Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Picking up where we left off yesterday in this corridor, maple syrup production is a big part of life in the country in many parts of eastern Canada.

One of my favourite of these is about mountaineering.

The Big Nickel is an iconic sight along the Trans Canada Highway at Sudbury in northern Ontario.

This is the Festival Theatre in the southern Ontario town of Stratford, which for decades has had an acclaimed Shakespeare festival each year.

The Caribou Monument is in Bowring Park, Newfoundland and Labrador, and is a commemoration of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, done after the Great War, in which Newfoundlanders fought and served and suffered greatly.

Grain elevators are an iconic sight of the Canadian West, including this one in Saskatchewan.

The RCMP Musical Ride is another icon in the country.

Many American slaves took what came to be called the Underground Railroad during the decades leading up to the Civil War. A good number of them made new lives as free people in Canada. The Underground Railroad Monument stands in Windsor, Ontario.

Here we have the First Nations University of Canada, Regina campus.

And finishing off, this is a hotel in Dawson City, Yukon, a holdover of the days of the Klondike gold rush.


  1. They´re all wonderful.
    There is a The Simpsons episode on the Underground Railroad with the slave Virgil who flees to Canada.

  2. Very interesting especially the slave story !

  3. I don't know how they are made, but I really like this serie.

  4. Wonderful series, they are all beautiful.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  5. Appropriate reminders and some new things for me

  6. @Iris: I like all of them.

    @Italiafinlandia: they are.

    @Gattina: Canadian history has many layers.

    @Jan: so do I.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @Anvilcloud: I thought so.

    @Francisco: thank you.

  7. I had no idea we have a First Nations University.

  8. ...a special showcase of what makes Canada special.

  9. Maple syrup is one thing I always have in my pantry.

  10. Great to see the caribou monument included.

  11. These are wonderful pieces, William.

  12. @David: it's out there.

    @Tom: quite so.

    @Gemel: good to have.

    @Marie: it fits in well.

    @RedPat: they are indeed.

  13. Great series. Would be wonderful to be able to see them in person.

  14. I didn't expect the light to shine through like that. It's pretty.

  15. Lovely capture of light ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. @Nancy: I enjoy doing so.

    @Sandi: it very much is.

    @Sharon: I think so.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

  17. Muy interesante, lo que hay expuesto en esta entrada.

  18. A good friend of mine, with tongue firmly in cheek of course, once commented that on a visit to Sudbury she had spent a very pleasant hour under Big Nick!

  19. However these cutout depictions are made, they are wonderful.