Sunday, April 5, 2009

GET OUT PORTION: CANADA

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here we are now with my
GET OUT PORTION SPECIAL
and for our first destination

lets go and explore

CANADA

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and here's the

TOP FIVE WONDERFUL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CANADA

TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CANADA

"MACARONI AND CHEESE"
Let me give you a trivia, for our fifth spot

It was said that Canadian People is the world's
biggest eaters of Macaroni and cheese


TOP 4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CANADA
"OGOPOGO IN OKANAGAN LAKE" Ogopogo is the name given to a lake monster reported to live in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada.

The Ogopogo, known under the Salish name of N'ha·a·itk, or Naitaka, has existed in local myth for an unknown period of time and pre-dates western settlement of the area, as do native references to the "Great-beast-in-the-lake" and the "Snake-in-the-lake" and Petroglyphs, or pictographs found near the headwaters of Powers Creek, showing a serpent-like beast, which may represent the earliest evidence of legend's existence
Tribes in Okanagan were always wary of traveling across the lake and often carried animals that could be sacrificed in the event that the creature was sighted, and it was documented in the history of Okanagan Mission that none of the local populace were willing to fish near Squally Point, where they believed the entrance to Ogopogo's cave was located

TOP 3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CANADA

"the LABRADOR RETRIEVER and NEWFOUNLAND are originally from CANADA"
(newfoundland) (newfounland puppy)
The early Labrador originated on the island of Newfoundland, now part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The breed emerged over time from the St. John's Water Dog, also an ancestor of the Newfoundland dog (to which the Labrador is closely related), through ad-hoc breedings by early settlers in the mid to late 15th century. The original forebears of the St. John's dog have variously been suggested to be crossbreeds of the black St. Hubert's hound from France, working water dogs from Portugal, old European pointer breeds and dogs belonging to the indigenous peoples of the area. From the St. John's Dog, two breeds emerged; the larger was used for hauling, and evolved into the large and gentle Newfoundland dog, likely as a result of breeding with mastiffs brought to the island by the generations of Portuguese fishermen who had been fishing offshore since the 1400s. The smaller short-coat retrievers used for retrieval and pulling in nets from the water were the forebears of the Labrador Retriever. The white chest, feet, chin, and muzzle characteristic of the St. John's Dog will occasionally manifest in Labs, and often appear in Lab mixes(labrador puppy)


(labrador retriever)


TOP 2 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CANADA


"WEST EDMONTON MALL....THE 3RD LARGEST MALL IN THE WORLD"
it has amusement park,zoo and waterpark inside!!!

West Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is the largest shopping mallin North America and the third largest in the world. It was the world's largest mall for a 23-year period from 1981 until 2004.
West Edmonton Mall is located in a suburban part of the city, covers a gross area of 570,000 m² (5.3 million ft²) and cost C$1.2 billion to build. There are over 800 stores and services and parking for more than 20,000 vehicles. More than 23,000 people are employed at the property. The mall receives 28.2 million visitors per year and between 60,000 and 150,000 shoppers daily depending on the day and season. The mall is currently valued at C$926 million.



West Edmonton Mall first opened its doors to the public on September 15, 1981. The mall has been expanded three times since its opening in 1981, with these additions completed in 1983 (Phase II), 1985 (Phase III) and 1999 (Phase IV). It was the largest indoor shopping centre in the world until 2004 (History of Shopping Malls) and was put in the Guinness World Records. Up until recently, the 4 phases of construction were used as a guideline for finding stores and attractions. Currently, a colour-coding system is used.
The mall's amusement park was originally called Fantasyland, until The Walt Disney Company took the mall to court, claiming ownership of the name, which is used in its theme parks such as Disneyland. WEM lost and subsequently renamed the attraction Galaxyland. Since the name change, they introduced the malls mascot Cosmo who is the basis for several rides in Galaxyland. The amusement park is located in what used to be referred to as Phase One, although it stretches into the former Phase II. However, the mall was allowed to retain the name Fantasyland Hotel for its on-site hotel. The hotel is a separate building but it is attached to the former Phase III of the mall.

THE BEST THING TO NOW ABOUT CANADA
"the CANADA shares the Niagara Falls with the U.S"

Niagara Falls (French: les Chutes du Niagara) is a set of massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River, straddling the international border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are located 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.
Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side of the border and American Falls on the United States side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls also is located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly-formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water fall over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

the niagara falls at night

The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Managing the balance between recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 1800s.

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