Canada’s 35 Million Directors

Monday, August 27th, 2012 — 11:37am PDT
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We put maple leaf emblems on our backpacks and our flag is waved at sporting events, concerts, and wherever we may roam. Canadians are Canada’s #1 fan and the Canadian Tourism Commission (“CTC”) is enlisting all 35 million of us to help spread the word about how awesome our country is to explore.

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The 35 Million Directors project encourages Canadians to add their own footage and contest to a promotional video for Canadian travel.

Starting today, Canadians can upload experiences from coast to coast of videos or images, to a new website. Footage and photos must showcase Canadian travel experiences – from a favourite hike to a music festival, a sporting event to dining al fresco downtown. ‘Directors’ will want to capture moments that will whet the appetite of international travelers looking for unique and authentic examples of what is available across Canada. In the end, the CTC will create a commercial montage from all the footage and give away prizes to every ‘director’ who’s footage was used.

The final two-minute video will debut at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (“TIAC”) Congress in November and be shared with Canadians before CTC starts using the video in international travel campaigns.

To promote the 35 Million Directors project, the Canadian Tourism Commission has offered up a sweet prize for one lucky Miss604 reader. The prize, valued at $450, includes a GoPro HD Hero 2 Outdoor Edition camera, a chest mount harness, a 16gb SD/HC card, and an Explore Canada satchel. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming a place in Canada you would love to explore (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
    • RT to enter to win a GoPro camera prize pack from @CTCCCT #35MDirectors & @Miss604

      I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:00pm.

      Update The winner is Dean Nelson!

Current contests on


  1. Graeme says:


  2. luc says:

    I would love to return to Lake Louise!

  3. Gail says:

    I would love to explore all of Toronto!@Rainnne on twitter

  4. James says:

    PEI would be nice.

  5. Ine says:

    Would love to visit the Khutzeymateen grizzly bear sanctuary!

  6. I would love to visit Savary Island!

  7. Kristian says:

    I would love to explore The Rockies!

  8. BC’s Coast Mountain range!

  9. Belinda says:

    Yukon where Faro is where I like to explore. Maybe see the Northern lights?

  10. Kathryn says:


  11. Cindy Smith says:

    Nova Scotia is on my bucket list.

  12. Krista says:


  13. liz says:

    Drumheller would be a great place to show the kids the dinosaur town.

  14. Greg says:

    I’ve lived my life on the left coast, I want to see Newfoundland!

  15. Farhan says:

    Up north in the Arctic!

  16. Samantha says:


  17. Tim says:

    I would like to explore Montreal because I heard great things about the food and culture. Smoked Meat!

  18. Lloyd says:


  19. Yra says:

    A road trip to Alberta

  20. Rick says:

    Beautiful Banff BC.

  21. Kelly B. says:


  22. Jeff says:

    There are so many beautiful places in Canada. I’d like to head up North to see some of how the Arctic animals interact with each other. I’d like to head to the Canadian shield to check out some of the hiking and the rock formations. I’d like to visit the prairies to see what grassy meadows and the cowboy lifestyle is like. So many things to do.

  23. Brian B says:

    The Yukon.

    Pan for gold in some rivers, stalk some grizzlies…you name it.

  24. Marina says:

    I’ve really been wanting to go to Haida Gwaii lately, as well as into Manitoba to see the Polar Bears.

  25. Megan says:

    I’d love to check out PEI

  26. TylerIngram says:

    The upper west coast 🙂

  27. Marga says:

    Would love to visit Newfoundland.

  28. Ruth Hartnup says:

    Only one place??!! It has to be the Kootenays, preferably when the flowers are blooming in the alpine meadows.

  29. Jenna says:

    I would love to see Newfoundland.

  30. Justinne says:

    Montreal — culture, history, people; it’s the other side of Canada!

  31. Ray Maddly says:

    Savary Island or Churchill.

  32. Teresa says:

    I would love to go surfing in Tofino.

  33. Cliff says:

    The territories in Northern Canada

  34. Brenda says:

    I’d love to visit the Maritime provinces

  35. laurel says:

    well i would love to explore Newfound Land that is my next expidition lol thanks

  36. Carol Anne says:

    Back to my homeland in Saskatchewan!

  37. Linda says:

    I would enjoy seeing the rest of BC outside of the Lower Mainland.

  38. Denis says:

    Northern Quebec, the Canadian Shield

  39. Kenny says:

    I would like to explore Churchill, Manitoba where I can see the Northern lights and maybe some polar bears.

  40. Melissa says:

    I would LOVE to check out Haida Gwaii!

  41. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    I would love to visit Montreal!

  42. Kay says:

    The Maritimes

  43. Emilia Turner says:

    I would live to explore Tofino in our beautiful province of BC

  44. bev says:

    The old world charm of Montreal!

  45. Iris says:

    I would love to explore Prince Edward Island and compare it to Vancouver Island where I live.

  46. Chrysta says:

    Banff for sure!

  47. Tooth Fairy says:

    I love to explore Whistler Community and surroundings! ♥

  48. Jane says:

    Niagara Falls

  49. Marc Smith says:

    Definitely Atlantic Canada!

  50. We would love to explore the Yukon!!!

  51. Mike Gismondi says:

    Haida Gwaii

  52. Angela Griffin says:


  53. Christie C says:

    I would love to go north to check out Nunavut.

  54. Gary says:

    I would love to see Banff

  55. Jaegen says:

    The Maritimes

  56. Jane says:

    Quebec City

  57. Jack says:

    I would love to visit Toronto.

  58. Dennis says:

    I have always loved the okanagon but want to see the chilcotin!

  59. brandon says:


  60. VC Nguyen says:

    Would love to explore the island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

  61. au07 says:

    An adventure to Montreal would be great!*_*

  62. Trevor says:

    I want to explore MONTREAL. I want to eat as much poutine as I can.

  63. Dean Nelson says:

    Canada’s far North – NWT

  64. Sharylin says:

    I’d love to explore the Canadian Bad Lands, getting up close and personal with Hoodoos

  65. David says:


  66. lindawwww says:

    The Maritimes in Autumn when the leaves turn.

  67. debbie f says:

    Vancouver Island

  68. Greg says:


  69. chrissy says:

    The Queen Charlottes or PEI!

  70. Stephanie S says:

    I would love to further explore Tofino & Ucuelet. This camera would come in handy for it!

  71. Greg says:

    I’d like to explore Toronto

  72. Sigrid says:

    Would love to visit Quebec City!

  73. Michael Weber says:

    I would love to explore Garibaldi Provincial Park. The photos that I’ve seen of Garibaldi Lake are incredible. It looks like such an amazing place to visit and photograph!!!

  74. Peter H says:

    Newfoundland would be awesome…I’d love something waterproof to attatch to
    my skimboard!

  75. Eileen says:

    Quebec City

  76. Cynthia Booton says:

    I would love to explore Nakusp in the Kootenay Rockies of BC. Originally a mining town, Nakusp seems to be a forgotten symbol of the past, especially since the dam flooded historical parts of the area. I have never been to Nakusp but the resilience of its’ inhabitants fascinates me.

  77. Johnny Smoke says:

    Just one place? But there’s so many! Gros Morne and Haida Gwaii for starters, but if you’re making me pick just one then a canoe trip down the Nahanni would be the ultimate.

  78. John Darrow says:

    Edmonton, since I have friends there

  79. Nicola says:

    I would LOVE to go to the Maritimes. And having checked out these camera’s already if I win the prize I will make an awesome video to submit to CTC so I can win a flight over there!

  80. Michael says:

    Quebec City looks like a piece of Europe in Canada…I would love to visit there!

  81. Elizabeth B says:

    wow…that’s a tough one…so many choices. I think I’ll pick Lake Louise.

  82. Mariska says:

    Exploring and photographing the Maritimes has been on my list for a while. 🙂

  83. Shelley says:

    Prince Edward Island. I have always wanted to go there.

  84. Stotes says:

    I would explore Vancouver Island.

  85. Caitlin says:

    I just got back from a trip down the Fraser – headwaters to sea and I would love to go back to a few of those places!

  86. Kristy says:

    I dream of visiting the Haida Gwaii area. I hope to go next summer.

  87. Gina says:

    I would love to explore Barkerville, I have always wanted to go there. It looks so cool ansd so much to see and do.

  88. Jenni says:

    Newfoundland and Labrador!

  89. Donna L says:

    I’d love to see Banff and more of Alberta!

  90. Sharon says:

    I’d love to explore the Maritimes

  91. Matthew S says:

    I would love to explore Labrador.

  92. Kim says:

    Yukon 🙂 for its beauty

  93. Amanda says:


  94. auscan says:

    I would love to explore prince edward island as I visited it as child and remember it as a magical place of sea, sand and sky!

  95. Bons says:


  96. Danny says:

    I would like to explore Toronto

  97. Janet says:

    so many places but I’d have to choose Newfoundland!!!!

  98. Alex says:

    Time to explore Toronto! Niagara falls here I come!

  99. d.lee says:

    definitly PEI to see where Anne of Green Gables was filmed. =)

  100. Jenn S says:

    Would love to explore Halifax to see where my grandparents first landed in Canada. Pier 21

  101. Maureen says:


  102. DB says:

    Prince Edward Island

  103. mitzi says:

    i’m with a lot of others and say PEI

  104. Bree says:

    I would love to explore all of Ontario! So many beautiful places in my province!

  105. Leanne M says:

    I would love to take my kids to Drumheller

  106. Bernadette says:

    Definitely would love to see what Montreal is all about!!!!

  107. Mary says:

    Would love to explore the Yukon and see the aurora borealis lights.

  108. tania says:

    Quebec city

  109. Ronald says:

    Ontario’s Lakes

  110. paul says:

    would love to explore St. John’s that is a place that is very intrigging to me

  111. Robert says:

    I’d love to explore the glaciers around Mount Garibaldi in British Columbia’s Garibaldi Provincial Park. A couple of weeks ago we were walking on Brohm Ridge — the easiest approach to the glaciers. There are some great backcountry ski routes on those glaciers for late winter and spring trips. (Caution: travel on glaciers requires some special mountain-travel training; it is not for casual hiking.) Take a look:

    If backcountry skiing interests you, I highly recommend “Exploring the Coast Mountains On Skis, Third Edition” by John Baldwin. Even if you’d never go there, the Baldwin’s excellent pictures and descriptions of real locations in this awesome wilderness will reveal a vision of our high and remote Canada that is beyond the end of the roads and is seldom experienced.

  112. Lisa says:

    Purcell Mountains, Interior BC

    also Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island – I’d like to do the 2-week Auyuittuq Traverse, over the famous he famous Pangnirtung Pass. In summer tho!

  113. Michelle says:


  114. Tracy says:

    I would love to visit Montreal!

  115. Sue says:

    PEI for sure

  116. cindy quach says:

    haida gwaii

  117. Ben says:

    I would love to explore the North, Yukon, NW Territories, or Nunavut….

  118. Mae says:

    Kluane National Park, Haida Gwaii, and Churchill Manitoba

  119. Tuan says:

    Quebec and Montreal for sure is in my list

  120. Carol says:

    The Bay of Fundy

  121. Vince says:

    Historic Quebec City!

  122. Vince says:


  123. Julia says:

    The Yukon

  124. Anna says:

    British Columbia is the best!

  125. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would love to go to the Yukon,because I have been almost everywhere else.:)

  126. Sherry F says:

    I really want to see the north, Yukon or North West Territories….especially the northern lights.

  127. Christina says:

    Anywhere with FRESH seafood I would love to explore… So I think I’d start in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island!

  128. Emily H says:

    I’d love to go back to Quebec!

  129. Sonja says:

    Northern BC!

  130. Nicole J says:

    I would love to explore Nunavut, because I remember learning about it at school just before it became a territory of Canada

  131. Always wanted to visit the East Coast

  132. C Wilson says:

    I would love to explore Nova Scotia

  133. Rebecca says:

    The Rockies

  134. roy whitney says:

    O would i ever love to go to the NWT.yes i do like the cold. Tweeted as @GrumpyButtFunny . Thanks

  135. Annie Halim says:


  136. Hisayo Oshige says:

    I have never been to West Edmonton Mall so have to say I would live to go to Edmonton. I hear it’s really pretty there too.

  137. Trish says:

    I would love to go to Churchill to see the polar bears or to Nova Scotia to check out the other coast.

  138. paul V says:

    I would like to go to Nova scotia or Fort St. John

  139. Ramona says:


  140. Lonnie Santrock says:

    Northern BC and the Yukon

  141. Andrew S says:

    I really want to visit Haida Gwaii

  142. Ashley Chow says:


  143. Rory says:

    I’d like to visit Newfoundland!

  144. Lara says:

    It’s my dream to explore Haida Gwaii

  145. Andy C. says:

    Quebec City

  146. Glenda says:

    Quebec City!

  147. Hong says:

    Lake Louise and Banff

  148. Cecil says:

    I would love to explore the Wilderness north west territory

  149. Peter says:

    The Maritimes!!!

  150. Mary says:

    The Queen Charlotte islands

  151. Jonathan says:

    I’d love to explore the areas that cover Canadian Rockies, Yukon, NW Territories

  152. Elaine says:

    Northwest Territories

  153. Meline says:

    Yukon! I’d love to see Northern Lights…

  154. Vincent Chen says:

    PEI would be great!

  155. Leonie says:


  156. Sten says:

    I would like to go on a Kayaking trip in the Northern Territories.

  157. catherine says:

    Exploring the Queen Charlotte Islands has always been a dream of mine.

  158. von says:

    Quebec City!

  159. Karoline says:


  160. Octavio says:

    Nova Scotia

  161. Ro says:

    I’d love to visit the Maritimes!

  162. Areta says:

    I would love to explore Halifax!

  163. mc says:

    Tobermory !!!

  164. Xing says:

    I would love to visit Montreal

  165. Katie S says:

    Would love to explore the maritimes… on the West Coast I’ve always wanted to see how similar and yet how different the east coast is.

  166. jeanie says:

    the rockies! =D

  167. Priscilla says:

    I’d love to visit PEI. I’ve never been further than Toronto and would love to explore the east coast!

  168. jay says:

    the maritimes! I’ve never been

  169. Alex says:

    All that Quebec has to offer…

  170. Ian says:

    Nova Scotia!

  171. Grace says:

    I’d love to visit Montreal

  172. Daniel says:

    I would love to explore Yellowknife and the NWT. It looks amazing in pictures, can’t wait to visit in person!

  173. Leanna says:

    I have never been to the Maritimes and would love to visit. Northern BC also really draws me.

  174. Fatima says:

    I’d love to explore Nova Scotia. So much history to thrive in!

  175. Francie Clory says:

    Anywhere in Canada!! Such a beautiful country!!! Never been to British Colombia, so that is likely where I would like to start exploring!

  176. alex auger says:

    I would want to visit the Rocky Mountains

  177. Jeremy says:

    Maritimes and Newfoundland for sure!

  178. Tony says:

    Heard the Rockies look very beautiful. Want to explore it one of these days.

  179. Michelle G says:


  180. Kalyn says:

    I would love to visit Banff!

  181. Aaron B. says:

    Would love to explore the east coast!!

  182. Grant Bowen says:


  183. Joyce Lo says:

    I would love to visit Yukon!

  184. Kim W says:

    I very much want to explore Newfoundland. And the Yukon!

  185. Sointula – for the second time. The first time it’s a bit of a shock, the second time I’m hoping to really explore!

  186. Emma says:

    I’d love to see the Yukon and the NWT!

  187. Houston says:

    Id love to see the north. I’ve been coast to coast but never up there.

  188. Dana says:

    I would love to spend more time exploring Vancouver Island

  189. Shirley says:

    I’d like to explore Tofino in BC.

  190. Iain says:

    I’m aching to kayak Haida Gwaii

  191. sandra mitchell says:

    Nova Scotia looks so beautiful

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