Tuesday, October 31, 2017

La Mauricie National Park

Canada/La Mauricie National Park,
The Pines Island (Île aux pins) in the middle of Lake Wapizagonke in La Mauricie National Park (Parc national de la Mauricie).
The park's forests have regrown and contain a mixture of conifers and mixed deciduous trees. Parks forests were once dominated by white pine. Logging in the 21st century and forest fires have contributed to a major decrease; today white pine accounts for only 1% of the trees of the park. To overcome this scarcity, the park has conducted prescribed burns since 1994 in order to eliminate competing species and facilitate the germination of seedlings.
#Canada #Quebec #Shawinigan #Laurentianmountains 
#Wildlife #MauricieNP #pnMauricie #nationalpark #parcnational  #nature #fall #autumn #automne
#lake #lac #Ileauxpins #Ile #Island #Wapizagonke

Sunday, October 29, 2017

La Mauricie National Park, Shawinigan

Canada/La Mauricie National Park,
La Mauricie National Park is located in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada. The park contains 150 lakes and many ponds.
#Canada #Quebec #Shawinigan #Laurentianmountains 
#Wildlife #MauricieNP #pnMauricie #nationalpark #parcnational  #nature #fall #autumn #automne #lake #lac

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Parc national de la Mauricie

Canada/La Mauricie National Park,
La Mauricie National Park (Parc national de la Mauricie) is located near Shawinigan in the Laurentian mountains, in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada. It covers 536 km2 in the southern Canadian Shield region bordering the Saint Lawrence lowlands. The park contains 150 lakes and many ponds.
The forests in this region were logged from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century. The park's forests have regrown and contain a mixture of conifers and mixed deciduous trees.
Wildlife in the park includes moose, black bears, beavers and otters. It supports a small number of wood turtles, rare in Canada. The park is a popular location for camping, canoeing and kayaking.
#Canada #Park #Parc #Quebec #Shawinigan #Laurentianmountains 
#Wildlife #Camping #MauricieNP #pnMauricie #nationalpark #parcnational  #nature #fall #autumn #automne

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The CN Tower

Canada/Toronto, The CN Tower!
The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high (1,815.3 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, and held the record for the world's tallest free-standing structure for 32 years from 1975–2007 and was the world's tallest tower until 2009. It is a signature icon of Toronto's skyline, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. 
#CNTower #TourCN #Sky #skyline #skyscraper
#Toronto #Canada #Ontario

Monday, October 23, 2017

Squirrel & French fries

Canada/Montreal, A squirrel is eating a french fries!
Squirrels cannot digest cellulose, so they must rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fats. In temperate regions, early spring is the hardest time of year for squirrels, because buried nuts begin to sprout and are no longer available for the squirrel to eat, and new food sources have not become available yet. During these times, squirrels rely heavily on the buds of trees. Squirrels' diets consist primarily of a wide variety of plants, including nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi, and green vegetation. However, some squirrels also consume meat, especially when faced with hunger. Squirrels have been known to eat insects, eggs, small birds, young snakes, and smaller rodents.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Sir George Etienne Cartier Monument

Canada/Montreal, The Sir George Etienne Cartier Monument!
The Monument to George-Étienne Cartier is a national monument erected in 1919 located opposite Jeanne-Mance Park , east of Mount Royal in Montreal . He was raised by a committee which obtained subscriptions in all parts of the British Empire as well as in the United States. At the time of its construction, it was therefore of international as well as national significance.
It was commissioned to celebrate the hundredth birthday of George-Étienne Cartier in 1914 but was delayed because of the war . The inauguration ceremony took place on September 6, 1919. The monument was unveiled by King George V himself of the castle of Balmoral by the press of an electric button.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier, 1st Baronet, was a Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation.
Top 30 meters, it consists of 18 bronze figures placed with granite blocks. It is the work of the sculptor George William Hill.
The monument is topped by a winged Goddess of Liberty.
#Montreal #mtl #montréal # Statut #goddesofliberty #GeorgeEtienneCartier #GeorgeÉtienneCartier #art #Quebec #Canada #Confederation

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saint Joseph's Oratory

Canada/Montreal, Saint Joseph's Oratory!
Saint Joseph's Oratory is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada's largest church and the twenty-seventh largest church building in the world. It was completed in 1967.