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What are some sights worth seeing between Ontario and Alberta on the Trans Canda Highway

What are some sights worth seeing between Ontario and Alberta on the Trans Canda Highway

Mar 23rd, 2007, 05:19 PM
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What are some sights worth seeing between Ontario and Alberta on the Trans Canda Highway

What are some sights worth seeing between Ontario and Alberta on the Trans Canda Highway?
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Mar 23rd, 2007, 07:35 PM
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The price of gasoline, vs. that on the "other side".

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In western Ontario, I recommend Kakabeka Falls. The viewing area is about 25K west of Thunder Bay.

I recall watching that dark water gush over the precipice.

After entering Alberta, I recommend a deviation north to Dinosaur Provincial Park and to Drumheller for the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.

The Tyrrell is a unique experience. Its singleness of purpose, i.e. paleontology, makes it unique. The educational program, particularly in the summer, is aimed at young students.

I went to one presentation on the Creatures of the Burgess Shale. The educational staff had created fleshed out models of the fossils and made them glow under "black" light. The oral part of the presentation included some very witty rhymes.

I thought the whole presentation was super good for its intended audience. Anyone from about ages 8 to 14 loved it as well as those like me who like to think that way. I was about 70 at the time, and obviously the efforts of the staff got my unqualified stamp of approval.

Hey, it helps to play with the grand children! Start thinking like a fossil and you become an ambulatory one.

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Mar 24th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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Second the vote for the Tyrell Museum....it's phenomenal, as is the Drumheller area. Through Saskatchewan you could visit the Cypress Hills area....beautiful and unique. Lake Diefenbaker is very scenic and interesting as well.




In Manitoba, I might recommend going a little farther south to the border if you had time, to the International Peace Garden.....if that interests you. A friend of mine manages the area and they love visitors.


Northern Ontario is spectacular in spots, but a long drive depending on where you are departing from. Taking the ferry from Tobermory to Manitoulin and starting off your trip like that would be interesting and break up the drive. It depends on how much time you have as well. Manitoulin to Thunder Bay that way is at least 14 hrs depending on ferry schedules.
Hope that gives you some ideas.

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Old Fort William, just outside of Thunder Bay is a living history museum of the fur trade era. It deserves at least half a day as you see how things were done when travel was by canoe or York boat or on foot.
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Thanks for reminding me. I forgot that one. It has been a while since I was in Thunder Bay.

If grain cars are being shaken into grain boats, that is interesting. The machine as I recall it picks up the whole box car and shakes it the grain out of it.

Winnipeg is interesting, too. I recall Fort Gary the most from my visit a few too many years ago.
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