Canada

Here’s the second part of postcards by Janelle. I figured I’ll skip the whole long “descriptions and whatever” thing, write down the basic what-is-what and just let you enjoy the postcards. :)

1. Stanley Park totems, Brockton Point, Vancouver, Canada – The totem pole is unique to the BC Northwest Coast First Nations. Each pole tells a story, either real or mythical, and is carved from Western Red Cedar. In the 1920’s the Vancouver Parks Board started buying totems to put in Stanley Park to represent the vast influence of First Nations in the park and in British Columbia. They were originally located at Lumberman’s Arch and in the early 1960’s the pole were moved to their present location near Brockton Point. More HERE!

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2. Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta – the longest and deepest limestone canyon in the Canadian Rockies. More HERE!

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3. Jasper, Canada. More about the city of Jasper, HERE!

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4. The Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano Bridge. The current bridge is 140 meters long and 70 meteres above the river. It draws more tha 800,000 visitors each year. More about the bridge, HERE!

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5. False Creek / Granville Island, Vancouver.

scan0009That’s it! Thank you, Janelle, for the wonderful postcards! I’m still very, very jealous of your trip, haha! :)

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Thanks Cori :)

Yesterday I got this awesome package from my friend Cori. Apart from the awesome “Happy Bunny” things, she hand-decorated & filled a notebook with different little facts about her, what she’s into, put many many photos in it… and in a little pocket inside I discovered a stack of postcards. So here they are:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – A frosty skyline captures Edmonton’s winter beauty.

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Edmonton – The city skyline and the North Saskatchewan River are bathed in the silver light of early morning.

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Fort Edmonton Park – where visitors can explore the city’s development from a trading post to a booming metropolitan centre.

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Edmonton – the downtown skyline at night

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Edmonton – An aerial view of the Legislative Building.

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West Edmonton Mall – one of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment centres. Edmonton’s downtown core lines in the distance, with the University of Alberta campus on the right.

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World Waterpark in West Edmonton Mall – the world’s largest indoor waterpark.

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West Edmonton Mall – replica of the Santa Maria.

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Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies.

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Banff National Park – Mraine Lake.

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Bow Valley, Banff National park

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A view of Mt. Assiniboine.

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Night lights of Kelowna, B.C.

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“Rhapsody” by sculptor Dow Reid, Kelowna, B.C.

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From the exhibit “Body Worlds”. This is such a cool (although kind of creepy) postcard, ha ha.

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Canada map card. I’m normally not dying when I see a map card, but this one is actually really cool. I love the little drawings of planes, buildings, horses etc.

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Moose (alces alces). :) Can be found in North Canada.

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