Best Holiday Destinations
Located on the northwest side of Lake Ontario, Toronto is not only the capital of the province of Ontario but also the largest city in Canada. Toronto’s climate is characteristic throughout most of Canada; having warm humid summers and cold winters, it generally presents a cycle of very distinct seasons. Toronto’s architecture can be summarized by its skyline: the modernity of the city is manifested by the numerous skyscrapers that compose it. Toronto’s jewel and defining symbol, the CN Tower, used to be the tallest freestanding structure in the world and it still offers a magnificent experience for any visitor who decides to go up to its top. However Toronto has a lot more to both residents and tourists: ranging from the plethora of stunning public parks to the beautiful Toronto islands that offer precious tranquility and are accessible by ferry.
Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and is located on the island of Montreal on the southwest side of the province of Quebec. The large majority of the population speaks french as their first language, while half of the rest speak English. This composition is what creates the unique cultural face of Montreal, combining beautifully the French and English traditions into a charming result. That’s why it’s not surprising that it was named the “Cultural capital of Canada” by Monocle magazine, and ‘city of design’ by UNESCO. As it is expected one of the largest attractions and industries of the city are the performing arts: birthplace of the world famous Cirque du Soleil, Montreal also offers numerous other performances for its visitors to enjoy. The Place des arts is a center of art as its name plainly suggests, housing numerous theater and concert halls.
Located on the southwest coast of mainland Canada, Vancouver is the third most populated city in the country and one of the most diverse. Vancouver is also the most popular tourist destination in Canada; famous for the extraordinary nature that surrounds it. However nature is only one of the many reasons why Vancouver holds this title: metropolitan Vancouver is one of the largest film production centers in North America; this fact along with the plethora of thrilling theaters, operas, libraries and museums in the area, have turned Vancouver into a glorious center of art, and one of the most interesting places to visit and live in. The city’s nightlife is also thriving: Granville Entertainment district attracts countless people at nights with its generous offerings in restaurants, bars and nightclubs.