You'd be surprised. There's a national park called Auyuituk (I think I've got the spelling right -- it's pronounced eye-oo-WE-took) on Baffin Island, which covers a very long fjiord and has magnificent glaciers and spectacular mountains. It's large enough to have a permanent ice cap, like Greenland and Ellesmere Island, too. The only inhabited place used to be a little village which has now, because of the park, at least got some permanence to it, called Pangnirtung. It has an airport, and tourists actually fly in and hire local guides and go camping, hiking, the whole bit.
And speaking more literally of tropical wonderlands, the remains of an entire petrified tropical forest have been found on Ellesmere Island, and this will be a heritage site soon. Can you imagine? Ellesmere Island is the northernmost land mass in the western hemisphere -- at its very tip is Canadian Forces Station Alert, the northernmost settlement in the western hemisphere, and yet there was once a tropical forest there. Gary Smith wrote: > I can just see the millions of people that will flock to this tropical > wonderland!!! > > My favorite will always be Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park. In > it, I feel our two nations approach each other as greater friends than in > many other ways. The awesome views of Glacier become even greater views > in Waterton. > > K'aya K'ama, > Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www > .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html > "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - > Johann Wolfgang von Goethe > > Marc: > 1. Northern Bathurst Island: in the Arctic Archipelago, near the > north magnetic pole > > ________________________________________________________________ > > GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! > > Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! > > Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: > > http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/. > > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." --Michelangelo Buonarroti Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the authorís employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================