Old Montreal is a historic area located southeast of downtown containing many different attractions to see. The Old Port of Montreal, Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal City Hall, the Bonsecours Market, Place d'Armes, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, the Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, and the Montreal Science Centre are just some of the amazing places to visit while in Montreal. The Mount Royal Park is one of Montreal's largest green spaces and is the Central Park of Montreal (funny enough both parks were designed by the same person). As well as some amazing places to visit, the cuisine is also amazing, its a blend of traditional and French. The French Canadian culture one experiences in Montreal is like no other. This is truly a worthwhile place to visit.
If you are heading to Ottawa there are a couple places you can’t miss. You most definitely need to visit the Parliament of Canada where all the laws are passed. As well one musn’t miss Wellington Street, Rideau Street, Sussex Drive, Elgin Street, Bank Street, Somerset Street, Preston Street and Sparks Street as they are home to many boutiques, museums, theaters, galleries, landmarks and memorials. Ottawa hosts a variety of annual seasonal activities such as Winterlude which is the largest festival in Canada. It also holds Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill as well as Bluesfest, Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Fringe Festival and Folk Music Festival.
Another popular site to visit is the Royal Canadian Mint. You can see where all of Canada's coins are made.
In the winter when the Riddeau Canal freezes you can go skating. This is a thrilling activity which is definitely a must when in one is in Ottawa.
Ottawa is an amazing Capital which holds many interesting events year round.
Quebec City is known for its Winter Carnival, its summer music festival and for its Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations.
Tourist attractions surrounding Quebec City include the Montmorency Falls, the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort, and in winter the Ice Hotel.
The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre is a beautiful church with gorgeous paintings and mosaics. The Montmorency falls are breathtaking.
If you have time in February to vacation you need to go to the Winter Carnival. The festival's events include a winter amusement park, with attractions such as skiing, snow rafting, ice sculptures, snow sled slides and outdoor shows. The Bonhomme, a friendly snowman, is the Carnival's guest of honour. Every year an Ice hotel is built. It is amazing. The whole structure is made of ice and beautifuly intricate icecarvings. One can even stay in the Ice Hotel at night. The winter Carnival is so much fun and is a must!
Parc Aquarium du Québec overlooks the Saint Lawrence River, and represents more than 10,000 specimens of mammals, reptiles, fish and other aquatic fauna of North America and the Arctic. This is definitely worth your time.
There are a number of historic sites, art galleries and museums in Quebec City, such as Citadelle of Quebec, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Ursulines of Quebec, and Musée de la civilisation.
The Citadelle is part of the fortifications of Quebec City and is a military installation. If you are into history this is a must see for you.
If your going to stay in Quebec you have to stay at Le Chateau Frontenac. Not only is it a piece of old history but it is a piece of modern luxury. It has amazing character and is the best place in town. As well it is centrally located so it is very easy to see Quebec and all of its attractions.
No matter what you want to see, Quebec has it all, from fun carnivals to military bases to aquariums.
Niagara Falls is a major tourist attraction. On the Canadian side, Queen Victoria Park houses manicured gardens, platforms offering amazing views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls, and underground walkways which lead into observation rooms that give the illusion of being within the falling waters. The observation deck of the Skylon Tower offers the highest overhead view of the falls, and also views of Toronto. Along the Niagara River, the Niagara River Recreational Trail runs from Fort Erie to Fort George, and includes many historical sites from the War of 1812. The Whirlpool Aero Car takes passengers over the Niagara Whirlpool on the Canadian side. It is an amazing experience. As well, the Journey Behind the Falls (which consists of an observation platform and series of tunnels near the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side) is very popular with the tourists. After taking in the beautiful falls, one can return to one of two casinos on the Canadian side, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.
Toronto is one of the world's top international tourist destinations.
It’s most prominent landmark is the CN Tower, which once stood as the tallest free-standing land structure in the world at 553 metres. Millions of people come every year to visit it.
The Toronto Zoo is one of the largest in the world and is home to over 5,000 animals (representing over 460 distinct species). There are many museums and art galleries including the Royal Ontario Museum and the Canadian Museum of Inuit Art.
Toronto hosts the Canadian National Exhibition which is the oldest annual fair in the world. It is the largest annual fair in Canada and is the fifth largest in North America. It has an annual average attendance of around 1.25 million people.
Greektown is another major attraction of Toronto. It boasts one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per kilometre in the world. It is also home to the "Taste of the Danforth" an annual festival, which attracts over one million people in 2½ days.
Many people come to visit Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival. Celebrities from all over North America come and visit. They are often spotted in Yorkville, one of Toronto’s most elegant shopping and dining areas. As well the Eaton Centre is one of North America's top shopping destinations. It is Toronto's most popular tourist attraction as it brings over 52 million visitors every year. The Distillery District, Queen West, Harbourfront, Entertainment District, Financial District, and the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood are also popular tourist hangouts. There is a spot for everyone in Toronto.
Toronto is the perfect place to vacation. You can go shopping, have great food, experience Canadian culture, go to galleries, visit the CN Tower and much more.
Muskoka is a beautiful place where one can relax and forget about all the troubles of life. Located just 2 hours from Toronto, Muskoka boasts nature at its best. You can go boating, ride a trail on a horse, canoe, golf, zip line through majestic forests, fish, swin in crystal clear lakes, spend a day at a spa or relax dockside. In the winter you can sled, snowmobile, and even ski down a hill of fresh powder. As well, you can treat your taste buds to a feast of delicious food and local beer and wine. The places to see and things to do are endless. This is what makes Muskoka a both a local hangout and tourist attraction.