Let’s go to Canada!

Canada is the world’s second largest county by total area including water, and has the longest land border to the United States. It consists of a total of 10 provinces and 3 territories, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. From Toronto to Vancouver, Montreal to Quebec, some sights are jaw dropping making you want to stay forever in the cold weather. Here are some sights that are definitely worth seeing:

  1. Niagara Falls

Located in Ontario, Niagara Falls is the name of three waterfalls that run along the border between the U.S and Canada. It is actually smack dab in the center of New York and Ontario. All three waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veils Falls, were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciations. Take a cruise in the morning, go to Skylon Tower, or go to the restaurant and see the fireworks at night! You won’t forget the jaw dropping view, and you might even see a wedding or proposal happening!

  1. Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is the 14th largest lake in the world. It is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the fourth among the Great Lakes in maximum depth. It is actually larger than Spain AND France combined, and the same size as Montana and Texas combined. Go have a look at all the light houses, day or night, and see the beautiful sunset that Canada has to offer.

  1. Art Gallery of Ontario

This is by far one of my favorite museums and collections. The AGO (yes that is the short version name of it) is an art museum located in Toronto’s Downtown Grange Park district. It has more than 80,000 works from 1st century to present day. It is one of the largest galleries in North America, including collections of Canadian art, Renaissance, Baroque era, European art, African, Oceanic art, and modern contemporary collections.

  1. Hockey Hall of Fame

We all know Canada is known for it’s talented hockey teams, so why not visit the place where hockey is sacred?Located in Toronto, it is actually a museum and a hall of fame. It exhibits players, teams, records, memorabilia, trophies, and the Stanley Cup from the National Hockey Leagues. There are 15 exhibits that cover more than 60,000 square feet! Any hockey fanatic could easily spend their whole day there.

  1. Canada’s Wonderland

This is my personal favorite – let’s face it, who doesn’t like theme parks?! Located in Vaughan, Ontario, it is the first major theme park in Canada. It has a total of 16 roller coasters, including a water park, and a Halloween theme event during October. Fun Fact: almost 200,000 Funnel Cakes are bought and consumed every season! I think it’s safe to say they are pretty tasty, so don’t forget to get one and munch on it while you look for your next ride.

  1. Toronto’s Zoo

If you’re an animal lover like myself, head on over to one of the largest zoos in Ontario. It houses more than 5000 animals from over 500 species! Each section is categorized by regions of the world : Africa, Indo-Malaya, Tundra Terk, Australasia, Canadian Domain, Eurasia, Americas, and more! Make sure you have your waking shoes on and a water bottle: it’s a pretty long walk, and you want to view all the sights!

  1. Notre-Dame Basilica

Located in Old Montreal, Quebec, the church is one of the most beautiful Gothic Revival churches in the world. The ceiling inside is ice deep blue, decorated with golden stars. It has various religious statues, stained glass windows, and contains four keyboards. Around 100 marriages and 120 baptisms are celebrated every year, including Celine Dion’s and Rene Angelic wedding in 1994.

What do you say, does it sound interesting? Of course it does, so head on over to StudentUniverse to book your ticket ASAP! Want to discover more of Canada? Check out some planned tours, because what better way is there than to have an expert show you around one of the best places on Earth!

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