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Lachine was one of the first three parishes on the island of Montréal. It was the first parish built above the Lachine Rapids, and the 15th built in Nouvelle-France. For many years, it was a bridge between Montréal, the Great Lakes and the North American interior. This history shaped the borough’s genealogy and heritage.
Lachine’s history begins in 1534, when King Francis I sent Jacques Cartier to find a sea route leading to Asia. The captain was sure that the “great Canadian river” would take him there, but the Sault Saint Louis rapids presented a major obstacle. A stopping point was needed for unloading, storing and transporting goods, so permanent posts were established above and below the rapids: Montreal in 1642 and Lachine, 25 years later, in 1667...More
Keswick Ridge, population approximately fifteen hundred is located twenty kilometres from Fredericton (New Brunswick's capital city). A small beautiful, rural community in York County, Keswick Ridge is on Route 616. Tracing its roots to Loyalists from Massachusetts, the area is close to Saint John River, Mactaquac Head Pond and Keswick River...More
The Victoria Harbour, gateway to British Columbia and Canada, is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The harbour has had a long history, starting with its use by First Nations.
Ever since Captain James Cook first explored Vancouver Island in 1778, Victoria Harbour has been a majestic and breath-taking backdrop for ships and boats to moor. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is home to one of the world’s few natural harbours and is now a popular for visitors who love the lively ambience and authenticity of the West Coast...More
It is an outdoor space in Port Coquitlam B.C. It's at the top of the hill and was developed about 20 years ago...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
Built in 1876, the Saint John City Market is the oldest continuing farmer's market in Canada. The Market forms the historic centerpiece of a revitalized city centre as it lies adjacent to the main street of the urban core area and abuts the City’s most prominent public square, “King’s Square”. The unique architectural design of the building reveals an exterior façade reflective of the Victorian era in which it was built, while the interior space of the Market resembles the hull of a ship. The design was an intentional nod to the City’s economic and cultural heritage, as the City was an active ship building port city in the 19th Century...More
English Bay Beach is located in Vancouver's beautiful West End near the intersection of Davie and Denman St. The beach sidewalk is part of over 20km of the seawall path in the city. Part of its charm is the numerous windmill palms which line the sidewalks and bicycle paths, giving it a tropical feel (even in the rain), and there are lots of shady spaces for those who prefer not to sit in the sun. There is also a beachside restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, and even in the rainy winter, the view of the ocean and the beach is breathtaking with the mountains, especially at sunset...More
Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, British Columbia.
There is a recreational pier, outdoor pool, children's water park, paths for cycling and walking, boat launch, Old Mill Boathouse meeting place for groups and clubs, wildlife viewing. It recently had a big renovation, including the addition of a bandshell...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
Located on the banks of the scenic and historic Manuels River, in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre and 6.5 km Manuels River trail system is a prime example of what can be accomplished through partnerships, perseverance, and good planning. The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is a bright new addition to our Town which prides itself on being a “Bright Town with a Bright Future”. Opened in July 2013, the Centre highlights the unique geology and internationally recognized trilobite fossil beds of Manuels River. Recognizing the importance of the fossil resources and trail system, the river valley is designated and zoned as Open Space Conservation in the Conception Bay South Municipal Plan and Development Regulations; a portion of the river was designated as a Significant Paleontological Site by the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government in 2011.
The Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, a volunteer, non-profit organization, had long recognized the value of the world-renowned Manuels River system and developed the extensive trail system throughout the area. The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre replaces a tiny chalet which served as a tourist information centre as well as a location for basic educational programming. Since its opening, the Centre has focused on providing first-class geological and biological interpretation opportunities and is a resource for students as well as tourists and the general public. Creative exhibits explore geology and earth sciences, ecology, biology and the natural history of Manuels River and the surrounding river valley. It has helped cement Newfoundland and Labrador’s reputation as a destination for those seeking unique geological experiences.
The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is the anchor for the Town’s Mainstreet and T’Railway developments. It serves as a focus for community activities with its café, gift shop, theatre, classrooms and multifunctional reception hall. It is a source of community pride as many local organizations and individuals were committed to fundraising and supporting the development. The well-established trails are a popular location for wellness activities, as many local residents walk the Manuels River trail system on a regular basis...More
The Meewasin Valley in Saskatoon is a great connector place. The trail network runs adjacent to the river and there are many picturesque locations on both sides of the South Saskatchewan River...More
50 Avenue is the Main Street is Lacombe, welcoming residents and visitors into this charming community and showcasing an intact Edwardian streetscape. 50 Avenue runs the entire width of the City, ushering people through beautiful historic residential homes, a lovely urban park and a gorgeous Edwardian commercial centre...More
The Rotary Beach Seawalk is a 6 km paved walkway that follows the shoreline of Discovery Passage...More
With a central location, mountain views and lakefront amenities Bernard Avenue is downtown Kelowna's main street. It has more than 140 stores, heritage brick buildings and a variety of retail space offering an array of restaurants, cafes, fast food, entertainment and both personal and professional services...More
Courthouse Square is the heart of the town of Goderich and has always left a favorable impression on those who have visited. While termed a square, the street is actually a unique, one-way octagon. It circles the county courthouse which resides in a large, beautiful park. Since Goderich was founded almost 200 years ago, tourists and residents alike have flocked to its quaint shops and tree-shrouded park by day, then stayed to view the most beautiful sunset on Ontario’s west coast, take in an outdoor movie or listen to a local band in the gazebo by night. For many years, largely in part to this picturesque square, “Canada’s Prettiest Town” has won accolades at the International Communities in Bloom...More
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
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
224th Street in Maple Ridge is becoming one of the most vital areas in the city. It is right in the heart of downtown with the Memorial Peace Park, City Hall, Art Center and Community Center surrounding the landscaped area...More