Canada’s Splendor.

Welcome everyone to something a little different here on Steve’s Country today.  I was chosen by Lillian at https://orkidedatter.wordpress.com to participate in the Traveling Blog Journal.  This idea was begun by Nova over at https://mynamaste365online.blog and all of the destinations can be found over with her. Thank you Lillian for picking me for this fabulous idea!  This is also quite the challenge since Canada is such a large country and has so much to see in it’s cities and diverse cultures available throughout the country.  But especially the natural beauty of it’s landscape and the wonderful and diverse flora and fauna that is available here.  So, let’s start our journey on the east coast and head west from there.Peggys cove

In the picture above we have a famous landmark, the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove in the province of Nova Scotia.maple-syrup-1169896_1920

The above photo shows the gathering of maple sap for making maple syrup, a big industry from New Brunswick, to Quebec and Ontario.  The best maple syrup comes from Canada, but I may be a bit biased in saying that!quebec-2131892_1920

Above we see Le Chateau Frontenac in old Quebec City, a very famous hotel with wonderful architecture and a must to see when touring Canada.buildings-2297210_1920

Next we see the skyline of Canada’s largest city, Toronto, which is also the capital city of my home province of Ontario.  Some 6 million people call Greater Toronto their home.ottawa-815375_1920

Here we see Canada’s parliament building located in our country’s capital of Ottawa, also located in Ontario.  It’s a beautiful old building and also a must to see when in Canada.niagara-1590345_1920

Also in Ontario is the world famous and very beautiful Niagara Falls.  This actually sits right on the border with the U.S. and the falls is divided between the 2 countries, but this is the Canadian side which is amazing in its grandeur.  If planning a trip to Canada, this is definitely a worthwhile stop.  Then we cross the prairies which is, well, flat.  Lots of grain fields as far as the eye can see and beyond.  Very flat.  What more can be said.  Until we come to Alberta, and below we see the city of Edmonton.edmonton-77735_1920

Alberta actually has 2 fairly large cities, Edmonton and Calgary which is a bit further south.  Most of our oil and gas comes from this province.  But it also has breathtaking beauty as we enter the rocky mountains.alberta-2297204_1920rocky-mountains-384683_1920

Both Alberta and B.C. share these majestic mountains and it is where some of our best skiing resorts are located.skiing-721804_1920

Enough of the winter look, I’m not a big fan of winter or winter activities, but if you are, then this is the place to come.hotel-prince-of-wales-657635_1920

Above we see the beautiful Hotel Prince of Wales located in Alberta on the Upper Waterton Lake.  This was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1927 and it has kept it’s original beauty inside and out.  And with the fabulous scenery, it’s a great place to spend some time.vancouver-2613994_1920

Finally on the west coast we see a small part of the city of Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city.  But before we wrap up this brief journey, we should not forget the abundant wildlife that Canada also has to offer.

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Elk.

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Black bear.

 

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Wolves.                                                                               Lynx.IMG_1866

Of course, an abundance of white-tailed deer.  And birds! Like the following.IMG_3311IMG_2670IMG_2684Nuthatch on hand 1pine grosbeak Agray jay 1

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Big blue is keeping his feet warm on a rather chilly day in December.
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One of our local flock of Canada geese that visit our lakeside park each summer.

IMG_2851Okay, this little guy isn’t exactly a bird, but one of our friendly chipmunks.

 

Well folks, there you have a very brief look at the very large country of Canada.  There really is something to see and do for everyone.  But I hope you have enjoyed this tour.  Now I pass this along to Margo at https://mbodypower479768866.wordpress.com to continue the Traveling Blog Journal.  Margo lives in Australia and I know she will have a wonderful tour for us, so please check out her blog.  I am quite certain she will have a wonderful tour for us.

Until later, I hope you are having a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

73 Comments on “Canada’s Splendor.

  1. It’s beautiful! My uncle goes to Canada once a year to fish and hunt with some friends. He’s always talking about how much he loves it there. I would love to visit Niagara Falls!!

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    • We certainly have a lot of wilderness ideal for hunting and fishing and just plain sightseeing too! Yes, Niagara Falls is beautiful and huge. Thanks for reading Michelle, have a great day!!😃😺

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  2. Canada is a very big country but this post has shows certainly some great and very beautiful places 😊 amazing! It was a great tour certainly! This Maple syrup sounds cool 👌 Niagara falls are wow! The animals and birds and mostly the wolf 🐺 😁

    I’m so humbled by your nomination dear Steve! I know I asked for it in a way but let me apologize from not completing it due to personal reasons
    Apologies because I don’t usually do that but I’m sure many deserve this nomination as well 😊🌞🙏🏻

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    • Thanks for reading Huguette and for your great comment as well! Nothing like real maple syrup from Canada, best there is for pancakes, and a few other things too!! Don’t worry about it Huguette, I’m sure I can find someone else, there are many countries among my readers. I will get you another time though!!😂😂

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      • It was really a great trip 😊 well done 👍 I would love to try this maple syrup with pancake 🥞 😁
        I’m really sorry, I was really looking forward 😕
        I’m sure you will 😂😂😹
        Hope there’s some improvement in your back?

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      • Thanks Huguette! Maple syrup is great stuff, good on ice cream too and French fries! Have someone else lined up I think, will know shortly.🙂 Hardest part with my back is sitting right now, so have to get up and move around. Enjoy your evening!😁

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  3. Steve, you are amazing🦋I felt like home when I read your post. You know I have family in Toronto/Ottawa and Edmonton. I actually have the same picture from Edmonton, Moraine Lake and Hotel Prince of Wales. In RM I just love to drive and drive and drive… It is so beautiful up there…
    Thank you for let me see and read about your wonderful country, with an amazing wildlife.
    I really enjoy.

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    • Thanks so much for reading and for your terrific comment Lillian! It is a big and beautiful country and really would take a post like that for each province to cover things better, but it does give a good quick view showing highlights from across the country. Of course, in winter it’s maybe not quite so nice, unless a person likes lots of snow and cold!😂😂 Have a great day Lillian!😃🌞

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  4. Another wonderful destination entry! I now wish I could visit!!! The Le Chateau Frontenac is just stupendous!!! Thank you for participating:D

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    • Thanks so much for reading today! It is a great place especially in summer, and it’s big so it takes some time to see it all! Have a great day.😃😺

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  5. Good afternoon Steve, good to see you are getting more and more wonderful pictures, they are so real and beautiful, Next we see the skyline of Canada’s largest city, Toronto, which is also the capital city of my home province of Ontario. Some 6 million people call Greater Toronto their home.This is something magical, i like this kind of pictures, one of my favourites, those little animals are so lucky to have, they is lucky to have someone who really cares, you are wonderful sold, who lightening up each day of mine with your huge support, have a meaningful day my dear friend🤗😊💚

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    • Thank you so very much for stopping by this morning/afternoon Ilona!! Always nice to see you here and for your wonderful comment! Toronto is a big city, a little too big perhaps but a beautiful city anyway. It is a long ways from here though, hard to believe it is in the same province. Thank you so much for your kind words for me Ilona, very much appreciated and you have made my day!! I hope your day is going well and that you are enjoying every moment!😁🌞😸💛

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  6. thanks Steve! Hi !!
    I read all about this beautiful initiative: Traveling Blog Journal
    unfortunately I am very busy. I work all day, in the evening I have family and home and my cooking blog
    I would not be able to support even news on my beautiful country: ITALY!
    Thanks for thinking of me!!
    Bye

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    • Thanks Stu! It would really take several posts to do a proper job of exploring Canada, but with just one post I just picked out some highlights. There is some amazing old architecture here for sure. Have a great day Stu!😃🌞

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  7. Steve, I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of Canada. Your descriptions and use of photographs has produced an awesome post. I have only traveled to Alberta, and I visited the beautiful city of Edmonton.

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    • Thank you so much for that! It would be hard to really cover everything well even doing one post per province, I should have had a few more pics in there though, but it turned out good anyway. I have only been to Edmonton twice, too big for me! I’m not really a big city person.😂

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