Travelogue: My unforgettable Tour of Scenic Canada

Travelogue: My unforgettable Tour of Scenic Canada


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By John V Tauro
Bellevision Media Network

Moodubelle, 25 Sep 2015: On July 27 a group of senior citizens flew from Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport by Lufthansa airline. After nearly 8 hour flying we landed at Frankfurt airport and then we proceeded from Frankfurt for nearly 9 hour flight and landed at Pearson International airport in Toronto, Canada. After immigration formalities, our tour manager guided us to collect our bags and we proceeded to our hotel.

 

After a comfortable rest, on the second day of our tour, we proceeded to Niagara Falls - about one and half hour journey by bus. On our way we enjoyed beautiful views of vineyards, lakes and mountains. At Niagara Falls we enjoyed Horn Blower Cruise to view Niagara Falls. We visited Skylon Tower which gives an amazing view of the Niagara Falls. Later in the evening, we enjoyed illumination of the Falls.

 

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Niagara Falls consists of 5 great lakes, Superior lake, Michigan lake, Huron lake, Iric lake and Ontario lake. The weather was most favourable to us. After the sight-seeing we drove back to our hotel for night rest.

 

On the third day we enjoyed the city tour of Toronto ethnic neighbourhoods, the University of Toronto, CN Tower - the tallest tower in the western hemisphere visited by 1.5 million people annually. The tower has something for everyone, simulated motion rides and a movie at ground level, CL Glass floor, an outdoor observation deck, a restaurant  in the sky and edge walk. Toronto’s most prominent attractions are legislature building and railway museum. Later we proceeded to Kingston and enjoyed the 1000 Island cruise. After spending one hour on cruise which gives breathtaking view of the lakes surrounding and the islands, we drove to Ottawa for night rest in the hotel.

 

After breakfast all boarded the bus for orientation tour of Ottawa, the Capital city of Canada which included Centennial Flame, parliament building and change of guard parade. Inside parliament building we visited House of Commons and House of Lords, library chamber, meeting room, Speaker’s chamber etc. Photography was prohibited in these buildings. Then we visited Embassy District and the Rideau Cannel Peace Tower monument.  In the evening we drove to Montreal.

 

On the fifth day,on our way we enjoyed beautiful scenic views along the road, with lots of grape farms, lakes and mountains. On our arrival, we enjoyed city orientation tour of Quebec which included the parliament buildings, national assembly building, the citadel, chateau Frontenac, upper and lower tower of Quebec city and drive to Montreal for  rest at our hotel which is located near Montreal airport.

 

On the sixth day of our tour, after breakfast we left for city orientation tour of Montreal which included Jacques Cartier square, Notre Dame Cathedral and Mount Royal, Saint Joseph’s Oratory followed by guided tour of Montreal Olympic Stadium and Olympic Tower cable ride to see the beautiful view of the Olympic village. After a day-long city tour we came back to our hotel for the rest.

 

Soon after our early breakfast on the seventh day, we drove to the Montreal airport  on our way to Calgary, northern Canada. After 3.30 hours of flying we landed at Calgary airport and proceeded by bus to a city called Banff. A few hours’ drive, the paved roads, winds through dense forest to  Banff upper hot springs on the right and to the sulphur mountain gondola tunnel mountain offer beautiful scenic  view of Banff. Then we visited national park lake chateau, bow fall hoodoo look out and gondola ride in Banff and Lake Louise are spectacular attractions providing a quick lift and inspiring views of the Canadian rockeies and panoramic view of the city.

 

On eighth day of our tour, we proceeded to Jasper, one of the scenic places in Canada. En route we visited the Columbia ice  field, took a slow couch and travelled to the famous Athabasca glacier - viewed the stunning glacier scenery. We enjoyed visiting picturesque province of Alberta and an awesome view from Lake Louise.

 

The next day, we visited pyramid mountain which looks like pyramids of Egypt. Also visited Lake Patricia and Maligne lake and canyon with its limestone walls and waterfalls which is up to 53 meter deep. We enjoyed tram ride to mount Wister to have a bird’s eye view of the town which s 700ft above ground and another 150 ft mountain walk. It is indeed wonderful sight-seeing  experience in the Canadian mountains.

 

On the tenth day we drove from Jasper to Kamloops which is 545 miles and it is northern part of Canadian mountain. On our way we enjoyed  scenic beauty  of rocky mountains. After a long drive we reached our hotel for the night rest.

 

Next day we drove to Whistler which is 340 miles from Kamloops. We were flanked by glaciated mountains on both sides of the road. Whistler is famous for winter game activities and the 2010 Olympic winter  games were held in this city.

 

From Whistler we arrived from Whistler to Vancouver for night rest in our hotel.

 

On the twelfth and the last day of our tour of Canada, we explored Vancouver which is one of the most ethnically and linguistically divers cities in Canada. First we took a cabala car ride to Grouse mountain viewing beautiful scenic point of Vancouver city and its bustling coal harbour. Later we visited Sternly Park which is 1000-acre, China Town, English Bay Busting Robeson street and Capilano suspension bridge.

 

 

Comments on this Article
Ramachandra Bhat, Kudla SouthCanara Thu, October-15-2015, 7:03
Indeed its a memorable travelogue john. nice photos keep it up.
Ronald Gomes, Newzeland Wed, October-7-2015, 7:23
thanks to bellevision team for publishing this article. nice clear pictures . keep travelling and write more.
John Fernandes, Kuwait A G. Sat, October-3-2015, 7:59
Very good article and nice pictures i remembered my days in Canada last year. keep travelling thanks to bellevision team.
Glenny M Francis, Melbourne Australia Fri, October-2-2015, 6:35
Very interesting travelogue by john I am not regular visitor to the .com site but some of his friend who reveled with him met me and said to see the site . really john your travel sharing with the readers is admiring .keep travelling.
Valerian Alva, Bristol U K. Fri, October-2-2015, 6:20

 John sir, keep traveling and write more. Wish you good luck.

Ann, Goa Thu, October-1-2015, 5:10
With reference to the man from Bondel Mangaluru..pls. do not judge others by your ways of being jealous..its only my love for that city that I was writing about..everyone has the right to their opinion weather good or bad..but pls. dont be negative about others....cheers!
John B. Monteiro, Bondel Mangaluru Wed, September-30-2015, 8:19

There is an old saying: If you kill rob. John Tauro seems to believe: If you enjoy , share. He has been doing this through his travelogues ’sometimes provoking mock jealousy, as reflected in the response from a lady in Goa. In the latest instance of his travelogue covering Canada and Niagara Falls, John has kept up his steady improvement in presentation ’ both descriptive and photographic. As in earlier instances, he has projected himself the least and much less his wife Mirror, mirror on the wall; who is the fairest of all? John doesn’t shy away from testing how big he would look standing next to a bear ’ even a shadowy one. His photo of a gathering of goats with the elderly one among them being uninterested in what seems to be the collective (herd) interest for others is very evocative. Also, it seems, like common in India, in Canada also they have unfinished bridges with only one span standing above the water body ’ like a diving board. Congratulations to John and thanks to Bellevision for giving him generous platform on a sustained basis -John B. Monteiro

Lucy Rodrigues, Moodubelle/Mumbai Wed, September-30-2015, 11:04
Thank you Mr.Tauro. I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful pics. A lovely treat for the eyes. I wish you all the best. Thanks BV.
Ann, Goa Tue, September-29-2015, 10:54
Hi..I am also a senior citizen but some of us are born lucky..to inherit fortunes..but others like me have to really struggle to achieve this moment..but anyway I am enjoying looking at the lovely pics...atleast it gave me happiness to see others happy..inshallah! some day would be my turn..I can only wish for it..if wishes could be horses ...beggers would ride..ah!ah!ah!...one more thing I appreciate Bellevision for giving me a chance to write here...at times I also enjoy the world of Dubai and memories I have of this wonderful city..it rocks! I wish if I could be there once again...I had a fantastic life there for 20yrs..it has given me great value for who I am today....and helped me survive..I have always wished well for the ruling family of DXB long live the royal family...Dubai has been like open arms and given a chance to let any nationality prosper..if ever your site can mention my love for this clean/rich city with great people..the locals are worth admiring..If others can talk about Canada ..I can say greatness of Dubai..Bellevision! you are the best..I will continue visiting your site always...I enjoy my mornings going thro it..Cheers!
Francis J. Saldanha, Moodubelle / Bahrain Tue, September-29-2015, 10:54
The travelogue, Scenic Canada is such a lovely treat for the eyes! Thanks to John V Tauro, the frequent worldwide traveller. Enjoyed seeing each and every picture of this article meticulously! I was pleasantly surprised the clarity of the pictures and to a certain extent the minutiae about them as well. I think BV readers are privileged to have his travelogues published from time to time, so that those who are unable to visit these beautiful places for some reasons can enjoy perceiving them on their desktop. Look forward to more of these from the traveller (specialist!) and Bellevision in the near future.
Benedict Noronha, Udupi Sat, September-26-2015, 8:32
Thanks to Mr Tauro. I could see the glimpses of Canada, the better parts being at Udupi , through Bellevision. good work. keep it up and enjoy giving. Thank you Belle vision.
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