Vancouver Island Dive Tour (14 days)
One of the best places in the world for diving besides the Red Sea is the cold waters of Vancouver Island, in particular, Port Hardy and Hornby Island. Here you will not find Caribbean fish and corals, but 24 species of cetaceans, sea lions, seals and seals, killer whales, giant octopus and squid, white sharks.
Day 1: Meeting at the Airport, transfer, hotel accommodation
Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Vancouver with its main attractions Continue reading
In the 60s of the 20th century, the chansonnier Gilles Vigno sang: “Mon pays c’est l’hiver” (My country’s name is winter). Quebec residents have always known how to use all the opportunities that the harsh climate of this area provides. He contributed to the development of excellent winter sports, and residents staged noisy carnivals. But, probably, snow and slush interfere with going to the theater and shopping. The inhabitants of Montreal solved this problem by going down underground. The construction of a shopping center on Ville-Marie Square was completed in the 60s of the XX century. Now many passages protected from the weather, 29 kilometers long, are built throughout the city center. There are metro and train stations, shops and department stores (about 1700), theaters, hotels, offices and apartments. In winter, you can enjoy all the charms of city life without even going outside. And in the summer, when the weather is pretty damp in Montreal, you can also take refuge in the underground City, the rooms of which are equipped with an air conditioning system. Continue reading
Ottawa is a special city. It lies on two borders: it is only two hours to the US border, the second border passes through the city and divides the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
The city became a compromise in choosing the capital of the state – the wise Queen Victoria personally appointed Ottawa as the main city of young Canada in order to stop all sorts of discontent from the French and English sides. Toronto and Montreal equally claimed the title of capital, and both cities were left with nothing. There are legends of how long and leisurely the Queen chose the capital, and her elegant hat pin, randomly stuck in a map, decided the fate of the city. But I do not really believe in such a thing – Victoria was too smart a woman to entrust the solution of such an important issue to a pin … Continue reading