Popular for its colorful multicultural lifestyle, Toronto can be titled as a top tourist destination in Canada. The city is known for its luxurious urban life with extravagant shopping streets, popular theatres, beaches, and parks. Being the financial center of Canada the city is home to some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. My short trip to this dazzling city was quite eventful and here are the best places in my opinion:
Your trip to Ontario cannot be complete without visiting the tallest skyscraper in Canada. The sight from its observatory deck is incredibly beautiful. The views can keep you engrossed for hours as you can see the entire city from the spot. Constructed in the year 1976, the tower has its observation deck at a height of 342 meters.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Located in downtown Toronto, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is one of the main tourist spots in the city. I had a great time with my family at this public aquarium that houses over 20,000 specimens classified into 450 species of exotic freshwater and sea creatures. Here you can enjoy watching the sharks, flatfishes, and turtles at a close range. They also conduct a feeding show wherein divers enter the waters to feed the wild sea animals.
Royal Ontario Museum
Our visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, located on Bloor Street was the most interesting part of the tour. The historic museum was originally opened in the year 1914. Over the years, the place had been renovated several times. As of today, the museum exhibits over 6 million items. And, we went with friends of ours, Tommy & Sarah who run a great roofing business in Schenectady NY. They have some great museums back home and really loved this one. They are amazing people & we had a blast with them. See their site here. All totaled, it took us an entire day to tour its 40 galleries. It is an internationally acclaimed museum of natural history, world culture, and art. There is a special learning zone for kids, which is an interactive gallery called CIBC Discovery.
If you are looking to head to a vacation spot for a great weekend that offers an urban and rural atmosphere with great nature and culture, then you should visit Kelowna. I had the wonderful experience of visiting this large city on the Okanagan Lake and to be honest, I have not visited such a beautiful and attractive tourist place in my life so far. The following are some of the attractions of Kelowna that blew me off my feet.
BC Orchard Industry Museum
I wanted to know more about the culture and to get insights about Kelowna and hence decided to take a trip to this museum. I am happy to have visited this museum as it gave me a clear picture of the great transformation that the Okanagan Valley has gone through from being a cattle range to turning into a valley for beautiful and attractive looked orchards. There are a lot of exhibits in this museum that include artifacts and the details on the fruit picking, home preservation, processing, and packaging. I am sure this museum will impress all the tourists like it took over me.
Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting Tour
I am a wine collector and there is no way I am going miss the chance to take a four-hour wine tasting trip through the Kelowna Lakeshore wine route. I read a lot about this route on the internet and after experiencing this, I suggest that all wine lovers should take this wine tasting tour. You will get to see a series of Okanagan Valley wineries and also get to taste the best wines at every pit stop.
Kelowna Downtown Marina
This is a must visit spot for everyone visiting Kelowna. It is the waterfront doorway to get access to the best restaurants and shops in Kelowna. You get boats for rentals and can explore the lake and its beauty to them. There are also seating areas along the public dock for people to enjoy the architecture and the scenery around.