Photostory #343: Outdoor Canadians Enjoy Nation's Natural Beauty: Summertime Memories Are Made of These

National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
July 30, 1963
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
As warm, hazy, slow-moving midsummer days linger lazily over heat-curled July-August calendar pages, millions of outdoor-loving Canadians sally forth into the blazing sunshine. In a land bountifully blessed with vast open spaces, clean, fresh inland waters, long ocean beaches, crystal-clear rivers and sweet-smelling forests, summertime in Canada is a time when memories are made. For children playing in the sand, fishing from a wharf or swimming in the cool waters of a woodland lake, winter is an eternity away. For young lovers in a shady glade the bright sunshine smiles warmly as it has for a million summers past. For others, in reflective moments, the splash of water, the rustle of green leaves among the tree-tops, the merry sounds and pleasant smells of deep summer recall their own memories of bygone years -- years always remembered as long, carefree days when the sun was ever high and the land was ever warm. Summertime in Canada . . . a time for making memories, enjoying one's place in the sun . . .