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Canada Things to Do

  • Gastown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    I loved Gastown. I would describe it as quaint, quirky and artsy. With it's cobblestone streets, funky gift shops, cafes, bars and a great brewery (check out my other tip). You simply must visit Gastown when holidaying in Vancouver.

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  • Old Montreal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Montreal Things to Do

    Old Montreal is one of the most beautiful places in the city. It's filled with old buildings, cobblestone streets, etc from way back in the early days when Canada was being colonized by the French. There are also a lot of shops, restaurants, and in the pedestrian areas there are artists and performers.

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  • CN Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Toronto Things to Do

    From its construction in 1976 until 2010, the CN Tower was the world's tallest free standing structure at 1,815 feet. Take the elevator to the observation desk (C$19) for a great view of the city, Lake Ontario, and SkyDome directly underfoot!

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  • Montmorency Falls

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Quebec Things to Do

    DO NOT EAT AT MANOIR MONTMORENCY WAITER NAMED ALAIN IS RUDE AND A BULLY!!!. Restaurant servers were Racist ( targeting asians). Long wait time ( waited 1hr 10min). Bad service ( not welcoming). Bad food ( steak was horrible with burnt fries). Bullied into paying tip for bad service ( Waiter Alain asked me if I had cash for tip and when I said no he...

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  • Parliament Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ottawa Things to Do

    The Peace Tower replaced the old Victoria Tower which burnt down in 1916 and the focal point is the clock tower and bell. The tower is 92.2 m high and is covered with 370 gargoyles, grotesques and friezes. The walls are sandstone while the roof is concrete reinforced with copper and was the highest building in the city until 1970. It contains a...

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  • Falls at Night

    Niagara Falls Things to Do

    When the night comes, hundreds of people line the border of the river, waiting for the light show. As you can imagine, powerful focus of changing colors hit the falls, revealing them in a succession of colors. It doesn't add much to the day show, and if you want to photograph you must be well equipped, or you will end like me, only catching the...

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  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Halifax Things to Do

    It is literally impossible to go anywhere in downtown Halifax and not notice the Citadel as it is the most prominent feature in the city, set on a height which, I suppose, is why it is there in the first place as an easily defensible and militarily advantageous place. The Citadel (why it is called that I have no idea) is situated on a large hill...

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  • Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Victoria's Chinatown has the distinction of being the oldest Chinatown in Canada. It is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco. Victoria's Chinatown grew up to house the many Chinese miners who flocked there when gold was found in the Frazer River Valley. It increased in size again when Chinese workers arrived to build the Canadian...

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  • West Edmonton Mall

    4 out of 5 stars

    Edmonton Things to Do

    UPDATE July 2015 - The Dragon has been removed from the theater. So no more Dragon Fire. ___________________________________________________________ If you were thinking of taking in a show while at the mall head up to Silver City in Phase 3 to get your ticket. If you get there in time you'll get to see the fire breathing dragon. There are 12...

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  • The Forks

    Winnipeg Things to Do

    When I was up in Winnipeg way back in 2005 (even before I joined VT), I enjoyed a nice quiet walk on an early Sunday morning along the River Banks. For photography you would want to go out either in the early morning or late afternoon to catch the best pictures.

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  • Mountains

    Calgary Things to Do

    If you fly to Calgary for business, try to get in a day early or stay a day later, and give yourself enough time to take the 90 minute drive into Banff in the mountains West of the city of Calgary. Banff is a quant little town surrounded by majestic mountains and great views everywhere. There are a number of lodges and hotels in the mountains that...

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  • Moraine Lake/ Valley of Ten Peaks

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    As busy as Lake Louise already was, I was concerned about the crowds at Moraine Lake. Luckily, we still got here early enough (around 10:30), that the crowds were not too horrible. There was a fairly substantial line for those wanting to rent kayaks/canoes as we passed, and since we had skipped the walk around Louise, we definitely wanted to tackle...

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  • Banff Avenue

    Banff Things to Do

    The town lies in the middle of Banff National Park, in the valley of the Bow River and resembles a small town in the Alps. In the summer time it is mostly visited by hikers, and winter is a place for skiers, the bustling city center is very contradictory with his quiet nature and beauty. Visits Banff certainly do not get bored Shopping in Banff is...

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  • Odette Sculpture Park

    Windsor Things to Do

    The Odette Sculpture Park is a series of art works winding along the Detroit River between the Ambassador Bridge and Church Street.. Self guided tour maps are located within the park identifying the sculptures and providing information on the sculptors. I have two travelogues, highlighting some of the sculptures in the Odette Sculpture Park.

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  • Lakes

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    It was our last day, heading back to Calgary, so we decided one last hike would be the Valley of the Five Lakes. We started out from the parking lot - the guidebooks pegged this at about a 3 mile trail. You cut across a meadow, then head over a ridge where the loop portion of the trail begins. I would HIGHLY recommend going clockwise. We went...

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  • Downtown

    St. John's Things to Do

    Buskers are relatively new in Newfoundland and Labrador. I seen a little of the 2nd Annual Festival on August 5, 2007. I didn't realize why there was so much activity when I arrived downtown and it was because of the festival. It was very well attended. International, national and local performers put on a great show. Juggling, acrobatics, magic,...

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  • 1000 Islands

    Kingston Things to Do

    Located in the U.S-Canadian border, the 1000 islands is one the great landscapes of Canada. The 1,864 islands range in size from over 100 km2 to smaller islands occupied by a single residence, or uninhabited outcroppings of rocks that are only home to migratory waterfowl. The mansions located in the islands are great.

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  • Old Charlottetown

    Charlottetown Things to Do

    The downtown (historical) area of Charlottetown is very small, and you can enjoy it all in a couple of hours on foot. The colourful old buildings are all over the place and of course, the walk around the waterfront is quite nice too.

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  • Glitch Gifts And Novelties

    Saskatoon Things to Do

    This is an awesome little shop with tons of cool stuff. Friendly owner and a variety of unique and fun items. It is the kind of shop you would find in a trendy area of a larger city. The store is in a great area, located right next to the Saskatoon Farmer's Market which is also awesome and open all year long. Nothing else like it in...

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  • Royal Botanical Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hamilton Things to Do

    Canada's largest Botanical Gardens, the RBG has five garden areas, including RBG centre, Hendrie Park, Laking Garden & the Arboretum. It also has four nature sanctuaries, including Cootes Paradise, Hendrie Valley, Rock Chapel & Berry Tract. Click here to view the garden map. RBG Centre - The main centre for the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Centre...

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  • London International Airshow

    London Things to Do

    Aircraft from around the world descend on London every June for a great airshow. You can walk around and inspect the planes, even get in them, and talk to the flight crews. I used to love going to this airshow.

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  • Fathom Five National Marine Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tobermory Things to Do

    This is where the path on flowerpot island stars from here you see everything there is to see on the islande like all kinds of flowers,both the big and small flowerpot and at the end of the trail the lighthouse.whene we went we saw chipmonks snakes and all kinds of birds, and don't forget the wonderfull view's of the shoreline

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  • Lake Louise./Fairmont Chateau

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lake Louise Things to Do

    Lake Louise is a glacial lake situated in Banff National Park. The lake is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939) who was related to Queen Victoria and the wife of Canada's Govenor General, Marquee of Lorne (Reigned from 1878-1883). It's renowned for its emerald and turqoise colours with which comes the glaciers behind the lake....

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  • Pyramid Island

    Jasper Things to Do

    After we checking into our B&B we drove to this island which is about 10 minutes drive from the center. It was quite late in the afternoon but we saw some people still on boating or kayaking. Pyramid island can be accessed further down the Pyramid road from coast pyramid resort. The walking trail to the island is to cross the bridge. Hiking all the...

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  • Myra Canyon

    Kelowna Things to Do

    This is a scenic and nice thing to to do in the spring to fall time In Kelowna. It is about a 6-12 km walk or bike, depending on where you want to turn back, and takes from 30 min to 2 hours, depending on your pace. I've lived in Kelowna for 11 years but only found out about it in 2010, and I recommend it for both the athletic and the more laid...

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  • The Wee Book & Photo Shop

    Stratford Things to Do

    Who doesn't love a little hole-in-the-wall shop? I was drawn to the costume being displayed by the mannequin outside the brilliant crimson door to this little place, which is tucked away on York Street behind Stratford's main drag. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM, here's a wonderful opportunity to let your inner thespian out -- and to record the new...

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  • Spotted Lake

    4 out of 5 stars

    Osoyoos Things to Do

    This weird looking lake contains one of the highest concentration of magnesium sulfate, calcium, sodium and other rare elements, and when water evaporates with the heat, the element deposits show up in this weird formation. This is a privately owned lake, therefore you can't get to it but you can stop by the road side and admire this natural...

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  • Highway to Heaven

    Richmond Things to Do

    The International Buddhist Temple (or Guan-Yin Temple) is the first and largest authentic Chinese temple in North America, and is built palace-style based on the Forbidden City. It has four large halls, two courtyards, and several little shrines, and is still being expanded. If you have more than 15 people, you can sign up for a guided tour. The...

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  • Penticton Peach

    Penticton Things to Do

    The Peach on Okanagan beach is a really beautiful spot with a giant peach selling beverages, golden sand, green grass, free public washrooms, and vendors selling jewelry, bathing suits, sunglasses, and best of all- Henna Tattoos! They have many amazingly talented artists who free-hand draw Henna Tattoos, Glitter Tattoos, and black temporary...

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  • Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

    Parksville Things to Do

    We stumbled upon this park when we were driving from Port Alberni to Victoria. The park is named after the Englishman River and the 2 waterfalls tumbling into the canyon. The forest consists of old-growth and second-growth Douglas fir, maples, cedars and hemlock. There is a large day-use area, as well as several easy hiking trails and a...

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  • Bay of Fundy

    Province of Nova Scotia Things to Do

    The first thing we did when we entered Nova Scotia, was to visit the NOVA SCOTIA WELCOME CENTER. Got lots of brochures and information. The center is divided into sections - Purple - Bay of Fundy - Yellow - Yarmouth & Acadian Shores - Orange - South Shore - Blue - Eastern Shore - Green - Cape Breton Island. Also be sure to get your copy of the...

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  • Gros Morne National Park

    Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Things to Do

    It is said that Gros Morne National Park is to geology what the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) are to biology. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1987, Gros Morne is the place where the theories of continental drift were proven. For the less scientific minds, Gros Morne National Park is a place of great beauty, dominated by Gros Morne...

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  • Hopewell Rocks

    Province of New Brunswick Things to Do

    We spent a while at Hopewell Rocks this day as it was quite near to where my sister lives, and she wanted to take us to see some sights of and around the area of Moncton. We had a lovely drive out along the coast this day, and we saw the signs for Hopewell Rocks. I had seen it on VT so as it was not too far away I suggested we go there. It was a...

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  • Anne of Green Gables

    Prince Edward Island Things to Do

    This is what you would expect when Disney World merges with Anne of Green Gables. The 'town' consists of a few blocks of buildings, only a few of which are from the period, which house stores, displays, etc. Throughout the day vignettes of the stories in the book are presented and there are red-haired "Annes" of different ages. Many of the...

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  • Grouse Mountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    We caught the bus here from Capilano Bridge. The slight drizzle turned into dense fog as we rose higher into the mountains. Check out these pictures ;o) We do not experience thick fog in Perth Australia as we have a Mediterranean climate. So this adventure was new to us and quite exciting. Following the bear tracks into the mist was a little...

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  • Mont-Royal

    Montreal Things to Do

    Mount Royal is a large hill or small mountain in the city of Montreal, immediately west of downtown Montreal. The hill is part of the Monteregian Hills situated between the Laurentians and the Appalachians. The hill consists of three peaks: Colline de la Croix (or Mont Royal proper) at 764 ft, Colline d'Outremont (or Mount Murray), at 692 ft, and...

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  • Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Toronto Things to Do

    Another Chinatown, with the same colors, the same smells, the same... garbage, as all the other. But with an incidental small difference: After a week travelling in the USA, and being warned about the characteristic violence of the American society, without any problem, it was in the peaceful Canada, in Toronto's Chinatown, that we met the signs...

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  • Place Royale & Le Petit Champlain

    Quebec Things to Do

    Le Petit Champlain is a pedestrian only street in the lower town filled with shops and restaurants. Some of the best restaurants and shopping are on this street which is the first one you enter after descending from the upper city.

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  • Rideau Canal - Skating in Winter

    Ottawa Things to Do

    Not sure if this should fall under "Must see activity" or "Tourist Trap". I tend to think it's both. The Rideau Canal is one of Ottawa's top attractions and a lot of fun to skate on -- although it's outside, the surface is generally quite smooth. The only drawback is that the canal can be extremely crowded, especially on weekends and especially...

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  • Maid of the Mist

    Niagara Falls Things to Do

    Enjoyed wearing our blue poncho's to go up to the Falls. Cool, refreshing & just beautiful. The Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls, New York, USA. The boat started off in a calm part of the Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, and took us past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the...

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  • Peggy's Cove

    Halifax Things to Do

    This a small rural community and it is a photographer's paradise! I went there during the summer and it was windy and a little cloudy so it is always better to know the condition of the weather to enjoy the view. Also there is a memorial sight of The Swissair Flight 111 tragedy. You can watch a documentary about it...

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  • Butchart Gardens

    Victoria Things to Do

    The Butchart Gardens are amazing! We only had a couple of hours to spend and definitely could have spent an entire day roaming the gardens, dining in the gardens and watching their evening entertainment. This is truly one of the most impressive gardens and a "must see" for anyone visiting the Victoria area. There are so many different aspects to...

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  • Festivals

    Edmonton Things to Do

    K-days or also known as Klondike Days is a 10 day exhibition in Edmonton ending on the last Sunday in July. K-days was started in 1879 and originally was held at Fort Edmonton Park. It is now held at Northlands Park. It was originally called the Edmonton Exhibition, from 1879-1924 when it was changed to Klondike Days coinciding with the Klondike...

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  • Downtown Winnipeg

    Winnipeg Things to Do

    The Manitoba Legislature was completed in 1920. The building style is neo-classical, incorporating Greek, Roman and Egyptian motifs and elements. (Yes Egyptian! See if you can find the pair of sphinxes that guard the north entrance.) The building was designed by Frank Worthington Simon of Liverpool, England. The building is in the shape of a...

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  • Calgary Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Calgary Things to Do

    right there in downtown... just get off the train in centre st station... and there you'll see it... it's like a block or two from there... it has a restaurant and an observatory... the price is 16 dls

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