The Top Reasons To Visit
Beyond its breathtaking lakes, mountains, and eye-catching landscape Canada does bring the cold. Although its vast land does bring excitement, a warming diversity, brings you up close and personal to wildlife, and great iconic structures.
It is second in size, but the overall population is not that big. Though this hockey loving, and publicly funded healthcare nation is just a nature lovers paradise with so many National Parks to explore. From the East to the West here are the reasons to visit the maple leaf Canada.
The British Columbia Coast or West Coast of Canada, Vancouver is in the Northern Pacific region above Seattle, Washington. It is a young beautiful city with stunning waterways, beaches, rainforest, and an overall amazing environment to be in for a visit or to stay if that’s choice.
The climate is absolutely wonderful, along with its modern architecture, great cuisine, and its ethnic and culturally diverse residents. The ethnic flair comes from Asian influences.
A good place to start to take in the beauty of Vancouver is Capilano Suspension Bridge in their Canadian rainforest. If you are afraid of heights, then it might not be the place you will want to check out, but the view is astonishing.
This is a place where you would want to overcome your fear if possible. Once across the bridge it offers nature guides, tree top adventures, the Kia’palano museum, or cliff walks as well. Other places to visit are:
- Vancouver Maritime Museum – Celebrating Their History of The Waterways and Ships
- Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – Tranquility All Around
- Stanley Park – Vancouver’s Largest Urban Park with A Rainforest, Wildlife, Aquarium, Trails, Beaches, Good Places to Eat, and Scenic Views Galore
- Museum of Vancouver – A Place to Get A True Sense of Vancouver
- Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Vancouver – Ski Resort and Wildlife Refuge
- Granville Island – Public Market, Theatres, Kayaking, Art Gallery, Paddle boarding Tour, and Shops
It just has everything you would need to enjoy your trip. Looking for a great night life it has it, looking for adventure in the mountains to go bike riding, skiing, or hiking you won’t be disappointed, perhaps you looking to take a dive into their lakes then Vancouver is the place to be. It is like being in a major city but not really with nature as your backyard playground.
A little fun fact about Toronto that many might not know, but it was founded by Americans during the American Revolution era. It is the fourth largest city in North America and more on the English-speaking side than Montreal. A mega diverse city with many of its population not actually from Canada.
First, to get an amazing view of Toronto you should start your trip at the CN Tower built in 1976 and from that time until 2010 it was the tallest building in the world. Toronto has the best telephone reception in any city in North America because it was original planned to be a telecommunication hub. It is now an entertainment destination though.
At the tower you will want to take the elevator ride all the way up to the observation deck yes, it is actually considered a ride and a must-see attraction. Plus, the hands-free walkway of 360-degree view for all those thrill seekers out there. Other well-known attractions are:
- Casa Loma – A Castle Which Has Seasonal Gardens and An Underground Passageway
- Hockey Hall of Fame – See the Stanley Cup in Person. Checkout the Esso Great Hall Which Houses All the Trophy’s That Are Awarded to a Team or The Player.
- The Royal Ontario Museum – Full of Nature Exhibits
- High Park – A Place with Good Hiking Trails, Zoo, and Sport Activities
- Toronto Zoo – Housing Many Animals and Species Plus A Botanical Area
- Canada’s Wonderland – Water and Amusement Park
When all that is said and done stop by Yonge-Dundas Square a great entertainment hot spot for locals and tourist. Many events and activities are held at that popular intersection I’m sure you will find something that piques your interest.
The French speaking city that embodies the European lifestyle and look without having you actually step foot in Europe (France to be exact) is this city.
The people of Montreal take their time at dinner which can be anywhere from 2 to 3 hours. While at a restaurant they are just enjoying their meal and drinking their wine. Sounds like where I need to be for dinner time.
It is a place of excitement, intrigue, and a little bit of a laid-lack atmosphere. An interesting place to visit for sure.
The museum Pointe-A-Calliere is built on top of an archeologist site. During the year it host music, lectures, and theatre; yet, it is truly the history of Montreal that is the driving force of this place.
It has one of the biggest preserved archeologist sites in the world with a huge collection of Montreal, French, and British artifacts. Other notable places to see are:
- La Ronde – An Amusement Park
- Notre Dame Basilica – That Seats 3,000 People Was Once the Largest Church For 50 Years.
- Mount Royal Park – A Park and Chalet
- Montreal Botanical Garden – Themed Greenhouses
- Jean Talon Market – A Big Open-Air Market
- Underground City Montreal – Like A Whole Other Town Under Montreal
The BioDome has 5 different ecosystems. The Tropical Rainforest which is really hot and humid where the animals are all over the place as they are not in cages.
The rest of the ecosystems are: The Maple Forest, Marine, and The Polar Region – North and South. The BioDome is huge and also has a zoo, a botanical garden, and an aquarium.
The Maison Symphonique De Montreal is acoustically magnificent. It was opened in 2011. The concert hall is rectangular in shape, but the hall is adjustable as there are nine reflectors that can be moved up or down in the ceiling which seats 1,900 people.
They have a huge music festival every summer where thousands of musicians come to celebrate. It is a French dedicated music festival that last 10 days.
There are outdoor performances meaning some of the stages are built on the streets right in downtown Montreal, so that people walking by or who just want to come can see a concert for free.
Is Too Much Kindness & Diversity Ever A Bad Thing
What can you say about such a kind group of people other than we could learn thing or two from their politeness, friendliness, and open arms mentality.
They are a very diverse group of people which you will see in many of the large cities. It is a country that welcomes many immigrants to its land. A place where the British, French, and Asian cultures really show throughout places like Montreal with the French influences, in Vancouver with the Asian influences, and in Toronto with the British influences.
The different cultures can be seen in the foods that they make, the surrounding styles of the buildings, and within the many museums as testaments to the Canadian origins which are like living time machines into their past.
Unique Creations Rich In Flavor
The market in Toronto has food from every culture. Canadian food is lots of steak, chops, and hamburgers.
- Poutine – Their Famous Fries, Cheese, and Gravy Piled on Top
- Bannock – Bread and Bacon
- Butter Tarts – Flaky Pastry
- Nova Scotian Lobster Rolls
- Saskatoon Berry Pie
- Peameal Bacon – A Lean Boneless Pork Lion Rolled in Cornmeal
- Montreal Bagels
- Caesar Cocktail – Similar to a Bloody Mary
- Ice Wine – Made When the Grapes Are Frozen on The Vine
- Moosehead Lager
- Sortilege Maple Whisky
Still looking for more reasons to visit? If all those reasons didn’t make you want to get up and book a ticket right now then travel to Canada for it’s wonders like the Great Lakes, the Bay of Fundy, the Rocky Mountains, and Niagara Falls.
If you love waterfalls like I do, then checking out the Niagara Falls alone is one good reason to plan a trip to this country just outside Toronto. It is definitely a sight to be seen.
While this country has the most lakes in the world for all your photo opportunities remember to take in their culture, hang with the friendly locals, and try out all the fusion foods in the name of experiencing all that is great about the memorizing Canada.
That’s all for now on sights to be traveled🗺 let’s travel to our next destination soon. 😁🎫🛫
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