Canada has several festivals, each observing another element of the own culture. To begin with, you will find the theatre festivals featuring some of the finest in theatrical entertainment. There are 3 festivals including Shakespeare: In Stratford, Ontario, (that can be a very nicely done one), Bard on the Beach in Vancouver, British Colombia, and Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The English Bard maybe not your cup of tea? There are no less than ten additional festivals, a few available in both French and English, which range from frothy comedy to dark play.
If you would like to do something much more adventurous or active, Canada provides lots of both too. There are excursions which take you out on a little boat right up close and personal into the humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland, along with other excursions will require you to view other wildlife nearer than you ever believed possible. You could spend a portion of your Canadian holiday face to face with a polar bear, a moose or even a massive walrus!
Toronto is Canada’s largest town, and has lots to offer. Obviously, I would need to give up my baseball enthusiast status if I didn’t mention the Hockey Hall of Fame is here, but trust me, it’s just one of many, many things to do this. World class fine dining is offered from the Distillery District in addition to most art galleries to pleasure the senses. Toronto is also home to the Royal Ontario Museum and the world famous Toronto Zoo. Oh, fine, it’s also the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Montreal isn’t just home to the NHL’s Canadians, it’s filled with some of the most gorgeous cathedrals in all of the world. It includes the Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral That’s a 1/4 scale replica of St. Peter’s in Rome. Montreal also includes a Planetarium, a Biosphere and a few of the very fabulous architecture anyplace.
Ottawa is Canada’s fourth largest town, also home of the Ottawa Senators. Its best attraction is Parliament Hill, but Ottawa has a number of the best set of museums that any city might have. These include the Museum of Civilization, the Science and Technology Museum and the National Aviation Museum. Nature lovers will delight in Gatineau Park and there are lots of festivals year round, for example, Jazz Fest in summertime and Winterlude in the winter.
Edmonton is home to the Oilers and contains its museums and parks to brag about, but if it’s shopping that you would like, Edmonton might simply be your Canadian town. The West Edmonton Mall features 900 shops and has its IMAX Theater and amusement park, such as another water park for the children right on site. See? It is not only moose and hockey players, can it be?