There is a small town in each and everyone of us.
Even if we have never lived in a small town, or travelled through one, we have been touched by the memories, experience and humour of a friend or a relative who has grown up in such a community. Many of our own ancestors came to our country from small towns across the globe…
The Small Town in Me
Share your thoughts | impressions | memories.
NEW VIDEOS FROM 1000 TOWNS FRIENDS ACROSS CANADA
NEW ESSAYS FROM 1000 TOWNS FRIENDS ACROSS CANADA
What Should Town’s Nickname Be?
1000 Towns of Canada help to create nicknames/slogans for Canadian Small Towns. FAMOUS NICKNAMES Every city/town/village has a name. But only the most popular places have nicknames/slogans. Do you know that? WHAT DOES BRAND MEAN We don’t know who created the most of these amazing nicknames. Obviously, they were smart people. First, it’s extremely difficult to create a simple, short and bright nickname/slogan. Second, a nickname must be memorable. It becomes a real name if people remember it. And finally, a city with lovely nickname has a strong advantage over a place without it. People like these places even more 🙂 Do you know why? Because slogan/nickname is a significant part of a place’s brand – similar to a brand logo or famous people. The smarter a brand is, the more attractive a place will be. 1000 Towns of Canada knows this rule and tries to create nicknames/slogans + maybe logo + maybe the whole brand for every Small Town of Canada. A few of them have nicknames. We are positive that every Small Town in Canada deserves a strong brand including smart logo and memorable slogan/nickname. 1000 Towns of Canada are going to help towns’ communities with […]
Top-20 Small Art Towns of Canada
Painting: Wilfrido Limvalencia While Torontonians rush to the Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more exhibition in the Art Gallery of Ontario, Western Canada discusses Picasso: The Artist and His Muses closed few weeks ago in the Vancouver Art Gallery, Small Towns residents enjoy less-known art galleries/festivals/salons. Let’s go to the most exciting with 1000 Towns of Canada. 1. Winter Craft Fair | Nelson, British Columbia Nelson has earned a reputation as a cultural centre. The town boasts its own arts college and fine arts centre, a range of theatres, galleries, festivals and cultural events all born out of the creative genius of Nelson’s innovative population. Artists, moviemakers, authors and community champions never fail to celebrate the beauty and character of this alluring spot. Home to over 350 restored heritage buildings, Nelson’s charm creates the quintessential storybook setting. Nelson is home to Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College. The restored Capitol Theatre is a regional hub for the performing arts. 2. Blown Away Glass Studio | Elora, Ontario This hot glass studio features handblown glass made in Canada. Tim and Katherine McManus, have been collaborating on designs and techniques for nearly twenty years! From the gallery you can […]
Small Towns of Canada: What Makes Them Special?
Last week we, the 1000 Towns of Canada team, woke up and went to bed thinking about you – 1000 Towns of Canada Project audience. Why do you like: Country? Town? Neighborhood? Street? House? Room? Arm-chair?.. Why do you choose one and ignore another? It was the second question we discussed after creating our new brand. We wanted to find out what would be the obvious, and not so obvious, reasons/magnets that would spark an irresistible desire in you to visit a small town. It would be something different from the attractions of a big city, right? So, it must be something SPECIAL! Now, what exactly could be special for you in a small town? What makes it special? This one? Or that? Or may be that… Or even that… We are finding an answer – or answers – on this simple question. But while we are finding… QUESTION FOR YOU: What makes a Small Town special for you? Your ideas would help us better design the 1000 Towns of Canada website and Social Media platforms. We could meet with you here, in the Blog section as well as on Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram Pinterest P.S. Finally, one example what […]
10 unexpected places to spend magical Christmas in Canada
Gif: Animade Today we’ve decided to have a break with our discovery of the beautiful Small Towns of Canada. Christmas is coming soon. We want to suggest you a few ideas for celebrating. Our today’s list of places to spend unforgettable Christmas is short – but it’s only the start of the list. We are sure, you would suggest your best Small Towns to travel for Christmas mood. Every town has own magic voice in the Canadian Christmas Carol. Help us don’t forget about everyone. Let’s go! 1. Where: Elora, Ontario What: Elora Festival Singers’ Festival of Carols When: Tuesday, December 20, 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM Wednesday, December 21, 7:30 PM Location: St. John’s Church Join the Elora Festival Singers under the direction of Noel Edison for an evening of Christmas carols and humorous anecdotes. Popular Christmas songs and audience sing-a-long have made Festival of Carols a community tradition in Elora for decades. Best view and sound in the house #tmchoir #festivalofcarols2015 A post shared by Michelle Holmes (@michelleeholmes) on Dec 9, 2015 at 4:35pm PST 2. Where: Bay Roberts, Newfoundland What: Bay Roberts Lions Santa Claus Parade When: Saturday, December 3, 10:00 AM Location: Start from the Bay […]
How We Developed Small Towns Project
Image: Defago “FIRST WORDS” Everyone working with words knows that the FIRST WORDS are the biggest challenge in creating a text. If you succeed in choosing the right first words – simple and cool, unexpected and attractive, exciting and intriguing, you are 90% done. We hope we did it. Our first words: All Small Towns of Canada in One Place IN SEARCH OF BRAND The brand’s idea was born unexpectedly. You know, all good things come this way. A few months ago we, a group of friends, began discussing a new project about Small Towns of Canada. We wanted to create something: for those who surf the web in the evening looking for amazing places to travel next weekend + for those who live in those towns telling them about some amazing things they might not know about the place they live in; + digital – because we like Digital Media and are interested in digital trends; + intriguing – obviously; + memorable – obviously again; + helpful for all who discover our project by googling, by word of mouth, or from newspaper review J A digital project about Small Towns is the best place to reach these goals. […]
Your Thoughts and Impressions and Memories About Small Towns
Bud Bussiere from Merritt, British Columbia, sent us images of his own town. Thanks a lot, Bud! We decided to share them with all our friends. And what about you, 1000 Towns of Canada followers? We are waiting your memories :)
Images from Paris, Ontario
This image was sent by ehCanadaTravel.com, Instagram Fisgard #Lighthouse – #Colwood, BC, Canada posted by @toadhollowphoto #lighthouse_captures #lighthouse #heritagesite #marinephotography #victoriabc #victoria #vancouverisland #lightkeeper #boating #fisgardlighthouse #sightseeing #Photographer #attraction #toppic #historymaker #history #canadaland @enjoycanada @1000townscanada @canada_pic A post shared by ehCanadaTravel.com (@ehcanadatravel) on Mar 6, 2017 at 5:29pm PST
On August 10, 1876, the world’s first long distance phone call was made from the shop in the village of Paris to the Alexander Graham Bell Homestead near Brantford.
This images were sent to 1000towns by Bud Bussiere, https://twitter.com/Monte33Carlo. Thanks a lot! merritt.ca/