From the charming fishing towns of Nova Scotia, to the vast wilderness of Newfoundland, these are the last great open spaces of Eastern North America. A touch of New England, a dash of Germany, here a British fort, there an Irish brogue, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are worlds peopled by the descendants of hardy colonists who came to fish and trade fur. Lighthouses sweep the skies, the seas are littered with shipwrecks, whales cruise the coastline in the summer, storms rage in the winter, but the warmth of the region’s people who live in these two provinces make the seemingly lonely landscape beautiful rather than forbidding.
4:03Grouse Mountain, the Lynn Canyon Ecology Center, and the Aberdeen Centre in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with Rudy Maxa
Take the SkyRide up Grouse Mountain, where the temperate rainforest is perfect for a nature walk. In the winter, skiing comes to Grouse Mountain, and the powder is fresh. To learn of the more natural, ecological aspects to the Pacific Northwest region, the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre is the place to visit. Certain times ofWatch Now >>
Experience a bit of Vancouver Island before taking a ferry to Port Hardy. Along the way, stunning vistas will capture your eye. From Port Hardy, take a hydroplane with spectacular views to Prince Rupert, where you will experience the wilds of northwestern British Columbia.Watch Now >>
Accompany Rudy to Vancouver Island, and get to know Diane Bernard The Seaweed Lady who knows her seaweed like an arborist knows trees. Robert Butchart opened a cement company on the modern location of what is now Butchart Gardens. His wife, Jenny Butchart, conceived of a brilliant plan to turn what had become mined landWatch Now >>
Rudy Maxa stands at the crossroads between East and West to visit Vancouver and its sister city, Victoria. In Vancouver, Rudy captures the charm and character of one of North America’s most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities. In Victoria, Rudy enjoys afternoon tea, visits beautiful Butchart Gardens, and dines on seaweed plucked fresh from the seashore.Watch Now >>