The Quartier Petit Champlain is the most historic pedestrian street in Old Quebec. This street, in the late 17th century, was the place where artisans had their workshops. Today it is full of small craft shops with products for tourists who are looking to bring home something from its history.
You will have to cross the other side of the river to reach this group of buildings that form the curvilinear ethnographic museum, or museum of civilizations. Here you can get close to the history of Canada and the idiosyncrasies of its natives. You will go through Inuit art, and see spectacular totems, and you will pass through the age of the Vikings and the French colonization and you will arrive to Canada in its current day.
The military base Fort George is located in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, in a strategic location that allowed British troops to defend the United States in the war of 1812. In the Fort there are numerous artefacts representing typical scenes of the time, which tell stories of the war from the experiences of those who lived through it. You can visit the Fort from April to Octoat the Fort to celebrate this day.
Les Délices de l'Érable is located on the central Rue Saint Jean in Old Quebec. On the 1st floor there's a small museum explaining (with obvious commercial objectives) the multiple nutritional benefits of maple syrup. You can see beautiful pictures and explanatory signs, as well as some objects which are on display, how maple is produced and the sap is processed to make maple syrup, which is part of many desserts in the area. In the shop below is a tasting counter, so you can try the products for sale, and of course there's a multitude of products derived from maple ... interesting as a gift or a sweet treat before going to suffer the cold!
The National Library of Quebec (Bibliothèque Et Archives Nationales Du Québec) in Montreal has lovely, modern glass architecture so it's clear and bright inside. It's a shame that you can't take pictures inside, because the interior is quite beautiful. There are organized guided visits to explain the work of all the architects who created it. Maybe the collections aren't so interesting for tourists visiting Montreal, but if you're here long-term there's a great collection of books, CDs and DVDs, so it's well worth getting a free membership card. Plus there's free wifi!
If what you want is a hassle for tourists in the town of Niagara Falls you will find it. Less than 200 yards from Niagara Falls there are rows of casinos, amusement parks and other local attractions. Personally I recommend that you do not enter, the falls must be seen because they are impressive, both day and night but when it comes to casinos and fairs, it is best to ignore it. Go to sleep early, get up early and continue on your way to any of the cities that you can find on the shore of the Niagra river, which is much more worth it.
The artillery park and the walls of the ancient citadel of Quebec can both be found a little beyond the Chateu Frontenac. These five km of walls are very well preserved and contain gardens with the slogan "I remember" in reference to the special identity of the people of Quebec. In the summer months you can see the changing of the guard in the Cuidadela. It´s very Buckingham style.
At Saint Catharines, you can find the canal linking Lake Ontario with Lake Erie (two of the famous Great Lakes). The water is accessible for tourists to explore and you can use a boat to pass from one lake to another.
The upper area of the city of Quebec is united with the lower part by a funicular. It is true that you have to go up the stairs which are right nextto it, but honestly I recommend thatyou go up on it to find yourselves in Quebec of the late 1800s.
I found this experience to be very rewarding, because as a photographer, I was able to construct beautiful photographic compositions, I have taken hundreds of photos, I would like to share with those of you who like the site. My email address is: email@example.com My blog: Http :/ / fototerapiajorgeluis.Blogspot.Com / When we were coming to Toronto, from Niagara Falls, we began to make out what a great city it is. We did the trip as a family, my wife, daughter, son and grandchildren. We arrived on the highway between the two cities and that are separated by some 110 km of asphalt and brilliant signposting. Coming from the van, you can make out a thriving and modern city. It was a weekend in Summer and there were loads of people. The place that most struck me was its port, it is very pretty. It reminded me of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, Argentina ........
Calgary is the largest city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is a beautiful city that I recommend you visit. Here you'll find museums and galleries such as the Glenbow Museum and the Art Gallery of Calgary, stunning streets and squares, and a number of quirky, unusual places. In my opinion, the most impressive sights are the skyscrapers and the stadium. Many festivals are held annually in Calgary. For example, there's an International Film Festival, Folk Music Festival, the Greek Festival, Expo Latino etc.. A really unforgettable place to visit.
Fort Erie is a Canadian military fort that was built by British troops in early 1800. This fort, today, is open to the public every day from April to October. One of the exciting things about a visit, is that there are actors who will join you and recreate aspects of the daily life that was lived here. Quite interesting
The view in the day is impressive, but the views at night are AWESOME. They are two totally different things. Thsi towner at night has it's own special magic. I could not get all the way to the top and I kept wanting to see Calgary from up there. I'll definitely go again at night to see it!
Toronto has some Victorian era buildings of which those of the Distillery District are most charming. It has been renovated in the past 15 years to become a prime attraction in Toronto. Venturing into the Distillery District on weekends or evenings in summer is a real treat. Tourists come from all over the world to visit a piece of Toronto nostalgia. Fine restaurants and art galleries populate the district making it a cultural and gastronomic delight.
The native peoples of North America have not been well-treated by history, let alone by the colonizers. On my trip to Canada I had the opportunity to visit a reservation of Ferrets. If that doesn't ring a bell, they appear in "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper, in the movie of the same name. A guide explained in detail what his his life was like and showed us their huts and everyday objects and ceremonial. Then we visited a shop and dined in the restaurant. It was very good. The worst thing was that it was dark, it was raining and we could not see things in detail. I liked the visit especially to know the other side of the coin. It will certainly appeal to fans of folklore or ethnic themes.
The cleanest city in all of North America. It is absolutely amazing to see the organizational capacity that a society like that of Canada has managed to achieve. Calgary is an example of a fair share of the oil wealth in the region of Alberta.