A Waterloo County Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by Stephanie Kirkwood Walker

By Stephanie Kirkwood Walker

A photographic background of the associated towns of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, with photographs from as early as 1880.

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Though trained in the classical European tradition, Carr developed her own style in response to the powerful landscapes of the Canadian west coast. Eschewing both marriage and stability, she spent her life traveling the coast, drawing inspiration from the land, seascapes, and native peoples for her vivid and striking works. In addition to visiting the great collection of Carr’s paintings at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (p. 240), you can visit the Emily Carr House (p. 243), where she was born.

Must fill out International Crossing forms, which are collected before boarding. S. S. , on your departure. ; often there’s a 30-min. or longer wait) in Blaine, Washington. You’ll go through Customs when you cross the border into Canada and show your passport. Arriving by air, you’ll go through Customs at the airport once you clear passport control. S. S. Customs before boarding and Canadian Customs upon arrival. Your personal baggage can include the following: boats, motors, snowmobiles, camping and sports equipment, appliances, TV sets, musical instruments, personal computers, cameras, and other items of a personal or household nature.

REGIONAL RICHNESS This part of the world has always been known for the bounty of its land, rivers, and sea. The First Nations tribes of the Pacific Northwest were among the richest in the world, thanks to the abundance and seasonal variety of their food, which included year-round fish, game, berries, and wild edible plants. During the tribal feast and gift-giving celebration known as potlatch, the natural wealth of the coastal rainforest and its rivers and coastlines was in full evidence. You’ll still find one of the most popular potlatch dishes—alderwoodsmoked salmon—on menus in Vancouver and Victoria.

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