b'See Canada (continued from page 55)government for official meetings and events. Built in the 1930s as a reces-sion work project, it is now the largest log building in the world (over 4 million cubic feet).Heading further east we pass the Manoir Richelieu, owned by Fairmont and the Nova Scotian, in Halifax, an-othergrandproperty,whichisnow operated by Westin. My favourite of all would be the Algonquin located near St. Andrews by the Sea, in southern New Brunswick. Built in a Tudor style, with white stucco and wooden beams, the complex of only 80 rooms was con-structed in 1893, and is now operated by Marriott. It has a small, cozy aura where one can easily become lost in history.Lastly, and one of the newer ones, istheHotelNewfoundland,whichThe Chateau Laurier and the Parliament buildings in Ottawa.overlooks beautiful St. Johns harbour, whereIsawmyfirsticeberg,many years ago. I understand it no longer has the majesty it imposed in the eight-ies. It has gone the way of the Prince EdwardinCharlottetown,sad,butI suppose that is progress or not.Travelling closer to home this sum-mer and experiencing some of Cana-das history, is a great way to bond with your family and your country.Jonathan van Bilsen is a photographer, author, columnist, keynotespeaker and can be followed atphotosNtravel.comTRAVEL TIP: Interested in seeing where your friends are when they are at sea? Visitcruisemapper.com to track any ship in the world.The majestic Chateau Frontenac.Journey through the cloudsSeptember 2-Day Rail JourneyVancouver to Jasper$2729cad per person (based on double occupancy)TICO #4577532MC158 Casimir Street, Port Perry905-985-2268virginia.frew@marlintravel.ca56 FOCUS - APRIL 2019'