In Newfoundland some of the the purest water on earth is used to produce Bottled Water, Vodka & Beer
Newfoundland and Labrador - The Iceberg water used in Newfoundland products originated as snow that fell on Greenland 10,000 to 15,000 years ago thats before the pyramids were built, and before modern forms of pollution. About 90% of Newfoundland icebergs come from the glaciers in western Greenland, and they travel south on the Labrador current. Some are as large as small cruise ships, and they pass within sight of the east coast of Newfoundland - a region known as Iceberg Alley. In addition to visitors coming from around the world for iceberg tours, the great white giants are harvested for bottled water, and Vodka (it's produced with the 100% pure iceberg water and grain spirits from Ontario sweet corn). Learn more about Iceberg Vodka, Iceberg Beer and Iceberg Water in these videos.
Where: One of the most popular places to view icebergs in Twillingate on east coast. This 'Iceberg Finder' map will show you where bergs are currently located. Be sure to include whale watching in your visit - here's some amazing footage.
In the News: On Canada Day 2009 an iceberg 1200 ft long floated within sight of Twillingate. It was the large berg in the area in the past 15 years.
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Welcome to a new feature on Canada Cool. I'll be presenting different 'Coolest' lists with my favorites and I encourage you to nominate suggestions from your own experiences. You can Twitter @CanadaCool or email Lucy@CanadaCool.com. Let me know what makes your suggestion exceptionally cool. Remember, by contributing your comments you are giving Canada Cool permission to quote you. Only a selection of submissions will be included, but all comments and submissions are greatly appreciated!
The first feature is: Canada's Coolest Single Day Scenic Drives
Here are some of my favorites...
The Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta - This 229 km (142 mi) Rocky Mountain route from Banff/Lake Louise to Jasper passes 100 frozen rivers and nudges the base of the Athabasca Glacier - the most accessible glacier in the world. You can stop and explore it. It spills down from the Columbia Icefield, an area of ice so massive that you could fit the entire population of North America on it with each person getting at least a square metre of space.
The Corridor, Algonquin Park, Ontario – this 56-km stretch of Hwy 60 cuts through the southwest section of Algonquin Park. Less than three hours north of Toronto the park is a nature-lover's paradise with 7,725 km of lakes, rivers, forest, trails, camping, comfortable lodges and 2000 km of canoe routes. Offers hiking trails to stop and enjoy, but what makes it really cool is that it’s one of the best places in North America to spot moose (especially in May and June). And, on Thursday nights in August up to 600 cars will gather to listen to wolves howl.
The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – Driving this 303 km (187 mile) route is like riding a roller-coaster: the road snakes around hairpin turns, rises to heights over 365 metres (1200 ft), weaves around headlands revealing spectacular coastal scenery, and plunges down to sea level taking you into the heart of small fishing communities. The most dramatic scenery is between the Cape Breton Highlands National Park entrance near Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay, so go slow. And, plan some flexibility into your schedule, so you can drive it on a clear day.
And here are some of your nominations for 'Canada's Coolest Single Day Scenic Drives'...
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