In 1976, Canadian author Marian Engel wrote what would become her most famous novel ever, Bear. The book won the Governor General's Literary Award, one of Canada's most prestigious book awards, but has also been called the most controversial Canadian novel ever.
Why is it so controversial you ask? Well, the story is about a lonely librarian in Northern Ontario who regularly f*cks a bear. The book is so wild, no pun intended, that Redditors have been tearing it apart online lately and it's hilarious.
Aside from the plot based questions, people also seem shocked that this book was award-winning, and some assumed that it just won by default because there were no other good books at the time.
But in the case of Bear that isn't what happened. The book genuinely received praise and good reviews not only in Canada but internationally as well. The Spanish version, Oso, has particularly been well received and become quite popular.
This isn't the first time Bear has made its way to internet stardom. In 2014, a meme of the cover with the caption "WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, CANADA?" went viral and actually ended up encouraging more people to read it.
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Why You Need To Go: Tucked away in Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, Dundas Peak offers towering views of the escarpment and Hamilton. The hike is just under an hour from Toronto, and it will even take you past a 41-metre waterfall. Reservations are required.
Why You Need To Go: Take in soaring views of Buttermilk Valley on this giant trestle bridge, which sits 29 metres above the land below. It can be found along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail about an hour and a half from Toronto.
The exact harvesting dates depend on the weather, but typically strawberries are available in mid-June, raspberries in July, and blueberries in August. But it is a smart idea to check with the farm first to check the crop is ready.
Millar Berry Farms
Address: 7375 Longwoods Rd., London, ON
Why You Need To Go: In addition to their pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry gardens, you can also purchase fresh vegetables like beets, kale and broccoli.