| Canada contains huge metropolis, which are a reflection of the modernity and the wealth of this country, of the progress that overt a few short centuries the conquerors from the Old World were able to initiate and develop in the cold lands of North America.
In spite of the fact that generations of settlers have transformed the landscape into a modern and comprehensive infrastructure system, Canada also remains the domain of nature, unspoiled, uncontested and dominating.
Here, perhaps more than in any other corner of the planet, nature is capable of arousing amazement, bewilderment and fascination, even to the most technocratic of human beings. The forces of nature manage and to create phenomena that are decidedly unnatural, like rivers that run in the opposite direction, going back up their own course.
This unusual spectacle is called tidal bore and is duet to one of the most powerful attractions that nature is able to unleash that between the sun and the moon which gives rise to the phenomenon of the tides.
In New Brunswick, just behind the northern coast of the Bay of Fundy, lies the Rocks Provincial Park, which is one of the most beautiful and the most photographed in Canada.
Here we find the tides' most spectacular creation. The rocks that gave their name to the park are the ones that the water has eroded, giving rise to extremely interesting formations. They are commonly known as flower-pots, given their resemblance to these containers and above all because there is luxuriant vegetation growing at the top of them.
This particular form of erosion is also favored by the presence of the mouth of a river, and can be enjoyed especially at low tide when you can easily wander amongst the biggest flowerpots in the world. However, when the waves start to rise, the visitors to the Rocks are forced to retreat, the flowers need their ration of water.
The uncontested force of nature is a phenomenon which is continually in evidence, its effects are reproduced year after year.
In the month of June the coasts of New Foundland are the best place to watch the melting of the ice fields which cause enormous icebergs to migrate along the seas of the north.
These cathedrals of ice weigh millions of tones and navigate from the Arctic southwards, until they meet the warmer waters of the Gulf Stream. The icebergs melt as they meet milder temperatures, and they don't usually past beyond a latitude of 50.
What we see emerging out of the sea are only the tips of these heaps of ice, which hide an insidious mass underwater that can be up to eight times the volume of the part above the surface.
Because of this peculiarity of theirs, as they pass the Canadian coasts, the icebergs seem to be mirrored by this land. Like the icebergs, Canada itself is a fascinating scenic feature, and, at the same time, an immense mass, unknown and astounding.