Have you ever wondered what is there to do in Central and Eastern Canada? Well here are the top cities to visit in Central and Eastern Canada. Personally I have visited all of these cities and this is like a combination of a wish list to do again and a things I’ve done list. I will also just put them in random order because I can’t rank them for ya!
I recently visited Toronto and completely enjoy going. Seriously, you could visit Toronto like any other major Metropolitan city in North America and spend a number of days there doing a lot and not really do anything at all. Some of the good things to do all depend on what your cup of tea is. Are you a sports fan (hockey)? Hockey Hall of Fame is a good thing to see. The Leafs are sure to improve in the coming years so that may be something you want to see. Beware of the Leafs though, the tickets are expensive.
If you are a sports person you have every major sport to chose from. You can watch the Argo’s, The Toronto FC, The Blue Jays, The Leafs and the Raptors. All major sports area represented in Toronto so it is a good city to visit if you are a sports fan.
Say you aren’t a sports fan then you still have tons to do. Toronto has a number of things to do for families and the arts community. Some things to do in Toronto may include:
Caribana – Music Festival
Casa Loma – Museum
Canada’s Wonderland – Theme Park
Medieval Times – Family Dinner Theatre
Ontario Science Centre – Family Attraction
Centre Island – Family Attraction
Like I said at the beginning, Toronto, Ontario is huge with lots to do. I do think you will enjoy the items listed above. As for other things to do their are lots!
I couldn’t write a blog about where to go in Canada without giving my home town a great big shout out on this one. Sudbury, Ontario is the Nickel Capital of the world. The city is known for mining but has so much more to offer than just that. Sudbury has hundreds of lakes and also the largest lake within a city (Ramsey Lake).
In Sudbury we have a very vibrant night life and tourist industry. The city is smaller so you can do a ton of stuff without having to spend a fortune and eternity on transportation! Sudbury has a ton of things to offer and for a city of approx 160,000 it has a lot of attractions for you to check out.
Science North – Family Attractions
Dynamic Earth (Big Nickel) – Family Attraction
Imax Theatre – Family Attraction
Ramsey Lake – Beach Attraction
Sudbury Kartways – Go Karts
Northern Ontario Railroad Museum – Museum
Sudbury has a lot to offer and if you come in the winter you can go skating at Queens Athletic Field or even on the Ramsey Lake skating path. Great entertainment. Sudbury also has a ton of great locally owned restaurants. Its a pleasure to visit the Capital City of Northern Ontario.
The capital city of Canada is always nice to visit. When in the nations capital it is a must do to visit the parliament buildings. These are huge and centrally located so you will not miss it.
Bier Market – Adult Fun
Rideau Canal – Family Fun
Parliament Hill – Family Fun
National Gallery of Canada – Museum
Calypso Park – Water Park
Canadian War Museum – Museum
There is so much to do in Ottawa you want a few days to see it all. The examples above are just a few things you will want to do. Ottawa is a great family destination and can be a real treat in all seasons.
Quebec City, Quebec:
When traveling to Quebec city you will notice the culture. Quebec City is one of the most European like cities outside of Europe. This city is located on the St.Lawrence River and has a ton of culture! One of the best things we did there was we took a dinner cruse on the river and it was absolutely fantastic and affordable. You will want to brush up on your French when visiting but the folks are accommodating if you don’t understand the language.
Old Quebec – Family Fun
Montmorency Falls – Family Fun
Aquarium Du Quebec – Family Fun
Chateau Frontenac – Hotel
Quebec has old European culture and is a treat to visit. You can spend some time there and fall in love. It is the best French experience you will have outside of France. The Canadian currency makes it affordable instead of travelling to Europe.
Montreal, Quebec is the home of the iconic Montreal Canadians. The most storied hockey team in the NHL. If you are visiting Quebec City you would be doing an injustice not to go to Montreal atlas for a day.
While in Montreal there is so much to do and like Quebec City is filled with culture and friendly people. The Just For Laughs Comedy festival is in Montreal and should you like good beer and evening entertainment this city rocks!
Just For Laughs – Comedy Festival
Bell Centre – Montreal Canadians
Old Montreal – Walking
Montreal Casino – Adult Entertainment
Schwartz’s Deli – Food
One of the best things I did in Montreal was grabbing a Schwartz’s Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich. This place was awesome and had a line up! Could you imagine going to get a sandwich at a place with a lineup? So many famous people have visited this place its unbelievable. The story has it that Frank Sinatra would have his sandwich flown in privately right from this deli! Best smoked meat anywhere guaranteed!
Halifax, Nova Scotia:
If you are a Lobster lover than where else should you go but Halifax. Halifax is Lobster city in my opinion. You can’t beat the lobster that you get here. I was wondering through the Halifax airport and also noticed you can get fresh lobster there and have it wrapped and delivered with your flight for you to your destination. Where else can you get that? Awesome.
Halifax Harbour – Family Fun
Alexander Keith’s Brewery – Adult Fun
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – Family Fun
Casino Nova Scotia – Adult Fun
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia – Museum
Halifax Public Gardens – Family Fun
Obviously there is much more to do in Halifax than just eat lobster. Halifax is the home of one of the largest harbour’s in North America and is on the Atlantic Ocean. Lots of history in Halifax so go and see the wonderful city and you will not be disapointed!
I recently wrote a travel blog about this destination and you can click here to read that. I will ultimately say this is an awesome place to go with tons of things to do. This city has a lot to offer and just a quick recap of the things to do if there.
Quidi Vidi Brewery – Adult Fun
Cape Spear – Family Fun
Signal Hill – Family Fun
Ice Berg Viewing – Family Fun
George Street – Adult Fun
If you want authentic St.John’s by getting Screeched in then head to George Street at night. This destination is very entertaining and a pleasure to visit. You will love your time in St. John’s Newfoundland.
This is just a short list of some of the great cities in Central and Eastern Canada. You can do so much when visiting Central and Eastern Canada and have so many options on where to go. I have noticed that with a low Canadian Dollar travelling in Canada is one of the best opportunities anyone in the world can have. Our country is safe, strong and unique to anywhere in the world.
I will definitely be posting more about Canadian travels in the future but this is a very good start if you are looking to venture to Central and Eastern Canada. Remember to Like and Share this blog to all!