You’re Welcome – Introduction to Southwestern Ontario
In the spirit of continuity, from thanks to welcome, and to represent southern Ontario with ongoing gratitude through my photos, you are welcome to wander the region with me.
Lively in some places, especially in the warm summer months, my part of the world is quietly peaceful in others, particularly the off-season spring and fall. For the hiker, the birder, the photographer of nature, this welcome from me invites you to be inspired to follow your paths and passions.
Please join me over the next few weeks (months?) through a series of You’re Welcome blogs featuring photos, stories and some useful travel information. Think of it as my visual and textual invitation for you to discover such cool spots as Pinery Provincial Park, Tobermory (Cypress, Bruce Peninsula National Park), Long Point Provincial Park, Point Pelee National Park, a bit of Ottawa and Niagara Falls, and various other stops in southern Ontario.
As a beginning point, let’s test your current knowledge of some of these places:
Identify the location of the following photographs, (you can track your answers on paper).
Please look at the following five photos, read the clues and choose from the multiple choice answers.
The photo locations will be identified at the bottom of the
You’re Welcome to Southern Ontario Introduction Quiz.
Clue: On Lake Huron shore, this provincial park attracts beaches full of summer fun seekers. It’s always busy in the day use areas on hot summer weekends and practically impossible to camp there then without reservations.
A. Long Point Provincial Park
B. Inverhuron Provincial Park
C. Pinery Provincial Park
D. Grand Bend
Clue: This federal capital city icon – Parliament Hill – where the Canadian government sits, is busy with tourists and city folk. For all seasons, this city offers entertainment, great food and the Rideau Canal system.
Clue: Famous for bird-watching and plenty of trails (plus stable flies – they bite, be prepared, wear long sleeves, pants, and socks with your shoes to reduce the likelihood of attack), this national park in the most southern of Ontario radiates a superior outdoors experience. Like this marshland boardwalk – magnificent, accessible, thank you, Parks Canada.
A. Hillman Conservation Area
B. Point Pelee National Park
C. Lake Louise National Park
D. Lake Erie National Park
Clue: This town on Georgian Bay celebrates harvest time – look at them apples in the back of the truck. It’s a scarecrow festival, check out the lightposts! With lots of hilly back roads to explore, and truly spectacular when there are fall colours, hikers and turnpikers won’t be disappointed visiting this place.
A. Parry Sound
Clue: Lake Erie shore provincial park near Port Rowan with a great beach, sandy campsites and lots of wildlife viewing opportunities. The area is known as a world class biosphere. The beaches are packed on hot summer weekends.
A. Long Point Provincial Park
B. Selkirk Provincial Park
C. Port Burwell Provincial Park
D. Algonquin Provincial Park
How was your current knowledge?
1. C. Pinery Provincial Park
2. D. Ottawa
3. B. Point Pelee National Park
4. C. Meaford
5. A. Long Point Provincial Park
If you answered them all correctly, you are an Expert about southern Ontario.
If you answered none correctly, you are an Early Learner about the area.
Anywhere in between, you are welcome; you are all welcome.
Thanks for taking the quiz.
Please feel free to comment on the quiz or the locations or to ask for more information.
And look for future You’re Welcome to Southern Ontario fun as I highlight by theme and/or location the wonderful part of Canada which I call home.