5 Things to do when in Canada
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It’s vast area includes ten provinces and three territories which are extended from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northwt ard into the Arctic Ocean, making it the world’s second largest country by it’s area. Canada shares a border with United States of America making it the world’s longest land border. Canada is densely populated, its land territory being dominated by forest and tundra along with the Rocky Mountains. The majority of Canada has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer. Canada has deep rooted and complex relations with the United States which has a significant impact on its economy and culture. Read below to know what one must do when in Canada.
1. Columbia Ice field Glacier Adventure and Glacier Sky walk
Everyone who steps out of the massive Brewster Ice Explorer onto the Columbia Ice field in Jasper National Park has the same experience. They breathe in the cool mountain wind, squint their eyes in the brilliant sunshine reflecting off the snow, spin around to see the vast untouched landscape and say the same first word “Wow!” And now, it’s a double “Wow!” with the introduction of the Glacier Skywalk. Two spectacular experiences tucked deep in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains that are must-do experiences to include on any summer adventure to Banff and Jasper National Parks.
2. Dining at 360,The Restaurant at the CN Tower
360, The Restaurant at the CN Tower is one of Toronto’s finest, features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) below. 360 offers market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. 360 also feature an award-winning wine selection of over 550 international and Canadian wines from its “cellar in the sky”. The restaurant is the recipient of several awards and wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion.
A prix fixe menu (fixed price) offered for lunch and dinner, is supplemented by vegetarian and seafood options. Elevation to 360 Restaurant and access to the Lookout and Glass floor levels of the CN Tower, following your meal, are complimentary with the purchase of a prix fixe by each guest.
3. Shopping at West Edmonton Mall
The story of West Edmonton Mall is the story of how a handful of visionaries took an ordinary idea like a shopping centre and turned it into a world-class destination.
The Mall’s stores, attractions, and services combine to form the most comprehensive retail, hospitality and entertainment complex on Earth. As the prototype for mixed-use entertainment facilities, West Edmonton Mall is a place where people come to shop, play, and stay. The Mall’s concept is inspired by the traditional urban bazaars of Persia, where shopping and entertainment were plentiful and operated in tandem, fulfilling a variety of consumer needs all in one place. At 5.3 million square feet, the Mall is the size of a small city and is accredited as a zoo. West Edmonton Mall is home to more than 800 stores and services including nine world-class attractions, two hotels, over 100 dining venues, the widest variety of one-of-a-kind retailers, and entertainment for all ages. Average yearly visitation is approximately 30.8 million, making West Edmonton Mall the province’s number-one tourist attraction.
4. Northern Lights – Mother Nature’s Technicolor light show
Race to the window or run outside to see ribbons of green, red, blue and purple rippling across the sky, gathering momentum until the Northern Lights shimmer and loop over the entire horizon in surreal swathes of colour. Watch in silence this entire episode& you’ll understand how many Inuit believe the lights become so intense they sing or crackle. The Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s light show so grab a front row seat in fall, winter and early spring when nights are long and dark.
5. Visit to the 1000 Islands
Spy the haunts of villains and vagabonds on islands big and small. Sail beneath the Thousand Islands International Bridge connecting Canada and the United States. Hear tales of four centuries of shipwrecks lying in the St. Lawrence, a watery resting place. Come away with a sense of the mighty river’s history, mystery, tragedy and heart-break.
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