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Holiday Canada 2013 - Westward Ho!

Max and S drove from Ottawa to Tofino across the Trans Canada Highway and then returned via the USA in September and October 2013, The annual holiday was to see sites , surf and hike around Tofino and do some escape challenges and sensory deprivation experiences  along the way.

Some interesting names and places. Wawa in Northern Ontario is remote once a busy forestry and mining town more about tourists and a bit of mining today. It has the famous Canada Goose statues they claim are the largest in the world. Great breakfast place there - 'North of 7'.

Thunder Bay, Ontario at the head of the Great Lakes is a major shipping port,  truly a summer tourist spot.
Winnipeg  is getting big and really has too much big city stuff to attract us. Great Sushi though
At Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Max and S got to see the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and visit a friend Collector 2 for some fun too
Further West , Max and S stayed in Canmore, Alberta where  the mountains are  glorious and the village has great food, and sports stores. Yes the beer was good there too.
Sukanen Museum
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The Barber Shop is one of more than 50 buildings in the museum complex
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Collector 2 contributes many items to the museum especially the aged fire fighting equipment and photography and vacuum cleaners expo.
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Collector 2 hazmat gear at the museum
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Collector 2 has mos of the fireman uniforms on show at the museum
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An important Sukanen building is the Homestead of John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada from June 21, 1957 to April 22, 1963. There are just two rooms - a simple lifestyle of a prairie homestead.
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From our motel room in Canmore , what a great view, skiing is amazing there
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At least at Tofino and got on the beach real fast and checked out the tidal pools.
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Cox Bay Tofino world famous surfing beach
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Waves were small but a beautiful day to be out on the beach Cox Bay
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Morning Fog did not deter the avid young surfers on Surf Day
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Max had some fun escaping the surf board corral at the hotel
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Max wants to try boogie boarding in an Auer Class A Hazmat suit
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This sucks where are the waves?
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Aww phooey so much work for so little
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Now this Dungeness Crab is real food.
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Some in Nanaimo just wanted to take in the Auer Hazmat Suit.
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Look what washed ashore on Cox Beach, Tofino
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Is that a boy or a buoy? Buoys are green or red I think
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Hiking around Tonquin Park, Tofino.
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The 5 star TacoFino the best seafood out there.
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