As the second largest country in the world, Canada is divided into nine popular cities. These cities are Ottawa (being the capital), Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, Halifax, Edmonton and Calgary. In fact, Canada is the home of major business industries and great tourist spots in the world.
Ottawa as the real transport system in Canada is also referred to as the home of museums and galleries that are free of admission during Canada Day on the first day of July. The Parliament Hill, situated in the middle downtown area, is the most attention-grabbing attraction in Ottawa. Apart from its Gothic style of architecture, this is also the center point of political hub wherein multiple tours are allowed upon early reservation. Other than the excellent museums (Science and Technology Museum, Museum of Civilization and National Gallery of Canada) around the city, there’s this fantastic nightspot they call Byward Market Area. Various delicious foods can be bought here in reasonable prices.
Also a significant center of trade and tourism is in Calgary, the fifth largest city in Canada. There are several tourist attractions both in the city and in the suburban areas of Calgary. The largest city park is Prince’s Island Park and is the host of annual festivals such as Calgary Folk Music Festival and Carifest. Other special attractions in the city are Devonian Gardens, Chinatown and Glenbow Museum. In the suburban area, the Canada Olympic Park is a must-see. This was the host of 1988 Winter Olympics and when you’re here, you’ll surely be in cloud nine when you do the ski jump and skiing.
Canada’s sixth largest city is Edmonton. It is the capital city of Alberta and the home of largest shopping mall in North America--- the West Edmonton Mall. The mall has eight hundred first-class stores like Abercrombie and Fitch and Urban Outfitters. If you want to side with luck, seven thumbs-up casinos are all around; Enoch Resort & Casino, Casino Yellowhead and Palace Casino to name a few.
Halifax is referred to as the largest city in Atlantic Provinces of Canada and one of the nicest spot to hang-out is probably the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, just situated in the downtown waterfront. Inside this museum are the collection and artifacts of the sinking ship, Titanic. Other spots to explore in Halifax are historic waterfront--- the Pier 21, Victorian park--- the Public Gardens and the fort in the harbor--- the York Redoubt.
Montreal is an inviting city where several historical and ancient museums stood. The Fonderie Darling is probably the unique one due to its long history of national comedy for the whole family. For the animal lovers, the Parc Safari is the place for them, housing seven hundred species and there is also amusement park alongside.
Quebec is the home of several Haute-Ville and Basse-Ville. The architecture designs of these buildings are popular due to its walls built in stones. Chateau Frontenac is called as the Quebec City Icon and the most photographed Haute-Ville in the city. The Place-Royale is tagged as the beautiful public square and probably the most well-known Basse-Ville in Quebec due to classical construction made by French explorer, Samuel de Champlain.
As the largest city in Canada, Toronto is the land of the tallest free standing structure in the world, the CN Tower. When you reach the observation level, you can see the breathtaking view of the whole city all the way to Niagra Falls, when the weather is fine. For a new level of food and dining, visit their revolving restaurant and wine cellar.
Another destination in Canada to hop is Vancouver. Vancouver is without a doubt one of the best cities to live in. Coming to Qualicum Town is a delight. Their community museum houses collections of eye-shocking artifacts and paintings that are all worth remembering to. Also in Qualicum is the Old School House Center. Exhibitions, classes and special events are held here. Don’t fail to visit the Milner Gardens and Woodland just situated on the seaside garden of Qualicum Beach. Its four hectares green and blossoming rhododendron, cyclamen and trilliums is synonymous to living in a fantasy island.
Like in other major cities, historical buildings are also common landmarks in Winnipeg. Modern and ancient architecture are all in good hands and visiting them in Winnipeg Art Gallery, Promenade de Riel, St. Bonifacio Cathedral, Confederation Life, Ashdown Warehouse and The Grain Exhange is surely a splashing experience to be kept in your memory.