Travel tips

London

London

Little is known of London prior to AD 61 when, according to the Roman historian Tacitus, the followers of Queen Boadicea rebelled and slaughtered the inhabitants of the Roman fort Londinium...

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Toronto

Sulawesi

In 1998, seven former municipalities (East York,City of Etobicoke,North York, Scarborough,the city of York and the Regional Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto) were merged to form Toronto...

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Montreal

Montréal

Besides being a city, Montreal is an island in the St. Lawrence River. About 50 km long, 16 km wide, with a mountain of 230 meters which occupies its center, which was originally inhabited by the Iroquois ...

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Vancouver

Yogakartas

Vancouver is a city in British Columbia, Vancouver Canada.Location near the mouth of the Fraser River and waterways in the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and tributaries,...

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Places to See

Best Museums and Galleries in Toronto (Part-1)

Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame is a lavish tribute to Canada’s national sport, ice hockey. Hockey, both ice and grass, originated in Canada; from its simple winter beginnings on frozen lakes and ponds, the game now ignites Canadian passions like no other. The Hall of Fame’s ultramodern exhibition area is inventive and resourceful, with different sections devoted to particular aspects of the game.

There are displays on everything from the jerseys of the great players, including Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, to a replica of the Montreal Canadiens’ locker room in the old Forum. Another section traces the development of the goalie’s mask from its beginnings to the elaborately painted versions of today. Interactive displays abound, and visitors can stop pucks fired by virtual players. A small theater shows films of hockey’s most celebrated games. A separate area at the front of the Great Hall displays a collection of trophies, including the Stanley Cup, hockey’s premier award, donated by Lord Stanley in 1893.

Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts

The Hummingbird Centre is one of Canada’s largest performing arts venues, with over 3,200 seats in the single large theater. It was known as the O’Keefe Centre until 1996 when Hummingbird Inc. donated several million dollars to have the place refurbished. Now with a cavernous modern interior, it is home to both the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. The Hummingbird also offers a wide-ranging program including light comedy shows, and childrens’ entertainments, not to mention musicians famous worldwide.

Recent performers and productions have included Robin Williams, Elvis Costello and Pucinni’s Tosca. Top artists come from all over the world to the center – pop performers and classical musicians regularly star here.

Despite this, the accoustics here have often been criticized, and many people try to avoid sitting in the front rows.

Ontario Science Centre

One Of Toronto’s most popular sights, the Ontario Science Centre attract children in droves. They come for the center’s interactive displays and hands-on exhibits exploring and investigating all manner of phenomena, which are divided into 11 categories. These include the Living Earth, Science Arcade, the Information Highway, and Sport. Visitors can land on the moon, travel to the end of the universe, or have hair-raising fun on a Van de Graaff generator.