HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1441  
Old Posted Jul 28, 2017, 3:38 PM
csbvan's Avatar
csbvan csbvan is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,768
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gresto View Post
Top-drawer photography, csbvan. The first two pics are especially stunning in their saturation and contrast.
Thanks! I always find it difficult to capture a stunning sunset in any way that does it justice.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1442  
Old Posted Jul 28, 2017, 4:12 PM
Calgarian's Avatar
Calgarian Calgarian is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 21,623
Great shots, love both those parts of BC, will be in the south Kootenays in 2 weeks, and was just in the Okanagan.
__________________
Git'er done!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1443  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 5:53 PM
EndoftheBeginning's Avatar
EndoftheBeginning EndoftheBeginning is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 121
Not my province, but happened to be in rural SK south of Cadillac / north of Val Marie and took a few scenic shots in between work duties. Really a beautiful part of the province.











Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1444  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 6:09 PM
Laceoflight's Avatar
Laceoflight Laceoflight is offline
Montérégien
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Montréal, QC <> Versailles, FR
Posts: 772
Gorgeous pictures, EndoftheBeginning!
What strikes me the most is the similarity between those SK landscapes and the ones we find on the Massif Central, southern France.
What are those hilly prairies used for ? Pastures ? Forage crops ? Transhumance, maybe ? If you know, I would be more than interested to learn about the land use.


For example, here are the high plateaus of Aubrac (alt. ~1000 m.), where I'm currently working.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1445  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 6:19 PM
EndoftheBeginning's Avatar
EndoftheBeginning EndoftheBeginning is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 121
The areas in the pictures are used as pasture to graze cattle - the land basically hasn't been broken up for planting crops, so the cattle graze on the natural prairie vegetation. There are areas of planted crops (grains mostly) around this part of the province as well.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1446  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 6:25 PM
Laceoflight's Avatar
Laceoflight Laceoflight is offline
Montérégien
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Montréal, QC <> Versailles, FR
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by EndoftheBeginning View Post
The areas in the pictures are used as pasture to graze cattle - the land basically hasn't been broken up for planting crops, so the cattle graze on the natural prairie vegetation. There are areas of planted crops (grains mostly) around this part of the province as well.
Ok thanks! Very similar to the Aubrac, then. It's nice to see the parallels between 2 totally different places, with a different bedrock geology. I'll sure read more about cattle and grazing in SK, if I find litterature about it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1447  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 6:28 PM
EndoftheBeginning's Avatar
EndoftheBeginning EndoftheBeginning is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 121
What is kind of funny is that just a few km from where I took those pictures is a place called Frenchville, and quite a few people from the area have French surnames. I haven't researched the history to know if the settlers were from Quebec or France though.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1448  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 6:46 PM
Laceoflight's Avatar
Laceoflight Laceoflight is offline
Montérégien
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Montréal, QC <> Versailles, FR
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by EndoftheBeginning View Post
What is kind of funny is that just a few km from where I took those pictures is a place called Frenchville, and quite a few people from the area have French surnames. I haven't researched the history to know if the settlers were from Quebec or France though.
Funny!
They probably were métis from the Prairies though. So people from QC and Acadia that migrated there and then mixed with the First Nations.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1449  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 6:50 PM
Rico Rommheim's Avatar
Rico Rommheim Rico Rommheim is offline
Look at me!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: City of Bagels
Posts: 11,848
There's nothing funny or particularly surprising about it, It is quite common knowledge that tens of thousands of french-canadians migrated west throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Hell, french and french-canadian explorers were the first europeans to reach the Mississippi and beyond, to the canadian rockies.
__________________
Alarm Force is listed on the TSX
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1450  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 6:55 PM
Laceoflight's Avatar
Laceoflight Laceoflight is offline
Montérégien
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Montréal, QC <> Versailles, FR
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rico Rommheim View Post
There's nothing funny or particularly surprising about it, It is quite common knowledge that tens of thousands of french-canadians migrated west throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Hell, french and french-canadian explorers were the first europeans to reach the Mississippi and beyond, to the canadian rockies.
I know all of this, I am a French Canadian. What was funny was the parallel made with the landscape and the inhabitants. One shouldn't read more than that.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1451  
Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 8:01 PM
TownGuy's Avatar
TownGuy TownGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cobourg, ON
Posts: 999
I'm really drawn to wide open spaces like that. Probably because it's all trees here. It's either forests or farm fields bordered with trees.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1452  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2017, 1:21 AM
1ajs's Avatar
1ajs 1ajs is offline
ʇɥƃıuʞ -*ʞpʇ*-
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: dwtn wpg
Posts: 23,847
last nights sunset lynn lake mb area


Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1453  
Old Posted Aug 8, 2017, 12:11 AM
TownGuy's Avatar
TownGuy TownGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cobourg, ON
Posts: 999
Wow gorgeous colours there!

The Thousand Islands. Actually shared between Ontario and NY State.



1000 Island Bridge-4020
by Robert Rutkay, on Flickr


1000 Islands, Onterio
by ianonedge, on Flickr


The St. Lawrence River
by Oram24, on Flickr


Some Of The 1000
by Oram24, on Flickr
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1454  
Old Posted Aug 9, 2017, 8:42 PM
SaskScraper SaskScraper is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,445
Quote:
Originally Posted by EndoftheBeginning View Post
What is kind of funny is that just a few km from where I took those pictures is a place called Frenchville, and quite a few people from the area have French surnames. I haven't researched the history to know if the settlers were from Quebec or France though.
Some of the towns in this area of Saskatchewan were indeed first settled by the French. Missionaries and convents and schools set up to support the newly arrived francophone residents over a hundred years ago.

for history of some of the founding of towns in the area check out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRKzcd_i3Uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3a86mm1I4U&t=86s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLWlmOr_msc&t=252s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beXswuocbac&t=70s
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1455  
Old Posted Aug 9, 2017, 8:52 PM
SaskScraper SaskScraper is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,445
USA Today opinion poll rated Grasslands National Park as Top 5 National Park in Canada.

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/...ark-in-canada/

Video Link


Interestingly, Saskatchewan & Alberta were the only two provinces to have more than one National Park rated in Top Ten.

Prince Albert National Park is Saskatchewan's other Top Ten rated National Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQznH8avj6I

Last edited by SaskScraper; Aug 9, 2017 at 9:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1456  
Old Posted Aug 10, 2017, 1:54 PM
Acajack's Avatar
Acajack Acajack is online now
C'est quoi l'affaire?
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vieux Canada
Posts: 27,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaskScraper View Post
Some of the towns in this area of Saskatchewan were indeed first settled by the French. Missionaries and convents and schools set up to support the newly arrived francophone residents over a hundred years ago.

for history of some of the founding of towns in the area check out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRKzcd_i3Uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3a86mm1I4U&t=86s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLWlmOr_msc&t=252s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beXswuocbac&t=70s
Not sure if it's the case for those towns, but in many parts of the West the European ''French'' settlers were actually Belgian francophones and Swiss francophones. I've met a number of Western Canadian francophones who are of Swiss or Belgian origins.
__________________
"Anglo-Canada": it's where you live!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1457  
Old Posted Aug 10, 2017, 4:04 PM
Marty_Mcfly's Avatar
Marty_Mcfly Marty_Mcfly is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. John's, NL
Posts: 3,030
Visiting my home town on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland for a few days. I love the rolling hills down here.













Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1458  
Old Posted Aug 15, 2017, 4:37 PM
Laceoflight's Avatar
Laceoflight Laceoflight is offline
Montérégien
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Montréal, QC <> Versailles, FR
Posts: 772
Gorgeous pictures, Marty !


I am also back from a weekend escape in the region of Kamouraska.

Day 1 : village of KAMOURASKA under the rain





Day 2 : wandering on the shores of NOTRE-DAME-DU-PORTAGE




Day 3 : RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP, watching the tides, waiting for our cruise




Day 3 : a small getaway on POT-À-L'EAU-DE-VIE islands




Day 4 : sea kayak on the ST. LAWRENCE and relaxing in front of the sunset




Day 5 : return to Montréal driving along the St. Lawrence, with a stop in SAINT-MICHEL-DE-BELLECHASSE

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1459  
Old Posted Aug 18, 2017, 7:31 PM
TownGuy's Avatar
TownGuy TownGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cobourg, ON
Posts: 999
Gorgeous pics. Great variety of things to be seen.
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 9:47 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.