Come on, you governments of Canada, Nova Scotia and Lunenburg. It’s time you started acting together to seriously deal with what the noses of residents and the bacteria counts of scientists have been telling us this summer about Lunenburg Harbour.
It reeks of sewage.
People who live near it and work on it find it disgusting.
Water testing conducted since August has confirmed the contamination, returning fecal bacterial counts well above the acceptable Health Canada threshold for safe human contact.
So face the feces reality. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is in urgent need of a world-class harbour flush and cleanup.
All three levels of government have an environmental stewardship responsibility here.
Ottawa for the harbour. Nova Scotia for regulation of the overburdened town sewage plant.
The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site is a natural treasure. Learn more about parks including Yoho, Kootenay, Banff, and Jasper.
Rocky Mountains. The name evokes images of towering, snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, and dense evergreen forests. The kind of scenery that stays with you long after you’ve returned home. This spectacular beauty, combined with the significant natural history found in the area, inspired UNESCO to declare a group of seven contiguous parks along the BC/Alberta border to be a World Heritage Site, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.
Visitors to the Canadian Rockies can indulge in just about any outdoor activity you can think of. From snow sports to water sports (even scuba diving!), from frontcountry camping to mountaineering, you can find it here on a grand scale.
LUNENBURG, N.S. — Standing on the bow of his fishing boat, Bill Flower only has to look down to see a thick brown sludge belch out of a municipal wastewater pipe and into one of Canada’s most iconic harbours.
The fetid material burbles across the rocks under one of Lunenburg’s busiest wharfs and flows into the sea, coating boats, their ropes and most anything that comes in contact with it in a sticky film.
For Flower, who also runs a tour boat company and often has his hands covered in the slime, the fact that sewage flows freely into the harbour of a picturesque town deemed a UNESCO world heritage site and home to Canada’s most famous sailing ship, the Bluenose II, is a maddening reality he’s vowed to change.
Visit Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal – Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site: stroll or bike beside it, take a boat cruise in the summer or ice skate on it in winter. As Canada’s Capital, Ottawa is home to several national museums, including the Canadian Museum of History, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian War Museum.
Plan your visit during one of the fabulous annual festivals, including Winterlude in February, the Canadian Tulip Festival in May and RBC Bluesfest in July. Run in the popular Ottawa Race Weekend, explore beautiful golf courses, go whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River, or try skiing, snowshoeing or ice skating in the winter.
You’ll also find great cycling routes and activities in Ottawa’s countryside.
The first Canadian Routes Americas will take place in 2019 following a successful bid from Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport.
Routes Americas brings together airports, airlines, tourism authorities and governments to plan future air services. It moves to a new city every year to highlight different markets to the aviation industry’s decision makers.
Founded in 1608 as part of the French colonial empire, Quebec is a port city with a unique blend of European and North American culture. Old Quebec is the only walled city in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – its 400-year-old stone buildings and winding streets are remarkably well preserved.
The Quebec City metropolitan area has undergone exceptional economic growth in the last 25 years, reaching a total GDP of CAN$34.6 billion in 2016.
If you want a chance to explore the heart, the history and the soul of British Columbia, you need to travel to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.
The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve encompasses the lower half of Haida Gwaii and includes 138 islands, from Tasu Sound and south to Cape St. James.
Access into the park is by boat or plane. Tours are available and the park can be accessed by helicopter, floatplane or a larger boat. For those wishing to explore the park on their own, you can access the area by kayak or personal boat.
The park covers 1,470 square kilometres.
About this park
The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve was established as a provincial park in 1958, and then as a national park in 1988.
The wild forest, mountain, and coastal landscape of British Columbia make it an ideal destination for a motorcycle road trip. Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead Highway, stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the rugged Pacific coastline, offering riders a mix of quiet highway, forest-lined stretches, and curves to explore.
Start your trip in the heart of the Rockies at Mount Robson Provincial Park, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Catch a glimpse of rare wildlife, admire cascading waterfalls, and explore limestone caves. Tete Jaune Lodge, near the junction of Highway 16 and Highway 5, is a great place to stop for the night. It’s named after a Métis fur trader from the 1800s, Pierre Bostonais, who was nicknamed Tête Jaune (meaning Yellow Head) because of his blonde hair.