From Far and Wide

Posted on Jan. 13, 2020 by Canada Post in Latest Stamps

Join us as we visit the newest must-see places in the third issue of our From Far and Wide series. From the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia to the rugged coast of Nova Scotia, the scenic vistas in this set of nine stamps are sure to inspire you to pack a bag, grab a map and go.

Stéphane Huot, who also developed the design for the first two issues, says beauty is found in the series’ continuity, while a fresh colour palate and eye--popping new images make each issue visually unique.

From Far and Wide includes five PermanentTM domestic rate stamps and one of each at the single-stamp domestic, U.S., oversized and international rates. Also available are postcards of all nine breathtaking locations and a souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover – cancelled in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, the town closest to Kootenay National Park, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020.

Abraham Lake (Alta.), PermanentTM rate

Created in 1972, when the Bighorn Dam was constructed, Abraham Lake is Alberta’s largest artificial lake. Located about 200 kilometres from Red Deer, it has become popular with tourists and photographers – especially in winter, when methane gas bubbles trapped in the ice create spectacular patterns.

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (Sask.), PermanentTM rate

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park is home to the largest active sand surface in Canada and hosts a unique ecosystem that supports several species of rare, endemic plants. The dunes, which can rise as high as 30 metres, are believed to have been formed 8,000 to 9,000 years ago and are the most northern on Earth.

Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (Yukon), PermanentTM rate

Located north of the Arctic Circle, Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park is a prime destination for experienced wilderness seekers. This living park is home to the Inuvialuit people, who still use the area for hunting and fishing. Visitors can learn about the island’s unique culture and natural history, and tour a 19th-century whaling station.

French River (P.E.I.), PermanentTM rate

Set on an inlet off New London Bay within the Green Gables Shore region, the tiny fishing village of French River exemplifies the rural charm of Prince Edward Island. The boats and brightly painted fish sheds in the harbour, framed by rolling farmland, make it one of the province’s most photographed and painted places.

Îles de la Madeleine (Que.), PermanentTM rate

Take a five-hour ferry ride from Prince Edward Island to find the Îles de la Madeleine – or Magdalen Islands – which have a unique culture blended from their various settlers and inhabitants. You can savour the Madelinots’ renowned seafood cuisine, discover endless beaches, take thrilling marine excursions and enjoy a thriving arts scene.

Carcajou Falls (N.W.T.), single-stamp domestic rate

After meandering through a flat river valley, the Carcajou River makes a sudden 670-metre drop, creating the spectacular upper Carcajou Falls – the first of three drops. To witness the dramatic falls, you can either hike along the demanding Canol Heritage Trail or take a flightseeing tour from the nearby town of Norman Wells.

Kootenay National Park (B.C.), U.S. rate

Home to the popular Radium Hot Springs, Kootenay National Park boasts more than 1,400 square kilometres of contrasting wilderness and breathtaking scenery, including the massive limestone face of the Rockwall. Kootenay, one of seven national and provincial parks in the Rocky Mountains, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020.

Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (N.B.), oversized rate

Since it started service in 1860, the Swallowtail Lighthouse has retained the original wooden tower and continues to operate as a navigation aid in the Bay of Fundy. Thanks to the commanding perch on a rugged peninsula, it will likely be the first landmark you’ll see when arriving by ferry, and is an ideal vantage point for seal, whale and seabird watching.

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (N.S.), international rate

Looping nearly 300 kilometres around the northern part of Cape Breton Island, the Cabot Trail offers you stunning coastal views, rugged highland panoramas, and authentic Celtic and Acadian hospitality. The award-winning year-round road provides easy access to activities ranging from hiking and cycling to golfing and sea kayaking.

Stamp Specifications

Booklet of 10 stamps - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 111243
  • Layout: Booklet of 10 stamps
  • Price: $9.20
  • Denomination: 5 x Permanent™ (domestic rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Coil of 100 stamps - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 101410
  • Layout: Coil of 100 stamps
  • Price: $92.00
  • Denomination: 5 x Permanent™ (domestic rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Coil of 50 stamps - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 401415117
  • Layout: Coil of 50 stamps
  • Price: $53.50
  • Denomination: $1.07 (single-stamp domestic rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 26 mm x 22 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Coil of 50 stamps:U.S. rate - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 401412117
  • Layout: CCoil of 50 stamps
  • Price: $65.00
  • Denomination: $1.30 (U.S. rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Booklet of 6 stamps:U.S. rate - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 111244
  • Layout: Booklet of 6 stamps
  • Price: $7.80
  • Denomination: $1.30 (U.S. rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Coil of 50 stamps:Oversized rate - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 401413117
  • Layout: Coil of 50 stamps
  • Price: $97.00
  • Denomination: $1.94 (oversized rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Booklet of 6 stamps:Oversized rate - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 111245
  • Layout: Booklet of 6 stamps
  • Price: $11.64
  • Denomination: $1.94 (oversized rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Coil of 50 stamps:International  rate - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 401414117
  • Layout: Coil of 50 stamps
  • Price: $135.50
  • Denomination: $2.71 (international rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Booklet of 6 stamps:International  rate - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 111246
  • Layout: Booklet of 6 stamps
  • Price: $16.26
  • Denomination: $2.71 (international rate)
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
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Souvenir sheet of 9 stamps - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 411243145
  • Layout: Souvenir sheet of 9 stamps
  • Price: $11.62
  • Denomination: 5 x Permanent™, 1 x $1.07, 1 x $1.30, 1 x $1.94, 1 x $2.71
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 150 mm x 75 mm
  • Gum Type: PVA
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: 70,000
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Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover - From Far and Wide
  • Product #: 411243144
  • Layout: Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover
  • Price: $12.62
  • Denomination: 5 x Permanent™, 1 x $1.07, 1 x $1.30, 1 x $1.94, 1 x $2.71
  • Design: Stéphane Huot
  • Photos: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan. Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park (SK) – Robin and Arlene Karpan. Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park (YT) – Cameron Eckert, courtesy of the Government of Yukon. French River (PE) – Barrett & MacKay Photography. Îles de la Madeleine (QC) – Mathieu Dupuis. Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism. Kootenay National Park (BC) – Roger Hostin, courtesy of Parks Canada. Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island (NB) – James Sullivan. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island (NS) – Adam Hill, courtesy of Destination Cape Breton.
  • Dimensions: 190 mm x 112 mm
  • Cancellation site: Radium Hot Springs BC
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Quantity: 6,000
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