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Canada is a beautiful country filled with vivid landscapes that will take your breath away, bustling cities that are some of the top places to live in the world, and small towns that will make you want to stay forever because of their charm. If you have yet to explore Canada then you need to start now, and here’s your chance to.
But first, to encourage you to explore Canada and more of this amazing country here are the top three things to do in three of the top destinations in the country:
No trip to Canada is complete without visiting the country’s largest city. There is no shortage of entertainment here and you’ll quickly discover why it is considered one of the best cities to live in the world.
1. CN Tower
A touristy thing to do? Absolutely, but even the locals enjoy taking the long ride up the elevator to see views over the sprawling city during the day or to see the glistening lights at night. Here you can stand on the famous glass floor or enjoy a delicious meal in the 360 rotating restaurant.
2. The Islands
Here you’ll find beaches, picnic areas, bikes, kayaks, and more to rent. It’s the perfect mini getaway from the city for the afternoon. Take the ferry over and watch the sunset from the main island for incredible views of the Toronto skyline.
3. Queen Street West
You simply can’t come to Toronto without indulging in a little shopping. On Queen Street West you’ll find the street lined with small unique or big brand shops. If you continue walking you can spot the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square where city hall is located. Walk a little bit further and you’ll hit the famous Yonge Street for more entertainment and the cities largest shopping mall, the Eaton Centre.
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One of the most iconic images of Canada are the impressive falls, so why not visit and see them for yourself? Niagara Falls is a quick stop away from Toronto, making the perfect day trip or weekend getaway.
1. The Falls
A little obvious, but the falls themselves are the main attraction in Niagara Falls and are a must see. Luckily the Canadian side has the best view. Dine at a restaurant and watch the falls light up when the lights turn on. Or if you don’t mind getting a little wet hop on the Hornblower ferry to get up close to the falls.
Love wine? Then you’ll love this area. You can try a full or half day tour and enjoy a wine tasting of some of Canada’s most delicious wines. The area is famous for making ice wine so make sure you don’t miss out of trying some of it!
3. Clifton Hill
Bring out your inner child and head to Clifton Hill where you’ll find arcade games, haunted houses, museums and more.
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What makes Vancouver such a stunning city is the amount of nature so close by. You can visit a city but still see the ocean, explore forests, and watch sunsets disappear behind mountains.
1. Capilano Suspension Bridge
This bridge is not for the faint of heart. It’s suspended across a river and moves more than you may like it to. But it provides spectacular views and leads you to more tree top walks through the forest.
2. Stanley Park
Rent a bike and spend the afternoon riding around this picturesque park. Have a picnic, people watch, enjoy the view of the ocean. It’s peaceful and a must-stop place in the busy city.
3. Granville Island
If you love food then you don’t want to miss Granville Island. Find all of the fresh bread, cheese, fish, dips, desserts and more in the island’s market. You’ll probably eat more than you should, enjoy a pint at the brewery, and then take home more snacks for later.
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