Episode 2: Oh Canada!

gregwebb44Grandpa's Globe

Canada’s pretty great, eh! Follow Sawyer and Suzie’s incredible trip through Canada as they explore everything from French Quebec to Jasper National Park. (Duration: 29:18) Get access to all of the Purple Rocket Podcast episodes for free by downloading the RadioPublic app HERE. Theme music by Kevin Macleod – Incompetech.com. Want to listen offline? Click the download icon on the player above to download this episode to your device.


Have a conversation with your child about what you’ve learned about Canada from the episode. Locate Canada on a globe or map and discuss how far it is from your home, what continent it’s on, and what countries are around it. See if they can find the locations mentioned in the episode: Quebec, Alberta, Vancouver, and the Yukon


Walk down the streets of the places mentioned in this episode using Google Street View.

Old Quebec (stroll by the Chateau Frontenac where Suzie and Sawyer danced)


Vancouver, British Columbia (Check out the stadium for the Vancouver Canucks)

Here are some images of the Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights) taken in the Yukon Territory of Canada.

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake here Jan. 18. The lights are the result of solar particles colliding with gases in Earth's atmosphere. Early Eskimos and Indians believed different legends about the Northern Lights, such as they were the souls of animals dancing in the sky or the souls of fallen enemies trying to rise again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang)



A Taste of Canada

Make this popular Canadian dish together:



4 servings


1 quart vegetable oil for frying

1 (10.25 ounce) can beef gravy

5 medium potatoes, cut into fries

2 cups cheese curds

  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). While the oil is heating, you can begin to warm your gravy.
  2. Place the fries into the hot oil, and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes. Make the fries in batches if necessary to allow them room to move a little in the oil. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  3. Place the fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the cheese over them. Ladle gravy over the fries and cheese, and serve immediately.