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Campgrounds of Canada

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The best way to explore Canada is by visiting its gorgeous outdoors. And if you go camping you’ll get to stay right in the heart of it all. Campgrounds of Canada is a fairly new website that offers an extensive list of campgrounds and RV parks all over Canada. Campground and RV park owners can update their own latest information and pictures and can even provide their vacancy info, making this website a valuable source of information.

The owner (a camping enthusiast and outdoor lover himself) is continually working to add more features to the site. He appreciates suggestions and turns feedback into action.   www.Campgroundsofcanada.com/

Currently the 5 most popular provinces are:
1. British Columbia ( http://campgroundsofcanada.com/British-Columbia/ )
2. Alberta ( http://campgroundsofcanada.com/Alberta/ )
3. Ontario ( http://campgroundsofcanada.com/Ontario/ )
4. Saskatchewan ( http://campgroundsofcanada.com/Saskatchewan/ )
5. Manitoba ( http://campgroundsofcanada.com/Manitoba/ )

The Backus-Page House Museum of Ontario, Canada.

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The Backus-Page House Museum is a living history museum located within the grounds of John E. Pearce Provincial Park at 29424 Lakeview Line, south of Wallacetown, Ontario, Canada. The Georgian style house, built by Robert Morris, for Andrew and Mary Jane Backus, has been restored as closely as possible to its 1850’s state.

Andrew Backus was the son of settlers, Stephen Backus and Anne Storey-Backus who came to Tyrconnell in 1810 and 1809 respectively. The land the house sits on was obtained by Andrew’s grandmother, Mary Storey, from Colonel Thomas Talbot, and when her son Walter died without children, she left it to her grandson Andrew.

The property is well appointed and is home to heritage gardens, a replica bee house (the design of which dates back to the 1820s) and the St. Peter’s Anglican Church rectory horse barn which was built in 1896 and moved to the Backus-Page House Museum property in 2005. The picnic area and carriage house office with kitchen are available to rent for meetings, events, weddings, and other special occasions.

The museum is maintained and run by the Tyrconnell Heritage Society which is a local independent non-profit organization. The society is funded by grants, fundraising events, and donations. Please visit our website www.backuspagehouse.ca for upcoming events and information on becoming a member or volunteer.

Thanks to the Backus-Page museum for providing material.  If you have a museum or history story for us please contact jhunkins@gmail.com

Chemainus British Columbia Mural

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Chemainus BC Mural
Originally uploaded by JoeDuck

British Columbia in Canada is home to some of the richest Canadian and Native American art and history you’ll find anywhere.

Chemainus is one place where you can catch a ferry to Victoria B.C.

Chemainus has a simply incredible collection of public wall murals. Themes vary from Native American History to logging to the early history of Chemainus. If you visit be sure to pick up a walking guide to the town murals – you can see them all in an hour or two.



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