Canada’s 35 Million Directorsby
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.
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)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:00pm.
Update The winner is Dean Nelson!
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I would love to return to Lake Louise!
I would love to explore all of [email protected] on twitter
PEI would be nice.
Would love to visit the Khutzeymateen grizzly bear sanctuary!
I would love to visit Savary Island!
Tatshenshini River system! Beauty! https://www.google.ca/search?q=tatshenshini+river&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=JNI7UKPmHu72iQLR14DICw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=935
I would love to explore The Rockies!
BC’s Coast Mountain range!
Yukon where Faro is where I like to explore. Maybe see the Northern lights?
Nova Scotia is on my bucket list.
Drumheller would be a great place to show the kids the dinosaur town.
I’ve lived my life on the left coast, I want to see Newfoundland!
Up north in the Arctic!
I would like to explore Montreal because I heard great things about the food and culture. Smoked Meat!
A road trip to Alberta
Beautiful Banff BC.
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.
Pan for gold in some rivers, stalk some grizzlies…you name it.
I’ve really been wanting to go to Haida Gwaii lately, as well as into Manitoba to see the Polar Bears.
I’d love to check out PEI
The upper west coast 🙂
Would love to visit Newfoundland.
Only one place??!! It has to be the Kootenays, preferably when the flowers are blooming in the alpine meadows.
I would love to see Newfoundland.
Montreal — culture, history, people; it’s the other side of Canada!
Savary Island or Churchill.
I would love to go surfing in Tofino.
The territories in Northern Canada
I’d love to visit the Maritime provinces
well i would love to explore Newfound Land that is my next expidition lol thanks
Back to my homeland in Saskatchewan!
I would enjoy seeing the rest of BC outside of the Lower Mainland.
Northern Quebec, the Canadian Shield
I would like to explore Churchill, Manitoba where I can see the Northern lights and maybe some polar bears.
I would LOVE to check out Haida Gwaii!
I would love to visit Montreal!
I would live to explore Tofino in our beautiful province of BC
The old world charm of Montreal!
I would love to explore Prince Edward Island and compare it to Vancouver Island where I live.
Banff for sure!
I love to explore Whistler Community and surroundings! ♥
Definitely Atlantic Canada!
We would love to explore the Yukon!!!
I would love to go north to check out Nunavut.
I would love to see Banff
I would love to visit Toronto.
I have always loved the okanagon but want to see the chilcotin!
Would love to explore the island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
An adventure to Montreal would be great!*_*
I want to explore MONTREAL. I want to eat as much poutine as I can.
Canada’s far North – NWT
I’d love to explore the Canadian Bad Lands, getting up close and personal with Hoodoos
The Maritimes in Autumn when the leaves turn.
The Queen Charlottes or PEI!
I would love to further explore Tofino & Ucuelet. This camera would come in handy for it!
I’d like to explore Toronto
Would love to visit Quebec City!
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!!!
Newfoundland would be awesome…I’d love something waterproof to attatch to
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.
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.
Edmonton, since I have friends there
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!
Quebec City looks like a piece of Europe in Canada…I would love to visit there!
wow…that’s a tough one…so many choices. I think I’ll pick Lake Louise.
Exploring and photographing the Maritimes has been on my list for a while. 🙂
Prince Edward Island. I have always wanted to go there.
I would explore Vancouver Island.
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!
I dream of visiting the Haida Gwaii area. I hope to go next summer.
I would love to explore Barkerville, I have always wanted to go there. It looks so cool ansd so much to see and do.
Newfoundland and Labrador!
I’d love to see Banff and more of Alberta!
I’d love to explore the Maritimes
I would love to explore Labrador.
Yukon 🙂 for its beauty
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!
I would like to explore Toronto
so many places but I’d have to choose Newfoundland!!!!
Time to explore Toronto! Niagara falls here I come!
old quebec ceity
definitly PEI to see where Anne of Green Gables was filmed. =)
Would love to explore Halifax to see where my grandparents first landed in Canada. Pier 21
Prince Edward Island
i’m with a lot of others and say PEI
I would love to explore all of Ontario! So many beautiful places in my province!
I would love to take my kids to Drumheller
Definitely would love to see what Montreal is all about!!!!
Would love to explore the Yukon and see the aurora borealis lights.
would love to explore St. John’s that is a place that is very intrigging to me
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: http://howesound.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/ramble-on-brohm-ridge/
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.
Purcell Mountains, Interior BC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purcell_Mountains
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!
I would love to visit Montreal!
PEI for sure
I would love to explore the North, Yukon, NW Territories, or Nunavut….
Kluane National Park, Haida Gwaii, and Churchill Manitoba
Quebec and Montreal for sure is in my list
The Bay of Fundy
Historic Quebec City!
British Columbia is the best!
I would love to go to the Yukon,because I have been almost everywhere else.:)
I really want to see the north, Yukon or North West Territories….especially the northern lights.
Anywhere with FRESH seafood I would love to explore… So I think I’d start in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island!
I’d love to go back to Quebec!
I would love to explore Nunavut, because I remember learning about it at school just before it became a territory of Canada
Always wanted to visit the East Coast
I would love to explore Nova Scotia
O would i ever love to go to the NWT.yes i do like the cold. Tweeted as @GrumpyButtFunny . Thanks
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.
I would love to go to Churchill to see the polar bears or to Nova Scotia to check out the other coast.
I would like to go to Nova scotia or Fort St. John
Northern BC and the Yukon
I really want to visit Haida Gwaii
I’d like to visit Newfoundland!
It’s my dream to explore Haida Gwaii
Lake Louise and Banff
I would love to explore the Wilderness north west territory
The Queen Charlotte islands
I’d love to explore the areas that cover Canadian Rockies, Yukon, NW Territories
Yukon! I’d love to see Northern Lights…
PEI would be great!
I would like to go on a Kayaking trip in the Northern Territories.
Exploring the Queen Charlotte Islands has always been a dream of mine.
I’d love to visit the Maritimes!
I would love to explore Halifax!
I would love to visit Montreal
Would love to explore the maritimes…..living on the West Coast I’ve always wanted to see how similar and yet how different the east coast is.
the rockies! =D
I’d love to visit PEI. I’ve never been further than Toronto and would love to explore the east coast!
the maritimes! I’ve never been
All that Quebec has to offer…
I’d love to visit Montreal
I would love to explore Yellowknife and the NWT. It looks amazing in pictures, can’t wait to visit in person!
I have never been to the Maritimes and would love to visit. Northern BC also really draws me.
I’d love to explore Nova Scotia. So much history to thrive in!
Anywhere in Canada!! Such a beautiful country!!! Never been to British Colombia, so that is likely where I would like to start exploring!
I would want to visit the Rocky Mountains
Maritimes and Newfoundland for sure!
Heard the Rockies look very beautiful. Want to explore it one of these days.
I would love to visit Banff!
Would love to explore the east coast!!
I would love to visit Yukon!
I very much want to explore Newfoundland. And the Yukon!
Sointula – for the second time. The first time it’s a bit of a shock, the second time I’m hoping to really explore!
I’d love to see the Yukon and the NWT!
Id love to see the north. I’ve been coast to coast but never up there.
I would love to spend more time exploring Vancouver Island
I’d like to explore Tofino in BC.
I’m aching to kayak Haida Gwaii
Nova Scotia looks so beautiful