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a friendly first nations greeting history canada and alaska s first inhabitants were native americans thought to have arrived across ice bridges over the bering strait from eurasia many thousands of years ago there is also evidence of viking settlement but it was the arrival of the europeans most notably the french and british searching for whale-oil and furs in the 16th and 17th centuries that forced the rate of change the french colony known as `new france was officially ceded to the british in 1763 and the country that is now canada was formed in 1867 by the confederation of four british north american colonies in the early days it was canada s natural resources its furs from the hinterland and fish from the sea that laid the foundations of its wealth but as the second largest country in the world it is perhaps unsurprising that other assets were just waiting to be uncovered canada and alaska struck the headlines with the discovery of gold in the klondike and substantial oil

aerial view of vancouver sutton place hotel vancouver few hotels can rival the elegance european charm and hospitality of the award-winning sutton place hotel in the heart of downtown vancouver luxury abounds from the 397 lavishly appointed guest rooms complete with marble bathrooms to the english club style lounge and the full-service spa the fleuri restaurant provides innovative french cuisine and is a delightful venue for afternoon tea whilst chocolate lovers shouldn t miss the decadent chocoholic dessert buffet barclay house vancouver this charming bed and breakfast property built in 1904 is centrally located in the heart of the city s west end a delightful residential area that is still firmly downtown there are just six rooms many with claw-foot baths hand-made furnishings and original local artwork all rooms feature a dvd and cd player wireless internet connection mini-fridge bathrobes and coffee maker breakfast is taken seriously here ­ there is a breakfast chef his name is

the kootenay rockies naramata and the okanagan valley located in southern british columbia the okanagan valley is one of the warmest regions in all of canada and the prime holiday destination for british columbians the main centres are kelowna penticton and osoyoos but charming naramata is located close to the okanagan mountain park and is a quieter base through the summer months a hot sun transforms the countless sandy beaches of its lakes as a variety of outdoor and water activities spring into action the climate also suits grape cultivation the okanagan is the country s premier wine region fast gaining international recognition for its variety of grapes and particularly for its excellent ice-wine any wine-tasting tour will be spectacular here with the backdrop of lake okanagan with its golf courses and ski resorts set amongst rolling hills naramata inn this beautiful heritage inn is nestled in the small town of naramata overlooking lake okanagan just a 15 minute drive north of

saskatchewan splendours al be rta saskatchewan Île-à-lacrosse la ronge reindeer lake m a n it o b a this varied itinerary enables you to explore the richness of the flora and fauna of saskatchewan s prairies as well as discovering the history and cities of the province saskatchewan offers great rewards to those that take the time to visit day 1 drive from calgary to cypress hills interprovincial park on the alberta/saskatchewan border explore the park perhaps joining an interpretive walk to discover the unique ecological features travel to grasslands national park for a two night stay the day is yours to explore grasslands national park home to many of the prairies endangered species of flora and fauna drive to kyle for a three night stay at la reata ranch on the shores of lake diefenbaker prince albert national park north battleford wanuskewin heritage park prince albert day 2 saskatoon watrous lake diefenbaker day 3 day 4 kyle day 5 maple creek cypress hills inter-provincial park

a moose in algonquin provincial park manitoulin island a continuation of the niagara escarpment manitoulin island is strikingly different from the harsh grey rocks of the canadian shield with white cliffs more than 100 freshwater lakes gentle woods and open farmland manitoulin means `spirit island in the ojibwe language and today a quarter of the inhabitants are first nations belonging to the ojibwe odawa and potawatomi peoples every august manitoulin island hosts canada s largest pow-wow a splendid celebration of native culture smaller pow-wows take place throughout the summer and first nations guided touring is a highlight for any visitor the island attracts not only summer sailors fishermen and water sports enthusiasts but also archaeologists who have discovered a 10,000 year old paleo-indian site at any time of year the `cup and saucer walking trail provides spectacular views over the island killarney mountain lodge killarney provincial park killarney mountain lodge is a casual

enchanting charlevoix the charlevoix region of québec has some of the province s most dramatic scenery and prettiest villages along with a reputation for offering many superb restaurants a few days devoted to exploring this part of the province will surely be a highlight of your holiday day 1 a charlevoix artist the auberge des 3 canards day 2 collect your hire car in québec city and follow the ever broadening st lawrence river to la malbaie la malbaie is an historic village of artists galleries and crafts shops set high on cliffs overlooking the river spend a day discovering this delightful area travel north to tadoussac at the confluence of the st lawrence and saguenay rivers to enjoy a whale watching trip before returning to la malbaie drive to la baie on the southern bank of the saguenay fjord stopping en route to admire the stunning views at rivière eternité today enjoy a boat cruise on the saguenay fjord admiring the huge cliffs and looking out for whales return to québec

the hopewell rocks at low tide new brunswick new brunswick is renowned for being home to the bay of fundy washed each day by the world s highest tides along this dramatic coastline you will also find fundy national park the hopewell rocks the vibrant city of saint john and charming passamaquoddy bay the nearby islands of grand manan and campobello are enchanting retreats from the modern world the provincial capital is fredericton a city of genteel villas and art galleries whilst the pretty nearby village of gagetown is famed for its old riverside houses to the east are the wonderful sand dunes and lagoons of kouchibouguac national park and the world-famous salmon fishing river the mirimichi the caraquet region is home to many acadian settlers and is an area where the 20th century has yet to gain a foothold other attractions include the leafy resort town of st andrews tidal bore park and magnetic hill in moncton grand falls gorge and fort beausejour historic site the bay of fundy home

traditional inuit weaving caribou arctic ice cap cruise north expeditions cruise north expeditions are owned wholly by the inuit and all their cruises are designed to maximize time spent ashore taking in inuit villages the region s wildlife colonies and the breathtaking landscapes expeditions are hosted by a mixture of inuit and canadian guides with expertise on topics such as natural history anthropology zoology and ornithology cruise north expeditions pride themselves on providing excellent value while maintaining exceptional quality making them the price leaders in arctic expedition cruising baffin adventure the 8 day baffin adventure in july and august has a particular focus on spending time at uninhabited landing sites known for their extraordinary wildlife and visits national and territorial parks around the southern part of baffin island by zodiac speed boats a flight from montréal reaches kuujjuaq but the exact itinerary remains flexible and is governed by the state of the

the yukon t he yukon is a magical land which captivates and charms every sense road in canada to cross the arctic circle as it heads towards inuvik and the beaufort sea in this wild unspoilt frontier history seems almost tangible with constant reminders of the klondike gold rush the earthen streets and wooden buildings of dawson city evoke memories of many colourful characters and their eccentric traditions live on with many of today s residents still earning their inclusion in the `colourful 5 the land immortalised in the poetry of robert service and jack london retains its wild appeal even now you can pan a few specks of gold from yukon rivers the capital whitehorse is a busy small town but elsewhere the population is hugely outnumbered by the wildlife from late august onwards the aurora borealis is visible even from as far south as whitehorse casting its magical spell over yukon s natural wonders predominantly mountain wilderness the grandeur of the landscape defies description

alaska yukon highlights linking the highlights of alaska with the best of neighbouring yukon this tour provides a detailed exploration of these scenic northern regions and their most magnificent national parks day 1 day 2 arrive in anchorage for your stay in alaska s largest city collect your hire car and drive along the beautiful george parks highway to denali national park a full day tour of denali national park drive north passing nenana on a scenic drive to fairbanks pass the settlements of north pole and richardson along the alaska highway to tok travel along the taylor highway to the canadian border once in the yukon drive along the spectacular top of the world highway to dawson city spend a whole day exploring this historic gold mining town drive south along the klondike highway to whitehorse leaving whitehorse travel to the old gold rush port of skagway before taking the picturesque ferry crossing to haines after spending a night in haines drive back into canada to spend the

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