Canada is known the world over for its special brand of “nice.” While many think of our welcoming people, to us, nice means so much more. From our rich history and diverse cultures to stunning natural beauty, iconic foods and just plain old humble Canadian pride, there’s a lot of nice contained within these borders.
Helmed by the creators of the Broadway musical Come From Away, Irene Sankhoff & David Hein, a varied roster of influential Canadians have lent their voices to This is Canada Nice, including Canadian cast members from Come From Away. Notable additions joining the song include Rita Baga, celebrated Quebecois drag queen; iskwē, Indigenous singer-songwriter; Roberta Bondar, Canada's first female astronaut and first neurologist in space, in addition to influential authors, athletes and artists.
In a time when the world could use a little more of it, we’re here to remind travellers of what will be ready to welcome them back when the time comes.
NICE is not one place or thing, it’s a mosaic, a global village, a pickup game, we pass the puck to be.
NICE is honoring our elders, educating for the future, acknowledging this land, respecting those who’ve always been here.
NICE is a secret code we’ve trained the world to call us, so they visit other places, because Canada? Nah, it’s just NICE...