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How the Canadian Provinces and Territories Got Their Names

Here’s a little more Canadian history on this Canada Day. Alberta Named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. Lake Louise, the village of Caroline, and Mount Alberta are also named after her. British Columbia The name refers to the Columbia District, the [...]

Gorgeous Panorama of Quebec City

Photographer Sean Tamblyn took this magnificent panorama of the skyline of Quebec City, Canada, at twilight, as seen across the River St. Lawrence. The huge (24,345 x 3,303 pixels!) photo is zoomable almost to the point that you can look at what people are doing through their windows. Almost Link | See [...]

The City Limits: Gorgeous Timelapse from Dominic Bodreault

I’m a sucker for beautiful nighttime cityscape time-lapse like this one shot by photographer Dominic Bodreault from late 2010 through early 2011 in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Manhattan, and Chicago. Simply gorgeous (the music by Hans Zimmer is also spot on). Take a look at weep: Hit play or go to Link [Vimeo] – via PetaPixel