Mar 4, 2013 13:47 - mrmilesyoung | 1,688 views
A trip to Canada is one full of adventure. A road trip is a great way to see Canada and have the time to explore the city. Here are some of the best weekend destinations for a Canadian road trip.
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Toronto is an active outdoor city that caters to the cycling crowd. Bicycle rentals are cheap and a great way to explore the city. Ice skating is also popular with over fifty outdoor rinks. Along with the outdoor culture, Toronto features indoor culture with Opera and around the world restaurants. For sports fans, Toronto Raptors Tickets provide entertainment in a city known for its athleticism as well as its culture.
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Vancouver is known for its parks and its museums. The parks are free to explore. Stanley Park is perhaps the most famous. Additionally, you can take the opportunity to cross over a suspension bridge. The University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology houses one of the largest collections of European and American art. The city contains beaches and a mountain to explore.
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Montreal is a historic city that mixes the modern with the past. Here you can explore the cobblestone streets and many historic buildings. French cuisine is still the dominant taste in the city but other influences have added a flair. The shopping district is modern. But it is at night when the city comes alive. It has a bustling nightlife and public transportation which makes it easy to navigate this city.
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This city once hosted the Olympic games. While the Olympic venues still exist, it really got its start as a cowboy town and hasn’t strayed far from those roots. Camping and cattle farms are the entertainment for the summer months along with a bustling horse racing scene. Calgary also borders the Rocky Mountains. It is an easy to commute to skiing areas in the winter time from this Canadian spot.
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Banff is everything you expect from a city tuned to nature. The outdoor weather rules the activities. In the summer, there is hiking, biking and fishing. In the winter, you will find the town transformed into a ski resort. But despite its outdoor nature, the town also provides luxury accommodations. Its location in the mountains means some spectacular views.
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Ottawa is truly a family destination. In the winter, the Rideau Canal freezes over and turns into a huge ice skating arena. During the summer, the Canal is famous for its boating and its festivals. Visiting this prominent feature and skating on it is free of charge.
These are some of the best weekend road trip destinations in Canada. Each city has something unique for visitors. Whether you are the outdoors type, love history or just want to have fun, these Canadian cities are ideal places for adventure on your next Canadian road trip.
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