Canada Day Special

The Great Canadian Tour

Canada Day Special

A cross-country adventure exploring the sights, sounds, and stories that make Canada interesting and unique.

Join host Glen McInnis as he travels across the country for a special Canada Day edition.

In this episode, Glen visits Newfoundland and Labrador, where July 1st is also recognized as Memorial Day. Learn about the brave Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who fought in the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel, France. On July 1, 1916, 801 members of the 1st Newfoundland Regiment fought in that battle and only 68 answered the roll call the next morning.

Next, travel to Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia and find out how dinosaur fossils are breathing life into the town of Tumbler Ridge.

Then, take a historical tour of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.


image - Glen McInnis

Glen McInnis

Born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Glen is a proud Cape Bretoner. His distinctive personality and informal approach bring a fresh perspective to political news. Since joining CPAC in 2000, Glen has hosted Outburst, the Great Canadian Tour and reported on the Hill. Before joining CPAC, Glen worked with CBC Radio in Sydney, NS, and occasionally appeared as guest host for Breakfast Television on ATV in Halifax. He has also worked for Calgary’s A-Channel where he was a producer for The Big Breakfast, as well as a news writer. Glen is also an avid musician, and can often be found playing his prized Rickenbacker bass around Ottawa in his spare time.