Canada is a wonderful vacation destination! With its mixture of untamed wilderness and modern cities, the country has something to offer everyone. Here are five great reasons to travel to Canada:
1. Steam Whistle Brewery – Toronto
The historic John St. Roundhouse is home to this world class brewery in Toronto, Ontario. The building was constructed in 1929 and was used to service steam locomotives. The beautiful building now houses the fantastic brewery to the delight of locals and tourists alike.
Three tours of the brewery are offered: souvenir tour, six pack tour and 12 pack tour; each with their own ticket price and souvenir. Not only will you learn how the pilsner is made but you’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the great products. Stop by and you’ll also learn about the history of the building.
2. Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort – Niagara Falls
Opening in June, 2004, the building took only three years to build, to the tune of an impressive $1 billion. There are 150 gaming tables, 3000 slot machines, 374 hotel rooms, ten restaurants, a wedding chapel and a nightclub all contained in the 35-floor, 2.5 million square foot complex.
Whether you’re visiting Niagara Falls and want to try your hand at gambling for the first time or are a seasoned player that makes every dealer shudder, the Fallsview Casino is a great place to try your luck. Decorated in the bele époque theme, the casino is magnificent yet tasteful.
3. Calgary Stampede – Calgary
The Calgary Stampede will celebrate its bicentennial this year, making it a great time to visit. Home to the 10-day Exhibition and Stampede featuring: chuckwagon races, a rodeo, art exhibit, Indian Village and more, the park is known throughout the country. The park is used for major and minor events throughout the year so you’re sure to find something to see no matter when you visit.
Don’t forget to bring your camera as there will be hundreds of things you’ll want to document. Once the show is over, stick around for a bit of shopping or head out to Banff proper for a fantastic dining experience.
4. Whistler Blackcomb – Whistler
This four season resort guarantees that you don’t have to be a winter sports lover to enjoy yourself. Visit in the summer and enjoy alpine hiking or downhill biking, arrive in the winter and you can enjoy snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling. No matter your choice of season, you’ll not run out of things to do at Blackcomb.
The village is full of bars, restaurants and shops to entertain you while off the slopes. Perfect for families, Blackcomb offers a wide variety of things to do for every member of your traveling party.
5. Wildplay Element Parks West Shore Victoria – Victoria
Nowhere else on earth can you unleash your inner monkey in such a safe way! Zip lines and suspended games can be found in the canopy of the forest, allowing visitors to climb, swing and zip to their heart’s content. Conquer missing plank bridges, swinging logs, tightropes, cargo nets and tree ladders with your friends and family.
Three courses: kids, buddy and classic, ensure that you challenge yourself accordingly. Guests are permitted to traverse the obstacles on their own or as part of groups and obstacles are suitable for all generations. A visit to the park is a great way to kick off a new, healthy lifestyle!
Canada offers a great deal of activities no matter which province you travel to. From gambling to rope climbing, you will easily find an activity that every member of your family will enjoy. When planning your next vacation, Canada should be number one on your list.
Author Jonathan Parks is an avid traveler and enjoys locations that offer gaming entertainment. He also writes for www.pokersites.ca which includes Mac download software for Mac enthusiasts.