Monday, July 17, 2017

CANADA ~ 150th Birthday - Fisgard Lighthouse ~

... Wonderful surprise card... a really special one... a totally unique print and eco friendly thin cedar wooden postcard... issued to celebrate the country's 150th birthday... my second wooden postcard from Canada... with also amazing matching stamps... this is the first time in Canada Post's history that they issued stamps in the shape of a maple leaf... "Canada 150" with 10 unforgettable moments from the past 50 years... Thanks so much dear Glenn!!¯\_(ツ)_/¯  I loved this postcard from the moment I saw it on your postcard blog!!  (>‿♥)

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site, on Fisgard Island at the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour in Colwood, British Columbia, is the site of Fisgard Lighthouse, the first lighthouse on the west coast of Canada. The Lighthouse was built in 1860 to guide vessels through the entrance of Esquimalt harbour.

It was July 1, 1867, that the British North America Act united the British provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario into the Dominion of Canada.

The name Canada wasn't established in 1867, however; it's derived from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement” and had been in use since the 16th century, when locals pointed French explorer Jacques Cartier in the direction of the "village" now known as Québec City.


The 150th Anniversary of the Confederation
(Issued 01-06-2017)

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