Canada is blessed with a bounty of natural diversity; from the glacial glory in the farthest reaches of the north, to the fruitful soil of the south, to the life-giving waterways located in between. For centuries, Canadians have embraced this bounty; building upon nature's foundations. The result is countless attractions that draw millions of visitors to various parts of the country each year.
Apple Blossom Festival, Nova Scotia
Apple growing in the scenic Annapolis Valley - a 160-km-long stretch of fertile soil in the historic northwestern section of mainland Nova Scotia - dates back to 1633 when the first trees were planted by French settler Pierre Martin. Three hundred years later, the first Apple Blossom Festival took place, and the six-day festival has been an annual event ever since. Held at the end of May, the festival signals the beginning of summer with a parade, live entertainment, art shows and craft fairs.
About the Stamp
This stamp featured in the Tourist Attractions set was designed by Bradbury Design of Regina, and a total of nine photographers supplied images capturing the essence of each attraction. Award-winning design principal Catharine Bradbury and associate designer Jennifer Hood saw this project as a means of promoting the beauty and diversity of Canadian tourist attractions to American and international communities.