Though you might not think it, the Niagara water basin is actually an excellent climate to grow wine. This geological fact was not missed by some of the areas viticulturists and today, some exquisite wines can be had if one knows where to look. Wine tasting in Niagara’s wineries is becoming an increasingly popular past-time—it sure beats going over the falls in a barrel!
Museums in major cities often will welcome visitors for free at the tail-end of the day (especially on days when business tends to be slower). In some cases, this means the museum will be, ironically, packed with people—like NYC’s MoMA on Friday nights. For the sake of artistic enjoyment and appreciation, most museums will at least offer a discount at some point during the week—or use the term ‘recommended donation’ instead of ‘admission fee.’ Here are some tips for when to go to some of Toronto‘s best museums.
Everyone in Toronto has a soft spot in their heart for Centre Island. Though actually a series of small islands, this little bucolic escape is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life and is a popular destination spot for picnickers and families. Home to 600 acres of parkland, a Frisbee golf course, petting zoo, and Centreville Amusement Park, Centre Island is also a popular tourist destination.
Toronto is a big cycling town. According to a 2006 cencus, almost a million Torontonians cycle regularly. That’s not bad! As a result, you’ll find Toronto to be an ever-increasing bike-friendly city. So if you’re looking to get out there on the two wheels, I suggest you do it.
As one of the most multicultural cities in the world, Toronto has more than its fair share of international festivals, and on Friday nights for six weeks this summer, Mel Lastman Square (off Yonge Street) will be home to a typical Toronto milieu of cultural activities during the Cultura Festival – a combination of music, [...]
One of Northern America’s most visited attractions with millions of annual visitors from all over the globe, the colossal Niagara Falls boast the highest flow rate in the world and bestride the borders of Ontario, Canada and New York state, America. There are three separate falls that make up Niagara: Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side is the largest, stretching an awe-inspiring 2,600 feet wide and reaching heights of 173 feet; the aptly-named American Falls lie on the American side with a highest point of 100 feet and 1,060 feet wide; finally, the smallest, Bridal Veil Falls, also lie on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. While visitors flock to experience the roaring spectacle of Niagara, the falls are not merely a tourist attraction – they also provide a precious source of hydroelectric power and showcase a rich geological history that dates back to the last ice age.