I am proud to be Canadian. Proud of our culture, wide open spaces, places to adventure to and our iconic brands that have given us the opportunity to travel and explore.
Last week, Ford Canada (which was established in Canada in 1904) offered me the opportunity to meld all of my favourite Canadian things together and hit the open roads in their all-new 2017 F150 Raptor SuperCrew.
So I called up some friends and chirped some demands at its voice activated navigation system and with that we were off for a truly Canadian adventure!
First stop, body fuel, in Nanton Alberta at:
The Candy Store
With 1 foot inside you are imediatly warped back to your childhood with an endless selection of candies from the past!
Pixie Sticks, Astro Pops, Slush Puppies and Popeye Candy Sticks, the Nanton Candy Store not only has everything you couldn’t afford to buy with your $3 weekly allowance, it’s got dozens of over-seas favourites and new sweet dentists nighmares that you can’t wait to buy and try!
After a 30 minute shopping spree, we were back in the Raptor, Sony Audio System bumping out Sirus 90’s on 9 and we were sugar shaking off to our next experience.
Vulcan Alberta in honour of Star Trek’s 50 Year Anniversary!
Beam me (and my friends) up Scottie!
Named after the Roman God of Fire, Vulcan was put on the global map after the creation of Star Trek and its namesake sharing that of Mr. Spocks home world!
Capitalizing on this coincidence, the town has built a Star Trek–themed tourist station (the Tourism and Trek Station), which provides tourist information, displays Star Trek memorabilia, provides unique photo opportunities, and allows visitors to participate in The Vulcan Space Adventure virtual reality game.
A nearby replica of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek V has been mounted on a pedestal which includes writing from Trek alien languages like Klingon and makes a perfect Instagrammable backdrop
The town has also created space-themed murals and signs, and hosts an annual community-wide Star Trek convention known as “Spock Days”; a convention which attracts hundreds of Star Trek fans from around the world.
After our chilly adventure on the planet Vulcan, we jumped back into the Raptor, turned on the heated seats (equipped on both the front and back seats) and headed off road into the rolling hills of the Alberta ranching landscape for some more beautifully rural photos.
Then, after hours spent getting the perfect shots, it was time to fill our tanks with a visit to Claresholm, Alberta to eat at ROY’s
After seeing their cinnamon bun be featured on ‘You Gotta Eat Here’ over a year ago, I have been brown sugar and butter dreaming everynight since!
Now was my chance to make it a reality!
And as luck would have it, me and the crew scooped up the last 4 hot buns
So with taught tummys we boarded the Raptor, opened the twin panel moon roof, set the adaptive cruise control and practical let the F-150 guide us back to city slicker life.
There are so many great places to visit throughout Canada, and with so many in my backyard, having the opportunity to ‘Go Further’ with Ford and take avantage of our province’s special places was a great way to celebrate with friends!
Now to make a game plan to proudly explore other places across our nation!
Go Canada, Go Further
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