How psyched is Canada for the 150? Canadians are like little kids who just can’t wait for their birthday party. We’ve got our party hats, our cake all ready and our favourite colour of paper plates from Dollarama (red and white, of course). All that’s left is actually choosing which of all these incredible Canada Day events to attend. Ottawa is obviously the number one destination on July 1st and that’s exactly where one of Canada’s oldest, um, entities is headed (no, not the queen). Iceberg Vodka is moving a 20,000 year-old iceberg from Newfoundland to Ottawa in celebration of our landmark birthday. Wow, that’s quite the present.
If you’re picturing a cartoon iceberg being towed by a boat with a rope, you’re not alone. That was our first thought too, but apparently that’s not the easiest way to move an iceberg. Go figure.
The company melted down one of the Arctic Ocean icebergs off the coast of NFL and transported it down to Ontario for reconstruction. This week, it toured the province a little, making stops in Kitchener, Hamilton, Toronto and Kingston on its way up to the capital. ‘How does an iceberg tour’ you ask? In a tour bus, obviously. That ice giant has its very own ice bus in which it’s been travelling the province. Yes, a block of ice has a nicer ride than we do.
So what does one do with a visiting iceberg? Well, it’s clearly a great Insta opportunity but you’ll also have an opportunity to taste it. Isn’t that dirty? Actually, no. This iceberg is some of the cleanest H2O we have on the planet. Since it’s been frozen for 20,000 years, it hasn’t been affected by pollution at all. This is some pure water, folks.
Okay, but why? Iceberg vodka apparently uses iceberg water to make their vodka (which makes sense now that we think about it), so they wanted to give Canadians an opportunity to taste pure iceberg water for themselves. You know, as opposed to when it’s made into vodka. Supposedly it tastes different when it’s not 40 percent alcohol. We’ll be the judges of that though.
If you’re in Ottawa for that killer Canada Day concert anyway, why not drop by this iceberg for a taste of pure non-polluted water? You know, to re-hydrate from all the Caesars you’ll be drinking that day.