where the mighty mountains bare
Their fangs unto the moon.
There where the sullen sundogs glare
in the snow bright bitter noon.
And the glacier-glutted streams sweep down
at the clarion call of June."
plan to introduce a different National, State or Provincial
Park to the
viewers of this web site each month, and as our volunteer
staff expands in numbers, we expect three or four park
profiles to appear in a single month. Some parks will be
featured within existing stories, while others will demand
special pages of their own. The National
Parks of Canada,
National Park Service
will soon become a dominant part of our web site, magazines
and books. Our Editor's first editorial thrust in this
growing area of importance, was in 1955, when Parks Canada
sponsored a special printing of 400,000 copies in English
and French of "Roads to Canada's Great Drives."
With that prestige assignment, we
had the privilege of researching and writing profiles on two
of North America's most famous arteries, the Alaska Highway,
built in 1942 and the Yellowhead
Highway, which links Canada from Lake Manitoba to the Haida
Gwai'i Archipelago. Named after Jasper Hawes (for his yellow
hair), it passes through a variety of national and
provincial parks, native battlegrounds, buffalo pounds and
A decade earlier, we
delved into the application of 'alternative fuels' for the
traditional gas guzzling automobile, and in the process
invented a cartoon spokesman we called Mister
became the spokesman for the Propane Gas Industry and was
adopted throughout North America.
Arctic National Parks for Canada: Interested
in organizing Millennium Adventure Tours to these remote
areas? Call Air Highway's fax 604.681-6595 or
today. From Parks Canada - Three new national parks to sit
"on the top of the world. "The federal government has signed
a deal with the new northern territory of Nunavut to add
80,000 sq. km to the park system.
Importance of Nature
Statistics Canada conducted a
survey of 87,000 Canadians aged 15 years and over and
covering activities in the 1996 calendar year. The report
shows that twenty million Canadians participated in one or
more nature-related activities in 1996. Canada's natural
wealth in outdoor adventure opportunities also attracted
more than 1 million visitors from the U.S. In total,
participants spent $11.7 billion dollars enjoying these
pursuits and helped sustain 215,000 jobs in the process. In
fact, nature-related activities contributed $12.1 billion
towards the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and generated $5.4
billion in tax revenues. The survey reports are available at
Environment Canada's web site at
Yes it's the age of EcoTourism.
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