Newfoundland, Canada’s newest province, offers camping, hunting, fishing, and sightseeing. Its capital, St. John’s, is the oldest city in North America north of Mexico and is a good base for exploring eastern Newfoundland’s scenic and historic Avalon Peninsula. St. John’s is built on hills and the people speak with an Irish accent.

The bed and breakfast package is widespread in Canada but particularly within the Maritime provinces. The government assures the visitor of their being of acceptable standard and publishes guides. How could anyone resist this description of The Ash Tree home in Nova Scotia:

There is a wildlife park only ten minutes from our home. We are within walking distance of the beach. Churches are nearby….We have a color TV with cable in our sitting room which we would be more than happy to share with you; also a quiet, relaxing backyard and a black tom cat called Fred. Bedtime snack is on us. A chance to get acquainted.

With so much space and relatively few people it is hard not to think of Canada as a nature-lover’s dream at least during the summer months. Parks it has aplenty. Saskatchewan alone has more than 1.2 million acres of provincial parks, two national parks and ninety-nine regional parks.

The Canadian Rockies are even more rugged than their American counterpart. The Prairie provinces’ population centers Winnipeg, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Calgary are much like our Great Plains towns. In the Rockies everyone’s favorites for scenic beauty are Banff and Lake Louise, located on the eastern slopes of the Rockies in southwest Alberta province.

With the discovery of vast quantities of oil and gas the Province of Alberta has also taken on aspects of the world of big money and big business. Calgary, once a ranching and agricultural center, has become the prairie provinces’ banking center.

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