|Date of Issue||January 14, 2019|
|Series||From Far and Wide|
|Series Time Span||2018 - 2019|
Athabasca Falls, in Alberta’s Jasper National Park, is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies due to the sheer volume of its flow. Fed by the Columbia Icefield, the 23-metre-high falls pour over hard quartzite and cut into the underlying limestone, carving potholes into the canyon below.
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.