Colin & Greg Girard (the founding brothers) of Canada EH Tourism are proud to announce the final selections for the Top 6 Canadian Best of the West Pedestrian Friendly Communities. The list includes one selection from each western province and northern territory... plus one feature selection.
Featured Pedestrian Friendly Community : Victoria, BC : Downtown Victoria, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island is situated on a horseshoe shaped harbour with a marina surrounded by a waterfront promenade walkway and attractions. Walking Highlights: Beacon Hill Park, Dallas Road Seawall, Parliament Buildings, Downtown Shopping, restaurants, British Columbia Provincial Royal Museum, tours.
Province of British Columbia : Tofino, BC : The Village of Tofino is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The small village is situated on the northern tip of the Esowista Peninsula surrounded by a collection of beautiful sandy beaches and remote islands. Walking Highlights : tours, guides, attractions, shopping, restaurants, floatplanes, Tonquin Beach, MacKenzie Beach.
Province of Alberta : Banff, Alberta : The Village of Banff is located in the Banff National Park. The alpine village, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, includes a great selection of walking trails and sidewalks leading to attractions, parks and trails. Walking Highlights: Bow River, Vermillion Lakes, Cascade Gardens, Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Bow Falls, shopping, restaurants, tours, attractions, Banff Hot Springs, guides.
Province of Saskatchewan : Saskatoon, Saskatchewan : The City of Saskatoon is located in the Meewasin Valley on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Meewasin Trail, in the valley, is a 60+ kilometre pathway popular for walking, biking and sightseeing. Walking Highlights : The Weir, riverfront parks, heritage sites, picnic day use sites, lookouts, attractions, shopping, historic sites, tours, restaurants.
Yukon Territories : Dawson City, Yukon : Dawson City is within walking distance of attractions. historic rivers and heritage sites. There are walking trails, dirt roads and raised boardwalk sidewalks. History is everywhere. Walking Highlights: Diamond Tooth Gerties, Jack London Cabin, Robert Service Cabin, S.S.Keno Paddlewheel, shopping, restaurants, guides, tours, attractions.
Northwest Territories : Yellowknife, NWT : The City of Yellowknife is located between Frame and Great Slave Lakes. Frame Lake Loop Trail and the city sidewalks connect to many highlights of the city. Walking Highlights : Frame Lake, Prince of Whales Northern Heritage Centre, Petitot Park, McNiven Beach, Bristol Air Freighter, shopping, restaurants, attractions.