Canada, Vancouver - not just Mecca to art of food
In Canada's southwest corner, near the US border, there is a city which is central to our today's article.
We from Toronto, about which we have written two articles, move four thousand kilometers to the west. Thus, we reach culinary metropolis of Canada. Therefore, it would be for the best to loosen one’s belts, refill bank account, and forget about summer diets for food in Vancouver wont get you into swimsuit.
Vancouver, as we know it today, is pretty a young city. In the beginning of the 1880s it was just a small settlement of about 1000 inhabitants. Thirty years later it was more than hundred times larger. Today Vancouver is inhabitated by about 600 thousand people, third of them being immigrants from China.
Lets take a look at some interesting places in the city.
In the forefront, one has to mention the Museum of Anthropology with the British Colombia Unviersity. There you can find a beautiful totem of the so called First Nations part of museum exhibits relate to it. However, there are thousands of item related to many of world’s culture. You can, for instance, also see a Slovak ceramic jug.
We leave the museum for Vancouver aquarium . You can find it in Stanley Park, a 4 km 2 reservation that about eight million people visit annually. Back to the aquarium though. For sixty years it has been part of the city. What it offers is truly diverse. For instance, there is a tropical zone with eels, or you can see sharks being fed. Expect for this, a new attraction was opened – 4D cinema – a combination of a 3D cinema with additional effects like fog, wind, or various aromas.
Culinary experience in this city doesn’t necessarily mean expensive adventure. There are many places with great food and prices as well. Should you seek „creme de la creme“ experience, Vancouver wont disappoint.
Say you don’t want to spend that much for good food, you want to eat well but keep some of the money for museums and walks in museums, or just around the city. That’s why you can appreciate to visit Hamburger 2.85. For the amount stated in its name you can have the main dish on its menu. People are excited about the price/taste ration. Sure you would love some good meat after long walks in the city.
Text: Maxim Kucer
Photo: Wikipedia.org: Ecstaticist, MagnusL3D, Rr parker, Voyager, Maxbatt
Montreal ranks in the top of several categories - it is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second largest city in Canada and also the second largest francophone city in the world.
The Sea to Sky freeway running between Squamish and Whistler (BC) offers you wonderful vistas. Don’t, however, let it to decoy away from the turn to Garibaldi Lake. It would be simply a sin to not to see Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Our journey across the second largest country in the world takes us to the capital of Alberta province today.
Ottawa is a pretty big city. You can do there a lot of things. Today we look at some landmarks like museums, galleries or so.
Last time we learned about some of Ottawa’s architectonic sights. Of course, the best thing is to see Ottawa on your own. Today, we continue in our wanders in the city and certainly you will learn something interesting.
Vancouver, a port city, is to be found in southwestern British Colombia, a Canadian province. The city is surrounded by area known as Lower Mainland. Some city districts are within the said area. This was problem for us when we entered an address to the navigation as Vancouver makes only a part of this territory.
Vancouver and its surroundings is filled with greenery. There are many parks, golf courses, forests, trees and skyscrapers.
Vancouver Island is in the Pacific Ocean. It lies near Vancouver near its shore. It is also part of British Colombia.
Ottawa has been the Canadian capital for more than 150 years. It played an important role in the construction of the canal that connects the Illinois River with Lake Michigan. Near Ottawa, there are large deposits of quality sand that can be transported by river. Thanks to them, the glass industry has developed a lot in the city.
In the eastern part of Canada is the Labrador Peninsula, on which lies the province of Quebec. It is the second largest and most populous province in all of Canada after Ontario, with which it is collectively referred to as central Canada. In the province you will find full of natural beauty, but also cities with a rich history. In this province is the eponymous city of Quebec City, about which you will learn more today.
We have already spent some time with Canada on our travellers’ website. Mostly, however, we have taken you to its nature. Today we go to the city. As the name of the article suggest, our destination for today is Toronto.
When one says the Rocky Mountains do you know what mountains he is talking about? The so called Rockies embellish western part of North America.
Mountain village of Whistler is to be found in western Canada (BC). It is built to the middle of forest surrounded by high mountains. This place used to be possessed by other creatures – black bears. Righteously so they peak into the village. Simply put: Whistler is the land of bears.
Last week we concluded our story about Toronto with a short mention of Ontario Science Center. It would be pity to don’t spend more time at this great institution.
When we asked at tourist information center, Whistler, where to hike in the area, the recommendations of the lady at the reception were same as the recommendations we got from our friends. They knew the area around Whistler very well. The weather got much better after two days. Therefore we decided for the most difficult trip in the area – to Wedgemount Lake located high in the mountains.
One of the roads in the Banff National Park where you wont meet more than several dozens of people are roads around Bow Lake. We arrived at lake at 7:00 and parked our car by Num-Ti-Jah Lodge (there is a parking lot with dry toilets). Mountains were mysterious, still in morning mist, and sun was hidden behind mountain peaks. Local atmosphere was silent, and really freezing – hat and gloves are necessary.
Another great place of Jasper NP is about 29 km southwards off the town of Jasper. You will get there by following an ascending road going through dense forest. There are many turns and a parking lot at the end in 1762 m. There starts the Trail below Mount Edith Cavell.
Calgary is a city people known mostly for its team the Calgary Flames. The city is located in the western part of Canada, in the province of Alberta.
Should you be a person loving mountains, a person that is or has been in western Canada, you certainly know about Jasper National Park. It might have been one of the reasons why you visited the country.
Should you plan to do some hikes in Canada to see thick forests and green hills, and experience some adrenalin, or meet local residents – moose, bear, and there are many of them. They say you meet here more bears than people. You have to see Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Colombia.
South hills of Whistler village we have came to known already. But what can we find in the north? Around the village there are many bike trails called Valley Trails. The area is quiet, only the road no 99 (Pemberton - Vancouver) runs across it.
Are you of excellent fitness? Are you tourist that really enjoys it? Regardless the two options, we have a trip that will give you the best view of the town of Jasper and gorgeousness of the national park of the same name surrounding it. The hike is to the Mt. Whistlers (2466 m).
Every tourist heading to Rocky Mountains, Canada certainly visits Banff National Park that has a center in the town of the same name.