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.
In the picture above we have a famous landmark, the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove in the province of Nova Scotia.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both Alberta and B.C. share these majestic mountains and it is where some of our best skiing resorts are located.
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.
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.
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.
Of course, an abundance of white-tailed deer. And birds! Like the following.
Okay, 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.