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Canada Cool is Celebrating Canada’s 150th by Creating Canada’s Coolest Map!

Canada's Coolest Map

Canada’s Coolest Map

Discover what makes Canada cool! Watch for at least 1,001 reasons why Canada is Cool for the country’s 150th birthday, Canada Day 2017! Canada’s Coolest Map™, which is launching with 300 hotspots, is being created by award-winning Canadian Travel Journalist Lucy Izon, author of the popular @CanadaCool Twitter page.

Find out about film locations, fossil finds, beaches, winter festivals, tidbits about celebrities, inventions, wildlife and more.

To explore the interactive Map: Enter a province, territory, or city in the location box beneath the map. Then, click twice on the map to zoom into an area. Tap on each leaf to learn more.



Leslie Neilsen

Leslie Neilsen

Actor Leslie Neilsen was the Son of a Mountie and Raised in the Northwest Territories

Tulita, Northwest Territories – Actor Leslie Nielsen, star of Naked Gun and Airplane, known for his deadpan comedy, was born in Regina, Sask. and raised in Tulita (formally Fort Norman). Nielsen’s appearance on the TV series Due South as Sgt. Buck Frobisher is not far from his family roots. His father was a Mountie, and said to have been a strict disciplinarian. Nielsen’s acting career began at a young age when he was forced to fib to his father in order to avoid severe punishment. Tulita, which began as a trading post in 1810, is on the northern bank of the Mackenzie River at its junction with the Great Bear River. The name means ‘where the waters meet.’ Tourism focuses on fishing and canoeing. Nielsen went to high school in Edmonton, Alberta, studied at the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto, and worked as an engineer, disc jockey and announcer at a Calgary radio station.


Explore the map for more fun and fascinating information from all areas of Canada!

About Lucy Izon

Lucy Izon  @CanadaCool

Lucy Izon @CanadaCool

Canada Cool is produced by award-winning Canadian travel journalist Lucy Izon. Her travel stories & reports have appeared in numerous leading North American publications including the Los Angeles TimesChicago TribuneToronto StarGlobe and Mail, and Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul.

Have a cool service for people exploring Canada? Help sponsor ‘Canada’s Coolest Map™’ and we’ll pin your business on the map with a yellow Maple Leaf and you can tell readers what’s cool about it.

Have a tourism information office? Help sponsor ‘Canada’s Coolest Map™‘ and we’ll pin your office on with a green Maple Leaf and you can tell visitors what makes your region cool.


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