Elk Crossing Highway #1 in Banff Alberta.
I received this email today and although there are a numerous wildlife roaming in this location, I doubted this image.
Labels: Wild Animal crossing in Banff
Labels: Wild Animal crossing in Banff
Labels: Campground Reservations - Canada
Full service campgrounds are plentiful - but because there are numerous caravans enjoying the sites of the Island – it is wise to make reservations. A trip of several weeks may not be long enough.
Many RVers take the short ferry (5-6 hours) to Port aux Basque and return to North Sydney, Nova Scotia from Argenetia (14 hours). Prices are determined by number of passengers and length of the RV and if you are taking the short or long ferry.
NOTE: If at first look, the price of the Ferry seems costly, just associate it as the cost of a gas/fuel fill-up to drive for the same length of time.
Visitors to Ottawa during late May should not miss the vast picturesque Tulip Festival. These flowers are simply gorgeous! The Ottawa Municipal Campground opens on May 1st – just off Hwy 417. (Note: John and I have spent many a visit in this unique park – it’s also easy accessible to downtown).
A few additional ‘don’t-miss’ venues – John and I love to spending Canada Day (July 1st) on ‘Parliament Hill’ is simply an awesome experience. A picturesque, pleasant Canal Cruise is so peaceful – what a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Dow's Lake is another hot spot with great restaurants and a memorable area as is Preston Street - the Italian area with numerous Italian eateries. Make time to drive the Ottawa River Parkway - a pretty drive that simplifies travel from the west end of the city to downtown. Upper Canada Village is an excellent place to visit as well if you're into history.
A Fall drive is so colourful on the nearby Gatineau Parkway (across the Ottawa River in Quebec) - but a hike around Pink Lake is also pleasant – it is also beautiful during spring/summer. Chelsea is another pretty little town for lunch and Wakefield has some quaint little breakfast and lunch places as well - both in Ottawa and in Quebec, across a short bridge over the Ottawa river. For shopping, Bayshore and Carlingwood Shopping Centres in the west end offer a variety of shops. Bayshore is very close to the campground.
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RVers who hope to venture to Canada, should be aware of changes in Passport regulations and begin planning now.
As of January 23, 2007, all AIR passengers must have a valid Passport to ‘fly’ into the USA, however RVers and other land travellers have another year - maybe longer before this form of identification is required. Originally Passport date for land and sea passengers was set for January 1, 2008, but according to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) for Canadians the latest deadline is June 1, 2009.
Read the FACT SHEET covering the new PASS System (People, Access Security Service) and about WHTI for Homeland Security Until the deadline is reached, proof of citizenship and identity such as a Birth Certificate plus a Photo ID (e.g. Drivers Licence) will be accepted.
Several points RVers should be aware of…
▪ Although in 2007, land travellers do NOT require a Passport to drive across the border; however if you had to quickly return to the USA by Air for medical or an emergency of some kind – without a Passport you could not re-enter the USA.
▪ The passport requirement does not apply to U.S. citizens travelling to or returning directly from a U.S. territory.
▪ A Canadian Passport can be replaced if it is lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or inaccessible on your trip.
▪ Click here to report a lost stolen, damaged, destroyed or inaccessible American passport.
If you have items you would like addressed or comments on this topic feel free to let me know. Travel safe everyone, P&J