We had a quiet Canada Day. I had checked out my weather app and saw it was threatening to rain and thunderstorm almost all day. It did, too. On and off in downpours so I am kind of glad we decided to stay home and make a day of it here. 

A perfect day to just relax, enjoy our official first day of summer vacation and maybe take in a little bit of Netflix since the rain put a damper on anything outside. No pun intended. ;-) 

Canada's official birthday has come and gone but that doesn't mean the celebrating has to end after July 1st!

Netflix Canada recommends some great homegrown shows and movies you can get back to your roots with! 

For the kids:

The Magic School bus - an old favourite from I think pretty much every adult Canadian my age and younger's childhood. Educational and entertaining, my kids like this one. 

Caillou - love him or hate him, Caillou is here to stay! Miss M is my third kid to actually enjoy watching this Canadian favourite among preschoolers. She sings and she dances. This show has its own  magic. Maybe it's the bright colours in the show or the fact he kind of looks like Charlie Brown, whatever the case Caillou will keep your toddler or preschooler happy! 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Dog Days - My oldest loves the Wimpy Kid books so naturally she is drawn to the movies. I'm sure she will check this one out with her younger brother if they haven't already. My older two can binge watch like the best of us! This movie was filmed in Vancouver, B.C.! 

For the grown-ups:

The Change-Up - As a Canadian, I'm a Ryan Reynolds fan myself. I have seen this comedy. It's about two friends who basically switch lives with hilarious outcomes and I will most likely be watching it again now that it's available on Netflix! It's a great comedy for a stay-in date night with the hubby.

How I Met Your Mother - what better time to start watching another series I haven't had the chance to than on those lazy summer nights! I've heard great things about HIMYM and so far I haven't been disappointed watching a show others raved about. 

For the entire family: 

Shrek the third - the 3rd instalment in the Shrek franchise starring Canadian born Mike Meyers. You are always in for a laugh with the Shrek movies. 

You can find these and more great Canadian hits on Netflix.ca! 

Find out what everyone's watching this summer and follow along social media using hashtag #StreamTeam!

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  1. OH I'd be watching Shrek if we stil had netflix

    1. You should sign up! You get a 30 day trial! So many great movies and shows coming up on Netflix this summer!


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