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Getting Around Canada

Monday, June 18th, 2007

The world’s second largest country – Canada is an incredible tourist destination, with plentiful of culture and scenery. Located on the Northern America, Canada has the Arctic Ocean on the north, the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, and the North Pacific Ocean on the west.

Each of Canada’s regions is diverse, and has its own uniqueness. For instance, Toronto – the country’s largest city – boasts of the tallest building in the world, CN Tower, from where one can enjoy superb vistas of the Lake Ontario. Equally worth mentioning is the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, with a host of ski resorts, prominent being Banff and Jasper. Likewise, the much celebrated Canadian city, Vancouver is popular for its Stanley Park, covering an area of 1,000 acres, apart from a host of other attractions. Another prominent Canadian city is Banff, much famed for its Banff National Park, which in turn is declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Also, fascinating are attractions of Canadian cities such as Quebec – an eclectic blend of new and old world heritage; Nova Scotia – popular for its Bird Island; and Montreal – a thriving cosmopolitan destination famed for its French culture.

Vancouver, Canada

Discover the natural wonders of the country by taking tour to some of the nation’s picturesque forests, scintillating waterfalls, and world-famous national parks. Canada occupies one tenth of the world’s forest. From Boreal forest in North Canada to the Great Lakes Forests in Central Canada, these forests are really astounding. Most popular among the Canadian waterfalls is undoubtedly the Niagara Waterfalls, noted for its splendid beauty and majestic rumbles. Panther, Takakkaw, Kakabeka, Tyrrell, Partridge, Twin Falls, Kazan, and Marengo, are the other well-liked waterfalls in the country. When comes to national park, Canada contains a superb network of parks, of which significant ones are Cape Breton Highlands that is home to Cabot Trail; Elk Island – an oasis for endangered species; Fundy National Park, with the highest tides in the world; Kootenay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Dinosaur Provincial Park. Canada is also home to some of the finest lakes such as Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake, and the Lake Athabasca. Another popular attraction is the Royal Botanical Gardens which is popular among tourists, both national and international.

Apart from these, Canada has a great number of museum and art galleries, each with rare collection of art items. Also, of interest are the festivals as well as the events of the country including Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Celtic Colors International Festivals, and Celebration of Light whose centerpiece is the fireworks competition. Above all, Canada renders fantastic options to enjoy a variety of fun activities such as golf, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and skiing.

In a snap shot, Canada’s spectacular cities, wonderful spectrum of outdoor activities, fabulous festivities, and interesting man-made attractions, are all worth mentioning.

Further, Canada has more than 1,200 airports, 1, 00,000 km of highways, 45,000 km of railways, and 600 km of waterways, thereby making it easily accessible from any part of the world. Perhaps, for these reasons tourists flock to this magnificent destination year-round.

Toronto Tourism

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

The largest city in Canada and the capital of Ontario – Toronto is one of the premier tourist destinations, attracting a dizzying number of visitors each year. Perhaps, Toronto is the eclectic as well as ethnic of all Canadian cities, consisting of more than 70 communities from Asia, Europe, and Africa. Ranked among the top ten tourist destinations in the world, Toronto boasts of historic landmarks, cultural attractions, amusements, and live entertainment, apart from world-class facilities. In addition, world famous attractions such as Niagara Waterfalls and Paramount Canada’s Wonderland are within easy reach of Toronto. In this article, we will discuss some of the most popular Toronto’s tourist destinations and cultural events.

Toronto Canada

Situated on the shores of the Ontario Lake, Toronto consists of a superb network of theme parks, museums, art galleries, concert halls, stadiums, and casinos. Most popular among Toronto’s theme parks are Screemers Haunted House, Wild Water Kingdom, Canadian National Exhibition, and Metro Toronto Zoo. Bata Shoe Museum, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, and Art Gallery of Ontario, are just few among the many of Toronto’s museums and art galleries. Included in the popular concert halls are Molson Amphitheatre, Massey Hall, Air Canada Centre, and Woodbine Racetrack. Toronto’s much famed attractions also cover CN Tower – the tallest building in the world, and Toronto Islands, just a short ferry ride from the Yonge Street, with amusement park and beaches. In addition, Toronto is credited be the third largest theater center in the world, after New York and London. The city also hosts such great cultural celebrations as Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Street Festival, and Caribana, which is the largest in North America.

Backed by excellent sports facilities such as the Hockey Hall of Fame, SkyDome Stadium and magnificent tennis courts, Toronto is a venue for a host of professional athletic events. The city also has excellent options for golf, with such exceptional choices as Glen Abbey Golf Course. Further, wonderful attractions like the Waterfront Trail enable you to enjoy a continuum of leisurely activities including cycling, walking, and rollerblading. With a myriad of lakes, streams, and rivers, Toronto occupies almost 15% of the world’s fresh water. Besides, all of them provide opportunities to enjoy a variety of water sport activities such as kayaking, rafting, and sailing. Also, worth mentioning is Toronto’s dining options. Since a diverse city, Toronto offers multicultural culinary delights, which are unique and at the same time sure to tantalize any taste bud. Above all, Toronto is a shoppers’ paradise, with markets such as Kensington Market, Queen Street West, and St Lawrence Market, all of which are a diverse mix of culture and dotted with traditional style houses, vibrant streets, and turquoise.

With its picturesque background, marvelous attractions, and excellent entertainment facilities, Toronto caters to all types of visitors ranging luxurious and budget conscious to modern and nature lovers.