Unique Places in Canada

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    The Canadian-American Border Marker

    by traveldave Updated Jan 16, 2012

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    Outside the Haskell Free Library in Stanstead, Quebec and Derby Line, Vermont, there is a stone border marker which marks the border between the United States and Canada.

    There are no border formalities here. Visitors can freely cross between both countries to take pictures of the border marker, and to stand with one foot in each country.

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    Sun Peaks Resort, kamloops

    by ines2003 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Sun Peaks Resort is a winter skiing destination located 50 km (driving distance) northeast of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The summit of the ski area is at an elevation of 2,080 m (6,824 ft), with an 881 m (2,891 ft) vertical rise from the base of the peak. Sun Peaks Resort has 15 square kilometres (3,678 acres) of skiable terrain, and receives an average of 5.6 m (220 in) of snow per year. The resort has 12 lifts with a total capacity of 11,000 riders per hour. There are 117 runs, including 12 gladed areas and 40km of cross country trails. Sun Peaks area averages over 2000 hours of sun a year. Prior to July 1993, Sun Peaks was known simply as Tod Mountain, named after the highest ski mountain at the resort. The ski area is comprised of three mountains: Tod Mountain, Sundance Mountain, and Mt. Morrisey. It counts on a golf course, a pool al air free with hot water, a skating rink on ice in winter, 2 record stores, various pub to listen musica in alive, to carry out walks, in summer can walk to horse and to mount bicycles.

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    Spencer Gorge/Webster's Falls Conservation Area

    by sailornappo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This significant natural area contains two beautiful waterfalls: Webster's and Tews Falls. Webster's is a magnificent tiered waterfall and Tews, which towers at 41 metres, is only a few metres shorter than Niagara Falls. Both offer spectacular vistas of the gorge. A nature trail allows access to the Dundas Peak, which provides stunning views of Dundas and Hamilton. Other pathways passing through the park include the Bruce Trail, and a side-trail to historic Crook's Hollow Conservation Area.
    Through every season, Spencer Gorge offers beautiful natural landscapes - from vibrant forests in summer and dazzling autumn foliage to frozen waterfalls that sparkle in winter.

    Directions:
    From Toronto: Take Highway 6 North to Highway 5 West. Turn south (left) onto Brock Road. Turn east (left) onto Harvest Road. Turn right onto Short Road and left onto Fallsview Road and follow the signs for the parking lot. For Dundas Peak and Tews Falls lookout parking, follow Harvest Road further down until you see the signs,

    The Park also is great for picnic's.

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    double click on this map and ...

    by MURRA Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    double click on this map and you will see Niagara
    penninsula at american border the north half is Jordan and has niagara escarpment orchard area.The Niagara Falls themselves are right on border with Usa.
    Straight north of St Catharines across lake is Toronto about 100 miles.

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    EAGLE LAKE

    by hevbell Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Eagle Lake in Ontario & Mikisew Park which borders it. We went swimming in the lake while staying at the nearby town of South River. Photo from a website http://www.ontarioparks.com/miki.html' about Ontario parks

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    The Haskell Free Library

    by traveldave Updated Oct 18, 2010

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    The Haskell Free Library is probably the most unique library in the world. The building housing the library straddles the international border, and half is in Derby Line, Vermont and the other half is in Stanstead, Quebec. The library has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is also a Canadian historical site.

    Most of the library's collection of books is on the Canadian side of the border, so it has been said that the Haskell Free Library is the only library in the United States with no books. The collection includes 20,000 volumes in both English and French.

    The Haskell Free Library was built in 1904 in the neo-Classical style of architecture by American sawmill owner Carlos Haskell and his Canadian wife Martha Stewart Haskell for use by the people of both countries. The library has since been donated to Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec. It is currently run by a private international board of four American and three Canadian directors.

    The black line painted on the floor marks the border between the United States (left) and Canada (right). When I took this picture, I was straddling the border, with one foot in the United States, and the other foot in Canada.

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    The Canadian North - Iqaluit, Nunavut

    by jamiesno Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Most of Canadians live along the Canada / USA border but if you want to get off the beaten path and really explore Canada. If you are an adventurer willing to make the trek and see how the rest of Canada lives you should go to the Canadian north.

    I have been fortunate to explore several parts of the Canadian north so far and in this tip I am recommending Iqaluit in Nunavut, Canada's newest territory!

    It's home to an amazing House of Assembly, the Canadian Inuit dog, Inuit people, raw northern landscapes, unique cultures, polar bears and economic growth potential.

    I have a link to a seperate Iqaluit web page here on VT however you are just scratching Nunavut's surface by getting to Iqaluit, as you will see from the map, it's hard to grasp how big and remote this territory really is. I trust you would enjoy your visit here!

    Where is your sense of adventure?

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    The Canadian North - Yellowknife, NWT

    by jamiesno Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Continuing with my Canadian North series of tips Yellowknife is a beautiful modern capital city located in the North West Territories.

    The drive to Yellowknife is full of amazing waterfalls, wild buffalo, over 12 different aboriginal dialects, massive diamond fields and immense outdoor activity opportunities.

    Arguably the best fish I have ever eaten was at a place called Bullock's in Yelloknife. I have a link provided to a page dedicated completly to this location.

    The customer service, dining opportunities and shopping all deserve very high rating regardless of location but certainly in the north.

    Put on your trekking shoes and take the challenge to get way up here north of the 60th parrallel.

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    The Canadian North - Whitehorse, Yukon

    by jamiesno Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    The Yukon! Whitehorse is a very modern capital and what a place to live if you are into outdoor activities.

    If you haven't been able to tell I am a fan of the Canadian north!

    Every place has its own unique history and claim to fame! Here in Whitehorse it's the infamous gold rush!! This history is very rich and adds to the immense character of this region of Canada. I have a link specifically to a Whitehorse page.

    The Yukon is also home to Dawson City, Canada's highest peak and a very close proximity to Alaska which makes for great day tripping from Whitehorse.

    Beleive me there is something about this place you will enjoy!!! The bald eagles, rivers, valleys, mountains, the list goes on :-)

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    The Canadian North - Labrador

    by jamiesno Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Labrador is a very unique and distinct region of the Canadian North and part of the province of Newfoudland and Labrador.

    Labrador is a very big region with three different aboriginal influences, a young history of european settlers to the area.

    It is very remote and another area where you have to prepare for the challenge but when you get here there is ample adventure and landscapes for you to enjoy!

    I have a special page dedicated specifically to Labrador and I hope you enjoy!!

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    University if British colombia (UBC)

    by Rumi-fan Written Jul 14, 2007

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    UBC will accommodate people during the uni vacations. Uni residences are usually cheap and clean and near facilities. Its a good option to hotels and good for backpackers. UBC has gorgeous grounds and the accomm is clean and well kept.

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    Dream Campground

    by rosesong Written Aug 24, 2005

    One of the most memorable camping trips was in the backwoods logging areas of British Columbia. A campground stumbled upon late in the day offered fresh baked apple pies upon request. Needless to say, we ordered two pies that evening. We woke to a breathtaking sunrise and picked wild strawberries for breakfast.

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    THERE IS A LOT TO DO IN QUEBEC

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Jul 31, 2005

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    Not only you, but also the canadians dream about goping to Quebec, but if once you come in the winter, please pay attention in the surroundings of the city, and you will find a wonderful place in the mountains...

    SAINTE ANNE!!! :)

    In my opinion it is the best place for skiing in Quebec Province, at least it is not so Hollywood style like Tremblent.

    I love Tremblent for sure, but in Sainte Anne you will be more in touch with the winderful Quebecois!

    February 2005

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    Black Bears & Sheep on the Alcan

    by ruzena Written Jun 29, 2005

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    We were driving down the Alcan Highway and spotted at least 4 bears within 10 miles. They all come out to suck the salt off the streets that the Canadians do during the winter and when it melts the salt drifts to the edges and cracks so if ur driving at night then make sure your careful of animals sheep and moose do it too!

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    Badland Mud

    by ruzena Written Jun 29, 2005

    I decided i wanted to explore a little bit down the badlands where theres a trail I found out that if you get in the mud thats slightly dried over and looks stable but is definately not. It took me a half ahour to wash off my leg in the Red Deer River near there ferry crossing.

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