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2016 Travel Guide to Canada

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TRAVEL GUIDE TO CANADA BiG CitieS, BiG WiLDerneSS BY LAURA BYRNE PAQUET BiG CitieS, BiG WiLDerneSS ONTARIO O ne-and-a-half times the size of Texas, and larger than Spain and Germany com- bined, Ontario offers visitors an enormous range of landscapes and experiences. Whether you'd rather be casting your line at a fl y-in fi shing camp hundreds of kilometres from the nearest road or shopping for designer fashions in a boutique at the base of a skyscraper, you can do it in Canada's second-largest province. Toronto is a great place to start exploring Ontario ( www.seetoronto ). Events such as the Toronto International Film Festival ( ) bring the world to the city's doorstep. You will also fi nd superb attractions such as the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto Zoo ( ), the Aga Khan Museum of Muslim culture (www.aga ), and the landmark CN Tower ( ). Ontario is also home to Canada's capital, Ottawa. Thrill to the Changing the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill (www. ). See live insects and dinosaur skeletons at the Canadian Museum of Nature ( ) and learn about Canada's military history at the Canadian War Museum ( ). Take in one of the city's many festivals, ranging from the Ottawa International Buskerfest ( ) to the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, a rock festival that Billboard magazine has deemed one of the planet's most successful outdoor music events ( ). But there's much more to Ontario than Toronto and Ottawa. Within an easy day's drive, you can tour wineries along Lake Erie, in Prince Edward County or on the Niagara Peninsula (www.winecountry ). If outdoor adventure is more your style, you can camp in breathtaking ONTARIO

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