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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT QUEBEC CITY

Blog, Destinations, North America - GoroadTrip - January 9, 2019

Quebec is a small city capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Slitting the conjoined rivers – St. Lawrence and St. Charles this city of French origin provides a number of attractions for the locals as well as the tourists to soak their eyes in. Major Quebec attractions would be linked to the heritage and historical significance of this delta city.
1. First in the line of Quebec attractions that also exhibit an interesting piece of knowledge would be the 400 years of history the city has to offer. Discovered and explored by French explorer Jacques Cartier, about 4 centuries ago this became a permanent settlement for a large number of French immigrants. This was later turned into a proper place to settle down in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain and hence the first official settlement in Canada came up as Quebec City.

2. Quebec major facts which also form a part of Quebec attractions would be the inherent French culture that was developed in this town 4 centuries ago. A significant influence of the Quebec culture thereby exhibits a rational blend with French culture and makes one feel like Europe while visiting this place. The major population of Quebec City is therefore of French origin speaking only English and French.
3. Quebec attractions and also the entire city of Quebec itself have been declared as the UNESCO World heritage site owing to its 400 years old historical significance. The major reason for Quebec City to form a part of the world heritage site is the city walls. 4.6kms long walls surround the city which was built by the French for defense purposes. However, even after Canada gained independence these city walls were kept intact to form a major part of tourist attraction.
4. A Catholic church, Notre-Dame also makes it to the list of major Quebec attractions and still stands tall as it used to since its establishment in 1647. This was built to look like a replica to the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Decorated with gold baldachin over the alar and tabernacle this 4-century old church forms a major attraction in the city of Quebec.
5. Quebec city’s legacy in the field of education also forms a major part of Quebec attractions. This city has a rich educational culture dating back to 1600s. The first school was founded in 1663 which later became the oldest and first French-language University in Canada in the year 1852. The Catholic Ursuline nuns founded the first school for girls in Quebec City which dates back to as old as 1642.

6. Last but definitely not the least in the list of Quebec attractions would be the food of Quebec. It is the home to Poutine, a French delicacy with French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy.
Despite the fact that the list does not cover all the Quebec attractions, it still points out the major facts about the city which would create an alluring experience for the travelers.

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EXPLORE THE AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL CITY

Blog, Destinations, North America - GoroadTrip - January 6, 2019

It is quite difficult to list down all the amazing and fun places you can visit and the alluring things to do in Montreal. However, the list has attempted to cover maximum possible places and things that can be experienced while in Montreal. Montreal must be in the bucket-list for many and it is very important to tick off a few places and a few things to do in Montreal during the visit.
1. Scale the Mont-Royal – The first addition to the list of things to do in Montreal would be to scale up the Mont Royal either on foot or in a bus. It is an absolutely exhilarating experience as one can also see the entire city of Montreal from the Belvedere observatory. However, if a person can rise up early and dare to catch the sunrise from behind the skyscrapers, it will create a lasting impression in their minds forever.

2. Go for the gastronomical tour – While considering the things to do in Montreal, missing out on the various amazing culinary experiences would be a strict no. Montreal has restaurants plowing the streets which are higher than the number of restaurants in New York on a per capita basis. The food is exquisite, delicious and mouth-watering. Experiencing the “Mile End food tour” will be one of a kind for anyone visiting this place.
3. Gorging on the poutine should be an important addition to the things to do in Montreal. Poutine is basically French fries served with cheese and brown gravy. However, with some modifications, it also comes with pork and other non-vegetarian items. Trying out the Poutine is something very important for anyone visiting Montreal since such an exquisite dish with a similar taste will not be available anywhere else.
4. Smoked meat sandwich – Montreal offers a 4-inch thick fully loaded meat sandwich that would be enough to fill up any stomach of whatsoever size. Trying out the smoked meat sandwich at Lester’s deli in Outremont is a must though
5. Take a walk on St. Paul Street – Walking along the Old parts of Montreal helps tourists to experience the beauty of European culture in Montreal. The streets of St. Paul’s thrive with cafes, bars, art galleries, souvenir shops and many such places where the tourists can shop without a fringe since Montreal is a cheap place to live and reside.

6. A tour of the market – Another important addition to the list of things to do in Montreal would be to visit one of the amazing markets in Montreal. Visiting the market would be a brilliant way to interact with the locals and have an opportunity to taste something new. Almost all varieties of Maple products are available in the market.
Keeping such exquisite experiences in mind it is important to relish the beautiful city of Montreal to the maximum glory possible. The city of Montreal is bound to create an exhilarating experience for anyone looking to soak up some brilliant experience.

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List of Coolest Things to do in Toronto

Blog, North America - GoroadTrip - October 6, 2018

Toronto attractions

The capital of Ontario, Canada, the city of Toronto is modern and very dynamic. It is also cosmopolitan. On the shores of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, Toronto has become Canada’s premier metropolis, a leading international finance, industry and commercial center. The city of Toronto also stands out as a cultural city, well known for its film festival, one of the largest in the world, or for its museums, such as the Royal Ontario Museum or the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Do not forget that not far from here you can admire the Niagara Falls.

• CN Tower

The most important attraction in Toronto is the CN Tower, the highest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere. Literally walk on the edge on EdgeWalk, a walkway around the outer edge of the tower.

Rising to an altitude of 1,815 feet and listed as one of the wonders of the modern world, this marvel of technology is not only a premier dining and entertainment venue, but also a Canadian icon and preeminent among Toronto attractions.

• Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

The Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is located at the foot of the CN Tower, in the heart of the entertainment district, and is home to nearly 16,000 exotic and beautiful aquatic species.

With 135,000 square feet of interactive underwater exhibits, the country’s largest indoor aquarium offers to a sightseer magnificent jellyfish, ancient giant lobsters, sharks, rays and all kinds of colorful fish imaginable. Admire the aquatic creatures of the fresh and salty waters of the whole world, observe how they swim in the acrylic vision tunnel. It is the most spectacular among Toronto attractions.

• Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum of world culture and natural history and one of the principal among Toronto attractions.
There are many galleries with displays of archeology, art, and natural sciences, including six million objects, awaiting you during your visit to the first museum in the country. Thanks to many interactive and interactive exhibits, from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, to precious stones and minerals, history comes to life in this world-class museum at the heart of Toronto.

• Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the most famous art museums in North America. It is probably the most famous of all Toronto attractions.
From the iconic Canadian works to the African art gallery, to the contemporary works and masterpieces of European art, AGO offers an incredible experience during each visit. In 2008, the innovative architectural expansion of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry resulted in one of the most recognized architectural achievements in the world.

• Toronto Islands & Centreville

Visitors can take a short ferry ride to the Toronto Islands, which offer great views and the opportunity to take a picture of the city’s skyline. With several islands to explore, there are beaches, picnic areas, sports facilities, canoe and kayak rentals and much more.

• St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market, which has been recognized by National Geographic as the best food market anywhere, offers a wide selection of fruits, foods, and fresh produce. Take a walk along famous food stalls and stalls, restaurants, art exhibitions and cooking classes. Be sure to try the famous peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery.

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Top 5 Must-See Places in Winnipeg

Blog, North America - GoroadTrip - October 2, 2018

Located in the heart of Canada, one might think that Winnipeg, the gateway to western Canada, is just a small town that is just crossed. And then it must be said that its nickname “Winterpeg”, in reference to winter temperatures, leaves no doubt about its climate.

You will be surprised to learn that Winnipeg is one of Canada’s largest cities (approximately 600,000), and of great ethnic diversity.

Point of convergence of three rivers, this charming city of Prairies enjoys a privileged natural location. Tourist attractions in Winnipeg include many parks, such as the Assiniboine Park, where it is good to walk and observe the birds and the Winnipeg Museum.

• The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Designed by the incredible architect Antione Predock, the latest tourist attractions in Winnipeg dominates the Winnipeg landscape and shines like a beacon. In an incredible experience, 11 powerful, interactive and impressive exhibits gradually climb to the top of CMHR, Tower of Hope (which offers a breathtaking view of the city). A museum that promotes dialogue and change for a better world, CMHR puts forth a moving description of human experience, unlike anything you have seen.

• Assiniboine Park Zoo

With the possible exception of seals, everyone loves polar bears, which is why they are the much-loved tourist attraction in Winnipeg at the wonderful trip “Journey to Churchill” at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Seeing these majestic mammals that dive, swim and play above you through the glass dome of the exhibition is impressive, while the new area includes an incredible selection of animals such as musk ox, wolf, elk, and seal. The zoo is also home to very rare animals, such as red pandas and snow leopards, as well as more than 200 other species.

In 6,000 years of history, the meeting of the Red and Assiniboine rivers has always been a meeting place for the nations. On 54 beautiful acres, you will find the main market, exceptional restaurants, and accommodation, extensive wooded trails with views of all the meanders of the coast, the world skating park, the playground, and winter. It also offers scooter rental and access to one of the longest ice rinks in the world.

• Hermetic Code Tour in the Manitoba Legislative Building

The magnificent interior of this legislative building is dotted with hieroglyphics, symbols of Freemasons and numerical codes that are presented in the Hermetic Code Tour – a must visit for anyone who loves drama.

The building and the tour are among the principal tourist attractions in Winnipeg.

• Manitoba Museum

If you wish to visit a place that can take you from enormous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period, through the cosmos, through space and time, to the plains of meadows with buffaloes under one roof you need to visit the Manitoba Museum. Nine permanent galleries of this award-winning education and heritage center will delight both children and adults.

Whether you attend a planetarium show with one of the most advanced projection systems in the world, or with a view some of Canada’s most important artifacts at the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum, the Manitoba Museum will please you.

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