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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.
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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

Butchart Gardens

From the series “Fabulous nooks of the world with striking colorful shades”
Those who always wanted to walk along the fabulous park, are sure to visit Butchart Gardens in Canada. This landscaped garden with an area of ​​22 hectares is the largest and most picturesque of its kind in the country. A huge number of artificial ponds, rivers and waterfalls, countless elegant flower beds and exotic plants are among features of this picturesque garden.

It is difficult to imagine that at the end of the 19th century a mined-out industrial quarry was situated there, and landscapes in those places were incredibly dull and lifeless. The founders of the garden were famous industrialists and members of the Butchart family. In 1904, they decided to fill the worked-out quarry with the fertile soil and plant beautiful flowers, forming a kind of the Sunken Garden. A famous … Read all

CN Tower

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
Toronto also has an observation deck that will appeal to fans of the unusual entertainment. It is located on one of the top floors of the CN Tower. This observation deck is located at an altitude of 356 meters. Visitors are offered to use a special elevator for going there. This viewing platform differs from many others. A part of it is situated outdoors, and guests can visit it during a ride on EdgeWalk.

All fans of walking the roofs are fastened with special safety systems. After that, they can walk on the outdoor terrace without any fear and admire the panorama of Toronto. The indoor part of the site also has an amazing feature; it is equipped with a glass floor giving a breathtaking experience of admiring objects located at the bottom.

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World Water Park

From the series “The greatest and fanciest water parks”
Edmonton is famous for its large-scale shopping centers. This Canadian city has one of the most famous aquaparks in the world, World Water Park. Among its outstanding features, it’s worth noting a huge indoor swimming pool with artificial waves that can be used to practice surfing all year long. Fans of exciting entertainment can enjoy excellent rides, whose names speak for themselves. Those are Revenge of Nessie, Sky Express, and Tropical Typhoon.

The waterpark in Edmonton is the largest in Canada, as well as the largest indoor aquapark in the world. It has been opened in 1986. In a few years, it has become so popular among tourists that it was decided to build a hotel. In the warmer months, the camping is available for travelers from distant cities and foreign countries. Many … 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
Yonge Star is the main street of the city. Here you will find a huge number of restaurants and shops. We should also mention that the street has practically no traffic, so Yonge Star has become a favorite place for walking among both citizens and tourists. Not far away from the center of the city is located the biggest Exhibition Center of the country - Ontario Science Centre. Here are located a little less than eight hundred halls and galleries. As you might guess from the title, all of them … 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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