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Old Posted Oct 3, 2017, 12:24 AM
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Back in August we did a gorgeous day trip to Whistler with our friends. Here are some photos from the trip.

On the way there we did few stops along the way to photograph the sights.



Tantalus Range is always worth a stop right after Squamish.





Once we made it to Whistler, the town was really busy with bikers and summer tourists.



Up on the mountain the views were amazing.



Making our way to the summit chair lift.









Finally at the summit!











What an amazing summer day! Whistler is currently in process of building a new suspension bridge summer attraction across this gorgeous view. I am sure the tourists will love it once it opens next summer!



The program of our day was to do the Half Note Trail which is a beautiful hike around the Whistler Mountain.









We were surprisied how much snow there still was along the trail, which had actually opened only a week earlier!













Symphony Bowl is skiing paradise in winter, but in summer it looks so vast and barren. I can't wait to ski down there in couple of months!



Finally we made our way back through the famous snow walls. Even though they were only half of what they are in spring, they were still 5-6 meters tall and an impressive sight. There is no chance that all of the snow will melt before it starts snowing again...



And there you have it. Whistler is just an amazing summer destination for anything, like a simple day hike.
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Beautiful photos!
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2017, 3:51 AM
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highway 391 about 50 kms from lynn lake and leaf rapids on the 391 theres this lake with a couple yr round of grid cabins on it that are fair size


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Yeah, I really enjoyed driving along the 22. Maybe my favourite stretch of highway in Alberta. I have always loved the foothills.
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Definitely. The wind on the southern stretch (from about Longview) is really something else, driving with a 120km/h cross wind is interesting for sure lol.
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Nice pics, need to make my way up to Whistler one summer.

Here are some pics from the BC interior during the height of the smoke.

Haynes Point in Osoyoos

Haynes Point by Ian, on Flickr

The antelope brush scrublands outside of Oliver.

Rabbitbrush Near Oliver by Ian, on Flickr

Oliver Scrublands by Ian, on Flickr

Sagebrush scrublands in the White Lake Valley.

White Lake Grasslands by Ian, on Flickr

White Lake Sage by Ian, on Flickr

A smokey sunset from my parents house

Red Sun, Grey Skies by Ian, on Flickr

My parents dock and boats!

Cariboo Morning by Ian, on Flickr

This was by far the smokiest afternoon.

Smoky Afternoon by Ian, on Flickr

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Old Posted Oct 8, 2017, 7:54 PM
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Love the 4th pic, would never think that's Canada. I remember driving through that area for the first in astonishment, didn't know we had such landscape.

Anyways here's Ouimet Canyon in Northern Ontario


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I went golfing at Saskatchewan Landing Golf Course & it was perfect. Light breeze with temperatures up to 22°C in Southern Saskatchewan yesterday.

This is the absolute best time of year because rattlesnakes hibernating, no bugs with a few nights going below freezing in the last few weeks yet day-time temps still well above room temp.

With a Japanese Typhoon pushing jet stream up North Pacific forcing below-normal arctic temps down south over North America this next week, This will probably mark my last golf day this year here. Once middle of November hits, it probably won't get back up into the twenties celsius day-time temperature highs outside again (although it did last year here). Probably won't hit room temp outside here again for 3... maybe even 4 months.

Here's some pics of Saskatchewan Landing along Lake Diefenbaker in SouthWestern Saskatchewan, some of the pics are mine & some are posted photographer pics.





https://www.sasklandinggolfresort.com/index.html



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Old Posted Oct 31, 2017, 1:28 AM
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Spent the last few days going page by page admiring the beauty of this great land. Most of my travels take me to the Caribbean, most of the US and once to Europe. Too bad I haven't been outside ON and QC here at home. Plan on doing out east in the near future. And maybe out west some day.

Hope you don't mind if I chip in with some Ontario pics. I'm not a camper and I haven't been north of Sudbury so I don't have the most inspiring of landscapes to share.

I'll start with the Scarborough Bluffs, which I know a couple of other people have already posted. These are my own pics. I suppose these bluffs are to Toronto what the Rockies are to Vancouver and Calgary and Mount Royal is to Montreal? Lol not really.
















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Old Posted Oct 31, 2017, 1:45 AM
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A few more pics of the Cheltenham Badlands to add to the few earlier in this thread. I grew up a 20 minute drive from here in Brampton. So I have fond memories of running up and down as a kid. Too bad a couple of years ago they fenced it off. They said it needs a few years to recover or something.

Pics by me.








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Going to add a few to the existing Tobermory pics on here. Finally went last month for the first time. It's a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto.

These pics I took consist of Flower Pot Island and The Grotto at Bruce Peninsula National Park.


















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Kind of an interesting picture. It's from Awenda PP, about 20 minutes north of the cottage. There is a sandy beach here, but this particular spot is rocky. Much of Georgian Bay is known for its beaches. GB is apparently home to the world's longest freshwater beach.


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Some pics I took from Niagara (Falls, River, Gorge, Escarpment) over the years.
















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Pics not mine this time. But here's a few waterfalls from the Escarpment side of Hamilton and area.

"The Waterfall Capital of the World. With over one hundred waterfalls just minutes from the down-town core, Hamilton is believed to have the highest number of waterfalls of any urban area of its size."



https://cfmu.wordpress.com/2015/04/2...30-kilometers/


Don Komarechka http://www.donkom.ca/websters-falls/


http://draper-photo.com/blog/2013/9/29/albion-falls


Dave de Jong http://www.cityofwaterfalls.ca/chedoke-falls/
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A few more Escarpment pics.

One of the benefits of being west end of GTA is proximity to the Escarpment. Can do some mountain like activities with cool vistas, just on a much smaller scale. Though on the eastern side you're close to the many big, mostly clear boating and fishing lakes of the Kawarthas and the Trent Severn waterway.

There are many fun drives with all the ups and downs and twists and turns, particularly for bikers.

Cyclists who want a challenge love riding around the Escarpment of Caledon and Milton in particular, where the velodrome was built for the Pan Am Games.

And of course there's hiking, rock climbing, fishing, etc.


Mount Nemo

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/LocationP...n_Ontario.html


http://www.dianefranklingco-op.com/?p=1892



Rattlesnake Point:

https://www.parkbus.ca/rattlesnakepoint


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Zdenko Kahlina http://zkahlina.ca/eng/2014/11/02/cl...lesnake-point/

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I think I saw a post about Thousand Islands for Lake Ontario. On east side of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, their islands are known as 30,000 Islands.



https://islandqueencruise.com/georgian-bay/


http://www.thephillipsteam.ca/larges...hipelago-world


https://cottagelife.com/outdoors/alt...ational-parks/
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Wow I had the honour to visit the Magdalen Islands last year and it's a real paradise. Thanks for posting.
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