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Canada Things to Do

  • CN Tower

    Toronto Things to Do

    The tower is the highest building in Toronto, and it has all the common attractions in this kind of structures - high speed elevators, rotating restaurant, sightseeing points but also a wine cellar, 3D movies and more. Sorry we had no time to go up!

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  • Stanley Park

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Stanley Park was opened in 1888, named after Lord Stanley, the Governor General of Canada at the time. It is a must-see in Vancouver, heavily visited by tourists as well as locals! The Park itself is huge, having some 404 hectares (1001 acres). The views from Stanley Park are gorgeous at any time of year. I visited in January and still loved the...

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  • Old Montreal

    Montreal Things to Do

    This lovely city hall building was built between 1872 and 1878. Located right across the street from Place Jacques Cartier it is right by the Champ de Mars. The balcony is where Charles de Gaulle uttered the words Vive le Québec Libre!" ("Long live free Québec!") which helped to strain relations with the Canadian government. Hours- 9 am-4 pm...

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  • Montmorency Falls

    Quebec Things to Do

    About 8 miles out of Quebec is this fantastic falls. They are higher than Niagara but not as wide. There is no public transport out here so you can either rent a car, book a bus tour, or as I did rent a bike. There is a bike trail that extends from the old city all the way to the falls and beyond. At 8 miles its a fairly easy about 1 hr ride.

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  • Maid of the Mist

    Niagara Falls Things to Do

    Dating back to 1846, the Maid of the Mist is without a doubt one of North America's oldest tourist attractions. Along with Journey Behind the Falls, it is part of what I dubbed the "Big Two" -- the two best ways to see the falls up close, but also the two best ways to end up frustrated in a long waiting line. So much has been said and written...

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  • Parliament Hill

    Ottawa Things to Do

    Here on Ottawa's Paliament Hill there are various statues of prominent Canadian statesmen(plus a couple of English queens). The most interesting, to me at any rate, is Barbera Paterson's relatively recent monument entitled, "Women are Persons". This set of scupltures, depicting 5 women, was inauguarated on October 18th 2000 and commemorates what is...

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  • Chinatown

    Victoria Things to Do

    I am a local person who wanted to spend the day getting to know Victoria better. I drove 1 hour from my home to go explore china town. What a horrible experience that was. The first store I went into i was treated so bad. The lady behind the counter was rude and did not want to help me with a question i had about buying something from their...

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  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Halifax Things to Do

    The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site a.k.a. The Citadel is a must to visit for every Halifax visitor. It is the old English Fortress at the highest point of the city. My Halifax National Historic SiteTravelogue Of course you can limit it to a walk up hill and enjoy the view without entering the fortress on top, but the true history of the...

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  • West Edmonton Mall

    Edmonton Things to Do

    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 screens and and IMAX in the theater. There is also an arcade to spend some time in while waiting for your show to start. Of course there is the popcorn...

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  • The Forks

    Winnipeg Things to Do

    It is located in the heart of Winnipeg not far from city center where the mighty river of Assiniboine and Red meets.It is a National Historical Site of Canada and one among the famous in Manitoba because of its historical significance which dated back 6000 years ago, from the fur trade, the railroad development in the prairies, the immigration...

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  • Calgary Stampede

    Calgary Things to Do

    Stampede was never my idea of a good time as I am not into the whole "cowboy" culture thing, which is very big in Alberta. But having said that I did spend a weekend in the city during stampede and had a fantastic time. I never made it to the actual stampede grounds but walking along Stephen ave is a great time. There are top notch buskers...

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  • Peyto Lake

    Banff National Park Things to Do

    If you are planning to drive the beautiful Icefields Parkway then Peyto Lake is a must see! Yes, from the parking lot it's only a short trail up to the viewpoint and it can get very crowded up here...especially in the summer months. Try and plan your visit before 10.00am or after 4.00pm to avoid the large crowds. If you have a couple of hours to...

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  • The Cascade Gardens

    Banff Things to Do

    I was told the Cascade Gardens are beautiful, and that I must see them as I enjoy gardening and flowers. I think I must have been here at the wrong time, as there were hardly any flowers in bloom, I was disappointed. The lawns were nice, as was the setting, and I loved the stone building which is the headquarter's of Parks Canada. I have seen...

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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 is famed for the color of its water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island, one of the most photographed locations in the world. Boat tours run to Spirit Island in the spring to autumn season. The 44 km Skyline Trail, Jasper's most popular, highest and above treeline, multi-day hike, begins at Maligne...

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  • 1000 Islands

    Kingston Things to Do

    We made a long approach to Kingston on the 100-km (62-mile) Loyalist Parkway, which starts near Trenton and takes a scenic route along the Lake Ontario coast via the isthmus of Prince Edward. It was a relaxing way to go, with speed limits varying between 60-80 kph for the most part and dropping down to 50 kph in the series of small communities...

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  • Signal Hill

    St. John's Things to Do

    Geological Interactive museum located on the road up to Signal hill. Learn about rock formations, world weather, oil drilling , mining etc. Lots of interactive displays, short movies etc. Not for the casual passer by but well worth a visit. Expect to spend 1-2 hrs here and cost is 14 Dollars CDN approx as of May 2008. Very good section all about...

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  • Fathom Five National Marine Park

    Tobermory Things to Do

    We continued along the south shore of Cove, through the Otter Island Channel and east to Flowerpot Island. This 200 hectares island gets its name from two unusual rock formations on its eastern shore. This is the only Island where camping and hiking is permitted. We cruised right by the Flowerpot rock formations where we took lots of pictures....

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  • Royal Botanical Gardens

    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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  • Old Charlottetown

    Charlottetown Things to Do

    This is a pedestrian street in downtown Charlottetown, close to the main attractions in town, such as the Confederation Centre, Province House, Peake's Quay, etc. There are small restaurants, outdoor cafes, bars, art galleries, and souvenir shops along the street. In the summer, there's often a few jazz bands playing on Victoria Row, and they're...

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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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  • 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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  • Lake Louise./Fairmont Chateau

    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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  • Spotted Lake

    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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  • 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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  • Chinatown

    Toronto Things to Do

    The thing about whatever Chinatown you're visiting in the world, not one is the same from the other. The one in NYC, from what I can remember, seemed compacted into a single few blocks, while the one in London, from what I can remember, was a long single street with buildings looming over you on both sides of the street. Smells and vibes are...

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  • Capilano Suspension Bridge

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Greater Vancouver's earliest tourist attractions, the original bridge was built in 1889 by Scotsman George McKay and well-known Squamish figures August Jack and his brother Willie. The current bridge in place since 1956 is built of wire rope with wood decking and stretch 137m (450ft) across the canyon and 70m...

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  • Downtown

    Montreal Things to Do

    The central area of Montreal shows a perfect combination between historic and modern buildings. If I had to choose a place to live in North America, I think this would be my first choice. Harmony, quality of life, safety, and a natural blending of races and cultures, attracted me. Was it a wrong idea, caused by the rushing visit? Maybe! And, of...

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  • Place Royale & Le Petit Champlain

    Quebec Things to Do

    This church in the Place Royale of the lower city is Quebec city's oldest church and one of the oldest in North America. The church sits in Place Royale on top the sight of Samuel Champlain's original outpost.

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  • Falls at Night

    Niagara Falls Things to Do

    Every night after sundown, both the American and Canadian Falls are illuminated by floodlights until midnight (10 p.m. from January to April). As evidenced by the fact that this has been going on since 1925 -- another example of the falls' long history of tourism -- the light show is well done and highlights the stream of water. Not only do the...

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  • Byward Market

    Ottawa Things to Do

    In hidden away courtyards by Byward market are several lovely works of art. My first photo is of the Tin House (2003), which I find awesome. It is the facade of a house of tinsmith Honoré Foisy. He advertised by decorating the outside of his house. This work of art is made of original and fabricated parts of the house. It is a fun idea, putting...

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  • Butchart Gardens

    Victoria Things to Do

    Robert and Jennie Butchart arrived here 100 years ago. Until 1912 this property was mining limestone until the Butcharts began planting trees, shrubs and plants that they collected from around the world on their travels. Now, as autumn unfolds and the days get cooler, you can wander under a canopy of red Japanese maples toward two graceful silver...

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  • Halifax Harbour

    Halifax Things to Do

    My favourite tour of the Halifax Harbour took place aboard the Mar II. If sailing is what you like to do, the Mar II is available for various Halifax Harbour cruises including pirate, cocktail and moonlight cruises. A tour of Halifax Harbour can also be done aboard the Harbour Queen I, a Mississippi style riverboat. You can take a 2 hour history...

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  • Fort Edmonton

    Edmonton Things to Do

    Fort Edmonton park is stuck in time, years that range from 1885, 1905 and 1920. Your admission includes unlimited rides on our 1919 Baldwin Steam Train, which will take you from the train station to our 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort and return if you wish. It's a short trip to the entrance to 1846 Hudson Bay Fort. Take your time walking through the ...

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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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  • 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

    Moraine Lake is located near Lake Louise and definitely a lake you can't miss if you travel to the Canadian Rockies. Moraine Lake is set below the Valley of Ten Peaks and it rivals Lake Louise in beautiful and in fame. The scenery at this lake is spectacular, especially when viewed from the top of the Rockpile to the left of the parking lot. There...

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  • Mountains/Lakes / Falls

    Banff Things to Do

    Let's go hike Sulphur Mountain - Note to self, this is uphill all the way! The hike up Sulphur Mountain is 5.5km, and not done easily. You criss cross as you go up the mountain. The elevation of the hike is 742 meters. It will take between 2 - 5 hours to hike the mountain. Once you get to the top there is a gift shop, restaurant and cafeteria. You...

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  • Detroit River boat cruises

    Windsor Things to Do

    Windsor's newest attraction is the M/V Senator Cruise Ship with ROYAL WINDSOR CRUISES. Docked at Lakeview Park Marina at 9200 Riverside Drive East. Boarding at Dieppe Gardens Park at the foot of Ouellette Avenue at Windsor's waterfront. Royal Windsor Cruises offer a variety of cruises along the Detroit River - Lunch - Dinner - Sightseeing. Can be...

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  • Canyons/Waterfalls

    Jasper National Park Things to Do

    Visit Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park in the summer and you'll see a raging torrent of a river thrashing its way down the deepest canyon in the Canadian Rockies. A must do for any hiker visiting Jasper for the first time. But as thrilling as it is in summer, the canyon should also be visited in the off-season and not just to avoid hoards of...

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  • Fort Henry

    Kingston Things to Do

    Fort Henry was originally built during the War of 1812, but the existing Fort bears no resemblance to the one today. It was reconstructed in 1832 - 1837. The British Army garrisoned Fort Henry until 1870 when Queen Victoria's troops were pulled out of Canada. Soon after, "A" Battery, School of Gunnery, followed by "B" Battery, took up residence in...

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