Virtually known worldwide as a vibrant and exciting multicultural place to visit and live. It is the capital city of the province of Ontario. It is a short drive from several other major cities such as Ottawa and Montreal. There is a lot to see and do in this bustling city. It has 11 historical museums, it is known for having the longest street in the world, but it is famous for its CN Tower. When you're here, be sure not to miss a visit to the family-friendly Ontario Place. Annual events like the Canadian National Dog Show. A unique upcoming event that runs from July to October is the Toronto Chinese Lantern Festival, the second largest in Asia. Toronto is a place you will surely want to visit.

At the junction of three exquisite rivers you can find the capital city of Canada known as Ottawa. This beautiful city is only 4 hours from Toronto, and even closer to Montreal. There is a lot to see here, but some of the most important features found here are found within the landscape itself. Places like Rideau Falls and the world famous Niagara Falls. Don't miss a visit to the Royal Canadian Mint. You will find it very interesting and informative. There's always something going on in Ottawa, like the upcoming August music festivals, or Changing of the Guard, also in August. If you plan ahead for a trip to this city, consider visiting during the Canadian Christmas lights in December.

Locate the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers and you will discover the city of Montreal, located on an island. This beautiful place belongs to the province of Quebec. A short drive through the city routes will take you to Ottawa or Laval in no time. This picturesque city is famous for its annual "Who's the Real Santa Claus" exhibitions and its unique collection of nativity scenes from around the world. When then, be sure not to miss seeing Damoiselle, an ongoing event through Dec. 16, 2008. This is an exhibition surrounding the story of the Montreal co-founder. An upcoming annual event you can count on is the Montreal Highlights Festival.

Travel to western Quebec and you will discover the vibrant city of Laval. Located on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River. Easily accessible from Montreal or Quebec City. One of the highlights of this city is the Sainte-rose Painting and Sculpture Symposium. A celebration of the arts. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful Canadian city, be sure to plan it around the Journees de la Culture organized in September. This is a spectacular festival of art and culture. Don't be disappointed by not visiting the thousand islands river park. Laval is really a city to visit to relax or choose to participate, they are some of the exciting events they have to offer.

For an intriguing place to visit, consider Quebec City in the province of Quebec. Located within the national region of the capital, it is known for being one of the oldest cities in North America. It's just a 145-mile trip from Montreal and it's close to Ottawa. It is quickly becoming famous for its annual summer festival and exciting winter carnival. It is the host of exquisite museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Civilization. While be sure to include a visit to Montmorency Falls. A really impressive site. If time permits, visit the historic Chateau Frontenac.

If we head east towards the eastern prairie region of Canada, we will see Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba. It is often known as the "Gateway to the West". For sightseeing itineraries, you can easily find Saskatchewan just 330 miles from here. One of the must-see adventures when in Winnipeg is "The Forks". This is at the points of the historic Red and Assinboine rivers. An annual event that everyone should attend at least once is the Festival du Voyageur. This is the largest winter festival in Canada. Winnipeg also boasts of having the longest skating rink in the world. A sure delight for the crowd is the upcoming 3-day celebration of the Ukraine Festival.

When you think of Canada, one of the first cities that comes to mind is Calgary. Home to Calgary's famous Stampede. This city is located in the extreme south of the province of Alberta. It would not be unreasonable to plan to visit neighboring cities like Edmonton or Banff. In addition to the Calgary Stampede, this city is also home to its annual popular music festival, a major event for Calgarians and visitors. Don't miss out on seeing the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is also pleased to boast that they have one of the fastest long-track ice skating rinks in the world.

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A unique upcoming event that runs from July to October is the Toronto Chinese Lantern Festival, the second largest in Asia. Toronto is a place you will surely want to visit.