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Mary Lake and the Port Sydney Beach are situated in Muskoka and represent the best example of the "Muskoka lake experience", especially given the small village attributes of Port Sydney and its public beach. The beach is an active social environment and affords a stunning panorama of the lake and its cliff-faced islands. The area has been settled since the mid 1800's and contains many historic structures that contribute to the distinct character of the lake.
Its five key components are: the beachfront and wharf, heritage homes facing the public beach, the eight islands in the lake (totaling 3.6 km in circumference/shoreline), the consistent forested ridgeline surrounding the lake, the prominent rock faces and the body of water itself (surface area of 1061 hectares).
A notable characteristic is that the tree line is located above or behind the barren rock faces around the lake.
The Port Sydney beach is in very close proximity to the road, yet enjoys a sense of spatial separation due to the slope from the road to the beach. By virtue of this proximity and change in elevation, passers-by on the road experience an excellent view of the activity on the beach, which serves to entice drivers to stop and join in the activities. The road is a single two-lane roadway through the village and serves as a public promenade...More
The Distillery District, the site of the former Gooderham & Worts Distillery, was originally established in 1837 in what is now downtown, on the east side of Toronto. It is "the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America." It survived Prohibition, two World Wars and other challenging social/political times. In 1990, after 153 years of continuous production, the Gooderham & Worts Distillery finally closes its doors. It has played host to -- and still plays host to -- many TV, film and (advertising) commercial productions, including the four-time Oscar-winning musical film CHICAGO. In May 2003, The Distillery Historic District re-opens as a place to shop at unique, one-of-a-kind boutiques, explore a key part of Toronto's history, relax at a cafe, dine and enjoy various special events. It is an instant hit with locals and tourists alike, and quickly becomes one of Canada’s top tourist attractions. http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/history.phpMore
Nestled in the heart of East Arm, Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife North West Territories, the Blanchett Islands are an escape to the traditional ways of the north. Leave the glowing town of Yellowknife for a three hour boat ride on the glistening waters of Great Slave Lake. And then arrive at paradise.... The Beautiful Blanchett Islands. The best family vacation, where the sunsets are so unforgettable they can't be described in words, where the northern lights dance in an amazing colourful show (even in the summer!) Where the fishing is amazing and wildlife is everywhere you look, from eagles, to bears, to squirrels, these islands have it all. Great camping sites for families, where swimming, hiking and playing are always available. The delicious wild strawberries, raspberries, goose berries and cranberries that you picked, are always a sweet treat. Eat fresh fish and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the 8th deepest lake in the world, Great Slave Lake. Right here in our home, Yellowknife, truly the best place in Canada, or maybe even the world...More
Greenwich Prince Edward Island is located in the St. Peters area which is about 60 kilometers from Charlottetown. It is a provincial park. It consists of woodland trails, a variety of bird species, rare plants, marshes, dunes and a floating boardwalk that leads you to the ocean...More
This Station was built in 1900 out of local granite by men in the town and designed by architect Edward Maxwell. During WW2 it was a hub for Hundreds of trains’ carrying soldiers heading to Halifax. Several well know people including Winston Churchill, Barbara Ann Scott and Marilyn Monroe all stopped at McAdam Station. It is not well known by the rest of Canada but it is a historic Canadian site and makes a great day trip for many people from NB Maine and Quebec...More
Steveston is a historic fishing village off the coast of Richmond, BC...More
The Red Deer Public market is located downtown Red Deer; it takes place in front of the Red Deer Arena at the corner of 43rd Street and 48th Avenue every Saturday morning during the spring thru to fall...More
Beacon Avenue in Sidney is an ideal place for shopping. The pedestrian-friendly street has a variety of retail shops, antique stores, art galleries, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, book stores and more. One-hour street parking on Beacon Avenue is free. Every Thursday night, the street is closed to vehicles for a family-friendly Street Market...More
King Street runs parallel to Queen Street in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. King Street is urban and features an abundance of local tailors and merchants, government offices, international organizations and a range of restaurants...More
Old Strathcona emerged as town in 1899 and as an independent municipality in 1907. The City of Strathcona amalgamated with the City of Edmonton in 1912. The neighbourhood is framed by the North Saskatchewan River Valley on its north edge, Mill Creek on the east, Whyte Avenue on the south and the University of Alberta to the west. It is a neighbourhood that embodies the best of Edmonton's history, culture, spirit and community...More
There are three main beaches in the small village of Port Hood, each with its own charm, all with unique beauty and are within reasonable walking distance to each other...More
The International Summer Night Market (iSNM) is a multicultural outdoor market and festival. It's voted Top 4 in the world by BBC Travel & Travel & Leisure Magazine as well as Top 10 Hidden Gems of BC by Huffington Post...More
Lynn Valley is a neighbourhood of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Located at the northern edge of Metro Vancouver, it is nestled between the forested slopes of Mount Fromme and Mount Seymour. Lynn Valley is named after British Royal Engineer John Linn (Royal Engineer), who settled in the area after 1869...More
The Rotary Beach Seawalk is a 6 km paved walkway that follows the shoreline of Discovery Passage...More
The High Level Bridge serves as a great public place, transportation corridor, stunning vista, and link to the past. The riveted-steel bridge was constructed 100 years ago as a link from Edmonton to the town of Strathcona, and remains the city's only level crossing, handily spanning the mighty divide of the North Saskatchewan River from nearly 300 feet above. This imposing span was designed from the onset to accommodate pedestrians, streetcars, rail, and motor traffic, and is in my mind Edmonton’s greatest place.
It is a prime example of function over form, with a lack of adornment that is unusual for prominent structures of this era across Canada. In this starkness, however, lies the charm of the High Level Bridge. The name itself speaks volumes to the way in which residents relate to the structure; it has almost no name, but is incredibly distinctive in the urban environment. In a way it is a reflection of Edmonton's approach to city building over the years, a massive undertaking with little to no pomp...More
Nestled in the centre of Vancouver, Granville Island is a gathering spot for both locals and tourists that draws 10 million visits each year...More
The laughing statues located by English Bay at Morton Park are part of the Vancouver Biennale.. Titled “A-maze-ing Laughter” by artist Yue Minjun they have brought exactly that to the visitors they attract on a daily basis. Unlike the other pieces of art in this city, this piece has been very well received and on any given day you will often see people hanging from them or laughing with them (at them?) while posing for a photo or two...More
The Seawall is a walkway along the waterfront in downtown Nanaimo...More