Special Sub-Topic: Travel Canada and the USA
|I have relatives who live near Niagara Falls. The Horseshoe Falls are known as the Canadian section of the Niagara Falls. What volume of water falls over the Horseshoe Falls?
600,000 U.S.Gallons per second. The Horseshoe Falls are spread across the USA/Canadian border and about one third lies in the USA. They are situated between Goat Island and Table Rock and are 2600 feet wide and 167 feet high.
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|Let's head east to New York, also known as 'The Big Apple'. Which of these landmark North American structures is in New York?|
The Rockefeller Center. The Golden Gate Bridge is in San Francisco, The White House is in Washington D.C and the Willis Tower (which was known as the Sears Tower until 16 July 2009) is in Chicago, Illinois.
The Rockefeller Center is made up of 19 commercial buildings and covers 22 acres between 48th and 51st Street in New York City.
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|Now let's fly over to Canada. Brr, it's quite chilly! Where in Canada would be an ideal place to see wild polar bears?|
Churchill, Manitoba. In Churchill, Manitoba, nicknamed the "polar bear capital of the world", one can ride in "tundra buggies" to view wild polar bears in fall. Bears that have come inland in the summer gather on the shores of Hudson Bay in October and early November to await the return of the winter sea ice from which they hunt harp seals. Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal are too far south for polar bears.
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|Sherbrooke, Quebec is located at the confluence of two rivers. Can you name them?|
St. François & Magog. Sherbrooke is a city of the Eastern Townships, an administrative region located in south-eastern Québec. It was first settled in 1793 by American Loyalists and was named Hyatt's Mills until 1818.
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|Still in Canada, but over to Saskatchewan now. Saskatchewan is the world's largest producer, producing 23% of the world's supply of which of these products?|
Potash. The potash industry was started in the 1950s, with the government taking control in 1975. There are six mines in Saskatchewan, located near Saskatoon, Regina, Esterhazy, and Rocanville. These mines are over 1000 meters deep. Potash is mainly used for fertilizer. Salt is removed and used for table salt, water-softening salt, de-icing salt, and livestock salt.
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|The provincial flag of Saskatchewan, Canada is green on the top half and yellow on the bottom half, with a coat of arms in the upper left corner and a Western Red Lily on the right side from top to bottom. What do the green and yellow colors of the flag represent?
The forest lands in the north and the prairie wheat fields in the south.. The Saskatchewan flag was adopted in September of 1969 as the result of a province-wide competition. The winning entry was submitted by Anthony Drake of Hodgeville, Saskatchewan.
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|Because of its location, Barrie, Ontario, Canada is pummeled by an odd weather phenomenon during the winter which causes abnormally high levels of precipitation. What is this phenomenon called?|
Lake-effect snow. Barrie, Ontario is north of the Nottawasaga Valley, so in turn, it's part of the southwestern Ontario snowbelt north of Toronto. Lake-effect snow occurs when large bodies of water create bands of precipitation over a concentrated area. In this case, the snow is provided by three of the five Great Lakes: Michigan, Superior, and Huron. Since Barrie is next to Georgian Bay, it's the ideal location for winters of snowsqualls and blizzard-like conditions as well as pleasant, beach-filled summers. Barrie, Ontario is on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay and Lake Simcoe, located forty minutes from Toronto and a few miles from cottage country.
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|Toronto, Ontario, Canada actually has a beautiful castle which has 98 rooms. What is the name of this castle?
Casa Loma. Casa Loma is a 98 room castle complete with antiques, secret passageways, exquisite towers, and an underground tunnel that is 800 feet long and leads to a fabulous stable. It is a must see, if you visit Toronto.
The castle is built on 5 acres of beautiful gardens that are more than breathtaking.
The address for Casa Loma is One Austin Terrace.
There are self-guided tours, which are really a lot of fun. The self guided tours are digital and they are available in eight different languages.
Within the castle, there is a lovely deli with really good food at an affordable price. The castle has its own gift shop as well.
The castle and the beautiful grounds are available for private functions such as weddings.
The original owner was Canadian financier, Sir Henry Pellatt. It has been owned by the city of Toronto and the Kiwanis Club since 1937.
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|Now let's hop over the border to the USA. Colorado is known as the Mile High State, with Denver reaching exactly one mile in certain locations. However, what is the lowest point found in Colorado?|
Arikaree River. At 3,315 feet above sea level, Arikaree River is the lowest point in Colorado. The river is named for the Arikara tribe, and Arikaree means 'horn.' This lowest point of Colorado is the highest "lowest point" of any U.S. state.
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|In 1989, the Kevin Costner movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed in what Iowa town?
Dyersville. Dyersville, is also the home of the Ertl Toy Museum and the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, one of only 52 Basilicas on the United States. The "Field of Dreams" baseball diamond is open to the public.
Norway, was where the 2007 movie "The Final Season" was filmed. A baseball movie, "The Final Season" is about the 1993 Norway High School baseball team, which won the Iowa Class A Baseball State Championship the last year the high school existed. Norway is also the hometown of former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Boddicker.
Winterset, is where the 1995 movie "Bridges of Madison County" was filmed. Winterset is the county seat of Madison County, Iowa. The bridge used in the movie is the Roseman Covered Bridge, which was built in 1893, and is open to the public. Winterset is also the hometown of legendary actor John Wayne.
Spillville, though no movie was filmed there, was where composer Antonine Dvorak was inspired to write the "Symphony from the New World" in 1892. Spillville is also the home of the Billy Clock Museum, and on the second floor of the Museum, is the apartment where Dvorak wrote the symphony.
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