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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 27 Travel Ontario has futuristic funland Ontario Place something for everyone Gas shortage important factor Tourism change predicted By GERRY BOURDEAU The Canadian Press The easing energy shortage and ever-increasing costs are expected to be important fac- tors this summer in the travel habits of both Canadians and foreigners. While gasoline supplies are expected to be es- pecially in Western higher prices should affect travel a Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows. Provincial spokesmen say they expect an increased number of United States vis- itors but guess they will use other modes of transportation than cars. Long-distance travel also is expected to with most visitors finding a cot- hotel or camping site and staying nearby. The picture by Resort operators expect a substantial increase in the number of vacationers al- though accommodation rates will be increased 10 to 18 per cent. Some operators predict rates will increase more than anticipated because of in- flationary factors. A provincial government spokesman said holiday spots in central Ontario are fully booked for July and August and inquiries to government tourist offices near the United States border have increased 10 to 20 per cent. The spokesman said this is a sure sign U.S. travellers are feeling the pinch of the energy problem and are looking for areas with good supplies. QUEBEC Tourism is big business in second only to the pulp and paper said Claude provincial tourism minister. It generated about bil- lion in direct receipts in 1973 and promoted economic activ- ity worth he said. About 80 per cent of visitors to Quebec travel by car and Robert deputy minis- ter of does not ex- pect higher gasoline prices to change this trend. PRAIRIES The Prairie provinces ex- pect one of the best tourist years on record. All are plac- ing emphasis on abundant gas- oline supplies and lower prices than elsewhere. They expect a large in- crease in U.S. visitors and of- ficials predict that some Ca- nadian travellers who usually head east for their holidays will turn west this year be- cause of lower gasoline prices. Alberta spokesmen say Expo 74 in will attract many travellers who will head to the fair by way of the Prairies. Like the other Prairie prov- Manitoba emphasizes its northern region and hopes to attract an increased num- ber of U.S. and Eastern Cana- dian visitors. BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia expects about 10 million tourists this a five-per-cent increase over 1973. Tourism has be- come the No. 1 industry in Vancouver and region and is third behind for- estry and mining. will have more tourists from other parts of Canada visiting us. They will not wish to chance gasoline shortages in tb. said Hugh general manager of the Greater Vancouver Visitors and Convention Bureau. THE MARITIMES Although expecting the usual influx of U.S. and cen- tral Canadian the Atlantic region has tradition- ally relied on fellow. Mariti- mers for a large proportion of its tourist traffic. All four provinces boast scenic wilderness parks. Earlier this the New Brunswick government an- nounced an advertising cam- paign expected to increase tourism by five per cent over 1973. New Prince Ed- ward Island and Nova Scotia advertise heavily in the bor- dering U.S. states but they also have been using national television in Canada to pro- mote Atlantic-region trav- elling. Camping visitors in New- foundland increased 19.9 per cent in 1973. TERRITORIES For those looking for some- thing different and willing to pay more for gasoline and other the Yukon and Northwest Territories offer a variety of activities. From mountain climbing to travelling by train or foot over the gold-rush the territories have enjoyed a re- cent increase in the number of tourists. boating and the call of true frontier country are beginning to lure vacationers from southern regions and the U.S. Tourism added more than million to the Yukon econ- omy in 1973 with vis- itors compared with a resident population of only The largest number of visitors came from Califor- per cent. On the other 79 per cent of the visitors to the Northwest Territories were Canadians. Thief has eye for eyes England A thief who broke into the Royal Eye Hospital here stole a case containing 800 glass eyes of assorted colors and sizes. Where in the world can young and old view movies on a screen measuring 60 by 80 Where can the young in an elaborate three-tier Where can you enjoy the pleasures of 10 licenced restaurants serving a variety of Italian and Canadian or go shopping in a boutique area offering Eskimo and Indian The answer to these ques- tions is to be found on a 96- acre cultural and leisure com- plex located on the three man- made islands in Lake Ontario. Known as Ontario Toronto's pride and joy last summer opened its gates to almost three million visitors from across Europe and the United States. The domed mo- tion picture theater called the Cinesphere is con- sidered to be among the most advanced ever built. Seating 800 the theater features the world's largest indoor curved screen. The 1974 which continues through September is show- ing a dramatic ac- tuality of the volcanic erup- tion which occurred in Iceland in 1973. There are also three Ex- periential Theatres at Ontario Place. Housed in modern steel and glass these theaters will feature Ottawa More Than A City and Kaleidoscope. A ex- multi-media ex- perience will open in August. The Forum is Ontario Place's outdoor amphitheater. Accom- modating people under the translucent viny and seated on the surrounding grassy slopes the Forum spotlight is shared equally by celebrities from symphony opera and ballet and by stars from the jazz and country music fields. Styled after the classic Greek the Forum presents a wide array of talent each evening throughout the summer and every weekend from Labor Day to October. Perhaps the most imposing structure on the site is the On- tario Place Pavilion. Suspend- ed 105 feet above the this five-moduled steel and glass building contains nearly 000 cubic feet of exhibit theaters and restaurant space. The reception area features a Welcome Wall and a computerized map which in- form the visitor about Ontario Place. The complex contains three licenced restaurants and offers banquet catering facilities. If you're between the ages of four and Children's Village is where the action is. Yukon offers panning for gold Adventures abound in this two-acre featur- ing such dazzlers as the Earth Box Soda Fountain Mountain and Foara Swamp. There's a gaping lion's jaw to explore for cavities and a crazy caterpillar a rubber forest and a giant trampoline. Most of the area is covered by a bright orange canopy. Last more than children a day in the Village the only one of its kind in the world. The latest addition to the Village is simply called Water which magnifies the glories of the water the garden and the old swimming hole. Up to 400 splashing youngsters at once can enjoy Water Play's Tarzan-type rope waterfalls and water then can parade hap- pily into the mouth of a gigan- tic which thoughtfully built to double as a warm air drying room. THE PASSPORT a FACTORY 5 min Service on Citizenship. 1.0. and Visa PHOTOS Upstairs Suite E 303-5th So. 328-9344 Over in gold was mined in Canada's Yukon Territory last but there are no really large gold mines in operation. While the commercial operations accounted for the largest portion of the ounces there was also a small army of visitors equipped with gold pans and hunkered down by streams and tubs of water and learned how the sour- doughs did the job back in '98. And they represented a vast cross-section of the tourist public pilots from all over the western world. The obviously well-to-do worked as diligently as the hitch-hiker who hoped to pan out the price of a week's food. It is not known how much gold the visitors but the owners guaranteed the flecks of gold which the finder may keep. The gold is placed in vial with the black and the brand-new prospector has a souvenir which is definitely different. For a small the operator supplies the gold and instructions. There is a magic about and to find it is an electrifying experience. The fascination never diminishes. If it is enhanced in a country where the greatest gold rush stampede the world has ever known took place. Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 7103rdAve.S. Phone 328-0222 A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY LTD. Presents SPAIN COSTA del SOL Departure Oct. Oct. Nov. Dec. Dec. Jan. Feb. Feb. Mar. Apr. Apr. Return Oct. Nov. Dec. Dec. Jan. Feb. Feb. Mar. Apr. Apr. May 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Deluxe EReim 589.00 569.00 589.00 569.00 569.00 569.00 579.00 609.00 629.00 629.00 S519.00 509.00 489.00 509.00 489.00 489.00 489.00 499.00 529.00 549.00 549.00 PRICE INCLUDES- day excursion to Malaga return transfers to Irom Malaga Airport day Nena tour Sangria Party nights accommocation in one bedroom apartment with kitchen- ette and balcony at the Sofico Apartment of your choice El Remo or La Perlas. Prices are per person based on double occupancy o' each supplement as Departure El Rerno sisOu. La Perla SSQ.OO. apartments on request at the same per person iato at occupancy rates. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 'FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY 608-5th Ave. South Phone 328-7921 or 326-1181 Office open Monday thru Friday a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to p.m. Ample Free Parking at Rear of Building LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT EXHIBITION JULY 15-20 DAILY GATE DRAW EXCITING RODEO EVENTS July p.m. Plus exciting Chuckwagon Races and Clown Act Jerry Olsen and Sam FR11 EXHIBITS Salute to RCMP Centennial Display Glanbow Dtvonlin Instityto Caravan Artistic Hobby Village Blako Enmons Country and Wostarn Singer Ag-Antiqui Squire Grandstand Saatt TELEPHONE 327-1893 327-1948 Tlckit Oflld Opm July 10 -13. p.m. July 15 20 i.m. p.m KIDDIES' DAY WED. JULY 17 OTHBR ATTRACTIONS July p.m. Horao p.m. Thrilling Midway Building School Pavilion Btor Oardan KlddloaZoo Bar of Gold Kinsmen Car Draws Ag-AMique squire r..... tf ;