S: CANADA TRIP 2005-2008
BC: DEPARTED | CANADA | 18 MAY 2008
1: BANFF | CANADA | ARRIVED 20 JULY 2005 | is a town located in Alberta's Rockies within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Canada after Lake Louise.
2: Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountains and hot springs. It is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the area. Our family had a great time here!
4: FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL is a former railway hotel constructed in Scottish Baronial style located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Banff National Park has numerous large glaciers and icefields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.
6: LAKE LOUISE has become symbolic of the quintessentially Canadian mountain scene. This alpine lake, known for its sparkling blue waters, is situated at the base of impressive glacier-clad peaks that have long been at the heart of Canadian mountaineering. At about 2.5 kilometres long and 90 metres deep, the lake offers a surreal paddling experience in the warm summer months and one of the most scenic skating rinks in the world in winter.
8: ALPINE WONDER | Experience Canada’s Alpine Adventure. For over 125 years, Banff National Park and Lake Louise have provided visitors with a healthy combination of unspoiled wilderness, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration. With such a breathtaking landscape, it’s no surprise that this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been nominated time and again as a “must-see” destination for travelers around the world.
10: BANFF | Hot Springs | 21 JUL 2005
11: BANFF NATIONAL PARK Rejuvenate, recharge and indulge in the soothing hot springs of Banff National Park. At 4,537 feet, the Town of Banff is the highest town in Canada. The Lake Louise village is the highest community at 5,033 feet.
13: Calgary | CALGARY is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, approximately 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city is located in the Grassland region of Albert. In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games. Heritage Park Historical Village is located in the west side of Calgary. It depicts life in pre-1914 Alberta and featuring working historic vehicles such as a steam train, paddle steamer and electric streetcar. The village itself comprises a mixture of replica buildings and historic structures relocated from southern Alberta.
14: Canadian Railway | CALGARY
15: CALGARY TOWER is a 191 metre (626 feet) free standing observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17: Our trip to Canada was amazing! We had such a wonderful time. Canada is a beautiful country with a wide variety of landscapes, the mountains, the prairies, lakes and rivers with many national and provincial parks to protect the habitats.
18: Canada is located in North America and stretches all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific, being made up of ten Provinces and three Territories. To the North is the Arctic ocean; Davis Strait on the North East separates it from Greenland, to the East is the Atlantic Ocean; the South is bordered by the United States of America and the West by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska. Most images of Canada refer to the mountains, bears, snow or the Rocky Mountains with the amazing turquoise lakes though there is truly more to this vast landscape. | CANADA
20: O CANADA! O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
23: NOTRE-DAME BASILICA, MONTREAL is a basilica in the historic district of Old Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The church is located next to the Saint-Sulpice Seminary and faces the Place d'Armes square. The church's Gothic Revival architecture is among the most dramatic in the world.
24: Notre-Dame Basilica | The main construction work took place between 1824 and 1829. The cornerstone was laid at Place d'Armes on September 1, 1824. The sanctuary was finished in 1830, and the first tower in 1841, the second in 1843. Chapel of the Sacred Heart was built behind it along with some offices. On its completion, the church was the largest in North America. It remained the largest in North America for over fifty years.
28: Saint Joseph's Oratory | MONTREAL
29: Saint Joseph's Oratory is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on the west slope of Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
30: THE CHATEAU FRONTENAC Currently known as Fairmont Le Chteau Frontenac, is a grand hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980.
32: QUEBEC CITY is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Quebec City is the second most populous city in Quebec after Montreal.
34: THE FAIRMONT LE CHATEAU FRONTENAC is the icon of Quebec City. The massive 19th-century building, in the style of a Renaissance chateau, is so popular with the tourists in this beautiful city.
36: QUEBEC CITY | City Tour | 28 MAY 2007
37: QUEBEC CITY Québec is the city's official name in both French and English, although Quebec City is commonly used, particularly to distinguish the city from the province.
39: Olympic Park is a multi-purpose stadium in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The stadium is nicknamed "The Big O", a reference to both its name and to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium's roof.
40: We revisited Montreal and Olympic Park for the second time in May 2008.
42: Montreal | QUEBEC
43: Montreal is a city rich in culture and history, has an inordinate number of attractive, fashionably dressed people, and a well-deserved reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America.
45: Kingston, Ontario is a city located in Eastern Ontario where the St. Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario. Located midway between Toronto and Montreal, Kingston was named the first capital of the Province of Canada. Originally a First Nations settlement, growing European exploration in the 17th Century made it an important trading post.