Discover Spotted Lake - Canada

Discover Spotted Lake – Canada

Spotted Lake A bizarre lake that looks more like a spotted swamp. In fact, Spotted Lake (Kliluk Lake) contains a huge amount of minerals. Evaporating in summer, they form unique and whimsical islands that look like spots. Depending on the season, they change their color and can harden so much that Read more…

Icefields Parkway, Alberta - Canada

Icefields Parkway, Alberta – Canada

Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada
Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

If you come to the western part of Canada, for example, to British Columbia or Alberta , then you need to drive along Icefield Parkway or Highway 93), otherwise you can summarize that you came to this part of Canada in vain and, in fact, you are not in Canada were – were anywhere: in Shanghai, Seoul or Bombay.

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

What is Icefield Parkway: This is a trail built especially for tourists in the 70s, linking Canada’s oldest national park – Banff and the younger Jasper. This is a photographer’s paradise: more than 200 sites for photographing natural beauty along 250 km.

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

It is a two-lane toll highway with good markings and quality asphalt. Let’s say you are driving south to north (the most common route) from Lake Louise to Jasper. At the beginning of the road, go through the payment booths. Tell your destination – for example, the city of Jasper and pay 19.6 CAD and have 8 hours to drive all the attractions along the road. Receive a receipt with the date and time when you must leave Icefield, which must be stuck on your windshield.

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Icefields Parkway Alberta Canada

Icefields Parkway in Alberta, Canada

Area Columbia Aysfild (Columbia Icefield) through which Aysfild track Parkway is: 6 glaciers: Athabasca, Castleguard, Columbia Glacier, Dome Glacier, Stutfield and Saskatchewan Glacier This is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies: Mount Columbia (3,747 m), Mount Kitchener (3,505 m), North Twin Peak (3,684 m), South Twin Peak (3,566 m) and others.

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Top Quebec Landmarks - Canada

Top Quebec Landmarks – Canada

Old Quebec

Be sure to visit Old Quebec and you will understand why UNESCO awarded this place the title of a World Heritage Site! Old Quebec is a real emerald in the necklace of Canadian cities. Narrow cobbled streets from the 17th century, stone houses from the 17th and 18th centuries, stunning centenary parks and a grandiose 17th century square, as well as many other historical sites.

First of all, take a trip to the hotel” Chateau Frontenac” (the most photographed attraction in Quebec), admire its architecture and history of this place.

Friendly atmosphere, friendly locals and almost European charm. You will find horse-drawn carriages, street performers, singers and artists here, you will especially like the art gallery of Old Quebec, the gallery is located in the open air.

Old Quebec
Old Quebec, Quebec Landmarks

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada

Why travel to China when you can find the great wall right in Quebec! Quebec is the most fortified city in North America north of Mexico, with about 4.6 km of walled cities , it is one of the most atmospheric attractions in Quebec.

Discover the beautiful cityscapes and be sure to see Quebec’s defenses designed by French and English engineers.

Cannons, dungeons, star-shaped citadels, artillery park and fortresses are part of this outstanding city!

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

The oldest historic landmark in Quebec and the oldest church in Canada and the United States, all are the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral. The church is the seat of the Archbishop of Quebec, it is located in the historic district of Old Quebec, adjacent to the Seminary of Quebec, opposite the Quebec City Hall. Recognized as a Historic Monument of Canada.

The history of the church goes back to 1647, when it was founded, in 1759 it was subjected to a fierce bombardment by the British army, but the most significant date in the history of the church is 1874, when Pius X, the Pope of Rome, erected the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral to the rank of a minor Basilica .

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral
Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

Quebec City Old Port

One of the most charming areas of Quebec is the Old Port, which is the oldest port in Canada and the second largest after the Port of Montreal.

In the 19th century, Quebec’s port was one of the most important in the world. He played a huge role in the development of both the city and the whole of Canada. For example, in 1863 alone, more than 1600 ships passed through the port, it was during this era that the city grew significantly. Now, merchant ships are unloading up the St. Lawrence River, and huge transatlantic cruise liners dock in the old port, bringing thousands of tourists at a time, instead of small ships of the 17-18th centuries.

The old port, an ideal place to start a tour of Quebec, offers excellent views of the city from the cruise ship, including the main attraction of Quebec, the Château Frontenac hotel.

Quebec City Old Port
Quebec City Old Port,Quebec Landmarks

La Citadelle de Québec

The Citadelle of Quebec is a massive star-shaped fort overlooking the St. Lawrence River at Cap Diamant. Although the Citadelle has never fought, it is home to some 200 members of the Royal Canadian Army, an all-French-speaking battalion in the Canadian Forces. La Citadelle de Québec is the largest fortification in North America, where troops are still serving.

La Citadelle de Québec
La Citadelle de Québec, Quebec Landmarks

Place Royale Québec

Set aside some of your time in Quebec to Place Royale, where Samuel de Champlain founded his first home in 1608. Petit-Champlain is a lovely street to walk. It is rightly considered the best street in Canada, the streets of the old city are beautiful. Petit-Champlain is considered one of the oldest streets in North America. This street is full of restaurants for all tastes, which are filled with tourists day and night, there are many boutiques for the delight of shopaholics.

Place Royale Québec
Place Royale Québec, Québec Landmarks

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

For many, the Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré has been a “place of miracles” for the past 350 years. This temple is worth your visit, regardless of your beliefs.

The basilica is the oldest in North America and attracts nearly a million visitors a year. The very peak of the pilgrimage is July 26, St. Anne’s Day. The temple was erected in 1620 by Breton sailors who survived a shipwreck on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

Miracles still happen here. At the entrance to the church, you can see a huge number of crutches and walking sticks. Each item was left behind by a pilgrim who was healed in the monastery.

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Jacques-Cartier National Park

The impressive Jacques-Cartier River flows through a deep gorge, surrounded by sheer cliffs soaring up to 550m in height!

Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and camping are all available activities in exciting surroundings, it comes as no surprise that the Jacques-Cartier region is a renowned holiday destination around Quebec and Quebec’s most beautiful attraction. (more…)

Discover Moraine Lake - Canada

Discover Moraine Lake – Canada

Moraine Lake Canada
Moraine Lake Canada

Do you know where you can see the delicious landscapes of the mountains, magnificent lakes of crystal clear waters surrounded by crystalline glaciers, enjoy the view of the alpine rivers, which descend from the snow-capped peaks in a fast stream? This mix of “colors and impressions” you will find if you go to Canada for glacier Lake Moraine in Banff National Park.

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Moraine Lake Canada

Where is the Moraine glacial lake – A treasure of the rocky mountains

This place with romantic scenery is located in the Canadian Banff National Park, which is not far, 14 kilometers from the village of Lake Louise, at an altitude of 1885 meters, in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Moraine Lake is a treasure of rocky mountains and a real “great living natural sapphire”.

This glacial mountain lake is “fed” by glaciers and, unfortunately, is only filled in June. It is during this period that the water acquires an extraordinary bright blue light!

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Moraine Lake Canada

Above this Moraine Lake in Canada, the snow-capped peaks of Mount Venkchenma are majestic and vividly extended. And a glacial lake appeared due to the displacement of a large “fragment” of the rock.

The unspoilt nature around Moraine Lake, Canada

The landscapes around Moraine Lake are even more picturesque. Everything is so pleasing to the eyes and soul that when you find yourself there, you forget all the problems and adversities that are spreading somewhere, far away.

Endless forests and mountainous spaces, under a blanket of snow and the water so beautiful and clean. (more…)