Dec. 18, 2006 – Nanaimo, British Columbia, December 16, 2006 – The travel website http://www.gonanaimo.com has been launched to provide photos and information on arts, events, attractions, and facilities of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Travel articles by David Stanley on every province of Canada are featured on GoNanaimo.com, as well as details of road trips from Nanaimo to Yukon Territory.
Photo pages document Nanaimo’s Dragon Boat Festival and Silly Boat Regatta, plus the Gabriola Island Gallery Tour and the Ladysmith Christmas Art Tour. There’s a report on the Hip Hop Concert organized by the Popular Participation Movement at Nanaimo’s Harbourfront Plaza. A mini-guide to the Native Plant Nursery operated by the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust is provided.
The series “Unknown Sights of Canada” is published exclusively on this site. Travel writer David Stanley has selected little-known attractions in every Canadian province, from British Columbia’s Helmcken Falls to Argentia, Newfoundland. The historic and natural importance of each site is discussed. Viewers are introduced to the Bannock Point Petroforms east of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the summer home of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in New Brunswick, North America’s first commercial oil well, and the continent’s largest and tallest wooden building.
The coverage of Northern Canada is graphic and precise. A map lays out the travel routes from Nanaimo to Whitehorse and Dawson City, via the Cassiar and Alaska highways. Photo pages depict the colourful towns, scenic landscapes, and abundant wildlife of Yukon Territory. Highlights include the Liard River Hot Springs.
A new feature of GoNanaimo.com is the Go Nanaimo Blog http://www.gonanaimo.com/blog/ which carries news and entertainment posts from the best little city in Canada. According to the blog description, “The Harbour City’s hidden charms are well appreciated by local residents. This blog proposes to share a few of them, while examining timely issues as they appear.”
GoNanaimo.com is an online gateway to Nanaimo, British Columbia, with travel articles and photos from across Canada. Aside from http://www.gonanaimo.com/ the portfolio of Nanaimo web designer M.E. de Vos includes leading travel sites such as http://www.southpacific.org/ and http://www.cuba-pictures.com/ plus the Nanaimo gardening site http://www.rootsandshoots.info/
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