Saturday, November 30, 2013

How to get to 443 Squadron from Dockyard by Bus

Four ways to get to 443 Squadron 12 Wing Shearwater from CFB Esquimalt Dockyard by Bus Public Transport:

1. Bus 6 Royal Oak Ex --> Bus 75 Saanichton Exchange --> Bus 83 Sidney via Airport

Bus 6 --> 75 --> 83

North to Willingdon Rd
Turn right on Kittyhawk Rd
Turn left on Dakota Rd

2. Bus 6 --> 72 --> 88

3. Bus 6 --> 72 --> 83 --> 88

4. Bus 10 --> 70 --> 88

Walk For Methods 2, 3 and 4:
Head west on Electra Blvd    
At the roundabout, go to Willingdon Rd
Turn right on Kittyhawk Rd
Turn left on Dakota Rd


443 Squadron - 12 Wing Shearwater
Dakota Rd, BC V8L 5V6

Monday, July 15, 2013

Top 3 best flight tracking websites

Here is my list of Top 3 best flight trackers:


- founded in 2005
- free flight tracking services for both private and commercial air traffic
- flight tracking in over 45 countries

- enter your Airline and Flight Number
- or
- provide the Origin and Destination using Flight Finder then press search
- nice and clean interface with minimal ads
- shows live real-time flight tracker overview visual map


- founded 1981
- in 1996, real-time flight tracking made available to the internet on the web
- services to government, airports, commercial aviation, business aviation, ground transportation, and travel media & technology
- developed the first commercially-available radar-based flight tracking system with accurate, real-time flight information

- enter your Airline, Flight Number and Departure date using Flight Tracker and pressing Track Flight
- real-time map is available after the scheduled departure time
- shows arrival and departure information:
 - Airport
 - Airport code
 - Scheduled Time and Date
 - Terminal number
 - Gate number
 - Weather
 - Arrival and Departure delay info
 - Local Services such as find a Limo or Taxi
- shows Aircraft's Previous Flight and Flight Details:
 - Aircraft make and number (e.g. Boeing 767-300)
 - Ground Speed
 - Altitude


- started selling flight status information via APIs in 2005
- leading publisher of real-time global flight and airport information
- data is used by millions of travelers and thousands of businesses around the world
- collects flight and airport information from a multitude of global sources
- coverage is considered one of the best in the world

- enter your Airline, Flight Number and Departing date
- search by flight, by airport, by route
- real time flight tracker to track a live flight in North America and Europe
- leading day-of-travel information source
- provides flight status whether En-Route - On-time or Delayed, Departed or Not yet Departed
- provides basic DEPARTURE and ARRIVAL data:
 - Scheduled Departure
 - Scheduled Arrival
 - Actual Departure
 - Estimated Gate Arrival
 - Arrival Terminal
 - Baggage Claim info and update

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Toronto Tourist Attractions - MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT: Banquet, Knights, jousts, sword-fighting, combat...

Attraction: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Location: 10 Dufferin Street, Exhibition Place (Dufferin & Gardiner Expy), M6K 3C3, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact: (1-888) 935-6878, (1-866) 543-9637
Transportation: by car, public transit (TTC), by bike

Overview of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament:
-- #1 dinner attraction in North America
-- 6 Knights in 2 hours of competition and tests of skill
-- 9 castles across North America
-- 11th century Medieval Spain story & setting
-- 1,400 seating capacity (Toronto Castle - largest of the 9 castles)
-- the first Medieval Times castle opened in Majorca, Spain, in 1973 
-- famous and popular dinner attraction for tourists and local residents
-- Noble Guests (King's Court Nobility)
-- jousting
-- horsemanship
-- swordsmanship
-- hand-to-hand combat
-- falconry
and more...

Tourist Attractions/Places & Points of Interests:
-- Hall of Arms
-- medieval torture museum
-- medieval artifacts
-- Celebration Arena
-- birds of prey
-- Knighting ceremonies
-- King's feast
-- full-service bar
-- dance floor
-- Gift shop
-- Exhibition Place
-- Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Nearby Tourist Attractions/Landmarks:
-- Dufferin Gates
-- Allan Lamport Stadium Park
-- Marilynn Bell Park
-- BMO Field
-- Ricoh Coliseum
-- Molson AmphiTheatre
-- Ontario Place
-- Lake Shore Blvd
-- Lake Ontario
-- West Island
-- East Island
-- Brigantine Cove
-- Princes' Gate
-- Coronation Park
-- HMCS York
-- National Yacht Club
-- Little Norway Park
-- Toronto City Centre Water Aerodrome
-- Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
-- Toronto Island
-- Toronto Music Garden
-- HTO Park and HTO Park West

Dress, Manner, Food Menu:

Dress code: Casual
Manner: Eat with your hands
* garlic bread
* tomato bisque soup
* roasted chicken
* spare rib
* herb-basted potato
* pastry of the Castle
* beverages
Vegetarian meals are available upon request:
> tomato bisque soup
> garlic bread
> large Portobello mushroom cap stuffed with whole grain
> rice and bean blend
> large skewer of roasted vegetables
> hummus with pita chips
> pastry of the castle
> two rounds of select beverages

Contests and Games:
-- Medieval Times DRAGON SHOT Game
-- Medieval Joke Contest

Group Activities, Programs, Events:
-- Birthday Parties
-- Corporate Events
-- Student Program for Educators
-- Scout Troops
-- Tours and Travel

9 North American castle locations:
1. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2. Kissimmee, Florida
3. Buena Park, California
4. Lyndhurst, New Jersey
5. Schaumburg, Illinois
6. Dallas, Texas
7. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
8. Hanover, Maryland
9. Atlanta, Georgia

Ontario Tourist Attractions - NIAGARA FALLS: Famous Falls, Home of Maid of the Mist & Honeymoon capital of the world

Attraction: Niagara Falls (Canadian Horseshoe Falls & American Falls)
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada & Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Visitors: about 30 million yearly tourists and visitors from all over the world

Reputation of Niagara Falls:

honeymoon capital of the world
one of the natural wonders of the world
the most powerful waterfall in North America
most popular waterfalls in North America
one of the most visited natural attractions in North America
one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ontario and in Canada
one of the most famous tourist attractions in New York and in USA
location of the world-famous Maid of the Mist steamboat

Niagara Falls in Television and Film industry:

-- Niagara movie (starring Marilyn Monroe & Joseph Cotten)
-- Superman II movie (starring Christopher Reeve & Gene Hackman)
-- Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic (IMAX movie)
-- Return of the Technodrome (episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series)
-- Wonderfalls (comedy-drama television series)
-- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley)

Royals, Hollywood, Music and other Celebrities who visited Niagara Falls:

- Brad Pitt
- Angelina Jolie
- Wayne Gretzky  
- Jessica Simpson
- Dan Akroyd (comedian, actor, screenwriter, musician)
- BB King
- Nikola Tesla (Croatian inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer)
- Princess Diana
- Edward VII (Prince of Wales, King of the United Kingdom)
- Jerome Bonaparte (emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's brother)
- and countless rich and famous celebrities, politicians, world leaders and more...

How to get to Niagara Falls from Downtown Toronto by car, van, or private vehicles:
1. From CN tower, Downtown Toronto, drive to Spadina Avenue south.
2. Turn right to Gardiner Expressway going west.
3. Continue driving to Queen Elizabeth Way.
4. Merge to Highway 403 West.
5. Turn left at Queen Elizabeth Way.
6. Take Highway 420 exit on the left toward The Falls/Niagara Falls U.S.A.       
7. Go drive straight ahead then take the exit toward Drummond Road.
8. Turn left at Frederica St.
9. Turn right at Drummond Rd.
10. Continue driving straight for about 1 kilometer then arrive at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Tourist Attractions, entertainment, places of interest, things to do at Niagara Falls:

-- Adventure City
-- AG: Inspired Cuisine
-- Bicycle Rentals and Tours by Zoom Leisure
-- Bird Kingdom
-- Brick City - Niagara Clifton Group
-- Bronto's Adventure Playland - Niagara Clifton Group
-- Butterfly Conservatory - Niagara Parks Commission
-- Canada One Factory Outlets
-- Centennial Lilac Garden
-- Cheeky Monkeys' Indoor Playland
-- Clifton Hill Attractions
-- Club Mardi Gras Bar & Patio Niagara
-- Criminals Hall of Fame Wax Museum
-- Daredevil Gallery @ Imax Theatre
-- Dinosaur Park Miniature Golf - Hoco Ltd.
-- Double Deck Tours
-- Dufferin Islands
-- Elite Tours of Niagara - Fallsview Group
-- Fallsview Boulevard
-- Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
-- Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
-- Fireworks over the Falls
-- Five Lakes Spa AVEDA (Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa By Hilton Niagara Falls)
-- Fort Erie
-- Fort George
-- Galaxy Golf
-- Grape and Wine Tours
-- Gray Line Niagara Falls
-- Great Canadian Midway
-- Greg Frewin Theatre
-- Guiness World of Records Museum
-- Hampton Inn By Hilton at the Falls Family Waterpark
-- Hard Rock Club
-- Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
-- Holiday Fireworks
-- Horse Play Niagara Inc.
-- IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls
-- iTheatre - Mystery on the Lake Productions
-- Journey Behind the Falls
-- Legends of Niagara Falls 3D/4D Movie
-- Legends on the Niagara Golf Complex
-- Louis Tussaud's Waxworks
-- Lundy's Lane Historical Museum
-- Maid of the Mist Niagara Falls boat ride tour
-- Maid of the Mist Steamboat Company
-- Marineland of Canada
-- MGM Studio Experience
-- Mood i Resorts Falls Experiences
-- Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars
-- Mystery Maze
-- National Helicopters
-- Natural Wonders Angling Adventures
-- Niagara Adventures
-- Niagara Falls Fireworks and Illumination
-- Niagara Falls getaway
-- Niagara Falls International Marathon
-- Niagara Falls International Marathon
-- Niagara Falls wineries
-- Niagara Fishing Adventures
-- Niagara Freefall & Interactive Centre
-- Niagara Fury Falls Experiences
-- Niagara Go-Karts
-- Niagara Helicopters
-- Niagara Ice Wine Festival
-- Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens
-- Niagara River Recreational Trail
-- Niagara SkyWheel
-- Niagara Super Saver
-- Niagara Vintage Wine Tours
-- Niagara Wedding Parties
-- Niagara Wine Festival special event
-- Niagara Wine Tours International
-- Niagara-on-the-Lake
-- Nightmares Fear Factory
-- Oakes Garden Theatre
-- Oh Canada Eh?
-- Old Fort Erie
-- Old Fort Niagara
-- Olive Tree Restaurant
-- One the Spa at Sterling
-- Parks Floral Showcase
-- Queen Victoria Park
-- Queenston Heights Park
-- Ride Over The Niagara
-- Ripley's Believe It Or Not
-- Ripley's Moving Theatre
-- Rock Legends Wax Museum
-- Rossi Glass
-- Safari Niagara
-- Senses Spa & Boutique
-- Serenity Spa by the Falls at the Marriott Fallsview
-- Sheraton on the Falls Hotel Family Waterpark
-- Shoeless Joe's Restaurant
-- Skyline Inn Niagara Falls Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
-- Skylon Tower - Revolving Dining Room
-- Skylon Tower at Holiday Inn
-- Skyquest
-- Snow Park Niagara Falls
-- Souvenir City Headquarters
-- Strike Rock N Bowl
-- Strike Rock N Bowl
-- Super Putt
-- The Crystal Caves... A MIRROR MAZE ADVENTURE
-- The Fun House
-- The Haunted House
-- The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Overlooking Niagara Falls
-- Thundering Waters Golf Club
-- Waves Indoor Waterpark - Americana Resort
-- Welland Canals Centre @ Lock 3
-- Whirlpool Aero Car
-- Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
-- Winter Festival of Lights
-- Winter Festival of Lights special event
-- World Wrestling Niagara Ride (WWE)
and lots more...

Niagara Falls Hotels & Accommodations:

Campgrounds & Cottages on Niagara Falls:
-- Campark Resorts Best Holiday Trav-L Park
-- Creekside Cottage
-- KOA Campground
-- King Waldorf's Tent & Trailer Park
-- Pine Tree House
-- Scotts Tent & Trailer Park
-- Shalamar Lake Campgrounds
-- Yogi Bears JellyStone Camp Resorts

Travel Pictures of Parliament Hill and Peace Tower in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

- Parliament Hill is the seat of the federal government of Canada
- it is where the Senate and House of Commons of Canada are located
- Parliament Hill and the Peace Tower is located on the capital city of Canada which is Ottawa, Ontario
- location of Parliament Hill and Peace Tower is overlooking the magnificent Ottawa River
- one of the most famous landmark and memorial of Canada
- attracts over 3 million visitors yearly
- most popular and most visited tourist attraction in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- the site and venue of national celebrations where royals, dignitaries, celebrities and Canadians meet and see
- center of celebrations, commemorations, entertainment, festivities, fireworks and programs for Canada Day on July 1
- site of the Peace Tower was dedicated by Prime Minister Robert Borden on July 1, 1917 
- foundation stone of the Peace Tower was laid by Prince Edward, Prince of Wales on 1919
- the Peace Tower was completed in 1927 
- the Peace Tower has a 53-bell carillon marking each quarter hour

Travel Pictures of Parliament Hill and Peace Tower: 

Toronto Tourist Attractions - ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM: Canada's largest museum of natural history and world culture

Attraction: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Location: 100 Queen's Park (Bloor St. & Avenue Rd.), M5S 2C6, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact: (416) 586-8000
Transportation: by car, public transit (TTC), by bike

Overview of Royal Ontario Museum:
-- largest museum of world culture and natural history in Canada
-- one of Canada's main cultural event destination
-- one of the largest museums in North America
-- contains over 6 million collections
-- over 1 million visitors yearly 
-- over 40 galleries
-- opened since March 1914

Tourist attractions/Places of Interest:
-- World Culture Galleries
-- Natural History Galleries
-- Hands-on Galleries
-- Roloff Beny Gallery
-- Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery
-- Herman Herzog Levy Gallery
-- J.F. Driscoll Family Stair of Wonders
-- Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court
-- Liza's Garden
-- Spirit House
-- Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall
-- Iconic Objects
-- Exhibition Spaces
-- Special Exhibitions (On Now, Future, Past Exhibitions)
-- Travelling Exhibitions
-- Library
-- Archives
and more...

List of World Culture Galleries:
-- Gallery of Canada
-- Gallery of China
-- Gallery of Korea
-- Gallery of Japan
-- Gallery of Ancient Cyprus
-- Gallery of Africa
-- Gallery of the Americas
-- Gallery of Asia-Pacific
-- South Asian Gallery
-- Gallery of the Middle East
-- Gallery of Egypt
-- Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean
-- Gallery of Greece
-- Galleries of Western and Central Europe
-- International Gallery of Textiles & Costume

List of Natural History Galleries:
-- Bat Cave
-- Gallery of Biodiversity
-- Earth's Treasures
-- Gallery of the Age of Mammals
-- Gallery of Birds
-- Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs
-- Gallery of Natural History Highlights

List of Hands-on Galleries:
-- Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity
-- CIBC Discovery Gallery
-- Digital Gallery

Stores & Dining:
-- ROM Museum Store
-- ROMkids Store
-- c5 Restaurant Lounge
-- Food Studio

Activities, Events, Functions:
-- Cultural events
-- Group Dinners
-- Business Meetings
-- School visits
-- International research 
-- Lectures
-- Seminars
-- Courses
-- Receptions
-- Conservation activities
-- Private events
-- Corporate events
-- Gala events
-- Fundraising events
-- Business Trips
-- Cultural Trips
-- Nature Trips
-- Online Activities

Travel Programs:
-- ROMtravel
-- ROMbus
-- ROMwalks!

Interactive Programs:
-- Travelling Education Kits
-- Travelling Starlab

Programs for 16 yr. old and under:
-- Saturday Morning Club
-- ROM Sleepovers
-- Summer Club
-- March Break Camp

Toronto Tourist Attractions - THE BEACHES: Toronto's finest lakeside resort, beach paradise and natural beauty

Attraction: The Beaches
Location: near Woodbine Ave. & Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Transportation: by car, public transport (TTC), by bike

Tourist attractions:

-- Woodbine beach
-- Kew Beach
-- Scarboro Beach Amusement Park
-- The Boardwalk
-- Ashbridge's Bay Park
-- Kew Gardens
-- Martin Goodman Trail

Places of Interest:

-- Kew Beach Boathouse
-- Kew Williams/Gardener's Cottage
-- Leuty Lifesaving Station
-- Fox Movie Theatre
-- Kew Beach Fire Hall
-- RC Harris Filtration Plant
-- Donald Summerville Olympic Pool
-- Beaches Library
-- Beauty, Health and Wellness services
-- Restaurants, coffee shops, pubs
-- Fine arts and crafts stores
-- Home and gardening stores
-- Fashion clothing stores
-- Jewelry stores
-- Shoe stores
-- Bookstores
-- Gift shops
and lots more...