People who have driven across our vast country appreciate the diversity of the landscape and the multiplicity of settings. The second instalment in the three-year Scenic Highways series captures four different Canadian panoramic scenes from four of our picturesque provinces and territories: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Alberta and Yukon.
The 1998 Scenic Highways stamp series offers a dynamic blend of photography and illustration. "Acquiring the panoramic images was the most challenging part of the project", said the stamp designer Lou Cable. "After sending photographers across vast distances at the mercy of Mother Nature, we certainly appreciate the massive size, geological contrast and climatic range of our country. This is never more evident than in this year's stamps." The series will be issued July 28 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Located in what Islanders call "Anne's Land", Route 20 of the Blue Heron Scenic Route is located on the northern Gulf side of the Island, west of Cavendish and east of Malpeque Bay. This 30-kilometre stretch of secondary road leads to New London, birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery. This fishing and tourist area has much to offer: spectacular harbours and wharves, inlets, rivers, red cliffs and sandy, windswept beaches.