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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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79 Tours en activiteiten

Welke superlatieven u ook kiest, u kunt het niet laten deze te uiten bij de Niagara-watervallen. Hier vallen enorme, krachtige stromen water als vloeibaar glas over een steile rotswand, waarna ze luid bulderend in de leegte eronder verdwijnen. Om even naar de harde cijfers te kijken: elke seconde storten meer dan een miljoen badkuipen aan water over de rand.

De Niagara-watervallen bestaan in feite uit twee watervallen: de American Falls en de Horseshoe Falls aan de Canadese zijde. Een van de beste manieren om de Horseshoe Falls te bezichtigen is ofwel op een boottocht met de 'Maid of the Mist', die u door de turbulente wateren van de American Falls rechtstreeks naar de Falls brengt. U kunt ook meegaan me de 'Journey Behind the Falls', waarmee u door de tunnels naar een observatiedek loopt vanaf waar u de Horseshoe Falls van dichtbij kunt bekijken. U kunt op deze rondleiding ook naar de Cave of the Winds gaan om de American Falls van dichtbij te bekijken.

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CN Tower
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Having recently turned 30, the funky CN Tower remains every bit as cool and iconic as it was when it opened in 1976. Its primary function is as a radio and TV communications tower, but riding the great glass elevators up the highest freestanding structure (1,800 feet/550 meters) in the world is one of those things in life you just have to do. On a clear day, the views from the Observation Deck are absolutely astounding; if it's hazy, you won't be able to see a thing. For extra thrills, tread lightly over the knee-trembling Glass Floor deck, or continue climbing an extra 330 ft (100 m) to the uppermost SkyPod viewing area, the highest public observation gallery in the world. Alternatively, if you're feeling chipper, you might want to enter the annual CN Tower Stair Climb - a heart-thumping dash to the top of the tower's 1,776 steps that happens every October.
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Skylon Tower
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34 Tours en activiteiten

For numerous Niagara Falls-inspired attractions all in one place, the Skylon Tower is an excellent choice. Boasting front row views of the natural wonder along with ambient dining, a observation platform, 4D movies, shopping and family-fun, you could spend all day being entertained in one place.

Start your Skylon Tower experience by riding in their glass-enclosed elevators to the Indoor/Outdoor Observation Deck, where you can take in views of Niagara Falls, the Great Gorge, Niagara’s wine country, and Buffalo and Toronto skylines from 775 feet (236 meters) high.

For a unique dining experience in an upscale setting, Skylon Tower’s Revolving Dining Room Restaurant sits at 775 feet (236 meters) high and turns 360 degrees every hour so your view is always changing. The menu is continental, and you can order anything from lobster tails to Filet Mignon to Mediterranean chicken.

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Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)
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30 Tours en activiteiten

Vieux Québec is the crown jewel of French Canada and if you're coming for the first time, look out - there's simply no other place like it in North America. Narrow cobbled streets are lined with 17th- and 18th-century houses and almost every step will bring you to another historical plaque, a leafy park with a battery of 18th-century canons, a grand 17th-century plaza, and other historical sites. In fact, wandering around Vieux Québec is like exploring an old European city.

Vieux Quebec is compact and easily walkable. On a daytime stroll, you can browse the shops along Rue Ste-Jean, wander among the grassy knolls in the Plains of Abraham, climb to the top of the Citadel, walk the Fortifications, then follow the river boardwalk (the Promenade des Gouverneurs) down to the Victorian waterfront. From there you get the classic view of Quebec City’s most famous building, the Chateau Frontenac.

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Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency)
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Higher than the Niagara Falls, the impressive Montmorency Falls stand 83 meters (272 feet) tall. The falls form at the mouth of the Montmorency River, where it drops over a cliff into the St. Lawrence River. On summer nights, the plunging water is illuminated; during July and August, the falls are enhanced by a spectacular international fireworks competition.

Montmorency Falls is surrounded by Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, where visitors can see the falls while having a picnic. If you want to get a close-up view of the falls, you can take the staircase, which takes you from top to bottom, or take a suspension bridge over the crest of the falls, which enables you to see both sides of the park as well as the thundering water.

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Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
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Met een indrukwekkende collectie van wel 6 miljoen objecten is het Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) het grootste natuurhistorisch museum van Canada. Het opvallende hypermoderne nieuwe hoofdgebouw, ontworpen door architect Daniel Libeskind, is een samenspel van architectonische parels en je vindt er 6 kunstgalerijen, waaronder het nieuwe “Renaissance ROM”.

De collecties van ROM variëren van tentoonstellingen over natuurwetenschap, oude beschaving en kunst. De beelden uit Chinese tempels, de galerie met Koreaanse kunst en de kleding- en textielcollecties horen tot de beste ter wereld. Kinderen komen aan hun trekken in de zalen met dinosauriërs, bij de Egyptische mummies en in de nagebouwde Jamaicaanse vleermuisgrot. Ook de totempalen, die door de First Nations-stammen uit Brits Columbia zijn gemaakt, mag je niet missen; de grootste paal (85 meter hoog) is met een trein naar de westkust vervoerd en door het dak van het museum naar binnen getild.

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Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains
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38 Tours en activiteiten

North America’s major ski resort focuses on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, attracting up to two million winter and summertime visitors a year.

Linked by the groundbreaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the two mountains peer over the pretty alpine town of Whistler Village.

The official skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic winter games, the Whistler and Blackcomb resorts merged in 1997 and together have a total of 38 ski lifts and more than 200 ski runs.

In summer the ski runs transform into mountain-bike trails for nail-biting thrills, and the alpine meadows are crossed by hikers and nature lovers.

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Old Port of Montreal (Vieux Port de Montréal)
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The epicenter of the city’s sea trade back in the 17th-century, Montreal’s Old Port lost its role as a trading post in the 1970s, falling temporarily into ruin until a major renovation transformed it into one of the city’s most important entertainment centers in the 1990s. Today, the vibrant waterfront district is home to an IMAX cinema, the acclaimed Montréal Science Centre and a landmark Clock Tower, as well a large outdoor skating rink in winter and an urban beach in summer. The scenic Old Port makes an atmospheric spot for walking, cycling and Segway tours, but other popular pastimes for visitors include river cruises, renting a paddleboat (pedalo) to paddle around the calm waters of Bonsecours Basin Park or soaring overhead in a seaplane for a unique bird’s eye view of the historic waterfront.

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Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)
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On the edge of the St Lawrence River, Old Montreal (or Vieux Montréal) is the city’s birthplace with picturesque squares, grand old-world architecture, and a dense concentration of locals and visitors. The narrow Rue St-Paul, the old main street, teems with art galleries, shops, and eateries. The broad concourse of the Old Port is lined with green parkland and cafes along Rue de la Commune. The area’s pulsating center is Place Jacques-Cartier. From here, its center promenade slopes down from rue Notre-Dame to Old Port, lined with 18th century stone buildings. At the base of the plaza are horse-drawn carriages, outdoor cafes, and street performers. Nearby are such highlights as the Bonsecours Market and the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. West of Place Jacques-Cartier is Place d’Armes, dominated by the Notre-Dame Basilica. As you walk south, you’ll reach the Place Royal and the St. Lawrence River, which is completely taken up by Old Port (Vieux Port). Here you’ll find maritime facil
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Montreal Olympic Park (Parc Olympique de Montréal)
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In Olympic Park vonden de Olympische spelen van 1976 plaats. Tegenwoordig is het een perfecte attractie voor gezinnen, met allerlei bezienswaardigheden en activiteiten. De vier attracties zijn het Olympisch Stadion, de Montreal Biodome dierentuin, de Botanische Tuin en het Montreal Insectarium. Deze attracties liggen allemaal op loopafstand van elkaar.

Het Olympisch Stadion wordt vooral gebruikt voor honkbal, festivals, beurzen en shows. Het is daarmee een van de meest bezochte stadions ter wereld. Een uitzichtplatform op het dak biedt prachtige vergezichten over Montreal en omgeving. In het Montreal Biodome kun je wandelen door een regenwoud, over de poolcirkel, door bossen of langs de Atlantische kust, allemaal zonder het gebouw te verlaten.

In de Botanische Tuin kun je door 10 heerlijk ruikende bloemkassen wandelen. Ze hebben elk een eigen thema, van orchideeën en begonia’s tot varens en bloemen uit het regenwoud.

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Distillery Historic District

Distillery Historic District

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Toronto's Distillery Historic District comprises more than 40 heritage buildings and holds the largest collection of Victorian era industrial architecture in North America. Red brick is everywhere, including the streets themselves. As you wander along the street in the Distillery Historic District, you’ll notice many of the buildings are occupied with unique boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, jewelery stores, cafés and coffeehouses. One of the more popular attractions is Mill Street Brewery, which creates such tasty beers as pilsner and stout – a perfect spot to stop and rest your feet. The upper floors of a number of buildings house artist studios and a variety of other creative businesses. Also here is the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, which hosts plays by the Soulpepper Theatre Company and George Brown College.
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Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill

11 Tours en activiteiten

Clifton Hill is het middelpunt van vermaak bij de Niagara Watervallen. Je vindt er een groot aanbod van attracties, resorthotels, themarestaurants, winkels en nachtclubs. Langs deze oogverblindende promenade staat een gigantisch reuzenrad, een midgetgolfbaan, interactieve spellen, een spookhuis en een wassenbeeldenmuseum.

De belangrijkste attracties van Clifton Hill zijn Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, het Guinness World Records Museum en Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks. Tussaud’s was lange tijd dé publiekstrekker van de regio, waar je nog steeds tientallen wassenbeelden van grote bekendheden kunt zien. Als je van spookhuizen houdt, ga dan naar het Haunted House, House of Frankenstein, of Nightmares. Haunted House is waarschijnlijk het meest geschikt voor kinderen, de andere twee zijn meer voor de oudere kinderen en volwassenen.

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Mount Royal

Mount Royal

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Montréalers are proud of their "mountain," Mount Royal. Though it's more like a large hill in the heart of Montreal, Mount Royal still draws anyone in search of a little greenery and space.

The mountain is the site of Mount Royal Park, the work of New York Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted. It's a sprawling, leafy playground that's perfect for cycling, jogging, horseback riding, picnicking; in winter, miles of paths and trails draw cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

On clear days, you can enjoy panoramic views from the Kondiaronk lookout near Chalet du Mont Royal, a grand old white villa that hosts big-band concerts in summer; or from the Observatoire de l'Est, a favorite rendezvous spot for lovebirds. It takes about 30 minutes to walk between the two. En route you'll spot the landmark Cross of Montréal, which is illuminated at night.

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Granville Island

Granville Island

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Brimming with arts and crafts studios, bars and restaurants with eye-popping views, Granville Island is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike. Though it’s really a peninsula, jutting out into False Creek, the island draws those who come to wander the pedestrian-friendly alleyways while enjoying the sounds of the buskers and the sights along the waterfront.

One of the highlights is the Granville Island Public Market, where you can trawl the deli-style food stalls and artisan stands. Art lovers can wander through the three galleries of up-and-coming artists at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. For the under-10 set, the Kids Market bristles with kid-friendly stores, mostly of the toy variety. For a little respite, entice the kids away from the shops and head to the huge Granville Island Water Park.

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park

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The magnificent Stanley Park certainly enjoys one of the world’s most breathtaking settings: the park is surrounded on three sides by the ocean and loomed over by the snow-capped North Shore mountains. The park’s perimeter seawall stroll is one of the best ways to spend your time. Stanley Park is big enough to have quiet parts whenever you’re seeking seclusion, while wildlife lovers can always spot raccoons on the ground or eagles high in the trees.

Within its 1,000 acres/400 hectares you’ll find forests of cedar, hemlock and fir, mingled with meadows, lakes, and cricket pitches. There are also a couple of excellent beaches – ideal spots to perch on a driftwood log with a picnic and catch a kaleidoscopic sunset over the water.

But the park isn’t just for dewy-eyed nature lovers; other highlights include the collection of totem poles by the shore, Second Beach Swimming Pool, and Vancouver Aquarium.

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Science World at TELUS World of Science

Science World

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In de twee theaters (waaronder het grootste theater ter wereld, het OMNIMAX® koepeltheater) worden films vertoond die regelmatig wisselen, voorstellingen gegeven en er zijn meer interactieve tentoonstellingen dan u zich kunt indenken. Science World in Telus World of Science (kortweg gewoon “Science World” genoemd) is een fascinerende plek voor kinderen en volwassenen. Vergeet de tijd en ga op in de prachtige wereld van de wetenschap.

Bezoekers kunnen de vele interactieve tentoonstellingen bekijken, wisselende exposities en live wetenschapsdemonstraties. Er is van alles te doen op het gebied van chemie, bewegende objecten, elektriciteit en druppels. Ook is er aandacht voor milieu, levenswetenschappen, fysica, duurzaamheid en meer. Het aanbod van Science World wijzigt regelmatig, net als de films en lichtshows in de bijbehorende theaters. Regelmatig worden gratis voorstellingen georganiseerd.

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Quebec Royal Square (Place-Royale)

Quebec Royal Square (Place-Royale)

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Locals bestow Place-Royale as the spiritual and historical heart of Vieux Quebec, for this spot is not only the birthplace of French Civilization in North America but also one of the continent’s oldest settlements. And that history resonates, as the site has the largest surviving ensemble of 17th and 18th century buildings in North America.

One of the highlights here is the Centre d’Interpretation de Place-Royal, an interpretive center with illuminating exhibits on the individual people, houses, and challenges of setting up a town the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Walk past the center to see a trompe-l’oeil mural of people from the early city. Dominating the plaza is the oldest church in Quebec, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. It’s worth taking a peek inside at the paintings, altar, and the large boat suspended from the ceiling. When not soaking up the history, duck in and out of the boutiques and restaurants that are sprinkled throughout the Place-Royal.

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Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal

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The Rideau Canal is a signature Ottawa landmark, dividing the city’s downtown into eastern and western segments. Opened in 1832, it’s the oldest still operational canal system in North America.

In winter, the 8 km (5-mile) stretch of canal running through the center of Ottawa transforms into the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s longest skating rink. In summer, joggers, sightseers and cyclers promenade along the canal’s banks. One of the best ways to experience life on the canal is aboard a scenic canal cruise.

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Dufferin Terrace (Terrasse Dufferin)

Dufferin Terrace (Terrasse Dufferin)

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At the base of the Château Frontenac, Quebec City’s Terrasse Dufferin promenade looks out across the St Lawrence River from its clifftop perch atop Cap Diamant. Named after Lord Dufferin, who was Canada’s governor between 1872 and 1878, come in summertime when green and white-topped gazebos fill the 425-meter-long boardwalk and street performers entertain. Time your visit for the early evening, and you’ll also get to see the sun set over the Laurentian Mountains to the north. In winter, Dufferin Terrasse is especially popular for its Les Glissades de la Terrasse toboggan run, which wooshes people up to 60 mph down an 82-meter slide.

Just underneath Terrasse Dufferin, by the statue of Samuel de Champlain, you can visit the archaeological site of Champlain’s second fort which dates back to 1620.

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Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

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The oldest Christian parish north of Mexico, the Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame-De-Québec has suffered everything from fires to battle damage to reconstruction and restoration. The opulent cathedral you see today is richly decorated with impressive works of art including stained glass windows.

Most of the Neo-classic facade of the Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame-De-Québec is from the reconstruction completed in 1771, though parts of the basilica date from the original construction, including the bell tower and portions of the wall. The neo-baroque interior is appropriately grandiose with neo-baroque, filled with ecclesiastical treasures, paintings, and a chancel lamp (a gift of Louis XIV), illuminated by the flickering light of votive candles. Below is a crypt, where some 900 people are buried including governors of New France, archbishops and cardinals.

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Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal (Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal)

Notre Dame Basilica

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One of Montreal's most enduring symbols, the Notre Dame Basilica occupies a site rich with three centuries of history, with its most recent claim to fame being the baptism of Céline Dion's son.

Inside, one of the highlights is the altar, which displays 32 bronze panels representing birth, life, and death. The west tower houses one massive bell, which when rung, vibrates right up through your feet. The Chapelle du Sacré Coeur (Sacred Heart Chapel) located behind the main hall is nicknamed the Wedding Chapel and is so popular that there is a two years wait to tie the knot.

Tuesday through Saturday, an evening sound and light display called "Et la lumière fut" ("And then there was light") uses cutting-edge technology to tell the story of the church and the city.

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Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

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Although it's officially on a peninsula, the abundant water surrounding downtown Vancouver can make it feel like an island. It is, today, the center of commerce and business for British Columbia but, even historically, the downtown area has always been a significant meeting point for trade and culture.

In modern history, the area wasn't permanently settled by outsiders until 1862 when the city was chosen to be the terminus for the transcontinental railroad. As Vancouver grew, a number of neighborhoods began to develop within the city. Gastown is one of the oldest parts of the city and remains a tourist attraction. It's here where the world's first steam-powered clock still stands in working condition. Other significant neighborhoods worth visiting within the downtown core include Robson Street, Coal Harbour and Yaletown. There is also a prominent Chinatown in downtown Vancouver – the largest in Canada.

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Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle

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It’s hard to believe that this opulent Scottish-Gothic fairy-tale castle was built as a family home. Now open to the public, take a tour and pretend you’re in Bonny Scotland.

The four-story turreted castle was built in the late 1880s for Scottish coal millionaire Robert Dunsmuir. He died before the home with its 39 rooms was completed, but his family lived there until 1908.

A self-guided tour of this incredible property reveals its stained-glass and carved balustrades, rooms furnished with period details, and the lookout tower with fabulous views over the city.

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Prospect Point

Prospect Point

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Found within the current bounds of Vancouver's Stanley Park, Prospect Point is not only the highest point in the park and a great viewpoint of the harbor, but a place of significant history. In the late 1800s, boats traveling into Burrard Inlet were forced to pass extremely close to Prospect Point, as uninhibited water from the Capilano River plowed into the harbor, carrying with it silt and rock. The mineral-heavy flow further out caused the waters to be less buoyant, but crossing so close to the cliffs of Prospect Point wasn't without its risks either. In 1888, a ship called the S.S. Beaver ran aground on the rocks. It was then that the decision was made to put a warning light on the point to help guide ships through the passage. Some 25 years later, a signal station was built on the point to relay information to ships entering the inlet and, in 1948, the current Prospect Point Lighthouse was erected.

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