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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
2:36 AM

Post #5449942

Lilypon started a thread in June in which she wrote [quote]Thought it would be nice to see everyone's pictures of places, in your province, that you'd like others to see. [/quote] You'll find the original thread at: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/858195/#new

It's taken me quite awhile to take action and get some pics but today a friend and I decided to play tourist in Ottawa. We didn't get nearly as much done as we had wished and hope to go back for day 2 at some point. But here are the pics. And since there 110 posts on the previous thread, I hope Lilypon will forgive me for starting a new one.

We started out fairly early. The changing of the guard on Parliament Hill is a summer show and August 23 is the last one for the season. The weather was great and we decided not to miss it. We arrived on the Hill early enough to wander around for awhile and to book a Centre Block tour after the changing of the guard. For those who might not know, the changing of the guard is a time honoured military ceremony but it is performed by university students who will shortly be heading back to school. Being a member of the band is a plum summer student job.

Here is the newly refurbished Library of Parliament. This is the only part of the original Parliament buildings which survived the fire of 1916.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
2:41 AM

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We had time to wander around a bit and snapped these shots of the Ottawa River which is just north of Parliament Hill. This is looking a bit east at the Inter-provincial bridge which connects Ottawa to the Québec city of Gatineau on the other side of the river.

The Royal Alexandra Interprovincial Bridge is a steel truss cantilever bridge spanning the Ottawa River between Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. It is known locally as both the "Alexandra Bridge" and the "Interprovincial Bridge". The bridge was constructed by the Canadian Pacific Railway between 1898 and 1900. The bridge's main cantilever centre span was, at the time of construction, the longest in Canada and the fourth longest in the world.

The bridge was designed primarily to carry CPR trains but also had a track for local electric trolley service between Ottawa and Hull, as well as a lane for carriage traffic. During the late 1950s the bridge was upgraded to carry vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The bridge now provides an important commuter link between Ottawa and Gatineau. The roadways for vehicles are located on the centre and east decks.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
2:44 AM

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Looking west, we see more bridges, the rapids, the Supreme Court of Canada building which had the copper roof replaced a few years ago and has not yet turned green and the little white building is the last remaining "temporary" building from World War II. When I moved to Ottawa in 1970, there were quite a few of these still around.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
2:48 AM

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Should have posted this one before looking west, but I guess it is more or less straight across. This is the Canadian Museum of Civilization which opened in 1989. You can take a virtual tour of this interesting building at http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/archieng.html

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
2:54 AM

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Also looking east is the National Gallery and across the street from it, the Notre Dame Basilica - the oldest church in Ottawa. The main structure was finished in 1846, but it was not until 1866 that the spires were installed. The steeples are topped with standard French-Canadian tin and bells. Its exterior is fairly reserved, but the interior is as far more ornate, designed by Georges Buillon. The interior of the church is brightly painted and decorated with carved features, exquisite stained glass windows and hundreds of statues of various religious figures.

The National Gallery is housed in a glass and granite building on Sussex Drive with a notable view of the Canadian Parliament buildings on Parliament Hill. The acclaimed structure was designed by Moshe Safdie and opened in 1988.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
2:55 AM

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The changing of the guard ceremony began at 10 am as the band and regiments arrived on the Hill. The white building across the street was the American Embassy until their new building was opened in 1999.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
2:57 AM

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More changing of the guard.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:04 AM

Post #5450115

There is quite a bit of back and forth inspection of the two guards. It would take a military expert to tell just what happens. A number of years ago, they seemed to have a commentary during the ceremony, but it has apparently been eliminated.

Note the soldier that I've marked with a X in the foreground. There were about 4 such soldiers and just before the end of the ceremony, she pulled a rolled up stretcher out from in front of the shrub and put it into a van. It's not uncommon for one or more guardsmen/women to keel over during the ceremony with the hot bear-skin hats.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:05 AM

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Eventually the inspection of the new guard is over, and they all regroup and leave the Hill.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:07 AM

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This is just a shot of the West Block - parliamentary office buildings which were in dire need of repair. I believe the MP's were actually moved out of this building during some of the repairs. There was one crane there during the changing of the guard and later there were two. Among the repairs are replacement of the copper roof as well as stone work repairs.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:11 AM

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After the Changing of the Guard, we had time to wander a bit on the Hill. This is an interesting monument to 4 women who were instrumental in the fight for women's rights early in the 20th Century. I believe the original monument is in Calgary and this is a copy.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:11 AM

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Another view of my friend Valerie at the same monument.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:13 AM

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A statue of Queen Elizabeth II.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:14 AM

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The famous sanctuary for feral cats. One elderly man in Ottawa looks after them and solicits donations for food and I believe also to neuter them.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:20 AM

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The Centre Block tour was led by a charming student whose parents were also on the tour just to keep her on her toes. LOL Getting in to the building is much like airport security with everything x-rayed. Even wanted cell phones turned on - something which I have NOT needed to do for airport security recently.

This is outside the House of Commons. The stonework tells the story of Canada as you look around this room.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:21 AM

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This is the House of Commons, the elected part of Canadian Government.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:23 AM

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Outside the Senate Chambers. This room was lined with portraits of British Royalty (which, of course, is also Canadian royalty).

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:28 AM

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Inside the Senate. The desks here were all covered in plastic tarps because there has been some repair work going on during the summer recess. The Senate in Canada is appointed and Senators can keep their job until age 75 at which time they must retire. But the Senate DOES review and must pass each bill approved by the House of Commons.

Note three red chairs. The two behind are thrones and when the Queen is in Parliament, she will sit in the one on the left with her husband on the right. When she is not here (most of the time), her representative - the Governor General will sit there for royal assent or for the Speech from the Throne at the start of each new Parliament. The one in front is occupied by the speaker of the Senate.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:35 AM

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We then went to the Library of Parliament, but were not allowed to take pictures. Following that, we took the elevator up the Peace Tower. I got this shot of the Library of Parliament. It just reopened two years ago after a major 4-year restoration. They had the entire library shrouded and at one point, they had the top of it removed and brought down to ground level to be worked on.

I was very interested to see red sandstone among the stone of this building. I looks really interesting with the copper roof. Before the restoration, it was all black.

I neglected to take a general picture of the Parliament Buildings, but you might enjoy visiting this site. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_Hill

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:37 AM

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After our tour was over, we bought our sight-seeing bus tickets, but decided to walk to the National Gallery for lunch at their Café and pick up the tour closer to there. This is the National War Memorial and the relatively new Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in downtown Ottawa.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:42 AM

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Looking the other way is the National Arts Centre - the concert hall where the Ottawa Symphony in which I play viola, performs.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:42 AM

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And to the west, an Historic building of shops - the Chambers Building.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:48 AM

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We took a route which went down along a series of 8 locks which take the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa River. These are original locks and are opened by hand.

The construction of the Rideau Canal was proposed shortly after the War of 1812, when there remained a persistent threat of attack by the United States on the British colony of Upper Canada.

The initial purpose of the Rideau Canal was military, as it was intended to provide a secure supply and communications route between Montreal and the British naval base in Kingston, Ontario. Westward from Montreal, travel would proceed along the Ottawa River to Bytown (now Ottawa), then southwest via the canal to Kingston and out into Lake Ontario (and vice versa for eastward travel from Kingston to Montreal). The objective was to bypass the stretch of the St. Lawrence River bordering New York State, a route which would have left British supply ships vulnerable to attack or a blockade of the St. Lawrence.

Once the canal was constructed, no further military engagements took place between Canada and the United States. Although the Rideau Canal never had to be used as a military supply route, it played a pivotal role in the early development of Canada. Prior to the locks being completed on the St. Lawrence in the late 1840s, the Rideau served as the main travel route for immigrants heading westward into Upper Canada, and for heavy goods (timber, minerals, grain) from Canada's hinterland heading east to Montreal. Tens of thousands of British immigrants travelled the Rideau in this period. Hundreds of barge loads of goods were shipped each year along the Rideau, allowing Montreal to compete commercially, in the 1830s and 40s, with New York (which had the Erie Canal), as a major North American export port.

The Canal also played a pivotal role in the development of Ottawa because before it was built, the major development in this area was on the Québec side of the Ottawa River.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:49 AM

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Another view of the locks.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:51 AM

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As many as a thousand of the workers died from malaria, other diseases and accidents during blasting. The Rideau Canal Celtic Cross is a memorial in Ottawa, Canada, erected to commemorate the workers and their families that died building the Rideau Canal between 1826 and 1832. It was unveiled in 2004.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:56 AM

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After lunch, we took the bus tour of Ottawa. Good tour, but it didn't allow for picture stops. It WAS hop-on, hop-off, but the frequency of the runs didn't really allow much flexibility. Perhaps in the real peak tourist season it is more frequent, I don't know. We walked north from the National Gallery towards the Canadian Mint to get the bus and we saw this truck parked in front of the mint.

Two hours later as we came along on the tour bus, RCMP officers (mounties), but not in scarlet tunics, were stopping traffic as the large truck backed into the mint. The tour-bus driver speculated that it was picking up a shipment of coins for Mexico and would be escorted all the way to its destination by police cars in front and behind.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
3:58 AM

Post #5450407

No more pics for now. By the time we got off the bus it was 4 pm. We stopped into the nearby Chapters Book Store to use wash rooms and headed back to the national Arts Centre where my car was parked. With rush hour traffic, it was about 5 pm when I got home. We have more to do and see. Must make another day of it soon.

Ann

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

August 22, 2008
4:20 AM

Post #5450510

Ann you have given us such a wonderful tour of Ottawa! What a treat to see the pictures and be able to read the story behind them. Ü

Your 2nd last posting made me chuckle ... never expected to see that one.

The Celtic Cross Memorial is new to me ... I'm glad it was erected to recognize those who lost their lives building that lovely Canal (that I usually picture people skating on).

I read and looked at each picture as you uploaded them Ann and I truly enjoyed seeing sites I'd only read about (or had seen older pictures of) as well as viewing some I hadn't been aware of.

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2008
5:02 AM

Post #5450663

Thanks for the excellent tour ViolaAnn. I have always wanted to visit Ottawa. Now you have given me more incentive with you beautiful photos. You missed your calling as a Tour Guide Extraordinare! :)
sanannie
White Lake, ON
(Zone 4b)

August 22, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #5452478

Fantastic tour, Ann! I should hire you next time we have family visiting ;-) Loved the tidbits of history. You had great weather for it, too.

Sandy
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 29, 2008
10:54 PM

Post #5484568

Nice tour of Ottowa ViolaAnn, I have a sister living Orlean, and she love to bring her visitor sight seeing around Ottowa, very nice city.
This is Lake Edward in New-Denmark, a few miles from here.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 29, 2008
11:00 PM

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This is a view from New-Denmark main street, of Drummond's fields. Drummond is where I was raised. The farm I lived on, own part of those fields.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
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August 29, 2008
11:02 PM

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The opposite part of Lake Edward.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 29, 2008
11:05 PM

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Still in New-Denmark, looking toward the fields in that area.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 29, 2008
11:08 PM

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St-John River, from the old Hwy, coming from Edmunston.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 29, 2008
11:11 PM

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Ski slopes in Summer at Mont Farlangne, in Edmunston. Sorry about the corner glare in the picture.

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

August 30, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5484959

Very nice, burn_2007. I especially like the third photo. Good enough for a calendar or magazine, for sure! :)
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 30, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #5485052

Thank you, what a nice compliment.
annabell52
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

August 30, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #5485550

Thanks for the Tours Ann and Burn_2007
I have visited Ottawa as my folks lived on the river part of the Canal years ago but your tour was a beautiful reminder!
Other than Halifax I have not been further East so one of these days I may get to see the other part of our Country thanks for the introduction Burn.
Ann

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 30, 2008
3:21 AM

Post #5485671

burn_2007 - thanks for the tour of your part of the country. I also liked the third pic with the lovely wild flowers. And the St-John River.
cybercrone
Toronto,, ON
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #5504614


Wonderful pictures, both of you.

I *so* love to see pictures of other parts of the country.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
1:15 AM

Post #5505251

Burns thank you so much for sharing your lovely corner of Canada with us! What beautiful farming country you grew up in. :)
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 4, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5505435

Thanks everyone. today I was at my brother's camp on top of a mountain, and this is the view of a small community in Riley Brook, this is near Mount Carleton, a park for hiking and canoing and camping and wildlife.

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5505582

:D Gorgeous Burn!

Now off to a drier locale (but greener than I've seen it before).

What a contrast to your picture Burn. ;)

This is the area surrounding Rosedale, Alberta.

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
2:19 AM

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On the road to Wayne, Alberta (a young couple's starting home ;)

Wayne and Rosedale are in the gorgeous badlands re Drumheller Valley.

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
2:22 AM

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The Alberta Hoodoos

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
2:23 AM

Post #5505617

Largest Dinosaur Statue in the World (?)

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
2:40 AM

Post #5505677

The beauty and isolation to be found in the badlands (it's easy to understand why Hollywood was attracted to this valley to shoot mainly Westerns):

The Virginian starring Bill Pullman Feature Film

Shanghai Noon starring Jackie Chan Feature Film

Texas Rangers starring Randy Travis & James Van Der Beek parts of this movie were filmed in Drumheller

1998

You Know My Name starring Sam Elliot Movie of the Week

Noah starring Tony Danza Movie of the Week

1997

Gunfighters Documentary

1996

Wild America starring Johnathan Taylor Thomas Feature Film

In Cold Blood starring Anthony Edwards CBS Television Mini-series

1995

Lonesome Dove : The Outlaw Years 1 or 2 episodes

1993

Legends of the Fall starring Brad Pitt & Anthony Hopkins Feature Film

1992

Road to Saddle River Feature Film

1991

Unforgiven starring Clint Eastwood & Gene Hackman Feature FIlm

1988

Bye Bye Blues Feature Film

Dead Bang starring Don Johnson Feature Film

1983

Draw! starring Kirk Douglas & James Coburn Feature Film

Running Brave starring Robbie Benson Feature Film

1981

Firebird 2015 starring Darren McGavin & Doug McClure Feature Film

1978

Superman starring Christopher Reeve

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
5:59 AM

Post #5506205

And, of course, some of the creatures that used to inhabit those lands...

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
6:01 AM

Post #5506210

...

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
6:04 AM

Post #5506214

... :O

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
6:06 AM

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One of the smallest Churches in this country...it has seated 10,000 people (4 to 6 at a time)

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
7:50 AM

Post #5506313

The moody look of the abandoned town of Dorothy...

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
8:09 AM

Post #5506323

The Drumheller's prime business, prior to the building of the Royal Tyrrell Museum http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/ and tourists however, was the mining of coal.

Atlas Coal mine http://www.atlascoalmine.ab.ca/ is the most complete coal mining museums in Canada and will soon have a tunnel open for people to explore. It is now a National Heritage site.

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
8:18 AM

Post #5506329

One of the most fascinating buildings there was the inside of the men's shower rooms.! *Ü*






It was *very* photogenic. (gasp) ;)









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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
8:19 AM

Post #5506330

and now I'm off to bed (the final load of pickles is finished and so am I).

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
8:49 AM

Post #5506339

Dishes done and now I am off to bed...one final interesting shot taken inside the tibble (Atlas Coal Mine).

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

September 4, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5507206

Thanks lilypon for your luvly pics of Drumheller and surrounds. I'm talking my folks there next week when they're here to visit. It truly is one of the most interesting areas in our province.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 4, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #5507363

Dahlianut I hope the sun is shining for you so that you can catch the area under nicer skies then I did (the photographic opportunities are endless there but we only had one day of sun (...naturally that was the day we were in the museum).

Looking forward to seeing your pics of Drumheller here. I uploaded less due to the crowds of people and lack of sun.



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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5509283

Moving west...I thought I'd show you some photos of the the part of the country were I am blessed to reside. I live in Grand Forks, BC which is located in the southern interior of BC on the US-Canada border. Grand Forks is named for its location near the convergence of the Kettle and Granby Rivers. The city is overlooked by Observation Mountain to the north and the aptly named Rattlesnake Mountain to the east. www.city.grandforks.bc.ca/

It was a sunny and warm 26C today so we decided to go for a quad ride from Grand Forks to Eholt Summit which is about a 23 km trip. Packed a picnic lunch and off we went.

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
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September 5, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #5509299

Started climbing, so I started snapping of the mountainsides as we travelled...

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2008
12:33 AM

Post #5509302

Lots of rock faces as we rode along the TransCanada trail

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2008
12:35 AM

Post #5509345

The first of two tunnels we travelled through on our journey

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #5509355

We stopped here and had our picnic lunch at a picnic table they had set out. We enjoyed this lovely view of the Granby valley as we ate.

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ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #5509594

Thanks for the pics of Drumheller area - it's been 40 years since I've been to that particular part of the country.

And DonM47, thanks for the lovely pics of BC.

Ann
DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #5509738

Thanks Anne. We love it here...the best place on earth. But then we are biased. :D
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 5, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5509836

Very different beautiful country scenes, Lilypon and what history!!! lovely and interesting.
DonM47 those are wonderful areas, great shots. enjoying it all.
We have visitors from Calgary, this week, and they said our Mountains are foothills, compare to those in the west. And I'm sure they are. ;) . I've seen pictures of the Rockies and they are amazing.
DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2008
3:09 AM

Post #5510038

LOL...our interior mountains are also like foothills when compared with the majestic Rockies. But as I am sure you'd agree, we love our smaller mountains just the same.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 5, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #5513226

Our Mountains (foothills) are spectacular.:))
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

September 6, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #5513708

This whole country rocks IMHO!!! I luv NB and BC.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 6, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #5514196

Glad you like the different area of NB dahlianut. The Fall scenery is very gorgeous here also , I will post pictures later on, of it.
I also enjoy looking at pictures of other part of the country. What I can't see in person, I can see through pictures. People who post here, have pictures of places tourist are not directed too, when they travel. Nice to see it from locals.
echoes
South of Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 3a)

September 6, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #5516489

Thank you ladies, always enjoy seeing these pics across the country.

Pam, I've been in that little church, many years ago. Sure fun seeing it again. The Drumheller pics bring back some very young memories for me.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 7, 2008
1:56 PM

Post #5519818

:) Brenda do you remember the town of Wayne? Be sure to check out the population stats on the sign pictured below.

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Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 7, 2008
1:57 PM

Post #5519825

We love the drive there (and all the bridges).

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Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 7, 2008
2:00 PM

Post #5519841

And on a hot summer day in the Badlands (or any day for that matter ;) this place, in Wayne, is a treat to find at the end of that drive...

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echoes
South of Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 3a)

September 8, 2008
3:50 AM

Post #5522931

Ha! does that sign say 2? Guess they must run the bar then. Wonder who changes the sheets. I don't really remember the name of this town. I'm sure I must have driven through it though.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 8, 2008
5:46 AM

Post #5523324

Brenda I think it says 27 but I'm not positive (now I see the number on the paper is impossible to read ;). The last time we were there the count was much lower. Currently the town site is quite spread out so it's difficult to believe it's even that high. .


To get to Wayne you cross over 11 bridges in a small valley (a twelfth is past the village).

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #5533269

Guildwood inn. Your pictures are awesome!!! so much diversity from the east to west coast! Thank you again violaann for the tip re: the new thread ;)

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #5533281

This camera is very ummm... yeah lol or maybe it's just me. There was a light house at the jutting tip. Lake Ontario, Guildwood Inn

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2008
1:28 PM

Post #5533297

Will be posting up more pictures...still have to take them and take my butt to the central hub of Toronto: Downtown =D. Too bad I missed out on our summer events =/.
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2008
1:34 PM

Post #5533314

Violaann, your pictures of the canal reminds me of my vacation at Ottawa/Quebec!!! Montreal has alot of similar structures. I went there on Feb. 5 years ago and were were fortunate enough to see Montreal's ball de neige. They had slides made out of packed snow! it was awesome! I want to go back there again and go through the mazes and slide on those snow slides and have hot cocoa!!! lol. The scenery was breathtaking by Mont Royale (I think this was the name).

I've been to Algonquin, great for star gazing. You can see the milky way and in some months the Aurora Borealis! Too bad non of my family likes to camp outdoors =/
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2008
2:15 PM

Post #5533471

I don't have pictures as of yet, but after reading this discussion, I'm planning my own excursion based on "25 Things You Must Do While in Toronto". As guilty as I am, I've lived in Toronto for over half my life and have not touched the glass floor on the CN tower or have gone to Casa Loma... I'll take pictures as I go lol.

http://toronto.com/attractions/article/600238

1. Lie face down on the glass floor at the CN Tower
2. Sit upstairs at Union Station during rush hour
3. Skate at Nathan Phillips Square
4. Tour the Steam Whistle Brewery
5. Have a hot chocolate at Soma in The Distillery District
6. Do a bike tour of Toronto Island
7. Go shopping at Honest Ed’s
8. Walk the boardwalk at The Beach
9. Go to Dundas Square NOTE: be careful of Samurai-wannabe with a katana
10. Dine at a famous chef’s place
11. Take a city walking tour
12. Get out of the downtown core
13. Ride the Queen streetcar
14. Go shopping in Chinatown
15. Have a coffee in Kensington Market
17. Eat corn on the sidewalk in Little India in the summer
16. Window shop in Yorkville
18. Take a train ride through High Park
19. Walk the entire PATH
20. Check out a local band
21. Sample honey at St. Lawrence Market
22. Tour the CBC building
23. Eat Souvlaki on The Danforth
24. Have dinner in Little Italy
25. Read in the garden at Casa Loma

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5534693

evr - are those crossed out things you've done or things you can't do anymore? I'm thinking of Honest Ed's. I thought it had closed.
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2008
8:52 PM

Post #5535165

I've done them a thousand times =D.

Skated @ Nathan Phillip's Square, but I do want to there again during Christmas - they have so much lights and other events!
I shopped at Honest Ed's I think last year or two years ago. We always go there whenever I have to go to my campus to study for exams; we eat hot bulgogi during the coldest months at Korea town and then visit Honest Ed which is right beside it.
Dundas Square - we always sit there whenever we go to Eaton's
Ride the Queen streetcar and shopping at Chinatown and have coffee at Kensington can be done right after one another; I have to ride the Queen 500+ streetcars to get to Chinatown which is right beside Kensington.
I've windowshopped at Yorkville which was REALLY expensive...we it was more like "window-watch"
CBC my mom used to work there; they have a radio station there I think, it just looks like an expensive shopping mall.
Souvlaki on Danforth - taste of the Danforth festival!!!!

Honest Ed's is huge!!! I heard before he used to give away Turkeys for Thanksgiving and people would line up? I've never seen that before
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 11, 2008
10:32 AM

Post #5537408

My first trip to your beautiful country and fancy bumping into you, Burn. Lovely place you come from. What wonderful places. I had a chuckle about what constitutes a mountain. We call anything more than 100' high a mountain. What exactly are the Hoodoos? Lilypon, if that's one of the smallest churches in the country, where are ones that are smaller? Thanks for the tour, everyone and I look forward to seeing the fall colours.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 11, 2008
12:48 PM

Post #5537697

Lovely pics of the Guildwood Inn evr and I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures of Toronto.

Welcome to Canada Margaret! :)

What are the Hoodoos? A hoodoo is a rock formation which is caused by different areas of the rock formation being resistant to erosion. Some parts of the hoodoo are harder than others and these hard parts last longer. In the hoodoos above, the tops are the hardest part and they protect the soft rock below from wearing away. Here's an interesting link regarding the Hoodoos: http://www.billcasselman.com/casselmania/hoodoo.htm.

re the smallness of the Church I was playing it safe...as far as I know it is the smallest but if I had posted that chances are someone here may know of one that is smaller ;).

Going by your definition of a mountain I think Saskatchewan should rethink the naming of our portion of the Cypress Hills. The Cypress Hills rise up to 600 metres above the surrounding prairie, to a maximum elevation of 1,468 metres (4,816 ft), making it Canada's highest point between the Canadian Rockies and the Labrador peninsula and also the highest point in Saskatchewan. http://www.cypresshills.com/cypresshillssask.html Mount Cypress has a nice ring to it. :)



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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #5548949

Great seeing you on this Canadian thread Margaret. I thought I had already made a post welcoming you, but it must not have gone through. I've been having problem with my modem lately, and a few post didn't make it.
Evr, will be looking forward to other pics on Toronto.
Thought I'd put a few pics of Prince Edward Island, I was visiting my Sister early this Summer and got a few from around Summerside areas.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #5548958

#2

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #5548968

#3

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #5548982

#5

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
2:04 AM

Post #5548991

#6

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #5548997

#7

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #5549011

#8

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #5549015

Last one for tonight.

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2008
3:05 AM

Post #5549202

Gorgeous photos of PEI, burn. Number 7 & 9 look like places I'd like to be. :)
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 14, 2008
6:58 AM

Post #5549642

Thanks for the welcome, burn and lilypon. Burn they are all beautiful shots. No 5 looks like a painting.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 14, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5551322

Thanks Margaret and Don, glad you enjoy them. Don not in a bathing suit this time of year, lol you'd freeze you BO ;). PEI is really a beautiful scenic place to visit with a nice variety of BIRDS Margaret.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 15, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #5552420

Burn my son sighs every time he thinks about his trip to Prince Edward Island...he sure enjoyed telling us about PEI's beautiful sandy beaches, dunes, and the ocean (as well as the lobsters *sigh*, mussels, gorgeous locales, traps, etc. etc ;)! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pictures of our only island province.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 15, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #5552460

Since this thread is getting rather long here's Part 3: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/903135/

We are looking forward to seeing those promised pics of Toronto evr and Manitoba I hope you've dusted off your digitals (Quebec is noticeably missing too). I'm guessing our member from the N.W.T. is no longer a subscribing member?

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #5552710

Since the link was corrected above, mine is unnecessary.

This message was edited Sep 14, 2008 10:27 PM

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 15, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #5552732

Thanks Ann! :) That's what I get from trying to sort through my peppers and checking that my picture was okay (I lifted it from a small thumbnail in my picture album). My link is corrected now.
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #6386508

CN tower

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #6386510

skywalk + cn tower

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6386524

condos by Harbour Front

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2009
3:45 PM

Post #6386529

Taken at metro Convention center

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #6386540

Dundas Square

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #6386557

Yonge and Queen..not quite good exposure

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

April 9, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #6386566

T-Rex at the Royal Ontario Museum =)

I hope you enjoy the downtown pics =)

Eliz

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

April 10, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #6389027

Nice picture Eliz, I was in Toronto once, pass by the CN tower, but was never in it. Thanks for sharing.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

April 10, 2009
11:47 AM

Post #6390469

Wonderful images, Eliz. Thanks. What's with the Woodpecker?

DawnLL

(Zone 4a)

April 11, 2009
3:44 AM

Post #6394164

Awesome shots!! It is great to see so much of Canada through your eyes...
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #6487963

viola ann you forgot the byward market downtown ottawa it my favorite place to go love all the shops and the people its a great place to spend a lazy morning just walking around and looking

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
3:45 PM

Post #6488766

Mona - we didn't get there that particular day except on the tour bus, but Sandy and I took the gnomes there in October - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/917869/

Maybe next time I get my hair cut ( in the market) I'll take the camera and be a tourist for awhile.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6488795

I go a few times each summer the girls love it all the trinkets and jewelry it does hurt the pocket book but it makes for a great day
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6488826

ok that thread is so amazingly cute love the boys have to get some for the garden lol
hubby will have an attach of something he doesnt like those little men so I will tell him the girls got them hahahhaha should work

do you belong to a garden society???

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
7:46 PM

Post #6489774

Ottawa Horticultural Society but I don't generally go to the meetings. They're all on Tuesdays when I teach.

Those gnomes are now in Newfoundland and it's just about time to talk about whether they will make a return trip across Canada and who they will visit. They started out in early July on Vancouver Island.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2009
9:00 PM

Post #6490149

that is so amazing

and maybe you should switch to the gloucester horticultural society we meet on the third monday of each month

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #6491615

I DID belong to them at one time, but usually had Monday rehearsals. Now I have Monday rehearsal usually only two weeks before the Monday OSO concert although this concert it will be three Mondays in a row. And now I've got Monday students as well.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
3:12 AM

Post #6491619

that to bad we have a good time with all of us gardeners and they have speakers coming that discuss all different topics of gardening so I am learning some new things

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