-2018 Canada

This year I have been to Canada for four weeks travelling with Susan and Nick.

Toronto

Our flight was from Heathrow , so we needed to start with a meal in an animal restaurant.

We landed at Toronto airport in the afternoon and spent the next three days exploring the city by open topped bus, on the water and by foot.

The Canadian Pacific Railroad Company owned the land where we found The Round House which had the largest turntable in Canada. The CN Tower and Toronto Blue Jays baseball stadium.

We picked up our transport for the next stage of our holiday a Chrysler 300 for the on going journey. The journey on the opposite side of the road was along the Queen Elizabeth Way.

 

Niagara Falls.

The first sight of these famous falls was breathtaking.

The American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

In this area there are lots of reminders of the many skirmishes between Canada and USA

Niagara on the Lake.

Located on the south shore of Lake Ontario.

Thursday saw us visit Lock 3 of The Welland Canal which allows large cargo ships to pass from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie avoiding the Falls.

What a feat of engineering.

The Algonquin Provincial Park.

We now move inland to a wooded area to stay at a wonderful place called Arowhon Pines about 58 kilometres from Huntsville. A lodge on the edge of a lake.

We were lucky enough to see, although not always get pictures, of deer, chipmunks, squirrel, hares, pine martins, turtles and a hare.

Ragged Falls, Oxtongue River.

Throughout the park there are signs to various waterfalls, lakes and trails. Some require more agility than others, but this one only required negotiating rocks and tree roots. The views were stunning.

Now we move out of The Provincial Park, but not by seaplane.

Kingston Ontario

This was the original capital of Upper Canada.