Exploring the Great North!

Canada is a vast country its hard to pin point the areas to explore whilst on exchange in this awesome country.

For me, I started with the known areas which surrounded Queens University on the East Coast of Canada.

Montreal

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This is such a beautiful city!

So much culture, beautiful architecture (especially Old Montreal) and awesome food.

Climbing to the top of Mount Royal will give you a spectacular view of this breath taking city.

Ottawa

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In a way can be compared to our Canberra. There is the parliament house, the canal, lots of museums and BEAVERTAILS (to eat – like a cross between a doughnut & a churro).

Ottawa is a lovely quant city & I definitely recommend visiting and having a look around.

Toronto

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Dubbed the ‘mini’ New York of Canada there is a lot to see in this city. There is Rodgers centre if you’re looking to catch a game, the CN tower to view Toronto from a birds eye view & Yonge-Dundas square. There are also lots of shopping opportunities and great restaurants.

After my semester was over the opportunity to see the West Coast of Canada came along. I had always wanted to see the turquoise lakes that you see when your ‘Google Images’ Canada.

Vancouver

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This is another great Canadian city. The amazing restaurants who all serve wonderful food, the suspension bridge & tree top walk & Stanley park are just a few things to do and see.

Whistler

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In winter, this is a skiers paradise. In summer there is extreme BMX riding, a lovely quaint little village & some awesome night life. There are a lot of recreational activities such as canoeing, bungie jumping, zip lining & much much more.

Jasper & Banff

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These are amazing national park areas!!!!! The wildlife you get to see is awesome, from bears to mouse, elk to mountain goats. Definitely a recommended trip for those who make the trip out to Canada. There are also an abundance of lakes around the area, Lake Medicine, Lake Bow & the most famous Lake Louise & its Fairmont Chateau.

There are sooooo many more opportunities to travel through Canada, as it is such a big country. During the winter you can travel further north & see the Great Northern Lights, see polar bears & experience a true northern winter.

Canada is definitely one of the most beautiful countries I have been able to experience.

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