Canada. Toronto. Sightseeing. You.

Canada. Toronto. Sightseeing. You.

Canada. It’s not America. In the words of Joe Rogan, the host of probably the world’s biggest and most popular talk show podcast, Canada is at least 20% more friendly than America. A shining endorsement if ever there was one.

Also, despite being approximately the same size as America in terms of landmass (at roughly 10 million sq. km), Canada can only offer up a measly 162 cities in comparison to America’s almost 20,000. Even tiny old England has 51 cities.

So, what is Canada playing at? Well, to be fair, Canada is mostly made of trees and ice and grizzly bears. Finding the room to squeeze in 162 cities is actually an achievement. But what sights-to-see these cities truly are.

From Montreal and Winnipeg to Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, and Quebec (where they speak French, so they simply Frenchified the local name of the place when they took over, from Kebec to Quebec, and took the rest of the day off to go to Le Pub), there is a lot going on – and that means you could run into accidents if you visit, so always know where to turn in such busy cities (see Toronto slip and fall accident lawyer here).

The most famous Canadian city of them all? Probably Toronto. Let’s take a peek.

Photo by Francesca Saraco on Unsplash

The CN Tower

This iconic tower (complete with a revolving restaurant) is a big deal. At 553.3 metres high, this architectural giant from the 70s held the title of world’s tallest building for 32 years – if you’ve heard of the world’s tallest building, the unbelievably tall Burj Khalifa, you’ll know why the CN Tower is no longer top spot.

But it had a good run. Named after the railway company that built it (Canadian National), the CN Tower has since changed ownership but kept its name.

Any journey to Toronto is incomplete without a trip to see what the Western World’s tallest tower is still. And you’ll be joining no fewer than 2 million other yearly visitors. Not bad.

Photo by Cédric Blondeau on Unsplash

Toronto Islands

Boom. Toronto has islands. Who knew? 15 of them. South of the mainland in Lake Ontario. There’s an airport, amusement park, beaches, parkland, and yacht clubs. BUT NO CARS. Yeah, you heard. No cars (except a few service vehicles).

Enjoy your ferry ride and take a water taxi to see the sights. Feeling adventurous? Canoes and kayaks are available for rent. Hope you brought a spare pair of dry socks!

Featured ImageSyed Ahmed on Unsplash

*This is a collaborative post

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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