Virtually known around the world as a vibrant multicultural exciting place to visit and live. It has 11 historical museums, it is known for being the longest road in the world, but the CN Tower is most famous for it. While here, make sure not to miss a visit to the family-focused Ontario Place. Annual events such as the Canadian National Exhibition. A unique upcoming event that runs from July to October is the Toronto Chinese Lantern Festival, second in size to Asia. Toronto is a place that you will definitely want to visit.
The junction of three exquisite rivers can lead you to what is known as the capital of Canada, Ottawa. This beautiful city is only 4 hours away from Toronto, and also close to Montreal. There is much to see here but some of the most important features to be found here lie within the landscaping itself. Places like Rideau Falls and the world-famous Niagara Falls. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Royal Canadian Mint. You will find it very interesting and informative. There’s always something going on in Ottawa like the upcoming August Music Festival, or The Changing of the Guard, even in August. If planning a trip to this city, consider visiting during the Canadian Christmas Lights in December.
Locate St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers and you will truly discover the city of Montreal, located on an island. This beautiful place is in the province of Quebec. A short car ride along the city’s routes will get you to Ottawa or Laval in no time. This quaint city famous for its annual exhibitions of “Who Is the Real Santa Claus” and its unique collection of nativity scenes from around the world Is. Then, be sure not to miss out on the demo sale running until December 16, 2008. This is an exhibition centered around the history of Montreal’s co-founding. One annual upcoming event that can be counted on is the Montreal Highlights Festival.
Travel to western Quebec and you’ll discover the vibrant city of Laval. Located on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River. Easily accessible from Montreal or Quebec City. One of the prominent features of the city is the Symposium de Peinture et de Sculpture de Sainte-Rose. Festival of Arts. If planning a trip to this beautiful Canadian city be sure to plan it around the Journey de la Culture, held in September. It is a spectacular arts and cultural festival. Don’t let yourself down by not visiting the Thousand Islands River Park. Laval is truly a city to visit to relax or participate, there are some exciting events they have to offer
For an interesting place to visit, consider Quebec City, in the province of Quebec. Located within the Capital National Territory, it is known as one of the oldest cities in North America. It is only a 145-mile journey from Montreal and is near Ottawa. It is becoming increasingly famous for its annual summer festival and exciting winter carnival. It is host to excellent museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Civilization. While there be sure to include a visit to Montmorency Falls. Really breathtaking site. If you have time, visit the historic Chateau Frontenac.
If we go east towards the eastern prairie region of Canada we will go to Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba. For viewing itineraries, you can easily find Saskatchewan, only 330 miles from here. A must-see adventure when “The Forks” is in Winnipeg. It is at the points of the historic Red and Assiniboine rivers. One annual event that everyone should attend at least once is the Festival du Voyageur. It is the biggest winter festival in Canada. Winnipeg also has the longest skating rink in the world. A definite crowd-pleaser is the upcoming Ukrainian Festival 3-day festival.
One of the first cities that comes to mind when one thinks of Canada is Calgary. Home of the famous Calgary Stampede. The city is located at the southern end of the province of Alberta. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to plan on visiting neighboring cities like Edmonton or Banff. In addition to the Calgary Stampede, the city also hosts its annual folk music festival, which is a major event for Calgarians and visitors alike. Don’t miss out on the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is also pleased to claim that they have the fastest long track speed skating ice rink in the world. It really is a sight worth seeing.
Consider Edmonton for an exciting and perhaps different excursion. It is the capital of Alberta and is located on the North Saskatchewan River. The fact that there are no major cities in real proximity is not a real concern as Edmonton has everything. Annually the city plays host to the Edmonton Klondike Days Festival and Jazz City. Program for the enjoyment of the whole family. For those interested in seeing, don’t miss visiting The Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America. Then there’s also the historic Fort Edmonton Park. If you are planning a trip to Edmonton in the near future they are planning to attend the Edmonton International Fringe Theater Festival.