Ontario, Canada – Tea and the Gang

Ontario, Canada

#teawithaview

Today’s guest blogger is the talented photographer 3rdEye.

This feature is on Matt’s travels around Ontario, through the wilderness of this beautiful land.

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“The Tea Party Cafe in Canada’s capital- OTTAWA. It’s cozy, artsy, and it’s heritage-eqsue architecture is the perfect place to relax and edit photos outside of the home office.”

The "Grand Canyon of the North" - Ouimet Canyon outside of Thunder Bay in Northern Ontario. The canyon floor stays cold year round allowing for rare arctic flora to grow with ease (which otherwise can't be found for another 600miles North).

A massive abandoned flooded mine with 70 foot rock pillars supporting the weight of the ground above

The "Grotto" cavern in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Divers and snorkelers can swim through the underwater tunnel and emerge in the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay.

An abandoned carbide mill in Gatineau Park just outside of Canada's capital of Ottawa looks like a location straight out of Game of Thrones.

Eagle's Nest (Native American sacred site) - a natural lookout atop a 50 meter cliff rock face in he wilderness of Renfrew County Ontario.

The natural wonder that is the Bonnechere Caves - 30 meters underground and formed during the last ice age as glaciers receded the aggressive waters forged caverns deep in the Earth. 450million year old fossils, bats, and cave insects adorn the walls.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (one of the Seven Wonders of Canada)- a 94 sq. mile land-bridged island on Lake Superior in the Sibley Peninsula. The island resembles a giant sleeping on it's back. An Ojibway legend identifies the giant as "Nanabijou", who was turned to stone when the secret location of a rich silver mine now known as Silver Islet was disclosed to white settlers. It's sheer vertical cliffs are some of the tallest in the Province at 250 meters.

Aguasabon Falls in Terrace Bay, Northern Ontario. The 30 meter waterfall drops into a gorge of deathly rapids that drains into the Northern sector of Lake Superior. The gorge has been dated to 250billion years ago. So long ago in fact, that only bacteria like organisms called the Earth home, and photosynthesis was just coming into existence.

The ancient Magma Fields at Neys Provincial Park on Lake Superior's North Shore. This was once home to an active Volcano that became so large it's walls caved in on itself, sealing it's magma chambers in the process. During the last ice age the incredible forces of the glaciers exhibited so much force, they eroded the volcano completely and today you can explore the cooled magma formations that were once interred in it's belly.
The river follows fractures in the bedrock, which are approximately 2.5 billion years old, and the exposed rock located on the face of the Gorge is called “granodiorite.”

The ancient Ojibway Agawa Pictographs (rock paintings) outside of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The cliff face is adorned with dozens of Native drawings depicting various legends and creatures. Pictured here is the horned animal named "Misshepezhieu" the Great Lynx, the spirit of the water. Misshepezhieu could work for or against humans – he could calm the waters, or he could bring wind and storms by thrashing his tail. In pop culture, the pictographs are featured in the opening of 2014's Godzilla remake.

All content and photos are credited to Matt at 3rdEye
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He is also the author of the amazing www.AbandonedAsylums.ca. Any horror movie fan will love this piece of work.