The CN Tower is one of the tallest free standing structures in the world and has been Toronto’s biggest tourist attraction since it opened in 1976. It was the world’s tallest for tower for more than 30 years, but lost that crown back in 2010. The tower dominates the city of Toronto and you can see it not just elsewhere in the downtown area, but also from miles away.
Stanley Park can be found bordering the downtown area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It’s a 1,001 acre park made up from a mixture of park land, forest and seawall. It opened in 1888 and was named after Lord Stanley of Preston who served as Colonial Secretary at the time.
Gastown is a historic neighbourhood of Vancouver at the north east end of downtown Vancouver. It’s the citys oldest neighbourhood and is a dramatic contrast to the modern skyscape of downtown Vancouver. Its Victorian style buildings contain some of the coolest and trendiest places in Vancouver. Home to some high end shopping combined with tourist shops, it’s just a real cool place to hang out.
Rogers Arena is located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia and is a premier events facility hosting numerous sporting and entertainment events. Opened in 1995 it has a capacity of around 19,000 depending on the event being hosted.
Sunshine village is a ski resort located near Banff, Alberta, Canada. Set in the spectacular heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park. It’s around eight kilometres west of the town of Banff and an hour and a half west of Calgary. In our visit we stayed in the Town of Banff and caught the shuttle bus to the ski resort which came as part of the ski pass we purchased.
Calgary Tower is an iconic part of the city of Calgary’s skyscape. Built in 1968 at a cost of $3.5 million it was designed and constructed to celebrate Canada’s centennial of 1967 and as part of an urban renewal plan. Originally called the Husky Tower, it was design by W. G. Milne and is built from concrete and steel.