Virtually known throughout the world as a vibrant multicultural exciting place to visit and live. It is the capital city of the Province Of Ontario. It is within driving distance of several other major cities such as Ottawa and Montreal. There is much to see and do in this bustling city. It boasts of 11 Historical Museums, is well known to have the worlds longest street, but is most famous for it CN Tower. When here, be sure not to miss a visit to the family orientated Ontario Place. Yearly events such as the Canadian National Exhibition. A unique upcoming event running from July to October is the Toronto Chinese Lantern Festival, second in size to Asia itself. Toronto is a place you surely will want to visit.
A the junction of three exquisite rivers you can find the capital city of Canada known as Ottawa. This beautiful city is only 4 hours from Toronto, and even closer to Montreal. There is much to see here but some of the most significant features found here are within the landscaping itself. Places such as Rideau Falls and the world renowned Niagara Falls. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Royal Canadian Mint. You will find it highly interesting and informative. There is always something going on in Ottawa such as the upcoming August Music Festivals, or the Changing Of The Guard, also in August. If planning ahead for a trip to this city then consider visiting during the Canadian Christmas Lights in December.
Locate the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers and you will discover the city of Montreal actually located on an island. This beautiful place belongs to the Province Of Quebec. A short car ride along the city routes will take you to Ottawa or Laval in no time.. This quaint city is renowned for its annual exhibitions of “Who Is the Real Santa Claus” and its unique collection of nativity scenes from around the world. When then, be sure not to miss seeing the Damoiselle, a ongoing event until December 16th,2008. This is an exhibit surrounding the history of Montreal’s co-foundress. A annual upcoming event that can be counted on is the Montreal Highlights Festival.
Travel to Western Quebec and you will discover the vibrant city of Laval. Located on the South bank of the St.Lawrence River. Easily reached from Montreal or Quebec city. One of the major highlights of this city is Symposium de peinture et de sculpture de sainte-rose. A celebration of the arts. If planning a trip to this beautiful Canadian city be sure to plan it around the Journees de la culture hosted in September. This is a spectacular art and cultural festival. Don’t disappoint yourself by not visiting the thousand islands river park. Laval is truly a city to visit to relax or choose to participate is some of the exciting events they have to offer
For a intriguing place to visit, consider Quebec city in the province of Quebec. Located within the capital national region it is known to be one of the oldest cities in North America. It is only a 145 mile trip from Montreal and is in proximity to Ottawa. Its is quickly becoming famous for its annual summer festival, and exciting winter carnival. It is the host of exquisite museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of Civilization. While there be sure to include a visit to Montmorency Falls. A truly breath taking site. If time permits then pay visit to the Historical Chateau Frontenac.
If we head East towards the eastern prairie region of Canada we will Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba. Often referred to as the “Gateway To the West”. For sight seeing itineraries ,you can easily find Saskatchewan only 330 miles from here. One of the have to see adventures when in Winnipeg is “The Forks”. This is at the points of the historic Red and Assinboine rivers. An annual event that everybody should attend at least once is the Festival du Voyageur. This is Canada’s largest winter festival. Winnipeg also boasts of having the worlds longest skating rink. A sure crowd pleaser is the upcoming Ukrainian Festival 3 day celebration.
When one thinks of Canada one of the first cities to come to mind is Calgary. The home of the famous Calgary Stampede. This city is located in the south end of the Province of Alberta. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to plan on visiting neighboring cities such as Edmonton or Banff. Aside from the Calgary Stampede this city also host their annual Folk Music Festival, a major event to Calgarians and visitors alike. Don’t miss out on seeing the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is also pleased to boast that they have one of the fastest long track speed skating ice rinks in the world. This is really a sight to see.
For a exciting and perhaps different excursion consider Edmonton. This is the capital of Alberta and is located on the North Saskatchewan River. The fact that there are no major cities in real close proximity is not a real concern as Edmonton has everything to offer. Annually this city hosts the Edmonton Klondike Days Festival and Jazz city. Events for the whole family to enjoy. For those interested in sight seeing don’t miss out on visiting the largest mall in North America, The Edmonton Mall. Then there’s also the Historic Fort Edmonton Park. If you are planning a visit to Edmonton in the near future they plan on attending the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.
If you are looking to visit a place of beauty then consider the largest city in Saskatchewan, namely Saskatoon. Being within the traveling distances of Moose Jaw and Regina makes this an ideal spot to include in your holiday plans. They are fast becoming known for their annual Karting event, the Western Canadian Championship Series. Keep in mind also, the upcoming events of the Re-Inventors Exhibit and the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival. If you are interested in doing some sight seeing then plan a visit to the Western Development Museum. For a change of pace stop by “Berry Barn”. An ideal family outing would be a trip to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.
Victoria BC is known to be a hub of activity. This city is the capital of British Columbia and is situated on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island. Vancouver being the closest major city. There are numerous annual events running throughout the entire year. For example there is the popular Pacific Rim Whale Festival or the Dragon Boat races. An event well worth seeing is the upcoming Adventure Games, ideal for the sports minded. Make sure you plan a visit to Butchart gardens and include whale watching if time permits. A must see in Victoria is the Galloping Goose Trail.
If it’s the life by the sea that you find intriguing then you won’t want to miss a visit to Halifax. The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in the Atlantic provinces. There is a never ending array of activities taking place in this city. It has become world wide known for the Halifax Citadel, a historic site. Close behind this in popularity is the Maritime Museum on the Atlantic. A ongoing event that’s adds to the ambiance of this city is Murphy’s on the Water, a combination of boat tours and cuisine. In the near future Halifax will be presenting the Halifax Highland Games, Scottish Festival and International Tattoo.
If you travel to the southeastern part of New Brunswick you will arrive at the exciting city of Moncton. Although this city is an endless hub of activity you could visits its neighboring city of Dieppe. Amongst all of the tourist areas and things to do make sure to visit the Bay of Fundy. You will witness the massive tidal surges. Then make a point of seeing Rocks Park. If you want something to talk about when you get back home, be sure to include a visit to the world famous Magnetic Hill. Annually Moncton enjoys holding its Atlantic Seafood Festival. In the near future they will be having their World wine and food expo.