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In 2005 my travels took me to Canada. I had befriended some Canadian folk and took them up on the invitation to visit their country. I was based near Toronto and had a look around the city and surrounding area down to Niagara Falls.
I like the outdoors and nature so I was nice to be based out of the city on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. If you love nature it’s a great place to be, The Escarpment runs from New York State right through Ontario and back into Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. It’s a biosphere reserve so it will always remain relatively untouched other than by the hand. You can hike it and camp in designated areas. I went hiking here a few day along the Bruce trail. The Bruce trial runs the length of the Escarpment in Ontario, about 800Km.
There are numerous conservation parks in the area too. I managed to take in two, Crawford Lakes and Rattlesnake Point. Crawford Lake near Campbellville, is beautiful. The lake itself is meromeictic ( a meromeictic lake has layers of water which no not intermix) which has allowed archaeologists to drill core samples of pollen dating back hundreds of years to learn about the agricultural history of the native Iroquois Indians. A Wendat village has been painstakingly reconstructed in the conservation area based on many years of work by archaeologists.
Rattlesnake Point is a popular destination for hikers, backpackers, cyclists, rock climbers and nature-lovers in the Greater Toronto Area.
I also went to a safari park.
The CN Tower offer great views over the lake and the city. The glass floor is total worth walking on and looking through.
I made my way to Niagara Falls. I have to admit I wasn’t overly impressed with the town itself.
Canada is massive. I only touched the tip of the iceberg with the little I saw of it. It’s an amazingly scenic country and I hope to get back one day to see more of it out west and further north.