Niagara Falls (Horseshoe)

I think the postcard speaks for itself. Niagara Falls is part of the international border between Canada and United States. Shown here is actually just Horseshoe Falls, which is mostly on the Canadian side. Thanks to Katya for sending it.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls [rev]

 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. It is Canada’s second largest city. This card shows a portion of Edmonton’s River Valley, the largest strecth of urban parkland in North America and overflows with active living opportunities. It is 21 times larger than NYCs Central Park.

Rideau Canal, Ottawa

Rideau Canal, Ottawa

The Rideau Canal connects the city of Ottawa to the city of Kingston. Tha canal was opened in 1832 as a precaution in case of war with the United States and is still in use today, with most of its original structures intact.  It is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, and in 2007 it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to Terry from Swap-Bot for this one. In winter, a section of the canal becomes the largest skating rink, with a length of 7.8 km and the equivalent of 90 Olympic hockey rinks.

Aerial view of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Aerial view of Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. It has a population of 390 000 and it is the largest population center in Atlantic Canada. The first permanent European settlement in the area was the establishment of the Town of Halifax, named after the British Earl of Halifax, in 1749.