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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 7:35 PM
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Well I got a little carried away here but here are some standout sights in Ontario, as well as just general pictures of different eco-regions and such. The province generally transitions from north to south with tundra and treeless to the north to the coniferous and boggy Canadian Shield, then to mixedwood forests, then to agricultural and the only deciduous tree region in the country.

Algonquin Park

oth's Rock Trail View
by Eddy Tse, on Flickr

Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs
by Philip Dunn, on Flickr

Mixedwood Plains (eco-region)

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Sandbanks, Lake Ontario


Sandbanks Dunes
by Tom Podolec, on Flickr

Bon Echo

Mazinaw Mushrooms
by Andrew Morse, on Flickr

Hudson Bay Lowlands (eco--region)

Shores of Hudson Bay!
by J. H., on Flickr

Niagara Falls

Horseshoe Falls - Niagara Falls Canada
by Tduane Parker, on Flickr

Lake Huron ice volcano

Waves on The Beach
by Mark, on Flickr

Canadian shield (ecoregion)
Ox Bay - French River by Debbie Oppermann, on Flickr

Rolling hills and country side
1150 by ontario photo connection, on Flickr

Carolinian/deciduous forest (eco-region)

Misty Morning ~ Glen Stewart Ravine
by ~EvidencE~, on Flickr

Great Lakes

Stormy Sky on Lake Huron
by Roger C, on Flickr

Ouimet Canyon

Ouimet Canyon
by Carlos V., on Flickr

Point Pelee marsh, Lake Erie

Marsh Boardwalk Overlook - Point Pelee National Park (Ontario, Canada)
by Andrea Moscato, on Flickr

Kama Bay, Lake Superior

Kama Bay
by glenn tanaka, on Flickr

Lake Huron Grotto

The Grotto 3
by Chuck Johnston, on Flickr

Niagara Vineyard

View of the Vineyards
by Orion 2, on Flickr


Autumn Colours . . .
by Clement Tang, on Flickr

Cheltenham badlands

Cheltenham Badlands
by Maurice P., on Flickr

Grand Bend , Lake Huron

beach
by AromaY, on Flickr

Deciduous forest

Glen Major
by Jim Jimmy, on Flickr

La Cloche Mountains

Arrival of Autumn in Killarney, Ontario
by Ruth Choi, on Flickr

Rolling countryside

homestead, late Summer, Flamborough, Ontario.
by edk7, on Flickr

Woodlands

White Trillium Blooms
by Jack Tome, on Flickr

That's probably enough, LOL.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 8:30 PM
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Here are a few that I like for NS:

Cabot Trail

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Grand-Pré

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Duncan's Cove
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I'm trying to find pictures of the Wawa Fume Kill and it's absurdly hard (it's a restricted area), but it's a region where the fumes from an iron smelter killed everything to the degree that even the soil died and then blew away, leaving bare shield rock. Since the smelter closed decades ago the region has been slowly coming back to life, but still looks more like a badland than a forest. It's pretty unique but since it was created by a toxic event, it's not the safest or easiest place to go. Even Google Earth doesn't have photos of it anymore.


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This short tourism promo has all my faves here.

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Yeah, I’ve seen pictures of Sleeping Giant and Ouimet canyon and, nice as it is, it’s no Icefields Parkway.

Getting to Thunder Bay is also quite a commitment - I’d have to book a flight, rental car and hotels. It’s easy to see why more Southern Ontarians go to other places before they explore that part of the province.
True, I grew up in Tbay and while there are beautiful things, including the people who get a bad rap, nothing prepared me for the scenic awe I experienced moving to the west coast.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 11:24 PM
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I'm trying to find pictures of the Wawa Fume Kill and it's absurdly hard (it's a restricted area), but it's a region where the fumes from an iron smelter killed everything to the degree that even the soil died and then blew away, leaving bare shield rock. Since the smelter closed decades ago the region has been slowly coming back to life, but still looks more like a badland than a forest. It's pretty unique but since it was created by a toxic event, it's not the safest or easiest place to go. Even Google Earth doesn't have photos of it anymore.


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It is now mostly greened over but when I first started dating my wife 25 years ago there were some freaky moonscapes north of Sudbury in the Chelmsford area on the highway to Timmins.
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I'm trying to find pictures of the Wawa Fume Kill and it's absurdly hard (it's a restricted area), but it's a region where the fumes from an iron smelter killed everything to the degree that even the soil died and then blew away, leaving bare shield rock. Since the smelter closed decades ago the region has been slowly coming back to life, but still looks more like a badland than a forest. It's pretty unique but since it was created by a toxic event, it's not the safest or easiest place to go. Even Google Earth doesn't have photos of it anymore.


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The one place in the province where there is a permanent Restricted Fire Zone.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2019, 10:15 PM
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Here are a few that I like for NS:

Cabot Trail

Nice scenery.
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BC prairie/canola (Fort St.John)
Canola field in Fort St John, BC by Jean Prefontaine, on Flickr

BC volcano country (Mt. Edziza)
Great Viewws to the North by Joe McKenna, on Flickr

BC glacier country (Purcell Range)
DSC1312 Vowell Glacier. Purcell Mountains, BC. Canada by Najeeb Mahmud, on Flickr
BC fishing village (Telegraph Cove)
Telegraph Cove by manuel secher, on Flickr

BC Ocean beach and marsh
HAIDA GWAII - Marsh by Alora Grifffin, on Flickr

BC rugged coastline
Bright green algae on the rock flats of Botanical Beach. by Janis Morrison, on Flickr

BC tidal flats
Qualicum River Estuary tidal flats by Janis Morrison, on Flickr

BC spotted lake/dry hills
Spotted Lake of Okanagan by beyondhue, on Flickr
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Athabasca Dunes--very unique.

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Some Quebec landscape

Kamouraska ( Bas Saint Laurent)

Source: https://www.bassaintlaurent.ca/fr/ex...ns/kamouraska/

Mont Albert ( Gaspesie)

Source:https://quoifaireenfamille.com/

Acropole des draveurs (Charlevoix)


Abbaye St Benoit (Estrie)


Koroc River ( Nunavik)

Source:https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/480196378989710920/

Cap Bon Ami ( Gaspesie)

source:https://pixels.com/featured/cap-bon-...n-wiggett.html

Mingan (Côte-Nord)

source:https://lenord-cotier.com/les-croisi...s-iles-mingan/

Cap Éternité ( Saguenay)

source:https://www.quebecoriginal.com/fr-ca...guenay-1965072

Iles-de-la-Madeleine

source: Guide Ulysse

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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 2:53 PM
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British Columbia's beauty is utterly colossal and bewildering. I find that short videos like the following merely hint at the true radical intensity and sheer audaciousness of its landscape:

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Even without the mountains, Alberta is still scenic

And Saskatchewan is more than just the prairies:

https://www.narcity.com/u/2019/05/08...g_1200x630.jpg
Lol this is a stock photo of the Namib desert in Namibia... not the Athabasca sand dunes.

The namib desert is home to some of the largest sand dunes in the world, over 10 times the size of what we get in Canada, as you can clearly see in that pic.

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Lol this is a stock photo of the Namib desert in Namibia... not the Athabasca sand dunes.

The namib desert is home to some of the largest sand dunes in the world, over 10 times the size of what we get in Canada, as you can clearly see in that pic.

Narcity is such a joke.

LOL, I was going to say. I just spent 20 minutes trying to find more info and any image that looked close to that with no luck.

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I miss my sled this time of year.

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LOL, I was going to say. I just spent 20 minutes trying to find more info and any image that looked close to that with no luck.

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I can’t speak to the validity of that particular photo, but the Great Sand Hills and Athabasca Sand Dunes are not the same. Athabasca Dunes are northwest on the south shore of Lake Athabasca while the Sand Hills are southwest near the Alberta border.


https://photojourneys.ca/2017/12/31/...ca-sand-dunes/

Edit: Actually I went to the original article. I have no idea why they would use that photo when even their own photo credit says it’s from Namib Desert, but the rest of the photos on the article are from the Athabasca Dunes.

Edit again: the disclaimer at the bottom says the cover photo is for illustrative purposes only. Oh boy.

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Lol this is a stock photo of the Namib desert in Namibia... not the Athabasca sand dunes.

The namib desert is home to some of the largest sand dunes in the world, over 10 times the size of what we get in Canada, as you can clearly see in that pic.

Narcity is such a joke.
It's like the Cheltenham Badlands in Ontario, they're barely 230,000 sqft.


https://www.narcity.com/ca/on/toront...is-spring-2018

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Love this scene. It's always great when you have access to nice places that only few other people can get to. Well, once in a while.

When my BIL had his 21 foot boat we would launch from Penetang Harbour by the cottage and go out to uninhabited Giants Tomb Island in Georgian Bay with pristine beach and shallow water for hundreds of feet. Perfect for swimming. Same thing with any of the little rocky Canadian Shield islands in the thousand islands area of Georgian Bay/Muskoka.

But, I do admit, it gets boring after a while when you and a couple other boats are the only ones there.

I also did this just south of Myrtle Beach along the inter-coastal. Not islands but stretches of beach along the coast only accessible by boat. Difference is you had to move the anchor every 20 minutes or risk getting caught by the tide.

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