A National, Provincial and United Church of Canada Maritime Conference Historic Site. Soon after the arrival of the New England Planters in 1760 clergy followed them to this area to guide them in Christian ways. The Rev. James Murdoch, a Presbyterian from Ireland gathered a congregation here in 1767. In 1804, led by the Rev. George Gilmore the Presbyterian community began the construction of this building for their worship. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Canada and an object of pride to the local community, the Covenanter is unique in its architectural design and is usually described as being a typical 18th century New England Meeting House built on the long-walled construction method. For the greater part of the 19th century it was home to a Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland congregation commonly referred to as "Covenanters" - hence its name. It is currently is owned and maintained by the Orchard Valley Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada. Regular worship services take place Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. during July and August and each December
The capital of Canada is Ottawa, in the province of Ontario. There are offically ten provinces and three territories in Canada, which is the second largest country in the world in terms of land area.While politically and legally an independant nation, the titular head of state for Canada is still Queen Elizabeth.On the east end of Canada, you have Montreal as the bastion of activity. Montreal is famous for two things, VICE magazine and the Montreal Jazz Festival. One is the bible of hipster life (disposable, of course) and the other is a world-famous event that draws more than two million people every summer. Quebec is a French speaking province that has almost seceded from Canada on several occasions, by the way..When you think of Canada, you think of . . . snow, right?But not on the West Coast. In Vancouver, it rains. And you'll find more of the population speaking Mandarin than French (but also Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi, German, and much more).Like the other big cities in Canada, Vancouver is vividly multicultural and Vancouverites are very, very serious about their coffee.Your standard Vancouverite can be found attired head-to-toe in Lululemon gear, mainlining Cafe Artigiano Americanos (spot the irony for ten points).But here's a Vancouver secret only the coolest kids know: the best sandwiches in the city aren't found downtown. Actually, they're hidden in Edgemont Village at the foot of Grouse Mountain on the North Shore."It's actually worth coming to Canada for these sandwiches alone." -- Michelle Superle, VancouverText by Steve Smith.