Travel to Canada-The Atlantic Provinces

New Brunswick

The vast sea of trees that is the Canadian forest meets the Atlantic Ocean in New Brunswick. The province’s original European settlers were French, and New Brunswick still retains its French flavor. The largest city in the province, Saint John, is the oldest incorporated town in Canada. The Bay of Fundy, just north of Maine, has the world’s highest tides. New Brunswick has 1,400 miles of coastline, making it a haven for those who love to fish.

Any traveler to New Brunswick should have no trouble finding wonderful things to eat. Lobster is especially popular, followed closely by oysters, clams, scallops, and mussels. A special treat is dulse, a salty seaweed eaten as a snack. Adventurous visitors who come to New Brunswick in the spring should take to opportunity to sample the fiddlehead fern, which is boiled and served with lemon butter, pepper, and salt.

Nova Scotia

The name of this province means “New Scotland,” and the area retains a Scottish favor. However, the province also has French influence, and there is still a relatively large native population. No matter its heritage, it is a province centered around the sea; no part of Nova Scotia is more than 35 miles from the ocean.

Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital and the largest city in the Atlantic Provinces, has one of the finest harbors in the world. The city is a mixture of old and new. Many of the buildings in the Historic Properties in the center of the city date to the nineteenth century, but just a block away is Scotia Square, a modern high-rise apartment/hotel/office/shopping complex. Visitors who want a different view of the city may choose to take a harbor cruise on the Bluenose II, a schooner docked at Privateer’s Wharf.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, 140 miles long, and only 40 miles from shore to shore at its widest point. It is a wildly beautiful place, with breathtaking red sandstone cliffs on its southern coast and emerald green forests and fields in the interior. The island has a 1,100-mile coastline, of which nearly 500 miles are spectacular sandy beaches, surrounded by water that is, at least in the summer, surprisingly warm.

The island entertains nearly three-quarters of a million visitors annually. While there is a wide range of accommodations, many tourists take advantage of vacation farms, working agricultural enterprises that allow visitors to share the chores and get a taste of Prince Edward Island farm life. Readers may remember that Prince Edward Island is the setting for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel, Anne of Green Gables. The Green Gables House, open to the public, is situated in Prince Edward Island National Park.

Newfoundland

Newfoundland, the largest of the Atlantic Provinces, also has the longest history of European occupation. Visitors can see the ruins of an eleventh-century Viking outpost at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern coast of the island of Newfoundland. Hunting and fishing vacations are extremely popular in Newfoundland. Visitors will also enjoy walking the hilly streets of St. John’s, the picturesque provincial capital and its largest town.…

New Brunswick

The vast sea of trees that is the Canadian forest meets the Atlantic Ocean in New Brunswick. The province’s original European settlers were French, and New Brunswick still retains its French flavor. The largest city in the province, Saint John, is the oldest incorporated town in Canada. The Bay of Fundy, just north of Maine, has the world’s highest tides. New Brunswick has 1,400 miles of coastline, making it a haven for those who love to fish.

Any traveler to New Brunswick should have no trouble finding wonderful things to eat. Lobster is especially popular, followed closely by oysters, clams, scallops, and mussels. A special treat is dulse, a salty seaweed eaten as a snack. Adventurous visitors who come to New Brunswick in the spring should take to opportunity to sample the fiddlehead fern, which is boiled and served with lemon butter, pepper, and salt.

Nova Scotia

The name of this province means “New Scotland,” and the area retains a Scottish favor. However, the province also has French influence, and there is still a relatively large native population. No matter its heritage, it is a province centered around the sea; no part of Nova Scotia is more than 35 miles from the ocean.

Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital and the largest city in the Atlantic Provinces, has one of the finest harbors in the world. The city is a mixture of old and new. Many of the buildings in the Historic Properties in the center of the city date to the nineteenth century, but just a block away is Scotia Square, a modern high-rise apartment/hotel/office/shopping complex. Visitors who want a different view of the city may choose to take a harbor cruise on the Bluenose II, a schooner docked at Privateer’s Wharf.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, 140 miles long, and only 40 miles from shore to shore at its widest point. It is a wildly beautiful place, with breathtaking red sandstone cliffs on its southern coast and emerald green forests and fields in the interior. The island has a 1,100-mile coastline, of which nearly 500 miles are spectacular sandy beaches, surrounded by water that is, at least in the summer, surprisingly warm.

The island entertains nearly three-quarters of a million visitors annually. While there is a wide range of accommodations, many tourists take advantage of vacation farms, working agricultural enterprises that allow visitors to share the chores and get a taste of Prince Edward Island farm life. Readers may remember that Prince Edward Island is the setting for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel, Anne of Green Gables. The Green Gables House, open to the public, is situated in Prince Edward Island National Park.

Newfoundland

Newfoundland, the largest of the Atlantic Provinces, also has the longest history of European occupation. Visitors can see the ruins of an eleventh-century Viking outpost at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern coast of the island of Newfoundland. Hunting and fishing vacations are extremely popular in Newfoundland. Visitors will also enjoy walking the hilly streets of St. John’s, the picturesque provincial capital and its largest town.…

Victoria

Located on the southern edge of Vancouver Island is the city of Victoria. It has a population of around 390,000 and is steadily growing due to its mild climate compared to other parts of Canada – pleasing those of retirement age and attracting mass tourism to the city and surrounding areas in the summer months. The history of Victoria dates back to the early 1700’s when its first occupants were the Salish people. It then later became a city in 1862 due to the fact that Victoria was the main port for the British Columbia gold industry and today it serves as its Capital City.

Victoria’s economy relies heavily on the tourism industry with it hosting many annual festivals including the Tall Ship Race and Swift Sure International Yacht Race that attracts sailing professionals from around the globe. It has also hosted many sports events such as the Grand Prix, Ice-skating Championships and even the 2007 Commonwealth games were hosted here. Aside from tourism and sporting events Victoria’s other contributions to the economy include telecommunications and pharmaceutical manufacturing as well as Federal Government administration and finance.

Victoria is an ideal holiday destination any time of year as it gets very little snow during the winter months. Compared to other Canadian Cities of Vancouver and Toronto Victoria has a very mild climate with warm springs, hot summers and bearable winters.

Sightseeing

One of the main attractions in Victoria is the Inner Harbour which is surrounded by historical government buildings, seafood restaurants, quaint bars and the some very expensive yachts. Boat tours across the Strait of Juan De Fuca are a great way to see some of Victoria’s stunning natural wilderness. Steeped in historical events Victoria has left behind many remnants of its past to explore including the Emily Carr House who was a well known painter and Bastion Square which previously was the historical Fort Victoria. If you like old architecture you won’t want to miss viewing Hatley Castle which is now a national historic site and Craigdarroch Castle.

Victoria boasts some of the loveliest Parks and public gardens in Canada due to the mild climate so should you have some time on your hands take a leisurely stroll through Beacon Hill Park and Butchart Gardens which has some of the prettiest and unusual plants and flowers in the world. Its layout is pristine, peaceful and colourful – ideal setting for a picnic or to gather your thoughts. For a family day out head to Victoria West Shore beach, it has 3km of nice shoreline for you to paddle in, go fishing, snorkelling or waterskiing on. Located within the same district is also a spa and golfing resort and close by you will find some country style pubs, the Fisguard Lighthouse and Fort Rod Hill.

Getting To Victoria

Victoria International Airport located 22km north of the city serves British Columbia. Flights are available to Victoria from London with one or two changes at Seattle, Toronto or Calgary to Victoria from many major tour operators. Flying time from the United Kingdom to Victoria is around 11 hours.

Travel to Canada and visit the marvelous city of Victoria on the edge of Vancouver for a breathtaking experience.…

Canada is a beautiful vacation destination – with 10 provinces and three territories – it is the second largest country in the world, with 3.8 million square miles (9.9 million square kilometres), this beautiful country touches three oceans – the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic. Besides the 151,473 mile-long coast line, Canada’s provinces and territories have a lot to offer travellers. Each of the country’s provinces and territories include some truly wonderful vacation destinations.

British Columbia

British Columbia is on the West coast of Canada and boasts two of the country’s top destinations for vacation. The city of Vancouver, which is located on the mainland, boasts many tourist destinations including the Vancouver aquarium. The city of Victoria is on Vancouver Island and has many different tourist hot spots, including many nautical and naval centers that thrive in the tourist sector. At both Vancouver and Victoria, you can enjoy water sports such as sailing, water skiing, scuba diving and much more. On the mainland closer to Alberta, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, you can enjoy Radium or Fairmount natural sulphur hot springs, known world wide for their healing qualities.

Alberta

There are two main cities in Alberta – Calgary and Edmonton. Edmonton, the capital of the province, offers many different places for tourists to enjoy. Calgary is famous for the annual Calgary Stampede, held the second week in June. Calgary is also famous for the Calgary Tower, which contains a revolving restaurant that provides a nearly 360 degree view of the city. From either Alberta or British Columbia, you can access the Rocky Mountains. In Alberta, Banff is a town nestled in the mountains, and it offers many specialty stores and natural sulphur hot springs. These hot springs are an excellent way to relax.

Saskatchewan

With both Regina and Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan, there are plenty of opportunities for vacation places. This province has many cultural attractions such as museums and national parks. If you plan a trip to Saskatchewan, you may want to consider visiting the Mendel Art Gallery or the Buffalo Pound Provincial Park.

Manitoba

During the summer months, there are plenty of tourist places to visit in Manitoba. One of the major places to see and enjoy is Minnedosa Lake, which is a popular lake resort and summer hot spot for locals and tourists. There are other lakes and lake resorts throughout the province to enjoy also.

Ontario

Ontario is one of the hottest places to visit in Canada. Toronto, the largest city in Canada, as well as Ottawa, the capital of the country, both offer impressive tourist destinations to visit. Toronto and its surrounding areas have many stores, museums and of course, the CN Tower. Throughout the southern end of Ontario, there are miles of lake front property along some of the Great Lakes. There are also many different wineries in the southern end of the province, particularly around Niagara on the Lake. Another attraction that you cannot miss in Ontario is Niagara Falls. From Niagara Falls, you can see both the Canadian and United States sides of the falls, which are beautiful day and night.

Most people when considering a trip to Canada often end up going to Ontario to visit these major attractions, as well as many more that reside within the province.

Quebec

Quebec is a richly historic location to visit, especially throughout Quebec City. Quebec has many attractions to consider visiting and these include many cathedrals and other historic buildings. However, you should keep in mind that the primary language in Quebec is French.

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland

These provinces are the maritime provinces of the country and each offer a unique experience. In Nova Scotia, there are many naval centers to enjoy, including places like Peggy’s Cove, Halifax harbor and Dartmouth. Prince Edward Island is a beautiful little island nestled in the Maritime Provinces. The view is something to behold in this great tourist destination for your vacation.

Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

These three are the impressive territories of the north in Canada. The Yukon Territories are on the western end of the north and are attached to Alaska, which is part of the United States. Beside the Yukon Territories is the Northwest Territories, with Nunavut nestled underneath. There are many things to see and do in the territories, however many people do not consider these tourist destinations because of the intense cold that often envelops the area.

Throughout Canada, there is much to see and do. Vast spaces of land, farm land and wildlife preserves, from the Pacific to Atlantic oceans. You can also visit the Rocky Mountain Range to the flat western provinces; there are many things to enjoy throughout this wonderful country. Canadians pride themselves as being known for their kindness. Visit …

If you are starting your own catering services, you are most likely going to need a good innovative marketing plan. Since you are just getting started, prospective clients will not know who you are, where you are, or what your services can do for them. In fact, you may have all the essential equipment, tools, physical facility and a good location but you may not have any customers to provide your services to. Thankfully, these problems can be corrected if you have a successful marketing plan. However, getting started may not be as easy some people may think. So, it is best to do your homework first. WIth that being said, here are some very beneficial tips that you can use to devise effective catering services promotions. WIth that being said, here are some very beneficial tips that you can use to devise an effective plan for catering services calgary business.

 

Tip #1 – Define the best Target Audience for your services

Finding the best target audience for your services does not have to be difficult if you have a map that you can follow. Because there are certain commonalities that exist with all ad campaigns, you may start by defining the audience for your catering services calgary business. For instance, if your specialty is making designer cakes for special occasions, your target audience will probably include event coordinators, wedding planners and any other individuals and organizations that’s responsible for entertaining large groups. These are great resources to keep in the loop because they service multiple clients at a time, and they can refer them to your business.

 

Tip #2 – Sign up for Your local Directories

Another significant part of any marketing plan for a catering business is to sign up for local directories. Therefore, whenever an individual or an organization needs a reputable caterer, they will find your new business in the listings. If you do not use your local directories, you may be missing many great opportunities to grow your business and make a profit.

 

Tip #3 – Online Marketing Campaigns are Very Effective

In addition to publishing your catering service in your local directory, you can add your business online. Setting up a site and designing a mobile-friendly social media campaign can be a very effective way to market your large audiences. With the use of a social media marketing campaigns like Facebook, Google + and Twitter, you can initiate the right type of social conversations. In particular, those that tell how good your cakes are for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other common events. These social media groups are great for promoting a solid brand so that everyone can find you easily when the services are needed.

 

Tip #4 – Direct Mail

Even though this method of marketing has been around for a long time, direct marketing is still worth considering as a viable option for getting the word out. When this strategy is implemented in an effective manner, it generates leads. Typically, when the mail out grabs the customers attention and gets them to follow through whenever they need a good catering business.

 

Tip #5 – Vehicle Marketing

In some cases, finding a good catering in any local area is just a matter of looking around and observing common marketing ads that people see every day. This is one of the primary reasons why many catering services promote their services on vans, cars, trucks and other vehicles on a regular basis. So, if anyone is interested in knowing who has provided services for a wedding, an anniversary, wedding reception or a birthday, all they have to do is read the ads on the vehicles that services their clients. In fact, vehicle advertising goes a long way in creating successful leads that become loyal customers.…

When you hear the word ‘Canada’ what comes into your mind? For me it is intertwined with french language, architecture and a whole lot of nature trails. Travelling however made me realise there’s a whole lot more things to do in Canada than what I have expected and even planned for myself. One trip was not enough, I had to keep coming back.

Here are a few of the places I’ve had the chance to visit, and also the reasons why I will be travelling back soon:

  1. Banff National Park

For a nature buff like me, this hits my desire right down to the tiniest detail. It’s serene waters and perfectly line trees with a backdrop of gigantic mountains topped with snow and rock formations. It is too much to digest i just one sitting, I had to sit a good hour just staring and thinking how surreal it felt to be looking over that view. This is a great way to jumpstart your trip to Canada by immersing in hiking, trails, and peaceful lake visits that will leave you breathless and wanting for more.

  1. Old Quebec

If you’re like me, sometimes you’re up for the challenge of climbing rocks and sometimes you’re just feeling too lazy to do anything but walk and eat, then Canada can also provide you with places you can go to that will require less energy but will give a ton of experience. Recognised as a UNESCO world heritage treasure, this part of the country offers a view wonderful architectural views such as old themed parks with fountains, castle like structures, and towering spires.

  1. Niagara Falls

I’m sure you’ve heard of this magnificent waterfall that is within the border of two countries- USA and Canada. It might sound boring, but once you’ve reached the peak and see just how big it actually is, you will be amazed at how long you can tolerate standing there just being in awe.

  1. Drumheller Dinosaur Valley

In the early 1800’s the very first dinosaur was uncovered in this city. It is no surprise that they are still finding some more discoveries and if you’re lucky, then you might be able to see paleontologists at work. Just imagine the view of endless rock formations with dinosaur displays and you’re childhood dreams are achieved. Consider dropping by Tyrell Museum of Paleontology  for that added experience and knowledge.

  1. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Where I live, seeing rare books is a privilege only the rich and connected can achieve. It is no surprise then that the I learned about this library, it was the one on top of my list. This library is housed in the University of Toronto and the general public can actually request to see, touch and study their rare book collection. Publications dating from the 1500’s can be seen in their magnificent collection. If you’re a bookworm like I am, then this will really satisfy that dream of seeing rows and rows of books ready to be discovered.

Canada is such a big country and because of this it has so many different things to offer to every personality. Be sure to do your research before flying, and make sure to maximize your stay in such a beautiful country.…

If you’re not from Mississauga and you’re searching for an apartment there, then it’s important that you know what questions to ask your landlords. It’s important that you’re aware of all the amenities that they offer. It’s also important to figure out how close it is to school and work. But even more so, it’s important that the apartment meet most, if not all, of your priorities.

Though you may take the traditional route and choose to visit leasing office after leasing office, it’s also a good idea to write down a list of everything you want in your dream apartment and then actively look for those things. There are plenty of apartments for rent Mississauga, but lets take a moment to discuss a few of the things you can do in order to ensure that you get the apartment of your dreams.

 

Work With Brokers

When you work with real estate brokers and property firms, it makes the search easier and in some cases it may save you a little money. This is especially the case if you’re moving to a new city that you’re unfamiliar with. Give them a list of your priorities. These professionals are not only familiar with the areas, but they will be able to instantly cross off the properties that will not meet your specific needs.

 

Let Your Friends Know

Most people keep their apartment hunting to themselves. They never thing to tell their friends and family that they are hoping to move in to a new place. By doing this, they miss out on opportunities. Spread the word about your rental search. You should even consider posting an “Apartment Wanted” sign in a local store, yoga studio and even a laundromat. Allow others to come to you with what they know. Let people do a little of the work for you.

 

Have Patience

Everyone has a list of their perfect requirements, but not everyone is willing to wait to find them. Finding your ideal apartment in Mississauga is not going to be easy. You’ll have to visit a lot leasing offices, but if you have patience then you’ll be able to get everything you’re searching. And possibly more.

Finding your dream apartment is not easy. You need to be aware of your resources and willing to do the footwork. However, if you invest the proper amount of time, all of your efforts will be worth it.…