Loved my Visit to Toronto would like to revisit someday

  65. We have been to Canada numerous times. I love the beautiful scenery, wildlife & fishing

  66. Once…beautiful country and people

  67. many years ago, I enjoyed our wine tour

  68. Ive always wanted to visit Canada im from a small desert town in California so cold weather and snow would be a nice change

  69. Laura Harrison says:

    I went to Calgary once. It was a long time ago (over 30 years) I still remember being quite impressed with how clean the city was.

  70. keri Cimorelli says:

    my son wants to go to Canada so bad. he’s a big hockey fan.

  71. Carol LuBien says:

    I spent a fabulous day in Victoria. The gardens are incredible!

  72. I live in Canada and love it’s diversity, in both cultures and landscape.

  73. Philip Lawrence says:

    Yes, I have been to Canada many times and what I like is the diversity that the country offers from one end of the country to the other. I liked the clean air and how well maintained the highways always seem to be year round.

  74. Ingrid Jackson says:

    I have never been to Canada but hope to go one day as I have heard many nice things to see and do there.

  75. Jenny Major says:

    Yes, I live in Canada!

  76. Barbara A. Meyers says:

    I have never had the chance to visit Canada, but I hope to someday!

  77. crystal Barnett says:

    I have never been to Canda. Would love to go

  78. Julie Terry says:

    I have never been to Canada I would love to visit. I would love to visit and see Canada in winter and see snow.

  79. I live in Toronto Canada! I love it here!

  80. Janine McNally says:

    I love the beauty of Canada!

  81. Candace Galan says:

    I have never been but I would love to because I love to see other’s cultures and exploring.

  82. Teresa A Thompson says:

    I have never been to Canada but would love to visit. My husband has friends that live there.

  83. jenny stratton says:

    I would love to go to Canada and see all the lakes.

  84. James Kraft says:

    Iwould love to visit Canada for the culture and the sights.

  85. I am proud to be a Canadian. I live in the beautiful province of Prince Edward Island.

    1. adultcoloring101 says:

      PEI is so beautiful! We visited for 2 weeks about 15 years ago and still dream of going back (even though the water is too cold for me to swim!).

  86. I live in Canada, minutes away from Niagara Falls, originally from Toronto!

  87. Nicole Flynn says:

    Yes I have been to Canada, a few times. Entered through Windsor drove to Niagara Falls and back, also stayed in Hamilton, and a town called, Caldonia. Very nice people, sights, beautiful scenery, and one of my favorite things besides poutine, was the McDonald’s pizza. I sure wish we had it here.

    1. adultcoloring101 says:

      What a long drive! But great that you saw Niagara Falls from the Canadian side – such a beautiful place any time of the year, but I LOVE it there in the winter when the spray from the falls freezes on the trees – fairyland!

  88. I live in Canada and I love seeing the mountains everyday where I am (BC).

  89. Katie Bellamy says:

    Canada looks so beautiful!

  90. Alina Lin says:

    I’ve been to Peggy’s Cove and I absolutely loved it there! Will definitely try to visit it again.

  91. i live in Canada and definitely recommend it as a friendly, beautiful, peaceful place to visit!

  92. I live in Southern Ontario. Love my beautiful country!

  93. Kathy Scott says:

    We went to Canada when I was very young. I remember having fun fishing because we actually caught fish.

  94. Joy Runge says:

    I’ve never been but Canada is on my bucket list!

  95. I’ve never been to Canada, but I’d love to visit. The photos I’ve seen look beautiful!

  96. Julie Waldron says:

    I’ve been to Canada three times. The first time was when I was 7 or 8 so I barely remember it. The other two times were not the best experiences. But I would like to visit Western Canada, I heard it’s really pretty.

  97. Julie Waldron says:

    I commented on New Coloring Books with Something Special – May 2017 Edition as Julie Waldron.

  98. I’ve never been to Canada, but I sure do hope I will go there one day. So many amazing places to visit, cool people to meet, good food to eat. 🙂

  99. Mandi Smith says:

    I have never been to Canada, My husband has been lucky enough to visit Canada. Canada is definitely a bucket list place to visit for me.

  100. yes..when a child..friendly people

  101. I have been there a few times as a kid dad liked the car shows and off we went. Also have been to both sides of the Niagra Falls. The parts I seen we’re pretty.

  102. Fawn Bowden says:

    Been to Ontario as we lived below it in Minnesota. We went to Thunder bay and the fort that had been built there long ago. it was very nice!

  103. Kelly Freeman says:

    I have never been to Canada because I don’t like cold weather.

  104. I went to Niagara Falls when I was in high school. It was simply amazing! The people were nice but it was really cold (it was the break between Christmas and New Years and it was really empty, but still a lot of fun!

  105. kathy agate says:

    Canada looks like a beautiful country but I have never been there and would like to visit!

  106. Bob Lemeshka says:

    Canada is cool!!!

  107. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I used to live in Detroit, so we would go over to Canada once in a while. I was little and don’t remember it very much. I would love to go and see the sites.

  108. Barbara A. Meyers says:

    I have always wanted to visit Canada. It is a beautiful country and there are so many places I would like to see.

  109. I haven’t been to Canada. Love to go and see the country and meet new people.

  110. marlene a harris says:

    i love CANADA my family is fron New Brunswick

  111. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I’ve been to Canada many times — beautiful scenery. I’m in Michigan and it’s right across the border from us.

  112. stephanie torres says:

    I have not been to Canada, I have plans to visit Lake Louise in the Winter, it looks so incredibly beautiful.

  113. jose lara says:

    I havent been to canada, but i love the culture, the people and the land. I would love become a citizen of canada one day and be part of that.

  114. Mary McCloy says:

    I have not had the pleasure of visiting Canada. I would very much love to. The sheer beauty of Canada and from what I hear,the most friendly people,make me almost want to live there… The USA,is a mess right now and Im totally embarrased.

  115. Betty Duncan says:

    Haven’t been to Canada YET! I have a passport and we are going to go in a couple of weeks! I can’t wait. Happy Birthday Canada, 150 years and still great! Would love to see the “colors” of Canada. Thanks!

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