Unique Canada Flag

Unique Canada Flag

Unforgettable Canada

Sabtu, 12 Februari 2011

Vancouver Aquarium Canada

Vancouver Aquarium Canada Vancouver Aquarium, Tourist Attractions in Vancouver Island, Canada
Vancouver Aquarium is an interesting tourist attraction is located in Stanley Park, Vancouver Island, Canada. Vancouver Aquarium was founded in 1956 and since then the aquarium has more than 35 million people visited local and foreign tourists. Now the aquarium is managed by an independent nonprofit organization, without receiving funding from the government. The cost of an annual budget of the Vancouver Aquarium in 2009 reached $ 23 million.
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Since October 2009, the Vancouver Aquarium has been designated as a Coastal America Learning Center by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vancouver Aquarium created aims to strengthen partnerships between Canada and the U.S., to protect and restore marine resources together.
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Vancouver Aquarium is not just a tourist draw on the island of Vancouver, Canada, but the tourist attraction in the area of Stanley Park has also become a public aquarium that used to support the aquarium’s education, research, marine science, marine animal care and conservation programs. About 70,000 species of animals are stunning in Vancouver Aquarium.
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Vancouver Aquarium opened to the public domain and may be visited by all people from all over the world. Vancouver Aquarium is open every day, from 9:30 until 17:00 pm, for 365 days a year.
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For those of you who want to visit Vancouver Aquarium, the price of admission is $ 22 for adults and for children $ 17.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park located on Alberta Parks, Canada

Sabtu, 22 Januari 2011

Canada Parliament Building

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest city, as well as the second largest city in the province of Ontario after the provincial capital of Toronto . It is located in the Ottawa Valley on the eastern edge of the province of Ontario,400 kilometres (250  mi ) east of Toronto and 190 kilometres (120 mi) west of Montreal. Ottawa lies on the banks of the Ottawa River, a major waterway that forms the border between Ontario and Quebec.

When Lief Ericsson landed at L'Anse aux Meadows, Nfld. in 1001 AD, he named it "Vinland," Land of Wine, after the wild grapes he found growing there. Some believe what Ericsson saw must have been wild blueberries
Henry Woodward was an early pioneer in the development of the incandescent lamp . On July 24 , 1874 , he and his partner, Mathew Evans , a hotelkeeper, patented an improved electric light bulb . Woodward was a medical student at the time. Their light bulb comprised a glass tube with a carbon filament. They purged the tube with inert nitrogen to get a longer operating life of the bulb. Their light bulb was sufficiently promising that they were able to sell their U.S. Patent 181,613 to Thomas Edison . Thomas Edison also obtained an exclusive license to the Canadian patent. Thomas Edison raised investment capital to continue improvements in the bulb until he had a light bulb with long enough life to be commercially successful

Canada Heraldry Arms

Canada States

Niagara Falls. Curious?

History of Canadian Flag

             At the time of Confederation, Canada's national flag remained the Royal Union Flag or the Union Jack. However, Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister, flew the Canadian Red Ensign as a distinctive flag of Canada. Following the Second World War, in 1945, an Order in Council authorized the flying of the Canadian Red Ensign from federal government buildings, in Canada and abroad.
In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson made the creation of a new Canadian flag a priority. John Matheson, Member of Parliament, was Prime Minister Pearson's key advisor and supporter in this objective.             
              On June 15, 1964, the Prime Minister presented his proposed flag to the House of Commons, launching a divisive Canadian flag debate. After three months without resolution, the question of a national flag was referred to an all-party committee.
In October 1964, after eliminating thousands of proposals, the Special Committee on a Canadian Flag was left with three possible designs: one incorporating three red maple leaves with blue bars (nicknamed the "Pearson Pennant"), a flag with a single stylized red maple leaf on a white square with red bars, and another version that contained both the Union Jack and three fleurs-de-lis.
On October 29, 1964, the committee recommended to the House of Commons that the single-leaf, red and white design be adopted. Debate in Parliament continued, however, and it was only at the early hour of 2:15 a.m. on December 15, 1964, that the motion to adopt the National Flag of Canada was carried by a vote of 163 to 78. Approval by the Senate came on December 17, 1964, and on January 28, 1965, the National Flag of Canada was proclaimed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to take effect on February 15, 1965.
The inspiration for a red and white flag came from Dr. George Stanley, Dean of Arts at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Impressed by the Commandant's flag at the College (a mailed fist holding three maple leaves on a red and white ground), Dr. Stanley suggested to Mr. John Matheson a similar design with a single red maple leaf at the centre. This red - white - red pattern bore a strong sense of Canadian history: the combination had been used as early as 1899 on the General Service Medal issued by Queen Victoria.