Archive for the ‘Canada’ Category


Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, a province in Canada. It’s situated in south central Canada at the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies and the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, also known as The Forks, as well near the longitudinal center of North America. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 750 thousand people.

Travelers to the city of Winnipeg are ensured to experience a unique mixture of culture, art and history as well it’s lively reputation. Taking a stroll through downtown and city center area’s allows you to enjoy it’s museums, shopping malls, restaurants and spacious parks. The city has tourists from all over the world, it’s an popular destination due to festivals and events being hold.

Winnipeg is a large, spread out city, which means it can take a while to get around. As well that Winnipeg in general not a walking-centric city. It’s best to travel around by rental car or taxi’s, the public transportation system is very advanced for travelers on a budget. Winnipeg’s main arteries all contain boulevards which extremely wide by world standards, with Main Street has ten lanes where it meets Portage Avenue downtown. When in city, there’s several sightseeing’s worth visiting including; Statue Look, The Forks, The Royal Canadian Mint, The Exchange District National Historic Site, The Aboriginal Centre, Manitoba Legislative Building and St. Boniface.

US citizens traveling to Winnipeg, Canada are required to have a US passport, but visas are not needed. There has been some confusion with regards to entry requirements to Canada, so before leaving, it is important to get up-to-date information on the exact requirements needed to travel to Winnipeg, Canada.


Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Montreal or Montréal in French originally known as “Ville Marie” City of Mary, is the largest city in the province Quebec, and the largest city in Canada. Montreal’s name comes from Mont Royal, the triple peaked hill located in the center of the city. As of latest measurement the city of Montreal has 3.6 million residents, ranking it the 6th largest city across Canada and the United States.

The city of Montreal is modern and of high technology with a rich culture and history, as well it’s reputation of being one of the liveliest cities in North America. The city has a great mix of cultures from all over the world, it’s internationally renowned, and many tourists worldwide come to visit the city, no matter which season. It’s high number of events, festivals and sightseeing’s is what draws interests. Year round there are music, humor, sports and other international scaled events being hold in the city.

Once you’re in Montreal there’s many sightseeing’s and activities that can’t be missed, and best of all there’s something for everyone. It’s numerous museums, churches, historic sites, science centers, spacious parks and modern shopping malls with extra facilities like cinema’s and game arcades. Some of the more unique sightseeing’s include the Casino de Montréal, Olympic Stadium, Le Plateau or simply walking around Downtown Montreal viewing the skyscrapers.

US citizens traveling to Montreal, Canada are required to have a US passport, but visas are not needed. There has been some confusion with regards to entry requirements to Canada, so before leaving, it is important to get up-to-date information on the exact requirements needed to travel to Montreal, Canada.

Niagara Falls

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Niagara Falls is a Canadian city with a population of 85 thousand people as of latest measurement, situated on the banks of the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region of Southern Ontario. The city can be entered from both United States and Canada and is worldwide referred to as the self-proclaimed The Honeymoon Capital of the World. Tourism plays a major part in the economy in this region.

The city is dominated by Niagara Falls, a world famous set of two large waterfalls on the Niagara river. The falls are best seen from the Canadian side of the river, therefore this natural spectacle brings in millions of tourists per year. City hall permitted and supported the development of a tourist area along the falls, which has now turned into a boulevard of souvenir shops, observation towers, high class hotels and restaurants, modern casinos, theaters and electrifying attractions. The street view is covered by colorful neon billboards and advertisements.

When heading towards Niagara Falls don’t forget to pack your wetsuit an be reminded during your holiday you won’t get bored easily, and properly wet especially attending the number 1 tourist attraction called Maid of the Mist ($14.50 per adult, $8.90 per child till 12 years, under 5 years free of charge) where a large steam boat you will pass through the Niagara Falls. This most easy and affordable way to get close to the falls. When you’re looking for a unique dining experience, the Skylon Tower, he tallest tower on the falls with it’s revolving dining room and spectacle view.

If you are looking for shopping or visiting a museum it’s recommend to head towards the Clifton Hill area. Many hours can be spent visiting each location, as there’s countless of stores and shops, small restaurants and historical hotels. But, prepare yourself and the children for a long walk up and down the hill. Another good shopping paradise is Niagara Square near the Optimist Park, where are also the local Walmart and Zehrs groceries stores. If you’re looking to buy cheap supplies that’s the place to go, overall prices throughout Niagara Falls are outrageous and high.

Travelers to Niagara Falls are required to have a valid passport, some countries need a visa to enter the country, before traveling its advised to contract the local Canadian embassy in order to see the exact requirements needed to travel to Canada. Theft and crimes are uncommon against tourists, yet it’s advised to have a close look at your belongings. The best period to visit is in the summer months from June till August.


Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Canada, with a population of over 578 thousand according to the latest measurement and an area of over 44 square miles. Vancouver is located in the southwestern region of British Columbia, along the Strait of Georgia. The coastal city is a major seaport of Canada, as well as one of the most popular destinations in the country.

The city of Vancouver has numerous attractions of different kinds to fit the desires and needs of just about any traveler. Those who enjoy the great outdoors can go in the nearby mountains, the thick Canadian forests, or the many parks around the city. People who love the beach and water activities are welcome to make the most of Vancouver’s long coastline, numerous lakes and surrounding rivers. For those who would rather stay inside, Vancouver has some great markets, shopping areas, cultural centers, museums, cafes, art clubs, theaters, restaurants and bars to experience. In fact, Vancouver is quite famous for its cityscape and architecture. The large Chinese population in Vancouver has formed a sprawling Chinatown where Chinese festivals are often celebrated.

Getting around the developed city of Vancouver is rather easy, with its numerous public transport systems. For example, the Sky Train and the West Coast Express are transit systems that stop at some of the city’s most popular venues. The B-Line is a bus line that also travels around Metro Vancouver. Vehicle rentals, the Amtrak, foot passenger services and bicycle ferry services called SeaBus are also available throughout the city. The summer is one of the best times to visit Vancouver, although the winter also brings cool weather that can be equally fun and exciting.

US citizens traveling to Vancouver, Canada are required to have a US passport, but visas are not needed. There has been some confusion with regards to entry requirements to Canada, so before leaving, it is important to get up-to-date information on the exact requirements needed to travel to Vancouver, Canada.


Monday, January 12th, 2009

Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and the capital of its province Ontario. Its situated on the north western shore of Lake Ontario and is the center of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). As Canada’s economic capital its consider a global city and one of the top financial cities worldwide. Toronto has a population of 2.5 million people.

Toronto is a tourist city with class, it meets standards for all traveler reasons. Let it be adventurous, romance, history or family. It’s major attractions include the Hockey Hall of Fame, Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum and the Black Creek Pioneer Village. Big events regularly take place and are visited by both locals and travelers like the Winter City, Toronto International Boat Show, The Sound of Music and The Nature of Diamonds. If one prefer shopping, Toronto will not let you down. With it’s 5 gigantic shopping centers located in the heart of the city.

Travelers have identified Toronto as a big, beautiful, and efficient city that with time has become the center of culture, commerce and communications in Canada. Its colorful rich history, breathtaking architecture and ethnic mix turns Toronto to a non stop adventure platform as far as the tourist eye reaches.

Travelers to Canada / Toronto are required a valid passport, most nationals do not need a visa in advance. You will automatically receive a tourist visa upon arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport after showing a return ticket and passport that’s valid for the duration of your stay. The best period to visit is in the summer months from June till August.