Canada has a rich cultural history that is immersed in both British and French Colonial. There are numerous museums and landmarks across the country for history buffs as well as mountains and lakes, that all give a sense of adventure, for both the young and the old. Here's a list of some of the top places to visit the next time you go on holidays to Canada.
Below are just a selection of just 13 of the many attractions that Canada offers:
~new~ LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild with creative inspiration at every turn. Featuring a whole host of exciting attractions from the Kingdom Quest ride to an amazing recreation of the Toronto's most iconic buildings, the Centre not only provides fun for LEGO fans young and old, but fantastic educational benefits too. Official Site | Facebook
2. Wonderland in Toronto has 70 rides and 15 roller coasters with the recently added feature called Planet Snoopy and 2 live shows; Snoopy Rocks on Ice and MTV Games Rock Band Live! More Thrill Rides | Official Site
3. The Vancouver Aquarium houses about 300 species of fish, 30000 invertebrates, 56 species of amphibians and reptiles and 60 mammals and birds. Various educational talks along with daily shows like feed the sea otters, beluga whale shows, feed the sea lions etc are held. Official Site
4. The Walk in the Clouds tour at Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve is a four hour trek over forests and lakes, offering a bird's eye view of wolves, foxes, moose etc, ending at the Canopy Boardwalk. Official Site
5. Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma shows a period of European elegance and splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, the castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens Official Site
6. Pan for Gold in Dawson City, at Claim #6 which allows you to pan for gold for free, keeping whatever gold you find. Panning equipment can be rented as well as lessons on how to pan for gold. Dawson City
7. Sign Post Forest is located in Watson Lake, Yukon. It is the most famous landmark along the Alaska Highway, started by a homesick GI in 1942 who posted a sign for his hometown. Presently there are more than 65000 signs. Official Site
8. Take a ride in Jasper Tramway, which is the longest aerial tramway in Canada, guided only by aerial ropeway through the Canadian Rockies, and offers break taking view of the mountains and lakes below. Official Site
9. The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights as it is commonly known as is best viewed in the Yukon territory. The dancing red, yellow, blue and green lights creates a never before again experience.
10. Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta for dinosaur lovers. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has one of the richest fossil beds where 40 dinosaur species has been discovered. You can see the dinosaur exhibits, the fossils, the history etc. Patrick Tours the Park | Dinosaurs | Official Site
11. The NASCAR SpeedPark in Ontario has tracks like the Qualifier, the Champions, Family 500, Slidewayz, Mini Motor Speedway. Additionally, they also have other rides like the Pro tow, Indoor Playground, Junior Speedway etc. Official Site
12. The Parade with the Swans was started since 1918 on the Avon River Stratford in Ontario. More than 28 swans are paraded back to the river accompanied by the Stratford Police Pipes and Drums Band. City of Stratford