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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -----Friday, Auguit 11, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Nova Scotia Beauty, Courtesy Attract Tourists J i 50 Cats Roam Free On Game Farm Lion Safari In Ontario? TUIE perl young loaclici- scrupulously c o u n t c d heads as her pupils lined up for the return (rip in their chartered bus. What prompted the meticulous tally was the fact that her moppets had just visited a lion reserve where 50 of the great cats roam free. The scene was not in South Africa but in Ontario lion coun- try 450 acres of farmland on Hwy 8 near Rockton, between Hamilton and Gait in this Ca- nadian province's scenic south- west. Just opened last Aug. 22, the African Lion Safari and Game Farm got off to what might be pardonably termed a roaring start. In the first two months, a total of carloads of tourists paid per car for the heart-quickening experience of driving unescorted two miles through a landscape of prowl- ing, growling and romping lions. Along with 70 busloads, the number of visitors reached an impressive in that brief kick-off period. Five occupants to a car is average, but one stalwart soul got a thumping bargain with a station wagon crammed with 18 kids. INSTANT SUCCESS The instant success of the game farm proved out the planning of the partners in the venture Col. Gordon Dailley, formerly of Winnipeg, and Jimmy and Richard Chipper- field, an English ,father-and- son team who have set up sim- ilar game farms on the Long- leat estate of the Marquess of Bath, and in Florida, Europe and Australia. The lions were ginning for the Rockton r'e- serve, which has cost thus far. This spring was added a Monkey Jungle where about Take Farm Vacation In Denmark Try The Short-Scenic Ail-Paved Route To The Coast You've been to Europe be- fore, but you're tired of hectic sightseeing and sore feel. All you want is a rest away from [he maddening crowds and traffic jams. How does a farm vacation in Denmark sound? Here's your chance to get a real rest, hearty meals, fresh air and sunshine and all for only day! Danish farm vacations are ideal for families because the kids get so involved with the activities and outdoors that their parents only see them at mealtime which is a break for tired mothers. Some 300 Danish farms with an estimated capacity of 1300 beds offer vacation accommo- dations. The Danish Tourist Of- fice states that these are work- able farms which offer hygienic standards of living and where at least one member of the household must have a work- ing knowledge of the language of his guest. 100 fierce-looking baboons, in- side a specially designed non- scalable fence, scamper at large over 12 acres through which visitors can likewise let us help you plan a dream vacation Take a tour or go your own way! By going now you can take advantage of Lower Fares, Fewer Tourists and Good Weather. We'll give you authoritative advice and make reservations at places (hot can give you the fullest enjoyment tit the right price's at no additional cost to you. LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4094 only a be- drive in the safety of their own cars. Sea lions and penguins, llamas and wallabies, along with peacocks and barnyard animals, are already installed in a carefully segregated Pets Comer. Giraffes, Zebra and other animals of the veld are being considered as future ten- ants, and a Water Safari is also planned. But the lions were the chief problem in winning local ac- ceptance of the project. Neigh- boring farmers had to be as- sured that the big cats up to 450 pounds for males ani1 300 for females could never leap the double rows of six- and 12-foot steel mesh fencing. Richard Chipperfield, a lion expert with a healthy respect for the king of beasts, likes to boast that "we've never lost a visitor." To ensure that there is no first time in Ontario, nine trained wardens armed with 12-guage shotguns patrol in four radio-equipped trucks and man two watch towers. In case of trouble, the var- dens have three choices of am- munition to employ a saluting blank that merely makes a loud bang as a de- terrent; a rice-loaded cartridge that acts as a stinger, and fi- nally, if required, a lethal slug, a single ball shot. SPECIAL ROADS Visitors are restricted to driving along special roads, with car doors and windows closed at all times. If a ear develops trouble, sounding the horn brings prompt assistance. The wardens, dressed in khaki safari outfits topped with floppy white hunters hats trimmed with leopard bands, keep a vigilant lookout. All untamed and untrained, there are prides of lions in grasslands napping in the sun or frolicking friskily as cars go by. Truly the a majestic male disdains such frivolity and comes to the edge of the roadway to get a closer look, his shoulders rippling with muscles. The tawny animals are com- fortable enough in their new Canadian habitat which, says Chipperfield, is "the most real- istic lion country this side of Africa." Surprisingly, Ontario winters are not a problem the lions' acquire insulating fat and heavier coats and in severe weather can find shelter in un- heated concrete dens. There's no disputing Head Game War- den "Butch" Dring's tion: "They're a grand sight on the snow." Now there are actually On- tario natives among their fe- line numbers. On Dec. 31, four thriving cubs were born right in the snow at the farm, just missing being 1970 New Year arrivals. Ah ideal site for a leisurely family outing, the game farm includes a spacious, pleasant picnic area with tables, where you may bring your own ham- per or obtain refreshments from the safari canteen. No pets are allowed in the lion reserve but kennels with padlocks are provided for them at the entrance. Nor are con- vertibles permitted within the lion's domain in deference to those hefty sharp-clawed paws. However, safari cars are avail- able at an additional charge of ?2.50 per hour. "To Africa and back in a day" is the slogan for tin's On- tario-set safari, open every day of the year from 10 a.m. to sunset. By UAltltV ALLISON j J-fOK someone from t h c Prairies the trip around Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail is an exhilarating experience. The heavily wooded Cape Breton mountains on one side and the vast Atlantic Ocean on the other make the trip one you'll remember for some iime. The Cabot Trail, which winds along Cape Breton's coast, is named for the great explorer John Cabot. It was in 1497 that Cabot first set foot on Nova Scotia's shores. Baddeck, N.S. is the ac- knowledged starting point of the trail. Baddeck is also the site of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. The museum is housed in a modern A-frame building, and surrounded by beautifully land- scaped grounds. The Bell Museum pays trib- ute to the inventor of the tele- )hone and also documents many of his other inventions and ideas. A short distance along highway one conies to Ann's, the home of North America's only Cache College and the Giant MacAskill Muse- um. MacAskill towered seven feet nine inches and tipped the scales at 450 pounds. The trail continues on through towns like Indian Brook, Skir Dim and Wreck Cove to the summit at Cape S'moky. The Keltic Lodge is the' next stopping point on the journey over the winding Cabot Trail. The lodge is vacation spot, well known sporting a golf course and a magnificent view of the ever crashing surf of the Atlantic. Many celebrities spend their vacations at this huge lodge, close to nature and away from :he bustling world to which ihey're subjected. As one travels along, fishing joats are always in view, bobb- .ng like tiny corks on the vast, eye are the hundreds of small marker buoys, denoting the lobster traps left there earlier lhat day by the fishermen Heading back south the tour- ist passes through picturesque French villages like Petit Entang, Cheticamp, Grand Entang and Margaree Harbour. The trip takes a full day and is a glimpse at the rugged life in Cape Breton. If one is lucky a farmer be spotted still rey ocean. Also catching the tourist's plowing his fields with a single- bladed plow, pulled by a huge, yet gentle work horse. Like all people in Nova Scotia, Cape Bretoners are riendly and courteous, eager ,o point oiit the many interest- ing attractions in their prov- ince. Attrac t i o n s like Peggy's Cove, the Citadel of Halifax, Srand Pre National Park, the Fortress of Louisbourg, th boat yards at Lunenburg, For Anne, and tranquillity and rug gedness, make Nova Scotia one of the beautiful spots in Canada and historii LIONS NOT MOOSE ON THIS ONTARIO SAFARI Lions roaming free in Ontario? That's right, and four thriving cubs were born out in the snow last winter. You can drive through their domain with safely when windows and doors are shut light. The 450-acre game farm which has 50 of the tawny cats and 100 baboons is located just northwest of the city of Hamilton. {Photo by Ontario Dept. of Tourism and information) THE BELL MUSEUM The Bell museum, at Beddeck, Nova Scotia sits amongst the spectacular scenery of thii Maritime _ historical spot. The museum ii a memorial Alexander Graham Bell and depicts the histc'y and creativity of Canada's best-known inventor. For Snack Fanciers Solar System I 1 I i And Night Cappers Air France's B747 superjel service, w'hich began service June 11 between Montreal and Paris and also Chicago has raised the Gallic art of cook- ing to new heights. In addi- tion to the culinary delights at regular meals, the big jets feature an open buffet for snack fanciers and an always- attended cocktail lounge for night cappers. The solar system is the sun, with its group of celestial bodies which, held by its at- traction, revolve around it. This group includes, so far as is known, nine major planets with 31 satellites, minor plar.- ets or asteroids and, also, com- ets and meteors. Go By Car While bus and rail travel are convenient and inexpensive, :he only way to travel in Eng- land's West Country is by car. This year, in addition to nor- mal services, British Railways las a four-hour express service Lo Plymouth leaving London i Paddington station at a.m., returning p.m. A travel anywhere bus tick-! et is also available (from West- ern National and Devon Gen- eral) which for S6.25 permits ravel in the southwest for any consecutive seven days. But in a car you can be glo- riously flexible and stop an lour, or a day, at any spot hat strikes the fancy. More than two dozen variet- ies of palm trees grow in Ber- muda. Among them are the co- conut, palmetto, Brazilian wax, Chinese Fan, fishtail, spindle, hula and silver thatch. While They Last! 1970 TOYOTA COROLLAS TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE Located at General Farm Supplies Coutts Highway Phone 327-3165 See The A.M.A. For All Your TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS AIR TRAIN STEAMSHIP TOURS Our Efficient, Courteous Staff Welcomes All Inquiries Open Mem. through Saf. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Att INQUIRIES WELCOME! A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-177! First Woman Golfer of Scots, was' boy who carried her clubs ,r I giving the word the goi ei. (u- prencn pronunciation. From cated in France, she called the that comes the word "caddie. Mary. Queen the first woman AUTUMN EXPO WIND-UP TOUR APPOINTMENT Gordon G. Paterson, President of College Mercury, is f Guy J. Peloquin as pleased to anounce the appointment Service Manager at College Mercury. Guy is very well qualified to look after your automobile's service requirements. Having spent 1 1 years in the auto- motive service field with m-, fast position being assistant Service Manager in Winnipeg. Guy is a married man and has one child. He extends a warm welcome to all our service customers and eagerly looks forward to being of service to the general motoring public. We at College Mercury, like you the public, extend o elcome to Guy and his family. us on Hits Expo Wind-Up Tour, described by many as tho greatest exhibition ever staged. Travel to Japan by CP Air with all ground arrangements supplied.. CALGARY TO OSAKA oh September 8th on a 22-day inclusive four. h AVENUE STREET, h STUIIT 3rd AVENUE, LETHBRIDGE, ALBtRTA Service Dept. 6th Avenue and 6th St. S. Phone 327-S7A3 Tour Cost is Double Occupancy Single Supplement is FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE OR TELEPHONE BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE 1271 3rd AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-3201 PHONE 328-6858 EXTRA SUMMER SERVICE ACROSS CANADA! More places More trips Convenience Comfort... In the Grey- hound Comfort Package! Big high-riding luxury highway cruisers take you downtown to downtown... through Canada's super scenery along Canada's super highways! This summer do your thing with Greyhound! LETHBRIDGE to: CALGARY S 4.45 4 trip, doily MEDICINE HAT 4.00 i triB, daily VANCOUVER 3 tripl daily via Nelson TORONTO 2 trips daily Fares effective August 15th, 1S70. Fares subject to tflange vtnhout notice. This summer take the comfort package! Air-conditioned Restroom-equipped Armchair comfort Picture windows Fast, frequent and economical service We Supercare! For fast travel facts, charter service and package expreii information call the Greyhound Bui Terminal, 411 5th Street South, telephone 327-1551, your local Greyhound agent or favorite travel agent. GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to us. ;