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  • Harbourfront & Toronto Islands

    Toronto Favorites

    Toronto Island Park is a place to unwind. Spend more time here because there is so much to do aside from relaxation. Spend a day! Can you see the map of the Toronto Island Park? This is what I am telling you. It is so huge that you almost have no time to sit. This is if you really want to explore the whole of it. As soon as you disembark from the...

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  • General Falls Tips

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    We just returned from Niagara Falls Canada, had a wonderful time and learned a few things. It isn’t necessary to exchange your USA dollars for Canadian dollars as we didn’t find a single business that wouldn’t take USA dollars for par (1$ to 1$), but be warned you only receive your change in Canadian currency. This is not a problem except on the...

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  • Parliament Hill

    Ottawa Favorites

    The Canadian Centennial was a year long celebration held in 1967 when Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. This monument was created on Jan 1967 to mark the beginning of the Canadian Centennial.

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  • Universities/Colleges

    Kingston Favorites

    The third in the Kingston universities series is St. Lawrence Community College. It provides education and training in applied arts, business, engineering technology, trades, health sciences and human studies for individuals, businesses, industry and government. St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts and Technology King and Portsmouth Kingston,...

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  • Memories & Recollections

    London Favorites

    Been takin for a ride in of these! My uncle used to be a firefighter for the City of London Fire Department, and i just loved to listen to his 'adventures' when he came back from his shift! And those firetrucks.... mmmmmmmmhhhhh... they used to be yellow like in the pic, but they went back to coloring them red again! And the sound... the horn that...

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  • Black Creek Pioneer Village

    Toronto Favorites

    You could Imagine yourself in a rural Ontario community 140 years ago. If you were a farmer, or a blacksmith or a pupil in the one-room school house, how different would your life be from the life you live now? Here's your chance to journey back in time and experience a different era. At Black Creek Pioneer Village history will come to life as...

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  • Maid of the Mist

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    Take a ride on the Maid Of the Mist! This tourist attraction has been around for years! This boat which takes you right up to the falls leaves every 30 minutes from either the Canadian side or the American side. They will give you a disposable blue raincoat,but it really does't help much at all! You will get wet no matter what....but this is all...

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  • Statues

    Ottawa Favorites

    'Territorial Prerogative' created by Bruce Garner in 1980. The sculpture stands at the entrance to the Sparks Street Mall. On the same street you will find another Bruce Garner's sculpture 'Joy' (1970) - the family group made of welded copper.

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  • 1000 Islands

    Kingston Favorites

    I found Wasa bread in a small shop in Wolfe Island...definitely did not expect seeing it there. I didn't even think that bread was available outside of Scandinavia (maybe at an Ikea shop), to be honest, but it made me smile.

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  • People / Different cultures

    Toronto Favorites

    Toronto is now one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Over 140 languages and dialects are spoken here, and just over 30 per cent of Toronto residents speak a language other than English or French at home. There was a massive increase in immigration between 2001 and 2006. By the end of that period, half of Toronto's population was born...

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  • Falls at Night

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    Enjoy the Falls light show for a fantastic view of the falls. Extremely romantic! The Falls are illuminated every night of the year. Falls illumination schedule 2009 ... May 1 to August 15 9:00 p.m. - Midnight August 16 to September 30 8:30 p.m. - Midnight October 1 to October 31 7:00 p.m. - Midnight November 1 to November 15 6:30 p.m. -...

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  • Views of Ottawa

    Ottawa Favorites

    Downtown Ottawa is bordered by the Ottawa River to the north, the Rideau Canal to the east, Gloucester Street to the south and Bronson Avenue to the west. 'The towers of downtown Ottawa are not as tall as other those in other cities, as legislation prevented buildings being built taller than the Peace Tower until the 1970s, so as not to overshadow...

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  • Chinatown

    Toronto Favorites

    Which Chinatown doesn’t have a tea store? I loved one we visited for aroma that was around and for numerous types of teas for sale. The most interesting I found were tea kettles and cups sets. Telling the truth, I didn’t buy tea, because I have so many kinds at home, but I was happy to hear about ceremony from shop’s assistant. I won’t repeat the...

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  • Great Gorge Adventure

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    If it is your first visit to Niagara Falls, you may want to purchase the Great Gorge Adventure Pass. This ticket which they give to you in kind of a passport holder grants you admission to four of Niagara Falls best attractions: The Maid of the Mist,The Journey Behind the Falls, The White Water Walk and The Butterfly Conservatory. The cost is...

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  • General city Information

    Ottawa Favorites

    Ottawa is a very compact city that is easily accessible. Most hotels are within easy walking distance of Parliament Hill and museums. Find your way around the National Capital Region with the help of various location maps for different Ottawa areas.

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  • Overview / tips in one

    Toronto Favorites

    Toronto's cityscape is full of interesting architecture, both historic and modern. Walking around might perhaps be the best way to see all this at a leisurely pace if you have a map, a list of what to see, a good sense of direction, and time to spare, but I was lacking in the last element. I didn't have a bicycle with me (the only bicycles I saw...

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  • Horseshoe Falls

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    Canadian Falls or those that attouched to Canadian territory and look like a horseshow (or a moon for me) fall 52 metres (170 feet) into the Maid of the Mist Pool (compare to 21-34 metres (70 to 110 feet) of American Falls. About 12,000 years ago, Niagara Falls was 11 kilometres (7 miles) downstream from its present position. Until the early...

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  • Rideau Canal

    Ottawa Favorites

    The Rideau Canal is a man built channel that connects Ottawa to Kingston, Ontario, which sits on the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. The waterway was built after the War of 1812 as a means to navigate from Lake Ontario into Quebec and Montreal without running along the St. Lawrence River and the American border. There were commerical purposes...

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  • CN tower

    Toronto Favorites

    Visit the CN Tower the world's tallest free-standing structure. There is an observation deck at 335 m and a skypod at 447 m. On a clear day you have a beautiful view to the Toronto Islands and to the skyscrapers of the Financial district. There are rumours that you can also see the mist of the Niagara Falls, but I haven´t seen it... Take a walk...

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  • Minolta Tower

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    Niagara's highest and most spectacular view - 775 ft. above the Falls. The awe-inspiring panorama will take your breath away. Ride one of exterior glass enclosed elevators to the indoor\outdoor Observation Deck The tower features three outside mounted "Yellow Bug" elevators. At the time of their construction they were the first such elevators in...

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  • Ottawa Area Museums

    Ottawa Favorites

    Will Longstaff is my favorite war artist and his painting called "Ghosts of Vimy Ridge" is my favorite painting in Canada. In 1931 Longstaff painted Ghosts of Vimy Ridge in which he portrayed the spirits of servicemen of the Canadian Corps. The Memorial stands on Vimy Ridge on the summit beneath which the shimmering spirits of Canadian soldiers...

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  • Childhood memories / living in Toronto

    Toronto Favorites

    I lived in Toronto for 3 years while in University. I attended York University. My favourite place in Toronto has to be hands down the people. I live in Miami, but Toronto will always be my home. My heart was left in Toronto after all the great people I met there and still am in touch with. My fondest memory has to be when I met my boyfriend...

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  • American Falls

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    At the American Falls the water's vertical descent ranges from 21 to 34 metres (70 to 110 feet) to the rock at the base of the Falls. At 56 metres (180 ft) high, the American Falls is slightly higher than its Canadian counterpart. Its crestline is 328 metres (1075 ft) wide. The natural bedrock is composed of soft shale and limestone. Over the...

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  • Byward Market

    Ottawa Favorites

    When visiting Ottawa - particularly in and around the Byward Market you absolutely MUST get a beaver tail! Fried dough sprinkled with sugar and then you can choose any topping you like! Anytime I bring someone new to see Ottawa I make sure that before they leave they have tasted one of Ottawa's signature snacks! It's great in the summer to stop by...

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  • maps, websites & brochures

    Toronto Favorites

    Toronto.com is the best website if you're looking for information about the city. It lists hundreds of thousands of restaurants, bars, clubs, etc... It shows customer reviews, and has patio guides and dinning guides. Also great to check movie times and review. Even though I live in Toronto, and know the city pretty well, I'm always on this website...

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  • Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    You have to, of course, see the falls. One of the most awesome sites in the US, but then keep going 15 minutes up the road and the world changes. From tourist traps, franchise hotels and restaurants, and crowds, crowds, crowds the scenery changes to parks, wineries, bicycle and walking trails, and then into the absolutely gorgeous town of...

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica

    Ottawa Favorites

    Ottawa is a little unusual in that it has two Roman Catholic Basilicas - one for the Irish community, the other for the French. This is the French Basilica. The building was originally constructed in the 1840s, and the tin steeples - were added two decades later. The rich interior of the Basilica is heavily decorated and contains numerous shrines...

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  • Casa Loma

    Toronto Favorites

    During the Depression, Toronto increased Casa Loma's annual property taxes from $400 to $1,200, and Pellatt—already experiencing financial difficulties—was forced to auction off $1.5-million in art and furnishings for only $250,000 during bankruptcy hearings. Sir Henry was able to enjoy life in the "castle" for only ten years, vacating it in 1923....

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  • Niagara Falls History

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    I learned a new word while reading one of the many signs placed around the Falls telling the history of the area, a funambulist is a tightrope walker and there were many who performed a tightrope walk over the Niagara Gorge. The most famous was a man named Jean Francois Gravelot, known as the Great Blondin. In 1860 with the Prince of Wales looking...

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  • National Art Gallery of Canada

    Ottawa Favorites

    Take in a show at the Canadian National Arts Center. Once, when we were there, we went to a lovely Bel Canto Café upstairs and enjoyed some delightful operatic entertainment while enjoying a light midnight supper.

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  • Weather

    Toronto Favorites

    We have very strange weather in Canada. If you come in the winter, you'll find it to be very cold. Sometimes outside Toronto we have temperatures as cold as -35 degrees celcius, although on average it doesn't usually go below -15 during the day. There's also lots of snow compared to other places around the world. If you come in the summer, however...

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  • Falls in Winter

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    Woo-hoo! I'm the first person to enter a tip for this location! So, for my very first tip on Niagara Falls, I'd like to recommend you to visit during the winter months. Go down to the Falls at night, and see how beautiful the trees and the wrought-iron railings look with the mist frozen onto them in a thick, even layer of ice. On top of that, enjoy...

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  • Cycling in Ottawa

    Ottawa Favorites

    The best ways to experience the beautiful sights and streets of Ottawa are either walking or cycling in the city. The roads and walkways are well developed and the city is easy to navigate. Furthermore, most of the major attractions are near to each other. The weather in Ottawa is pleasent for walking during summer to autumn, but winter is very...

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  • Niagara Falls

    Toronto Favorites

    Nature has left an indelible mark on the Niagara region. The Canadian Falls, with a height of 54 metres (177ft), and the American Falls, at 56 metres (184ft) high, are true wonders of nature. Royalty, poets, and celebrities have all come to Niagara to experience its awe inspiring wonders...simply majestic!

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  • Souvenir Shopping

    Niagara Falls Favorites

    Ok, here is an advise. Try not to buy anything around the falls. Prices can double on everything. Especially on souvenirs. Take a short walk into town and buy stuff there. You will see a lot more and for a lot less. . . I remember this cabin like building. More like a wooden castle. You find washrooms, bank machines (ATM) and shops. Restaurants...

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  • Autumn scenery

    Ottawa Favorites

    Ottawa is very beautiful during autumn, and although we get the same color effect here in Sweden, being there really made me appreciate what I have here. These shots are far from perfect, as they were taken while on the road to Kingston and there's reflection and blur but I like them the way they are. I call them "Colors in Motion".

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  • City Hall & Nathan Phillips Square

    Toronto Favorites

    Toronto has a lot of interesting architecture - I've been somewhat interested in the local building styles ever since I observed that in Philadelphia there were a lot of stone buildings, but in New England, with all those rocks dropped by retreating glaciers, stone buildings were rare. In any case, I'm apt to take pictures of interesting buildings...

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  • Winters

    Ottawa Favorites

    I grew up in Ottawa and went to the University of Ottawa. In the winters, Ottawa is cold and gets a lot of snow. It is in a snow belt. You can drive an hour south to Cornwall and there could be 3 feet less snow there. The last winter I spent in Ottawa (1994), the temperature got no higher than -13 for nearly six weeks. Calgary can get colder, but...

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  • Financial District & Underground City

    Toronto Favorites

    visit the path;it is un underground mall,but as big as a city I got out of the shower,in the youth hostel,I was not so dressed,even not dressed at all,and tried to find out where my room was,and I met (face to face) a group of 3 girls going down to check out

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  • Skating the Rideau Canal

    Ottawa Favorites

    If you can handle the cold, then there's nothing more enjoyable to go skating on the world's longest skating rink, the Rideau Canal. It is usually open for a couple months during the winter months, and is the prime attraction during the annual event of Winterlude. It's great!!! For more info on Winterlude, please visit the National Capital...

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  • Eaton Centre

    Toronto Favorites

    Shop at the EATON CENTRE: One of the most beautiful shopping centres in Canada. Here, you can shop at leisure, have coffee at Second Cup (extremely good Iced Moccachino, love it!) and just relax... Remember to buy some Roots sweatshirts for those at home!

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  • Canadian culture

    Ottawa Favorites

    In Canada the first language is English but don't forget that we also speak French. Some do anyways. The culture here in Ottawa and in most of Canad is similar to the one in the USA. We have many things in common with our American neighbours, like the language we speak, the holidays we celebrate and the cars we drive. We also celebrate Halloween....

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  • Canada's Wonderland

    Toronto Favorites

    This amusement park ( summer only ) , with 60 rides , is about a 45 minute drive north of Toronto. You can get there by GO BUS from the York Mills Subway Station . Buses leave on the hour and the fare is $4.25 one way. Admission is $37.44 ( adult 7 to 59) and $ 27.41 for children and seniors. They have a great waterpark . Admission is included...

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  • Metro Toronto Zoo

    Toronto Favorites

    The Metro Toronto Zoo is one of the top three zoos in the world. It takes about 4 to 6 hours to walk the entire zoo area. It is best to start early and avoid weekends . The " Birds of Prey" deominstration is interesting . Hawks , falcons, etc are displayed . These birds are released individually to show their stuff. This causing a great deal of...

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  • Walking tours

    Toronto Favorites

    Although Toronto has an efficient subway system, walking in the downtown Toronto and its neighboring towns is a must. If you are staying in a downtown hotel, I am pretty sure you will be doing a lot of walking. This way you will be able to see the details of the city. Moreover, it will be convenient for you to walk from one attraction to another....

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