Canada Day Eh?
So many of us are looking forward to a wonderful weekend...away from work, and time for play, fireworks and sports in and out of the water.
Here are some interesting facts
Central Region – Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls is one of the seven wonders of Canada. Most of us are well aware of this, however, did you know that the Falls at Niagara are about 12,000 years old? Annie Taylor, the “Queen of the Mist” and a school teacher from Bay City, Michigan, was the first person to travel over the Falls in a barrel on October 24, 1901.
Atlantic Canada/The Maritimes – Hopewell Rocks
Hopewell Rocks, located along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, is home to the highest tides in the world. The Bay of Fundy is also one of the seven wonders of North America. It features the highest (and lowest) tides, rare marine life, as well as semi-precious minerals and dinosaur fossils. If you visit during low tide you can literally walk on the ocean’s floor.
It’s one of many picture-worthy excursions in the region.
CANADA 150: Fun facts you probably didn't know
COMMUNITY Mar 10, 2017 by Vanessa Divers Metroland Media
Fun facts about Canada
Did you know that Newfoundland is home to the first Viking settlement site in North America? - Shutterstock
Canada, eh. The Great White North. The True North strong and free. It’s a place where we embrace milk in bags, toonies, toques, poutine, oh, and ketchup chips. And you can pay for it all with your Canadian Tire money (well, not really, but you get the point). Did you know Canadians invented insulin, the paint roller, the sport of basketball, and even the goalie mask? Who knows, maybe the next great Canadian invention will be thought up while relaxing on a Muskoka chair up at the cottage, sipping a Caesar and enjoying the great outdoors.
Here are some fun facts about Canada you may not know!
If you haven’t witnessed the glory of the Falls in person, you should absolutely put it on your travel bucket list.
Maritimes – Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland is Canada’s oldest city. Naturally, it also has some of Canada’s oldest buildings, including colourful houses and other buildings that are similar to those found in Spain, Italy and Denmark. Newfoundland is also home to the first Viking settlement site in North America, which is located at L’Anse Aux Meadows, near the northern-most tip of Newfoundland.
West Coast – Rocky Mountains
The Rocky Mountaineer train takes you through the breathtaking Rocky Mountains from Vancouver to Lake Louise, to Banff and even Jasper, Alberta. The highest peak in the Canadian Rockies is Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 ft.
Explore the Rocky Mountain National Parks in all their glory. Don’t forget your camera.
West Coast – Victoria’s Chinatown
Victoria, British Columbia, is home to Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Victoria’s Chinatown is also the second oldest in North America.
There’s plenty of reasons to discover Canada’s West Coast.
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Enjoy your Canada day weekend...we live in a amazing Country...Happy birthday Canada, your looking awesome for 150 years young.