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13 January 2020

From Far and Wide (Series 3)

The miniature sheet of nine definitive stamps unveiled 7 September 2019 by Canada Post stamp design manager Susan Gilson at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show in Mississauga, Ontario.

Canada: From Far And Wide (miniature sheet of 9), 13 January 2020. All images from Canada Post.

Miniature Sheet of 9 Stamps
Quantity Produced – 70,000
Original Price: $11.62
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 150 mm x 75 mm
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
Design: Stéphane Huot.

There are so many beautiful places to see across Canada, it’s a constant temptation to pack your bags, hit the road and explore this fabulous country from one end to the other. If that’s not practical, this new definitive stamp series – From Far and Wide – promises to satisfy even the most restless of armchair travelers and inspire all of us to see more of this land first-hand.

According to stamp designer Stéphane Huot, it’s a privilege to work on a stamp series over an extended period of time. He adds, “The challenge is to establish a design platform that can be repeated, but that can also evolve. In the ‘From Far and Wide’ series, the evolution is the result of the images chosen for the background of the souvenir sheet and a strong and distinctive color scheme that establishes the tone for the series. Beauty is found in the series’ continuity, while a fresh colour palate and eye-popping new images make each issue visually unique.”

Canada: From Far And Wide (booklet of 10 domestic rate stamps), 13 January 2020.

Get a traveller’s view of some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery with this booklet of 10 PermanentTM domestic-rate stamps, part of the third issue in our multi-year From Far and Wide series.

This booklet contains five pairs of stamps, each featuring a photograph capturing a quintessentially Canadian location. See the methane bubbles of Alberta’s Abraham Lake, Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, Yukon’s Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park, the fishing village of French River in Prince Edward Island and Quebec’s Îles de la Madeleine.

Canada: From Far and Wide (Permanent domestic rate stamps from booklet), 13 January 2020.

Abraham Lake
Created in 1972, when the Bighorn Dam was constructed, Abraham Lake is Alberta’s largest artificial lake. Located about 200 kilometres from Red Deer, it has become popular with tourists and photographers – especially in winter, when methane gas bubbles trapped in the ice create spectacular patterns.

Athabasca Sand Dunes
Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park is home to the largest active sand surface in Canada and hosts a unique ecosystem that supports several species of rare, endemic plants. The dunes, which can rise as high as 30 metres, are believed to have been formed 8,000 to 9,000 years ago and are the most northern on Earth.

Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk
Located north of the Arctic Circle, Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park is a prime destination for experienced wilderness seekers. This living park is home to the Inuvialuit people, who still use the area for hunting and fishing. Visitors can learn about the island’s unique culture and natural history, and tour a 19th-century whaling station.

French River
Set on an inlet off New London Bay within the Green Gables Shore region, the tiny fishing village of French River exemplifies the rural charm of Prince Edward Island. The boats and brightly painted fish sheds in the harbour, framed by rolling farmland, make it one of the province’s most photographed and painted places.

Îles de la Madeleine
Take a five-hour ferry ride from Prince Edward Island to find the Îles de la Madeleine – or Magdalen Islands – which have a unique culture blended from their various settlers and inhabitants. You can savour the Madelinots’ renowned seafood cuisine, discover endless beaches, take thrilling marine excursions and enjoy a thriving arts scene.

Canada: From Far and Wide (booklet of 6 stamps – USA), 13 January 2020.

Share the splendour of British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, with this booklet of six U.S. rate stamps.

This is one of nine definitive stamps in the third issue of From Far and Wide, a multi-year series featuring photos of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes.

Canada: From Far and Wide (USA rate stamp from booklet), 13 January 2020.

Kootenay National Park is one of seven national and provincial parks that make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. Spanning more than 1,400 km², Kootenay is home to the Radium Hot Springs and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Canada: From Far And Wide (booklet of 6 stamps – oversized), 13 January 2020.

Share the views that draw thousands to New Brunswick every year with this booklet of six oversized-rate stamps featuring Grand Manan Island’s historic Swallowtail Lighthouse. Oversized-rate stamps are required for larger documents and unusually shaped envelopes weighing up to 100 grams.

This is one of nine definitive stamps in the third issue of From Far and Wide, a multi-year series featuring photos of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes.

Canada: From Far and Wide (oversized rate stamp from booklet), 13 January 2020.

The first lighthouse to be built on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy, Swallowtail Lighthouse started service in 1860, its construction spurred by the shipwreck of the Lord Ashburton and the loss of 21 crew members. Swallowtail is perched on a high rugged peninsula that offers magnificent views and opportunities for seal, whale and seabird watching.

Canada: From Far And Wide (coil of 50 international rate stamps), 13 January 2020.

See the stunning coastal views of Cape Breton Island’s Cabot Trail with this coil of 50 international rate stamps.

This is one of nine definitive stamps in the third issue of From Far and Wide, a multi-year series featuring photos of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes.

Canada: From Far And Wide (international-rate stamp from coil), 13 January 2020.

The Cabot Trail is an award-winning year-round road that provides visitors with easy access to activities ranging from hiking, cycling and golfing to swimming, whale watching and sea kayaking. Almost 300 kilometres in length, the route loops around the northern part of the island, offering stunning coastal views and rugged highland panoramas.

Canada: From Far And Wide (coil of 100 domestic rate stamps), 13 January 2020.

Canada: From Far And Wide (coil of 50 USA rate stamps), 13 January 2020.
Canada: From Far And Wide (coil of 50 oversized rate stamps), 13 January 2020.
Canada: From Far And Wide (set of pre-paid postcards), 13 January 2020.

Some of Canada’s most iconic landscapes are captured in this set of nine postage-paid postcards from our From Far and Wide stamp series. Enjoy as part of your collection or send anywhere in the world.

Each postcard features a photograph capturing a quintessentially Canadian location:

Abraham Lake, AB
Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, SK
Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park, YT
French River, PE
Îles de la Madeleine, QC
Carcajou Falls, NT
Kootenay National Park, BC
Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island, NB
Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, NS
This year marks the third issue celebrating must-see Canadian destinations.

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