We had enough tourism ads in the latest NHL Center Ice free preview to warrant its own column. The last few ads fit a different kind of tourism so follow along until the end.
Prince Edward Island may not be a place where you want to spend all 12 months, but the summer months are absolutely beautiful. The food lovers element is a nice category: the food was very good there except for the overcooked burger thanks to stupid federal laws. Eat more Cows ice cream and take the tour in Charlottetown.
Explore Edmonton is a nice alliteration to show the northern Alberta city. Most of the shots are summer and, in different shots, could be anywhere. You can find fun in Edmonton and the surrounding area for a few days. The ad must be somewhat new since footage of Rogers Place is there. With the new arena, there is more pressure on downtown businesses to respond to hockey fans used to being on the northeast side of town.
Manitoba tourism ads never focus on Winnipeg, the province's largest city. This ad gave us more than polar bears, a nice change. Don't worry, there is a polar bear in this ad. It's a requirement for a Manitoba tourism ad.
I only scratched the top of the iceberg that floats off-shore in the spring in Newfoundland and Labrador. None of these pictures are from St. John's. The buffalo in the Manitoba ad should have matched by a moose in Newfoundland. Still haven't seen Labrador in a tourism ad.
This isn't really a tourism ad for Ontario, but this ad speaks to what living in Ontario can be like when you are new to Canada. Toronto is a very integrated city. Ottawa has cosmopolitan elements being a national capital. And many smaller Ontario cities have done well in taking in refugees. Tourism ads show what can happen in a place. This ad shows us the everyday life.
Stuart McLean took us through Canada with The Vinyl Cafe on CBC Radio One. McLean passed away on February 15 after a battle with cancer. Nice of CBC to run this promo to help celebrate what McLean brought to the Canadian landscape.
This Canadian Pacific ad showcases beautiful Canadian scenery even though this was about train safety. The message is to approve changes so they can monitor audio and video recordings to make trains safer. Not sure why that isn't happening. I kept thinking about the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec accident while watching this PSA.
videos credit: Companies in the ads