Colour your way across Canada with CBC
Artists across Canada have come together to bring you CBC’s Great Canadian Colouring Book
What began as a project to celebrate Canada's 153rd birthday has turned into a lot of fun and creativity with many Canadians picking up their crayons and colouring their way across Canada.
Artists from coast to coast to coast have designed pages representing their provinces and territories to bring you CBC's Great Canadian Colouring Book. What a great way to explore Canada - in a year like no other - when most people are planning staycations and remaining closer to home.
Four artists from the Atlantic Region - Marcus Gosse in Newfoundland and Labrador, Tania Pendergast in Prince Edward Island, Miro Bautista in Nova Scotia and Penny Heather in New Brunswick - artfully designed colouring pages reflecting their province. See these along with the other beautiful designs from across Canada by downloading your printable copy.
Step 1: Download and print your colouring book. For best results, print pages using black and white settings.
Step 2: Get out your crayons, colouring pencils and markers and colour away.
About the Atlantic region artists
Check out the profiles for all the artists across the country who took part in this project.
Ramir "Miro" Bautista was born and raised in the Philippines. He moved to Halifax three years ago. When he is not drawing, Miro works as a nurse at a long-term care facility in the city.
"We've been through trials and challenges for the past months, but we lifted each other up," Miro says about his colouring page. "We proved that we are always stronger together. For this year's Canada Day, we celebrate diversity and positivity. #NovaScotiaStrong"
See more of Miro's art here.
Marcus Gosse is a Newfoundland Mi'kmaq Artist, and a member of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band in Newfoundland. Marcus' grandmother, Alice Maude Gosse (maiden name-Benoit), is a Mi'kmaq Elder, who was born and raised in Red Brook, N.L. (Welbooktoojech) located on the Port-Au-Port Peninsula. In 2005, Marcus was given his native name Papamikapow, which means "Traveler" (He who travels, not only physically, but spiritually) from an Ojibway-Cree Elder from Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario. Marcus incorporates the ancient Mi'kmaq Star, Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs, Hieroglyphs, and various double curve designs into the landscapes of his paintings. See more about Marcus and his art here.
PENNY HEATHER - NEW BRUNSWICK
Penny Heather is a full-time artist working in Fredericton, after returning back home to Fredericton from Calgary. "I am inspired by the landscapes of my home province, painting in a style I would describe as 'fantasy realism', which results from my observations and impressions of the environment around me," she says. "Creating art is a meditation for me; a compass to navigate subconscious thoughts, where recurring patterns become apparent in a visual way that I can share for others to interpret on their own. See more about Penny and her work here.
TANIA PENDERGAST - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Tania Pendergast is a calligrapher, illustrator and hand lettering artist living in Prince Edward Island. Her work evolved from her personal art therapy that she undertook after being diagnosed with depression and chronic pain in 2014. Before that time, she was a Signals Officer in the Canadian Army for 20 years. In 2016, Tania started Bright Spot Papier & Art after rekindling her love of quotes and illustration. Tania considers herself to be a curator of beautiful words, and loves to play with colour as much as she can. See more about Tania and her art here.