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What to see and do in Ottawa – an overview of notable attractions and landmarks

Ottawa is a mix of cultural sites and outdoor attractions. From the museums that scatter the city to the iconic landmarks like Parliament Hill, this is a destination with substance. Browsing local markets or soaking up the great outdoors give you a flavor of life here as a local, while the nightlife can be as high brow, chilled out or as vibrant as you fancy it.

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Gay Toronto Travel Guide

Church-Wellesley Village is Toronto’s iconic gay neighborhood. Sitting on the north part of Church Street in Downtown Toronto, “The Village” plays host to over a dozen gay bars, gay restaurants, and a widening expanse of LGBT-heavy residential blocks. Many of its local establishments acted as backdrop to popular 90s American TV show “Queer as Folk”. Among other venues, the area features the world’s oldest gay bookstore (Glad Day Bookshop), an independent gay theatre (Buddies in Bad Times), gay saunas, coffee shops, and a community centre (The 519).

Where to shop in Toronto – a guide to the city’s best shopping areas

In recent years Toronto has grown into a principal shopping destination in North America.  Its many neighborhoods offer a variety of different styles that cater to every type of budget.  The mix of cultures makes for interesting one-of-a-kind pieces influenced by worldwide nationalities, while home-grown favorites are always around too.

Where to eat in Toronto – a food and dining guide

Toronto is a culturally diverse city, with a population influenced by the many settlers from countries near and far.  Differing areas crop up around town, like Little Italy, the various Chinatowns and Little India.  Other cuisines are found here too, including Caribbean, Hungarian and Portuguese.  Whatever tickles your taste buds, you’ll find it in Toronto!

What to see and do in Toronto – a guide to notable attractions and landmarks

Spread across the city, Toronto’s attractions are found on every corner.  No matter what time of year it is, or where in the city you are staying, there is something to please even the pickiest of visitors in this cosmopolitan playground.  From the likes of its world famous buildings to its smaller island-based zoo, its underground entertainment complex or generally vibrant community, a break in Toronto will leave you addicted to the city.

Where to stay in Ottawa – a guide to your accommodation options

Ottawa hotels reflect the local marriage of cosmopolitan city offerings with a practical sensibility and economical pricing you might expect from a much smaller burg. One boon to cost-conscious families on holiday are the many hotels that offer suite-style rooms, perhaps a result of the city’s business travelers. Plus, rare for a major city, you’ll find plenty of individually owned bed and breakfasts, many of them in historic homes.

Where to shop in Ottawa – where to find the best shopping neighbouhoods

When you’ve had your fill of Ottawa’s high culture, the city’s shopping centers, boutiques and outlets make for a retail paradise. No shortage of shops offer Canadian and Ontario-themed mementos of your visit, from handicrafts to local specialty foods. It’s no doubt that Ottawans take shopping seriously, as a bustling marketplace is one major centrepiece of the city. Elsewhere, distinct neighbourhoods offer ample opportunity to chat with shopkeepers and soak up local history as you seek out bargains.

Where to shop in Niagara – where to find the best boutiques and shops

From antiquing haunts to chic boutiques, Niagara offers a variety of shops on par with a major city. For souvenirs, there’s everything from emblazoned t-shirts and caps to handmade jams and fudges. Bargain-hunters flock to the outlet shops around Niagara Falls. In Clifton Hill, massive stores offer kid-pleasing novelty items and all things chocolaty. 

What to see and do in Niagara – an overview of notable attractions and landmarks

Niagara lets visitors strike their own balance between high-octane sightseeing and laid-back leisure. In Niagara Falls, the year-round rush of visitors has inspired a bevy of entertainment options in addition to the falls, themselves, from museums to amusement parks. In Niagara-on-the-Lake, the must-see spots are comparatively low-key and largely nestled within a few scenic blocks.

Top 10 waterfront cities in the world

Choose daytime strolls along glistening harbourfronts or dining on night-time illuminated quaysides. Book your hotel in a scenic, water’s-edge city with this guide to the top 10 waterfront cities in the world.

A Niagara Falls travel guide – spectacular tumbling water, alfresco dining and peaceful strolls

See the Falls up close, taste regional wines and immerse yourself in history on a Niagara Falls vacation in Niagara. Book a Niagara Falls hotel in Niagara and take home lasting memories.

A Toronto travel guide – a stunning cityscape, lake vistas and live hockey

Take a Toronto vacation for dazzling skyscrapers and picturesque lake views. Book your Toronto hotel and experience the thrill of a live hockey game or take in an orchestral performance in Canada’s largest metropolis.

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