Can you spy our studio cat Oliver as he travels around Canada?
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Lingering mysteries. Menacing ghosts. Sinister legends. Oliver agrees that these are the key ingredients for Halloween and they all emerge at the hillside Haunted Mansion in the town of Kensington, Prince Edward Island. “Come for a visit and see for yourself how the legend has grown. You may even live to tell about it!” Find out more at: https://hauntedmansionpei.ca/ 1/2
Since the late 1800s, lighthouses have been guiding ships to Canada’s eastern shores. To this day many still maintain their original purpose, but lighthouses like the rear tower on Cape Tormentine have become a home for nesting birds. Oliver thinks the amazing view is the birds’ main attraction. Find out more at: http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=995
A few of our staff enjoyed the festivities at the 2017 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and we got into the spirit with a special post: Where's Oliver? Star Wars edition. Can you spot our studio cat in a galaxy far, far away?
On the banks of the Yukon River, Dawson City came into being with the discovery of gold in August of 1896. It is the heart of the world-famous Klondike Gold Rush. While you can still pan for gold, Oliver is hoping to find some treasures at the general store. Find out more at: http://dawsoncity.ca/
Carcross, shortened from its early name of “Caribou Crossing”, was an important migration point for large herds of caribou and later a stopping point for the White Pass & Yukon Railway in the early 1900s. Nowadays, the only railway is used by tourists during the summer, but Oliver can see that this place is still significant. Find out more at: http://carcrosscommons.com/
What is a pingo? “A dome-shaped mound consisting of a layer of soil over a large core of ice, occurring in permafrost areas such as the Arctic Tundra.” The Pingo National Landmark outside Tuktoyaktuk, NWT protects eight of them. Oliver thinks that these big hills of ice are certainly worth protecting. Find out more at: http://bit.ly/2owgMM9
In 1942, the US Army of Engineers put up the first signs on these forest posts near Watson Lake. They pointed the way to camps and surrounding communities and some reminded them of their faraway homes. Nowadays, the Sign Post Forest has over 72,000 signs. Oliver would like to add his own impression. Find out more at: http://bit.ly/2owkjKD
National Geographic ranks a trip to the Nahanni National Park Reserve (Nah?a Dehé) among its Top 20 Tourism Adventures in the World. The drop of Nájljcho (Virginia Falls) is twice the height of Niagara Falls. Oliver is looking for some adventure. Find out more at: http://bit.ly/2oJxa7x — at Nahanni National Park Reserve.
This iconic lighthouse and its tiny village accompaniment sit on shores carved out by mile-high glaciers. Oliver thinks it's no wonder that Peggy's Cove is considered an “intricate masterpiece on Nova Scotia's Bluenose Coast. Find out more at peggyscoveregion.com
For over 40 years, Pier 21 was the place to be! “This was the entry point for one in five Canadians between 1928 and 1971.” Today, you can find the Canadian Museum of Immigration at the site, which makes Pier 21 / Quai 21 Oliver’s dock of choice. Find out more at pier21.ca.
While the original Bluenose left us in 1946, the legend of the mighty, trophy-winning schooner lives on in the hearts of Canadians, in our pockets (on our dime), and especially in its descendant, the Bluenose II. Want to take it out on the water, Oliver? Find out more about the Bluenose II at bluenose.novascotia.ca or Bluenose II.
“Hey diddle, diddle. The cat and the fiddle.” Standing out from the “rich natural beauty” of Cape Breton Island is The Big Fiddle. It reaches 60 feet in the air, making it the world’s largest. Oliver can’t play the fiddle, but if he could this is the one he’d pick. Find out more at cbisland.com/things-to-do/worlds-largest-fiddle/
On a hilltop overlooking the Halifax Harbour, sits the Citadel. Built and rebuilt, designed and redesigned, the forts on the hill protected the city from 1749 to 1906. Over 250 years later, Oliver thinks the star-shaped stronghold is the best place for history-absorbing and star-gazing! Find out more at pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/halifax
“While most of PEI’s north shore is known for epic rolling dunes and wide beaches of fine sand, Thunder Cove is so much different.” Caves, cliffs, and columns dot the beach. Oliver’s favourite is the lone sea stack, in the shape of a teapot, which stands out from the red sand shore. Find out more at http://welcomepei.com/beaches/thunder-cove-beach/
“Growing potatoes on Prince Edward Island is much more than just an industry…it’s a way of life!” Potato farms pattern the landscape in PEI, with more than 200 farms across the 224 km island. Oliver has his eye on becoming the next great potato grower. Find out more at: http://www.peipotato.org/why-pei-potatoes
Lingering mysteries. Menacing ghosts. Sinister legends. Oliver agrees that these are the key ingredients for Halloween and they all emerge at the hillside Haunted Mansion in the town of Kensington, Prince Edward Island. “Come for a visit and see for yourself how the legend has grown. You may even live to tell about it!” Find out more at: https://hauntedmansionpei.ca/ 2/2