Canada 150 – My Beautiful Country

Summer in Canada to me means going somewhere and seeing some of my beautiful country.  Canada is such a wonderfully diverse country and I appreciate it all…prairies, mountains, ocean, and our cities, too. I’ve only been as far east as Quebec City, and would love to see the east coast of Canada someday.

Summer Solstice, English Bay, Vancouver 2013

Summer Solstice 2013 2

Quebec City, 2010 (wow, seven years ago already!)

 

Banff (these pictures are from 2014)

Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, June, 2013

Seaplane Perspective
Prince Rupert to Hartley Bay in a seaplane

Bishop Bay Hot Springs in the Great Bear Rainforest

Bishop Bay Hot Springs Sparkle 3

Near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, July 2016

summer storm

into-the-storm

Prince Albert National Park, June 2016

Prince Albert National Park sunset - June 2016-2

Near Mankota, Saskatchewan, September 2016

morning-on-the-prairies-at-harvest-time

 

 

 

counting down the days…

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

Less than two weeks until the next trip!  🙂

Summers Are For Road Trips – Quebec City

I love Quebec City, specifically Old Quebec.  I’ve never been to Europe, but I imagine it’s like being in a European city. Founded in 1608, it’s one of North America’s oldest cities. The Chateau Frontenac is reported to be one of the most photographed hotels in the world.  I took my fair share of pictures.

Chateau Frontenac at dusk

Statue of Samuel de Champlain who founded Quebec City in 1608

Chateau Frontenac from a boat tour of the St. Lawrence River

Close-up

If you are planning a trip to Quebec City, I highly recommend this hotel.  The location in Upper Old Quebec is perfect.  You can walk everywhere you want to go.  There are so many excellent restaurants, cafes, and shops in Old Quebec (or you can just wander the streets for hours admiring the architecture).  The people were friendly, the food was so good, the coffee was the best I’ve ever tasted, it was just an all-around excellent experience. I tried to use some of my high school French, but when the server responded in English, I took that as a sign that maybe I should stick to my first language!

Here’s the website for the hotel: http://www.hvq.com/