Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Holdiays .... Oh Canada!

Summer vacation! The last weekend in June my husband and I flew up to Victoria, Canada and the weather was gorgeous for our week together on Vancouver Island. I took a few photos the morning we wandered about downtown Victoria near the harbour .....
 The Empress Hotel .... love that ivy and old architecture.....

Next to our hotel was a little plaza area with fountain and the emblems of Canada and its 10 provinces and 3 territories. The last one on the right is of the newest territory, Nunavut. Doris from True Blue Canadian told me how she pronounces this, "Noo-na-vut". I was living in the US when Nunavut was created and didn't hear the news as it happened back in 1999. Here is a bit of basics from Wikipedia "Nunavut /ˈnnəˌvʊt/ (from Inuktitut) is the largest, northernmost and newest territory of Canada. It was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999 via the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, though the boundaries had been contemplatively drawn in 1993. The creation of Nunavut resulted in the first major change to Canada's political map since the incorporation of the new province of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1949."
I couldn't resist catching a couple bird photos .....
 Hope you're enjoying a wonderful July where ever you are!


  1. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures Gina! My mother’s brother lived on Vancouver island for the biggest part of his life. I can see why he loved it there so much!

  2. Welcome to our neck of the woods! Enjoy the pleasant weather and thanks for sharing the wonderful photos! BTW in the provincial emblems, the second from the left in the top row is British Columbia's emblem.

  3. Super photos so thank you. I especially like the last shots of the bird and the water:)

    Hope you are well:)

  4. I remember stopping in Vancouver briefly when my husband and I did a tour of Canada several years ago. It's a beautiful place. Love the bird shots too.

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time. We've never been there, however, your photos make it an attractive future destination. Especially like the bird/water photos :)

  6. time to enjoy the summer! Fabulous shots, all of them, but I sure can see those crows working their way into an art quilt!


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