Canada, Toronto – Royal Spectacle I
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.
Perhaps you think of Toronto in relation to the famous Toronto Maple Leafs. Today we talk about places you shouldn’t miss while being there.
Sure you can recognize the city right when you see its CN Tower. This TV tower built in the 1970s, works like a magnet on tourists. Before Burj Khalifa was completed the CN Tower had been the highest individual building in the world.
The height of the tower exceeds half-a-kilometer. The highest floor is at 446 meters, the tourist observation platform is 100 meters lower. A sight with this height is hard to find anywhere else. If you were lucky, you can have a good deal on tickets – about 50-60 USD for an adult, and 30-40 USD for a child up to 12 years of age.
Despite the beauty of the view, we have to leave with for the Royal Ontario Museum. Founded in 1912, the museum is focused on archeology, paleontology, zoology, mineralogy, and geology. Today, you can see exhibits showing Pompei, or the European design in 1914.
When you get enough of museum exhibits, go to, for instance, Toronto Zoo that has more than 500 species, altogether more than 5000 animals. It covers an area of 280 hectares. The zoo in Prague holds 640 species and covers an area of approx. 45 hectares.
The entrance fee to the Toronto Zoo will cost you about 28 CAD for adults, and 18 for children younger than 12 years of age. But you will see your money worth. There is, for instance, a 4 hectare paddock for polar bears, or great coral reef where you would be surrounded by beautiful jellyfish, seahorses, and fish the natural habitat of which is Australoasia a .
Zoo doesn’t forget about fun for kids. They can have fun at interactive children zoo, enjoy some fun in water, or see two (free) daily shows showing animals.
To conclude, we would like to recommend you Ontario Science Center where they have interactive and interesting exhibitions. Once, the visitors could see costumes and props from the Harry Potter film series.
Text: Maxim Kucer
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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.
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 and its surroundings is filled with greenery. There are many parks, golf courses, forests, trees and skyscrapers.
Vancouver Island is in the Pacific Ocean. It lies near Vancouver near its shore. It is also part of British Colombia.
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.
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.
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.
In Canada's southwest corner, near the US border, there is a city which is central to our today's article.
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.
Mountain village of Whistler is to be found in western Canada (BC). It is built to the middle of forest surrounded by high mountains. This place used to be possessed by other creatures – black bears. Righteously so they peak into the village. Simply put: Whistler is the land of bears.
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.
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.
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.
South hills of Whistler village we have came to known already. But what can we find in the north? Around the village there are many bike trails called Valley Trails. The area is quiet, only the road no 99 (Pemberton - Vancouver) runs across it.
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.
When we asked at tourist information center, Whistler, where to hike in the area, the recommendations of the lady at the reception were same as the recommendations we got from our friends. They knew the area around Whistler very well. The weather got much better after two days. Therefore we decided for the most difficult trip in the area – to Wedgemount Lake located high in the mountains.
Should you plan to do some hikes in Canada to see thick forests and green hills, and experience some adrenalin, or meet local residents – moose, bear, and there are many of them. They say you meet here more bears than people. You have to see Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Colombia.
Every tourist heading to Rocky Mountains, Canada certainly visits Banff National Park that has a center in the town of the same name.
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).
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.
Canada is the second largest country in the world. It covers part of North America, neighbors wit...