The letter V, Canadian Style

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This year Canada 
 Turns the big 1 5 0!


Which of course got me to thinking about the origins of Canada.   It's good to do that once in a while you know?    Thinking of the rivalries between the French and English, the First nation peoples, the Metis and the settlers. How we finally managed to come together as a country, despite all our differences and without a major civil war.   Really big battles yes, major civil war no.

Which got me to thinking about Queen Victoria. 

She was the queen when Canada became a country.  She was known as a strong advocate for Canada as a confederacy.   She never visited Canada, but her name is spread far and wide across our beloved land.   You could learn more about Queen Victoria here.

Which of course led to be think about Victoria, which is is the capital city of British Columbia and is located on Vancouver Island.   One day I would like to travel all the way out west with my lad, I've been out there to visit my sister but that was more to visit her and less to sight see.  :)  It would be neat to visit Butchart Gardens and other tourist traps of Victoria, BC.  




And IN British Columbia you can find a small bird called the Hutton's Vireo.  You can learn more about the bird here.  :)

Queen Victoria to Victoria to Vancouver to a small Vireo.
 

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8 comments

  1. So many V's to choose from!

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    1. That's what I thought. :)

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  2. My parents have been to Butchart Gardens and I've seen those amazing pictures. Definitely a place I would love to visit, as well.

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    1. oh... that must have been so lovely for your parents. perhaps next year. :)

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  3. I've been to Vancouver, Victoria, and Butchart Gardens several times - absolutely gorgeous. I'd actually love to live on Vancouver Island. That would be a place I'd seriously consider if we ever move back to Canada.

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    1. Kym, i'm jealous. i want to go too! :)

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  4. Oh, you would love Vancouver Island! I spent a summer as a teenager in Puget Sound learning how to track and record the Orca pods. It is some of the most beautiful land I have ever seen. Whenever someone says "Canada", the picture I get in my head is wooded islands wrapped in morning mist, surrounded by calm grey sea, filled with orca and salmon that are long as my dining table!

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    1. that would be so cool to follow orca's around and watch them in real life. I need to get out that way again.

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