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ONTARIO
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageEnglish
CapitalToronto
Area1.076.395 km²
Population14,223,942  (2021)
CurrencyCanadian dollar  (CAD)
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Code.CA-ON
Tel.+1

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Vacations and Sightseeing

Tourism is an important source of income and is especially important in the city of Toronto and around Niagara Falls. These falls are especially beautiful and impressive from the Canadian side. You can even get behind the waterfalls via an underground tunnel system.

In Toronto, a visit to the CN Tower is a must. This transmission tower was once the tallest free-standing structure in the world. Every year, two million people visit this wonder of the world to enjoy the breathtaking view. The Toronto Zoo is Canada's largest zoo, known for its interactive education. It is a unique wildlife experience, which aims to inspire people to live in a way that benefits the wellbeing of the natural world. The zoo has over 5,000 animals and more than 460 different species. A nice neighbourhood in Toronto is the distillery district. This district is car-free and is the centre of trendy Toronto with many boutiques, cafés, galleries and other places of entertainment.

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the fourth largest city in the country. It is located in the eastern part of Southern Ontario on the southern bank of the Ottawa River. Ottawa and the neighbouring cities of Gatineau and Quebec form the National Capital Region (NCR). The city was founded in 1826 as Bytown and was renamed Ottawa in 1855. The city quickly developed into the political and technological centre of Canada. One of the city's oldest attractions is the Rideau Canal, the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. There are twenty-four national historic sites in Ottawa and its surroundings. Ottawa's cultural life takes place in Lower Town, Downtown and Parliament Hill. The streets around Wellington Street, Rideau Street, Sussex Drive, Elgin Street, Bank Street, Somerset Street, Preston Street and Sparks street are the places with many boutiques, museums, theatres, galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs.

Black Creek Pioneer Village is a step back in time to 19th century Canada. More than 35 houses, workshops, public and agricultural buildings depict the life of a rural Victorian community in Ontario in the 1860s. Villagers and artisans in traditional costume demonstrate skills such as cooking on an open fire, making bread, milling, blacksmithing, sewing, printing and much more. Explore the village homes and workshops, visit the farm animals and take a stroll through the remarkable gardens.


Sources

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Wikipedia

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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