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Canada, Toronto and Niagara Falls – A City of Skyscrapers and Natural Phenomenna
Toronto is one of the most sought-after Canadian cities in the Czech Republic, as it is located in the eastern part of the country, and is therefore a few hours closer to us than cities in the west. From the Czech Republic you can get to Toronto by direct flight from Prague. You will probably arrive at Toronto International Pearson Airport, which is a larger airport and serves most flights to and from Europe. There is another smaller Toronto Island airport in Toronto, but it is used more for domestic flights and flights to nearby cities in the USA.
Toronto is often spoken of as the most multicultural city in the world, with its atmosphere attracting people from all possible and impossible countries, and even up to 140 different languages. Finding a native Canadian in Toronto is therefore quite a chore. Thanks to this ethnic diversity, you will find food from different parts of the world and events that can take you to South America, Spain, France or Asia and other countries, at least for a while. The cosmopolitan city is divided into a total of 6 parts - East York, Etobicoke, North York, Old Toronto, Scarborough and York. There are a number of skyscrapers in Toronto, but you will also enjoy a lot of greenery. Local parks are perfect for relaxation and sports. Another plus of Toronto is the almost ubiquitous cleanliness. Clean parks, roads and sidewalks are a matter of course, you would rarely find loose garbage anywhere in the city. Among the sights that are definitely worth a visit are the CN Tower, Toronto Islands, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Air Canada Center.
Toronto is also a great base for admiring Niagara Falls. And it is from the Canadian side that they are even nicer and more breathtaking than from the USA. They are only 130 km south of Toronto, it may seem like a great distance to some, but Canadians have it set a little differently than we do.
Niagara Falls is located on the Niagara River of the same name. The river forms waterfalls by flowing out of Lake Erie and flowing into Lake Ontario. The waterfalls have three parts. The largest and also the most famous is called Horseshoe and most of it is located in the Canadian province of Ontario. Horseshoe is the highest waterfall and its height reaches 52 meters. Another waterfall is the American Waterfall and the third waterfall is the smallest, but has the most original name - the Bride's Veil. During the main season, waterfalls flow up to 2,800 m3 / s, 90% of this amount flows through Podkova. And if you would like to see Niagara Falls almost from a bird's eye view, then it is definitely worth visiting the 236-meter-high Skylon Tower, from which there is a truly breathtaking view of the entire waterfalls in clear weather.
GPS: 43°39'15.6"N 79°22'47.9"W
Text: Vendula Hrabinová
Photos: Vendula Hrabinová, Pixabay
Ottawa has been the Canadian capital for more than 150 years. It played an important role in the construction of the canal that connects the Illinois River with Lake Michigan. Near Ottawa, there are large deposits of quality sand that can be transported by river. Thanks to them, the glass industry has developed a lot in the city.
In the eastern part of Canada is the Labrador Peninsula, on which lies the province of Quebec. It is the second largest and most populous province in all of Canada after Ontario, with which it is collectively referred to as central Canada. In the province you will find full of natural beauty, but also cities with a rich history. In this province is the eponymous city of Quebec City, about which you will learn more today.
Montreal ranks in the top of several categories - it is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second largest city in Canada and also the second largest francophone city in the world.
Do you prefer peaceful walks on pebble beaches with the soothing sounds of the ocean? Do you want to look into the beautiful Canadian nature? Forillon National Park offers a wide range of experiences by the sea, along the cliffs, but also in the woods. You can even go snorkeling, discovering underwater plants and underwater life. You can even watch whales here. And it's really an experience!
When it comes to Canada and national parks, most probably think of the western part of Canada, mostly British Columbia and Alberta. Today, however, we will be talking about the eastern part of Canada, the province of Quebec. Come and be carried away by the untouched nature of the Gaspésie Park.
Today we continue our trip around Vernon and the surrounding area. We will look at the production of honey, for example, or we will see various interesting works of art.
Today we will head across the US border to Canada. Together we will visit the small picturesque town of Vernon, which is perfect for relaxation. For example, there are beautiful nature parks or you can ride in a stagecoach like from the Wild West on one of the once largest ranches in British Columbia. It is also worth mentioning the local attractions in the form of a train made of apple crates. Alpacas that were brought here from the South American Andes are also waiting for you. And if you would like a little adrenaline, then you will definitely enjoy the local water slides.
The Canadian city of Windermere is located on the eastern shore of the lake of the same name, which is located between two mountains, the Purcell Mountains in the west and the Rockies in the east. The city was founded in 1902 and was named after the city of Windemere in England. People visit Canadian Windemere mainly because of the beautiful nature.
Every tourist heading to Rocky Mountains, Canada certainly visits Banff National Park that has a center in the town of the same name.
The Sea to Sky freeway running between Squamish and Whistler (BC) offers you wonderful vistas. Don’t, however, let it to decoy away from the turn to Garibaldi Lake. It would be simply a sin to not to see Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Calgary is a city people known mostly for its team the Calgary Flames. The city is located in the western part of Canada, in the province of Alberta.
Our journey across the second largest country in the world takes us to the capital of Alberta province today.
Ottawa is a pretty big city. You can do there a lot of things. Today we look at some landmarks like museums, galleries or so.
Last time we learned about some of Ottawa’s architectonic sights. Of course, the best thing is to see Ottawa on your own. Today, we continue in our wanders in the city and certainly you will learn something interesting.
We have already spent some time with Canada on our travellers’ website. Mostly, however, we have taken you to its nature. Today we go to the city. As the name of the article suggest, our destination for today is Toronto.
Last week we concluded our story about Toronto with a short mention of Ontario Science Center. It would be pity to don’t spend more time at this great institution.
When one says the Rocky Mountains do you know what mountains he is talking about? The so called Rockies embellish western part of North America.
Vancouver, a port city, is to be found in southwestern British Colombia, a Canadian province. The city is surrounded by area known as Lower Mainland. Some city districts are within the said area. This was problem for us when we entered an address to the navigation as Vancouver makes only a part of this territory.
Vancouver Island is in the Pacific Ocean. It lies near Vancouver near its shore. It is also part of British Colombia.
Are you of excellent fitness? Are you tourist that really enjoys it? Regardless the two options, we have a trip that will give you the best view of the town of Jasper and gorgeousness of the national park of the same name surrounding it. The hike is to the Mt. Whistlers (2466 m).
Should you be a person loving mountains, a person that is or has been in western Canada, you certainly know about Jasper National Park. It might have been one of the reasons why you visited the country.
One of the roads in the Banff National Park where you wont meet more than several dozens of people are roads around Bow Lake. We arrived at lake at 7:00 and parked our car by Num-Ti-Jah Lodge (there is a parking lot with dry toilets). Mountains were mysterious, still in morning mist, and sun was hidden behind mountain peaks. Local atmosphere was silent, and really freezing – hat and gloves are necessary.
Another great place of Jasper NP is about 29 km southwards off the town of Jasper. You will get there by following an ascending road going through dense forest. There are many turns and a parking lot at the end in 1762 m. There starts the Trail below Mount Edith Cavell.
Canada is the second largest country in the world. It covers part of North America, neighbors wit...