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Canada sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Canada is a beautiful country that charms its guests with numerous cosy towns, amazing places of interest and landmarks. The majority of sights are located in Ottawa. This is the place where one can see the building of the Parliament and the Tower of Peace that is located nearby. Fans of shopping should visit ByWard Market that is so big that it occupies several quarters. There are a few dozen of museums in Ottawa – the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Museum of Modern Photography, the Museum of Science, National Gallery of Canada, Canada’s Cold War Museum, National Museum of Aeronautics, Bytown Museum, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, and many other exhibition halls and galleries.
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Ottawa suburbs is the location of a small town of Kingston. This town is famous because of a prominent landmark – Fort Henry. The building of the fort was finished in 1812. The building was renovated several times, so now it is open for visitors and its halls are full of precious historic artefacts. The magnificent Lake Ontario is also located there. The lake is internationally famous for its beauty and magnificent parks that surround it.
Toronto is no less famous than Ottawa. This is a large cultural centre with many places of interest. Tourists are recommended to visit Queen Elizabeth Park, Hyde Park and Toronto Islands Park. These beautiful national parks feature large collections of plants, trees and flowers. When it comes to cultural places of interest, the most famous sights of Toronto include Ontario Art Gallery, National Opera, the Royal Ontario Museum and Roy Thomson Hall. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Canadian cuisine is a symbiosis of the cuisines of indigenous peoples of North America, emigrants from France, England, and China. As such there are …
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According to most Canadians, Quebec is the most beautiful province of their country. Despite its rather modest administrative importance, Quebec is a large science and university centre. Laval University is the most famous education facility in the province. In Quebec guests will see numerous beautiful university buildings, old libraries, spacious squares and picturesque parks. There are also several botanic gardens and zoos in Quebec.
Montreal is also a popular travel destination due to numerous medieval buildings and religious shrines. The most famous landmarks here are Notre Dame Church, Palace of Justice, St. Josef Chapel, Saint George’s Church, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Finally, Ramezay Castle is considered the most beautiful building of the 18th century in the city. Nowadays, the castle is used to hold exhibitions of the Museum of History.
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History and Entertainment

Throughout hundreds of years, indigenous Indian tribes resided on the Canadian territory. Most of them were almost erased due to tribal wars in the 15th century. Approximately, about 200 000 people resided on the territory of the present country at that time. The indigenous population decrease was caused not only by never-ending conflicts between tribes, but also by an epidemic of virus diseases taking place when European conquerors came to the continent.
One of the first Europeans who reached this place were French people. Famous navigator Jacques Cartier contributed immensely to the exploration of new lands. The beginning of the 16th century was characterized by the period of the Spanish colonization. Great Britain was interested in new lands much later, as its first settlements were formed in the second half of the 18th century. This fact did not prevent Great Britain from gaining control of the new land. Canada became independent of it in 1982.
Canada is a relatively young country. The French navigators landed on the eastern shore in the vicinity of the Quebec province in the 16th century. …
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Such complicated history reflected on the modern country’s culture. At present, Canada is one of the most versatile countries from a religious point of view. Here live people who profess different religions, from Christianity and Judaism to Islam and Buddhism. The ethnic diversity is also quite great, so many travelers do not feel like in the foreign country. Now, Canada has also two official languages, English and French. Most local residents speak both languages.
Some of the distinguishing features of the country are unique nature attractions. In the vicinity of large cities, there are amazing national parks and reserves that have not been affected by the civilization. The oldest national park in Canada is Banff. On its territory, precious thermal springs were also found. Now, the park includes an excellent thermal center that is popular not only with tourists, but also with local residents.
Canada is one of the most sporting countries in the world. On the territory of this huge country, there are conditions for active recreation: …
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Fans of hiking will be definitely impressed by the national park of Jasper. It is famous for its beautiful glacial lakes and pristine natural landscapes. A lot of people visit Canada to witness large festivals. For instance, the world-famous Light Festival is held in late February in Montreal. In hot summer, Vancouver is a city where the Sea Festival takes place.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Canada
♥   Provincial Park 'Abitibi-De-Troyes Provincial Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   Provincial Park 'Adam Creek Provincial Nature Reserve' . On the map   Photos
♥   A - Park 'Adams lake marine park' . On the map   Photos
♥   A - Park 'Adams lake park-bush creek site' . On the map   Photos
♥   A - Park 'Akamina-kishinena park' . On the map   Photos
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Castles of Canada
♥   Castle 'Casa Loma' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Castle Kilbride' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Chateau St. Louis' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Chelster Hall' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Chorley Park' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Canada from our review series

Moose Jaw

From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
Moose Jaw, located on the territory of Canadian village Saskatchewan, has an outstanding history of the building. This region has a very severe climate. The coldest period there is long-lasting winters. At the beginning of the 20th century, Moose Jaw was a huge industrial city. The underground buildings have appeared there especially for workers. In winter they could go from one part of the city to another in quite comfortable conditions.

In the first part of the 20th century, in Canada forced the dry law and it is not surprising that the underground streets became an attractive place for gangsters and illegal sellers of alcoholic beverages. Within several years, the underground city has turned into a small Las Vegas. Locals came here for buying alcoholic drinks, playing in gambling … Read all

Alеrt

From the series “15 Sparsely Populated Places for Solitude with Wildlife”
The Canadian Alert village is the most northern settlement in the world. There live less than 10 people. By the way, the village has a huge military base and the Meteorological Watch Office. That’s why in the village live about 70 soldiers and some groups of researchers. Tourists visit this remote village with severe climate once in a lifetime.

The first Meteorological Watch first was built there in 1950. The huge military base appeared there within 8 years. The nearby Canadian city is Edmond. It is located in 3 500 kilometres from the northern village. Summer is not long there, only in July and August the temperature goes above zero.

The coldest month is February. At this time temperature goes lower than 50 degrees Celsius below zero. Notwithstanding the severe conditions, Alert … Read all

Moraine Lake

From the series “The Cleanest Lakes and Rivers of the Planet”
Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, Canada. The lake area is just about 500 square meters and 14 meters deep. However, it is hard to find the more beautiful lake in the world. Walter Wilcox is the first person who had found this unique wonderful lake. When he saw it, he couldn’t take eyes from it for about half an hour. Later, in the memoirs, he wrote that those thirty minutes were the happiest time in his life.

The lake has placed in a secure mountain range. That was the main reason why people didn’t know about it for a long time. When the glaciers melt, the water has deep sapphire color. The lake looks fantastic among the mountain masses. The best month for visiting the lake is June. At this time the glaciers actively melt and the lake increases in the … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Canada

Montreal
Connoisseurs of art should certainly head to Place des Arts in Montreal. This is the name of the modern performing arts center opened in 1963. Today it accommodates a theater where interesting productions take place several times a week. There is also a concert hall and several galleries hosting various exhibitions. A special cultural object is the Montreal Biodome that occupies one of the most original buildings in the city. The facility was constructed as a velodrome for the 1976 Olympic … Read more
Toronto
You'll find many amazing historical sights in Toronto. An original Casa Loma mansion is one of them. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century for one of the local wealthy entrepreneurs. The mansion looks exactly like an old castle. However, it was privately owned just for a while. The first owner had to sell it because of large debts, after which the mansion was the site of a hotel. Nowadays, they give guided tours there. Wealthy people can rent a mansion for private events. The most … Read more
Quebec City
An important architectural monument is the building of the railway station. The main decoration of its facade is a diversity of skilful stained glass windows. The station is built in the French style. Outwardly, it resembles an ancient castle or town hall. This railway station accepts few trains; therefore tourists always have an opportunity to make lots of valuable photos. Quebec has a very interesting National Museum of Fine Arts, opened in 1933. There is a museum on the territory of the … Read more
Vancouver
The city has an excellent Art gallery, in a building which is a prominent landmark. The opening of the gallery took place over 80 years ago. At the time of the opening of the Museum, the basis of its exposition was the works of renowned Canadian artist E. Carr. Over time, the exposition of the Museum has increased by several times. Today, in addition to permanent, temporary exhibitions can be seen in it. The gallery often hosts events dedicated to contemporary art. You can diversify the … Read more
Calgary
A peculiar symbol of Calgary is the pedestrian street of Stephen Avenue which is located in the heart of the city. On this street, you can see a lot of beautiful historic buildings and preserved houses, which in the early 20th century were built of sandstone. At the moment, in these historical buildings are well-known restaurants and hotels, as well as shops and other entertainment establishments. In Calgary, there is a unique religious landmark – the Baitunnur Mosque - the largest … Read more
Ottawa
No less attractive Gothic monument is the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica built in the middle of the 19th century on the site of a dilapidated wooden church. Today this cathedral is the oldest in the city, a few years ago it was recognized as a historic monument of national importance. The main feature of the building is two high spiers subsequently attached to the building in the late 19th century. An interesting cultural site is the Canadian War Museum, the exposition of which began to … Read more

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