Canada Cool's App for iPhone & iPod Touch is now available in the the iTunes Store! If you've enjoyed the Twitter - try the game!
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This app is great to start conversations and to start exploring Canada! Works well to keep the family entertained on road trips.
This is a trivia-style game all about what makes Canada Cool, intended for an evening's fun entertainment with family or friends for just a Toonie. I'd appreciate your help: right now I'm researching editions two and three and it would be really great to have your feedback before I finish them. Thanks! Lucy Izon @CanadaCool
Great for the cottage. Boomers will love this. Kids will be surprised by many answers. And, any age can learn more about any question or fact through provided internet links.
The game will serve up 40 questions and answers with fun facts, intriguing details, cool info and a chance to be a winner! The first in a series of family games about The Coolest Country in the World.
How to get your copy: Just go to the iTunes App store and type Canada Cool into the search box. Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. Requires iOS 4.0 or later (you may have to do a simple update of your system.)
FYI - Canada is leading the way with software for non-nerds to create their own professional applications for iPhone & iPod Touch and Canada Cool is one of the first to utilize it: The software is called AppOmator, company is based in Vancouver. "Other services have web-based interfaces, template ones," says CO Martin Sitter. "No other software out that that allows people to produced a customized presentation of their application". From the U.K. to Australia individuals have begun to create applications using this Canadian software. With the first 23 going into the iTunes store this spring already there have been more than 10,000 downloads.
Canada Cool is produced by award-winning Canadian travel writer & speaker Lucy Izon. Her travel stories & reports have appeared in numerous leading North American publications including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul. Bio page
Welcome to a new feature on Canada Cool. I'll be presenting different 'Coolest' lists with my favorites and I encourage you to nominate suggestions from your own experiences. You can Twitter @CanadaCool or email Lucy@CanadaCool.com. Let me know what makes your suggestion exceptionally cool. Remember, by contributing your comments you are giving Canada Cool permission to quote you. Only a selection of submissions will be included, but all comments and submissions are greatly appreciated!
The first feature is: Canada's Coolest Single Day Scenic Drives
Here are some of my favorites...
The Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta - This 229 km (142 mi) Rocky Mountain route from Banff/Lake Louise to Jasper passes 100 frozen rivers and nudges the base of the Athabasca Glacier - the most accessible glacier in the world. You can stop and explore it. It spills down from the Columbia Icefield, an area of ice so massive that you could fit the entire population of North America on it with each person getting at least a square metre of space.
The Corridor, Algonquin Park, Ontario – this 56-km stretch of Hwy 60 cuts through the southwest section of Algonquin Park. Less than three hours north of Toronto the park is a nature-lover's paradise with 7,725 km of lakes, rivers, forest, trails, camping, comfortable lodges and 2000 km of canoe routes. Offers hiking trails to stop and enjoy, but what makes it really cool is that it’s one of the best places in North America to spot moose (especially in May and June). And, on Thursday nights in August up to 600 cars will gather to listen to wolves howl.
The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – Driving this 303 km (187 mile) route is like riding a roller-coaster: the road snakes around hairpin turns, rises to heights over 365 metres (1200 ft), weaves around headlands revealing spectacular coastal scenery, and plunges down to sea level taking you into the heart of small fishing communities. The most dramatic scenery is between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park entrance near Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay, so go slow. And, plan some flexibility into your schedule, so you can drive it on a clear day.
And here are some of your nominations for 'Canada's Coolest Single Day Scenic Drives'...
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