Why travel to Toronto?

Toronto, one of the best cities Ontario has to offer. Toronto is one of the most busiest cities in Canada and is also the business centre of Ontario. Toronto has tons to offer for people travelling, and this blog will point out some of the best aspects Toronto has to offer you!

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Toronto, Ontario

Sports 

Toronto is the home of Canada’s major sports teams for all of the sports Canada can possibly be involved in. They are the home of the:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL Hockey)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (MLB Baseball)
  • Toronto Raptors (NBA Basketball)
  • Toronto FC (MLS Soccer)
  • Toronto Rock (NLL Lacrosse)
  • Toronto Marlies (AHL Hockey)
  • Toronto Argonauts (CFL Football)

All of these teams play in the home of Toronto and have been successful in catching the excitement of many in Ontario, whether it was when the Toronto Maple Leafs made it to the playoffs but lost to Boston in overtime during Game 7, or when it was Jose Bautista’s game-winning home run that stunned the Texas Rangers to win the ALCS Championship. With all the sports teams giving us live entertainment, we sometimes look to find out the history of the sports we enjoy. Toronto has the Hockey Hall of Fame, the hall of fame features all of the greatest player to ever play the game of hockey. The hall of fame also offers some interactive games to get you more involved like target practice and the goaltender simulator. To top off a sports filled city is the Real Sports Bar with 200 tvs and 100-plus beer taps with elevated pub grub. If you are a fan of any major sports, Toronto is definitely a place to go watch Hockey, Basketball, or Baseball.

Main Attractions 

CN Tower

The CN tower is the skyscraper that makes Toronto standout from everywhere else, it’s not just an amazing sight to see, but also a beautiful and romantic area to take your girlfriend or wife. The 360 restaurant offers a Canadian cuisine, Canadian wine, and a fantastic Canadian view. The CN Tower also lets you walk along their glass floor, experience the skypod and also complete the edge walk which lets you walk along the edge of the CN Tower.

Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is in the beautiful Rouge Valley, it has over 5000 animals which represents over 500 species. This zoo provides these animals with fantastic care that lets them live long and enriching lives. The Toronto Zoo has over 10km of walking trails and has a discovery zone that features the kid’s zoo. The must see’s of this zoo include the giant panda experience, Tundra Trek, Gorilla Rainforest, and Indomalaya.

Ripley’s Aquarium 

Ripley’s Aquarium. Conserve, Educate, and Inspire. This is the Ripley’s Aquarium slogan they live by. Ripley’s showcases some of the best aquatic animals, and features the longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive activities. The aquarium is located in the heart of Toronto right beside the Rogers Centre and CN Tower.

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland, the amusement park that everyone loves in Ontario. The amusement park that offers some of the greatest roller coasters you can ride on. The Behometh and The Leviathan are the major roller coasters Wonderland offers. The Backlot Stunt Coaster, Dragon Fire, Drop Tower, and Flight Deck are also all very popular rides to checkout while you are there.

Royal Ontario Museum 

The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Canada. This is one of the largest museums in North America and is the largest in Canada and attracts more than one million people per year. The ROM is close to the University of Toronto with the main entrance being on Bloor St. W.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Eaton Centre and Distillery District 

The Eaton Centre and Distillery District are definitely two places to go to when in Toronto. they are great shopping areas that are very different from each other. The Eaton Centre offers a diverse selection of retail stores such as all kinds of clothing retailers, electronic stores, footwear, health and beauty, Jewellery and all kinds of restaurants. The Distillery District offers a fresh urban style, unique home finishings, and mouth-watering treats.

In conclusion, Toronto is a fantastic place to visit, there is so much to do, and this city offers so much for everyone to have a great time.

 

Why travel to Acton?

Acton, the place I spent my childhood in, where my first job was, and where I met some of the most amazing people.

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Downtown Acton

The Acton Fall Fair

The Acton Fall Fair only comes once a year, and in the Halton region, Acton is considered one of the best towns to host the fair. The fair is usually held on either the first or second weekend of September and runs from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. Saturday is the best day to enjoy the fair as you get the most for your day pass and that day is when all the events are going on such as the tractor events, animal events, and Ms. Acton.

The fair offers some great rides, most of the rides in my personal opinion are made to make you as nauscious as possible. Rides like the Starship 3000, Avalanche, Himalayas, and Strawberries. Other than rides the fair offers your typical carnival games like shooting darts at balloons, shooting the water gun at the target, and throwing ping-pong balls in fish bowls to win a goldfish.

The food there is always great going from an older lady selling her fresh fudge and beer nuts to some of the best fries you will ever have. The Acton Firefighters BBQ is always successful as they make a great burger. Also make sure to check out the $1 candy bag store as there is a wide selection of treats to get your hands on.

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The Cliff Hanger

What to do well in Acton

Acton is the little small town in Halton that everybody forgets about, but they are there and even though Acton is small there is still so much to do and keep you busy with. Activities such as:

  • Leather Town Festivals (Twice a year)
  • The Acton Arena with 3 hockey rinks
  • Skate Park
  • Farmer’s Market’s (Run’s every Thursday in the summer)
  • Fishing in Fairy Lake
  • Prospect Park (Prospect Park offers multiple activities to do such as using the indoor soccer and baseball fields, the tennis and basketball courts, the splash pad and the park itself)

Where to eat

This small town offers a few place to eat like:

The Starlight Café is a great little breakfast restaurant for anyone, it’s a warm comfortable place to sit down have a nice breakfast and start your day off. The Clay Oven is a very nice dinner restaurant. This is a recently opened restaurant that serves indian cuisine and has been very successful since being open.

The Olde Hide House 

The Olde Hide House is what makes Acton amazing. It is what gives Acton the phrase “It’s worth the drive to Acton”. The Olde Hide House has been operating since 1829, when three brothers acquired parts of land from the Canada Company and called the land they owned Adamsville, they then later changed it to Acton when a post office was established in the community.

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The Olde Hide House 

The Olde Hide House is the largest leather store in Canada. They offer amazing leather furniture, jackets, outerwear and more! When in the Halton Region this is a place you need to checkout. Learn More at: http://hidehouse.ca/

In conclusion, Acton is a great little town to visit, whether your coming down for the annual fair or shopping at the largest leather store in Canada.

 

Why travel to Port Perry?

Port Perry, the small little town just outside of Oshawa. Port Perry is the place to go if you are looking for a fantastic day trip with family and friends. This small town offers great food and small shops to explore in the downtown area. In this article you will learn about Port Perry and see the best restaurants and attractions to go to while in Port Perry.

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Downtown Port Perry

Daniel David Palmer

Daniel David Palmer is the founder of the practice Chiropracting. Daniel did not live in Port Perry but received education from Port Perry in his young age. His time in Port Perry was quick because his father’s grocery business was not successful. Daniel discovered chiropractic on September 18th,1895. It was discovered when readjusting the spine of a deaf person.

Daniel did not want to share his theories with others, but after a near death experience, he decided to start teaching at his own school. He had difficulties with people on how he taught his theories, he was sent to jail for practicing without a certificate. After being released he then went to speak at his son’s school, on the way to the school he was hit by his son’s car in an accident and was killed by the injuries sustained.

25 years later, in July 1938 chiropractors across North America came to Port Perry to dedicate the park infront of Scugog Lake to Daniel David Palmer and in 1946 the National Chiropractic Association unveiled a bronze bust of Daniel in front of Scugog Lake.

Dining

Port Perry offers great little restaurants and cafe’s to go to during lunch and dinner. Some of these great restaurants are:

  • The Piano Cafe and Inn 
  • Pickles and Olives 
  • Harp and Wylies Canadian Grill 
  • Hank’s Pastries 
  • Port Perry Smokehouse 
  • Pantry Shelf 
  • Marwan’s Global Bistro
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    The Piano Cafe

    All these restaurants are great but the one that stands out the most is The Piano Cafe. This is a small cafe and Inn that is open from 11am-4pm on weekdays and 11am-5pm on the weekends. When you think of a cafe, the first thing that comes to mind is a small restaurant that specializes in coffee and dessert but The Piano Cafe offers a menu that caters to everyone’s taste buds. Menu Items like the Roast Beef sandwich, Quiche, Crepe, Ceaser Wrap, and Soup of the day combo’s always put smiles on guest’s faces. And when you offer a Gluten-Free menu and vegetarian options it shows that this Cafe cares about everyones needs and requests.

The Piano Cafe is also an Inn that offers five rooms to stay in, the prices are ranging from $120-$160 for a night and also gives you a 15% discount on the café food. The Piano Cafe also caters to any events you are having such as Christmas parties, work outings or family get together’s.

What to do?

Port Perry is a very small town, that’s what makes it great for day trips. Some things you can do well out in Port Perry are:

One of the best shops in Port Perry is the Nutty Chocolatier, it is central Ontario’s finest purveyor of hand crafted truffles and chocolates. This is a Victorian styled shop that imports chocolate from Belgium. The Nutty Chocolatier makes fantastic gift baskets and homemade fudge, as soon as you walk through that door, the staff member greets you by offering some of their fantastic fudge. While in Port Perry make sure to check out this amazing chocolate store.

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The Nutty Chocolatier

Old Flame Brewery

Old Flame is a craft brewery based out of Port Perry, it was built-in 1884 and is still running at 100% today, at its location is on 135 Perry St.

The Old Flame Brewery invites everyone to enjoy a free tour on how they make their brew and gives everyone a sample of what there 3 lager’s taste like. They offer the Helles Style Lager which is the “Blonde”Old Flame, the Vienna Lager which is the “Red” Old Flame, and last the Munich Dunkel Style Lager which is the “Brunette” Old Flame. This is also a nice place to enjoy a christmas party, work outing, or family get together.

In conclusion, you will fall in love with this town instantly, the downtown area is absolutely beautiful and the lake is a fantastic sight. Plan to come on a sunny summer day to enjoy a drink on the patio and the view of the lake.

Why travel to Lake Louise?

Lake Louise, the place you turn moments into memories. That is the mission statement of the fantastic luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel. This hotel sits along the front of Lake Louise and offers you not only a great view of the lake but an entertaining and amazing stay at one of the finest hotels in Alberta.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise is its own little area, and that is what makes this place very unique compared to others like Banff and Canmore. With Lake Louise being an isolated place in Alberta, the Fairmont provides you with outdoor and indoor activities to keep you entertained on your vacation. The most popular outdoor activity to do are the hikes, Lake Louise offers some of the most beautiful hikes in Alberta. Here is a list of the most popular hikes:

  • Fairview Lookout
  • Lake Agnes Teahouse
  • Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse
  • Big Beehive
  • Little Beehive
  • Mt. St Piran
  • Fairview Mountain
  • Saddleback pass
  • Ross Lake
  • Mirror Lake
  • Devils Thumb

These 3 hikes offer some amazing views of the lake and are truly worth doing if you enjoy hiking.

More outdoor summer activities include Horse Back Riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing on the lake, and walking to the back of the lake. Indoor activities at the Fairmont include Afternoon Tea, The Spa and The Health Club.

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake is a popular landmark that is on the way to Lake Louise , it is very similar to Lake Louise but offers a different atmosphere and landscape. You can canoe on this lake and stay at the little Inn they offer. This area offers a few hikes aswell. A cool aspect about this lake is that it has a rock mountain that you can climb up and get a great view of the lake, and of course get some amazing snapshots.

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Moraine Lake

Dining

The Fairmont offers a wide range of dining options for guests. It ranges from fine dining to your average restaurant. The two fine dining restaurants offered are the Fairview Dining Room and the Wallister Stoube’. The Fairview Dining Room offers an amazing Table D’Hote menu which gives you a choice of one appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The Wallister Stoube is a german themed restaurant, the experience for two is the most popular menu choice there. You start off with your choice of three types of cheese fondu’s (Traditional, Truffle, and Chef’s choice) then move on to the Chateaubriand cooked to your temperature preferred. You then finish with the best course of the night which is the chocolate fondu with your choice of dark or toblerone chocolate.

If you are looking for a more layed back and relaxing restaurant then the Poppy Brasserie, Lakeview Lounge, and Alpine social are the restaurants for guests that do not prefer fine dining or dressing up!

What makes Fairmont’s dining amazing is that the Fairview Dining Room and Wallister Stoube’ both have award-winning wine lists, so for wine connoisseurs these are places you would for sure want to go.

Summer is a very popular season for everyone, the weather is absolutely beautiful. Summer has a season within a season and that is patio season and the Fairmont takes advantage of that by offering multiple patio areas to sit down and have the view of the lake and mountains. The Lakeview Lounge, Poppy Brasserie, and Alpine Social are your places to go to and have a nice meal and drink alongside Lake Louise.

Winter in Lake Louise

Winter in Lake Louise is just as beautiful, stunning, and amazing as the summer. Winter activities out there are:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Snow Tubing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Helicopter Tours
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Lake Louise Ski Resort

The Lake Louise Ski Resort is “The Birthplace of Skiing” for Alberta. The Lake Louise Ski Resort is the first stop of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and the only place in Canada where this event was held. This is the place you want to go when you travel out to Alberta, you can ski, snowboard, snowshoe, and tube. If you are in Lake Louise during the winter season, make sure you stop by the resort to check out all the amazing activities and events going on.

In conclusion, during the summer go up there to hike, canoe, and explore this beautiful area, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and if you are celebrating a birthday, engagement, anniversary or just looking for a perfect vacation. This is the place for you!