A day of apparent significance that happened 150 years ago, in which some piece of paper was signed that said that Canada was now Canada. To be honest I don't really know the history and I am not going to copy and paste Wikipedia and rewrite it into my own words, like a Secondary school student cheating another essay. I will say that I have grown very fond of this country. Geographically blessed and culturally rich, there are many adventures to be had to Canada and many awesome people to share those adventures with.
For Canada day, I spent the majority of the day photographing the events in (literally) and around Lake Louise. Today was special and I really wanted to capture the essence and pride of that day.
Starting off at the canoe docks. The voyager canoe (big canoe with flag) was preparing to do a trip around the lake. The first of the Canada day activities.
The hotel mascot getting ready to be displayed on the voyager canoe.
The crazy boathouse staff.
The voyager canoe setting off on its slightly ridiculous mission.
The mascot for me, felt like the Queen being pushed round on display in her golden carriage, or the Pope in his little Popemobile.
One very Canadian thing on its way to clash with another very Canadian thing.
"Hey, you are stealing our Canadian limelight!"
Preparing to raise the Canadian flag. Quite an honour to be fair. This was the second of the Canada day activities at Lake Louise.
Smiling for the tourists.
Goddamn, how many of them are there?
Have a selfie with a Mounty. I guess this was the third Canada day activity.
Guess which one is the Scot.
If you can't beat them, join them.
Signing up for the boat race. The forth activity.
Some last minute instruction before all hell is broke lose.
And there off!
The winners making the final bend.
The parade, the fifth Canada day activity. Sadly I missed the staff boat race as it was running late and I needed to photograph the parade.
The somewhat famous Lake Louise polar bear dip. As Lake Louise is glacier fed, the water is always cold. This was the last Canada day activity I photographed. There was a cake cutting event but who gives a shit about that?
The staff getting ready to jump into the cold water.
Tom was the first in, representing Manchester,