Summer solstice events 2015

Revealing summer solstice traditions from the past and present. Get out those sunnies, cause the solstice is almost upon us. This year summer solstice falls on June 21, 2015 and is the official start of summer. It’s appropriate, considering the word “solstice” is derived from the Latin term “solstitium,” meaning “sun stands still.” You may have big plans to celebrate this year, but will they compare to what went down on previous summer solstices?

Surfing the Canadian Pacific Coast

It was 7:50 a.m. on a misty winter morning as I danced the can-can in an effort to wrangle my wetsuit over my limbs. Once I was suited up, I added a shot of Baileys Irish Cream to my coffee—for liquid courage—and stepped onto the sand for my 8:00 a.m. surf lesson on Canada’s West Coast in Tofino, British Columbia, five hours from Vancouver.

A great cosmopolitan city Vancouver, Canada

Metropolitan Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and one of the world’s most livable cities. This western most city is situated right where the gorgeous western mountain peaks meet the beautiful green waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is blessed with panoramic views, tranquil ambiance, snow capped mountains and a perfect picturesque setting. The deepwater harbor of Burrard Inlet is framed by the often snowcapped Coast Mountains.

Visit Beautiful Canada

Canada is a beautiful country and there are many wonderful hotels in Canada to stay at. Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia, and the country spans from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans. Hotels in Canada can be found in every city and town. The country has such varied scenery and climate that it is worth it to travel to as many parts as possible.