LAC SUPERIEUR - LA MACAZA
The Laurentides - A real shelter from Montrealers are the Laurentides, a beautiful region of lakes and mountains where most of the people ahve their chalets!;)
I was sooo stupid, I was extremely convinced that I was at lake Superior, that famous and big lake in North America, but the real Superior was quite far from me!
And I just wanted to go there because I saw the roads signs, and we decided to make a stop there!
It is also a place for the bears in this province, but it was winter and for sure everybody was sleeping!
I love this picture, and I am sure you will like it too!
January 25th, 2005
MY ENGLISH HOME - PAKENHAM
In 1815, Edward Pakenham was very busy fighting in the Battle of New Orleans, he was a nice british general who were born in the County Westmeath, Ireland.
If he were alive today he would be 227 years old, too old to ski in Pakenham Hill. He was born in 1778. But if he were alive he woudl see a nice and very pleasant little canadian town in Ontario that I had the honor to visit!
And I saw the only bridge in north america with 5 archs!;)
THE PAKENHAM BRIDGE!
Pakenham was defeated in Chalmottem, Louisiana, but at elast now he is a name of a city in Canada and he has a bridge in his name!;) Ohh and before I forget, there is also a Hill with his name as well!
I know that there is also another Pakenham town in Australia, but not as cold as our canadian villages!;)
Enjoy Canada, it is a beautiful country. You can find a lot of wildlife if you take the time, and go off the beaten path. These are the highlights of my vacation, spotting this bear in the wild, seeing the moose, deer, or a squirrel somewhere in a tree. hearing the coyotes howling in the distance when you are camping, hear the water streaming in the rivers, or the thundery noise of a waterfall. Every part of Canada is different, but it all has it's own charm and beauty. As long as you go off the beaten path, you can find all the beauty Canada has to offer.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden
The Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden is a chinese garden located in Vancouver's busy Chinatown. The garden was designed to resemble Taoist gardens in China where one went to experience tranquility. Being located in such a crowded and bustling section of Vancouver you will find that dropping in on the park can be a welcome relief.
The Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden was created in 1985-86 and was the first full scale Chinese garden constructed outside of China. It was created along the same lines as those of the Ming Dynasty. The plants grown in the garden are the same that you would find in China. Each plant is meant to set a certain mood. The garden is named after Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, considered to be the father of Modern China.
The hours of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden vary dramatically throughout the year. Check the website below for the time of season you will be visiting. It costs $8.25 for an adult ticket.
The garden is located at 578 Carrall Street,
west of downtown Vancouver.Related to:
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Organic Farm Stay
There is a program called Willing Workers on Organic Farms. Visiters from all over the world come to stay on farms in Ontario and British Columbia. While this is a great way to travel and get to know the people and cultures of Canada. In exchange for housing the wwoof program participants work on organic farms for 4-5 hours per day.Related to:
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Ha - I've lived about 5kms from this point for the past 3 years and yet wasn't aware of its beauty. Goes to show how easily you can get caught up in the day to day crap and forget to be a tourist hey.
Toronto is on Lake Ontario which is in essence destroyed environmentally so you can't swim in it. BUT - it is still a lovely place to walk along or gaze out at.
BUGGER - still can't work out how to upload my photos. Ooops - image to come when brain arrives !!
The Bones Project
Despite its small size, Telegraph Cove is a major whale watching center and primary put-in spot for sea kayaking excursions to Johnstone Strait. At the far end of the harbor boardwalk is a converted warehouse containing the Johnstone Strait Whale Interpretive Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to marine education, research and interpretive programs (nicknamed the "Bones Project"). On display there are many marine mammal skeletons and other exhibits of local wildlife. On last visit, preparations were underway to mount a sixty-foot-long fin whale skeleton. The Centre is well-worth a visit.Related to:
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Canadian Nature and waters
I remember once talking to an American friend who likes fishing, just like me. He said once: "This is as close as I ever get to haven" He meant it by, referring to a Northern Ontario fishing lodge.
Nature is a huge part of this country and the wild life in Canada is protected and cared for by Canadians. Great fishing, hunting, camping, mountain climbing, dirt biking, surfing, whatever you want to do here, you can. Canada has many water ways, lakes rivers, ponds and canals. Our agriculture is strong and Canada's wheat products are one of the best quality on the World. Same with lumber and many other things. Canada is also very rich in natural resources like oil, natural gas, coal, etc. Canada is not over populated and very clean.Related to:
We can`t miss the multicultural city that is Toronto...
It?s nice to know wich neighbourhood is celebrating, go there and be part of it.
I think it isn`t enought just looking at the race diversity, you have to know a little bit of the neighbourhoods, people...: their culture.
Nitobe Memorial Garden in Vancouver
Vancouver's Nitobe Memorial Garden is a recreation of a traditional Japanese. It has a pleasant atmosphere that will remind any traveler who has visited Japan of their tranquil gardens.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia. Because of this and visit here can be combined with a tour of the Museum of Anthropology nearby. The garden covers an area of 70 acres and has more than 10,000 different kinds of plant species within. The garden is dedicated to a Japanese scholar who died while visiting Canada in 1933.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden is from Monday to Friday from 10am to 2:30pm. Admission is $2.50.Related to:
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This was at the Bay of Fundy which is known for its tides. The Fundy tide pushes a wall of water into the mouth of the Petitcodiac River so the river fills with water in just a couple of minutes.
We saw this while staying at Moncton, in New Brunswick, the unofficial capital of Acadia. Another of Monctons well known sights is Magnetic Hill, an optical illusion where it seems like cars are pulled 'uphill'. Picture - Courtesy of my aunt :)
Visit Vancouver's Maritime Museum
What makes this sight so special is the St. Roch. This two mast schooner has been completely renovated and sits inside a wing of the museum. The St. Roch is actually the first vessel to circumnavigate North America. No easy task when you consider the Northwest Passage. The voyage was conducted by the RCMP in order to reinforce Canada's soverignty over it's Artic Frontier. The exhibit of the St. Roch gives the observer a great idea how difficult an ordeal this voyage was.Related to:
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The Amphitheater at Joliette...
The Amphitheater at Joliette Quebec. In July and August there are outdoor concerts by Symphony Orchestras and guest Artists.' You can sit under the roof or on the grass ( cheaper bring a folding chair or rent one) Bring a picnic basket or eat at the lunch counters.
St. Josephs Oratory Montreal
See City listing 'MONTREaL' --VISIT THE ONE ISLAND ONE CITY OF 'Montreal'--The picture is 'St. JOSEPHS ORATORY' on the top of Mount Royal in Montreal. A must visit all tour buses visit here usually. Famous for miracles that happened there attributed to 'BROTHER ANDRE'
A renovation of 14 million dollars is contemplated soon.
Mud Lake City
Private replica of a 1900,s town with antiques and vintage cars .Built by an avid collector and vehicle restorer in the remote woods and floating bog area.Open Sun. throughout the summer with antique car events and musical hoedowns.Open to the public free by phoning.
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