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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, April 28, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 27 La Belle Provence Visitors to Quebec can choose a vacation from past- oral countryside, beauty in the Laurerrtians to the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan city in Montreal, Above the Beautiful vacationland Quebec birdge Is seen from the terrasse of the Aquarium, just west of Quebec City. Thousand islands region Escapades of rum-runners, horse thieves and a notorious river pirate animate the robust annals of southeastern Ontario's renowned Thousand Islands re- gion. Those renegades of a bygone era have vanished. However, this Canadian province's su- perb vacation area, directly north of New York State, still retains all its inherent color and vitality. Where rustlers once found the islands' jigsaw pattern an ideal hideaway for stolen steeds, to- day sleek craft take visitors through a panorama of magnifi- cent scenery and palatial re- sorts. Where the storied outlaw, Bill Johnston (1782-1870) attacked British shipping and raided the Canadian mainland from a base oa Wolfe Island, ferries now bring sightseers from Kingston, Ont. on the north- and Cape Vincent. N.Y. on the south. Old- er residents still refer to this westernmost of the famed is- land chain, which extends east- ward in the St. Lawrence for more than 50 miles, as Whiskey Island, probably a clue to early smuggling activities. And if "Thousand Islands" is a misnomer, it's definitely on the mini-side for there are 1.740 of them actually register- ed. MANY ATTRACTIONS But, as beauteous as they are, the Thousand Islnds comprise just one of the major attractions to be explored in this southeast corner of Ontario. Fort Henry, at Kingston, is the scene of an annual invasion time of tens of thousands of tourists who come to watch the parade of the Fort Henry Guard. The impeccable drill of this garrison of hand-picked Canadian university students, dressed in uniforms of British regiments of the 1860s and firing weapons of the era, is world-famous and one of the Once hideaway for rustlers.' Where rustlers once found the Thousand Islands' jigsaw pattern an ideal hideaway for sioien steeds, today sleek craft like in the shodow of the Ivy Lee International Bridge take visitors through a panorama cf superlative scenery and palatial resorts. (Photo by Ontario Dept. of Tourism and Information) pletion with dose lo S3 million spent, work was suddenly stop- ped in 1902 oa the death of __ Jlrs. Boidt and the fabulous photographed spectacles bdm h _ of Canada. j nas Slnce Gateway to the St. Lawrence' Seaway, Kingston is the' On Hill Island, near Ivy Lea. the Sfcvdeck icwcrine 400 feet _ t. r n OrtTlitCn. "3VV IVtJ- i tl V 2S I St. Lawrence River crufc.es from Long i nf ofi'ers a superlative i visitors on a tour Kideau which leads :5i___> __._ ___i__i._ __ i___ through the Rideau lakes re- sort country to the city of Ot- tawa. view of the island-fitted water- way. It is at this point that the Thousand Island International Bridge sonrs into the sky, 5s- ils popular embarking for cniiscs is course near Uj per Canada Vil- lage. A few miles Upper Can- ada Village is Long Eauit Parkway which links a series of islands which were inland prior to the flooding of the Fea-.vay Valley. Sightseeing Sault take tour of the sea- way locks and canals Straddling the river at Corn- wall is the Robert H. Sounders- St. Lawrence Generating Sta lion, key to the Joint U-S.-Tana- From reach dian seaway, power and here visitor? readily I opmcnt projects. Tours nf another the progressive Parliament's doors. In spring, two million tulips blossom amid a sea of million of daffodils and crocuses. Here viitors can see the 51 i n t. the National Gallery which houses a brilliant collec- tion of Canadian art. the new Natio7ial Museum of and Technology, and there are downtown shopping malls and boutiques to explore. Literally a fisherman's para- disc, the Rideau Lakes and Thousand Islands region with its profusion of shoals abounds with species ranging from bass, great northern pike, trout, wall- CENTRAL CANADA mir> 3 lii-nrHr. tn- i i nonjJCTn piKC, HW1U wan- yachtsmen with its marinas and docksMe shopping areas. From Gananoque and nearby RockporU cniises thread through a maze of islands and channels, past such intriguing- ly-named features as Benson's STTIUC- sirnimcr shnriest inter- in the world. STMTTERKD t. I turcsquc Thousand Island rrui- j films showing progressTve steps j fon. Experienced guides and scs. snd a cily c! stalely homes and lining its waterfront. mansions i rcslorcd and relocated lo tell There's a stopover at Heart j thf of l.he development of Island to explore Eoldt Castle. a typical river community a memorial lo the shaMcrcd I about dream erf a German immigrant who began as a in project. J licences are available. OTTAWA i ifr a beating wonderland as At the northern edge cf the i well, where you may .bring your HISTORIC SHOWPIECE region is Ottawa, tbe Canat'wn j own craft or rent by Ihc day or capital. There, the problem is week from ncmcrxms marinas. Eastward bnr.gs the traveller j not what 1o src. but how to sec Too. there arc several rental lo tapper Canada Village, the it all. Among its near features outlets for the growinc popiilar- his-loric shniqiiccc of south-1 is the million National Arts: ily of housthnaf Cbil-, Cos-Jern Ontario. More than 40, Centre home of the perform- i drcn may splash in ih'e safety! ing arts in Canada second i of supcniscd swimming pools j hoaics and buildings have been largest in world, next to Lincoln in New York. An ever popular attradion sandy beaches. From modern irwlor holds, i molds and hotels in the larger j and became a roulti- G e o r c e Boldl the fr; is the colorful centres to homey lodccs and i Both the Village and adjacent i guard ceremony in front of the i cottage- in smaller vil'sees Memorial are by j Parliament Buildings. And few nislic cabins iusl off ire 1hc St. I.a-ATenec Parks Com-j tourisLs leave wilhmrt a pirture Ihcre is secommodalinn casllc and a colony of 31 build- ings for his wife. Noaring ccna- mission which maintains a 37fl-;