Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Florida, United States

Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city in the State of Florida, the United States, on the Atlantic coast. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area; the city extends from North to South on the coastal strip (Fort Lauderdale Beach) on approximately 11 km and swampy coastal plain to the West of the intracostal canal on near 8 km. It is crossed by a dense network of waterways and canals which were mostly dug at the beginning of the 20th century to drain the original wetlands and allow urban development. Through these channels, the city became an important centre of boating with over a hundred marinas. The proximity of the Bahamas and the Caribbean make a place of passage and stopover for large pleasure boats. It receives more than 10 million tourists annually. It enjoys a tropical climate with mild and dry winters and stormy and wet summers with an average temperature of 18 ° C. Fort Lauderdale has 250 days of sunshine a year. The city centre along Las Olas Boulevard has skyscrapers, luxury hotels, shops, restaurants and art galleries that attract a large audience.

Tips

From early June to late November, the risks of hurricanes are high.
During the months of December, January and February, you can also have a few cold days with temperatures that can drop to 4 degrees and which don’t arrive more than 15 degrees but it’s just a few days a year.
Fort Lauderdale it is especially the sea and the beach then you will have all the activities which are linked as scuba diving, jet – skiing, fishing, etc.
It is an easy city to get around by public transport; There’s the Sun Trolley, making all the downtown or the buses that leave every 30 minutes.
Another nice way to discover the city is to take a water taxi which tours the canal and allows you to see the magnificent villas that arrive at a few million dollars.
If you like shopping, visit Sawgrass Mills, which is the largest mall in Florida (at about 10 km).
If you like the boats, do not miss the Nautical International Salon, which takes place at the end of October as one of the most important in the world. There are more than 120,000 visitors per year.

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Whistler, British Colombia, Canada

Whistler is a tourist town in British Colombia, Canada; in the mountain massif of the coast mountains and home to the renowned Whistler Blackcomb Winter sports resort. having allowed in part the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2010. Located at 120 km north of Vancouver on Highway 99, known as ‘Sea to sky highway, which runs along the Pacific coast and Howe Bay. The Whistler Mountaineer train joins it to Vancouver. At its foundation, the city was first called Alta-Lake due to Summit Lake which was the highest of the lakes in the region. At the beginning of the 20th century the mountain London Mountain was known popularly as Whistler because of Rocky Mountain Marmot that emits its hissing; officially named like that in 1965. Whistler is located in the traditional territory of Indians Squamish and Lil’Wat. It is the largest ski area in America with, according to some fans, slopes better and steeper than those of Switzerland, Austria, Italy or France, thanks to the impressive quantities of snow that falls each year. There are two mountains: Mountain Wghistler (2182 m) and Blackcomb Peak (2440 m). There are 38 ski lifts of latest technology. The highest point of the area at 2240 m offers a vertical drop more of 1500 m to reach the village. It is possible to ski in the summer on the Blackcomb glacier. Its Peak 2 Peak ski lift connects the two peaks of the area, being the longest in the world (4, 4km) as well as the longest serving deprived of support (3.024 km). On the 28 cabins, 2 cabins are equipped with funds glazed allowing to observe the village of Whistler as the cabin in the middle rises to 436 m from the ground.

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If you are not a fan of skiing, the resort offers many other activities in summer: mountain biking, golf, swimming, fishing, even as sled dog and snowmobiling in winter.
If you would like to know a little more about the history of the native people of the region, visit the Squamish cultural centre. The building on three levels, situated in the heart of a 1.76 hectare woodlot, is anchored by massive Douglas-fir wood beams, while large windows give access to the spectacular mountain scenery of the region.

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Rialto Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Rialto Theatre is a theater in the Mile End neighborhood in Montreal which was inaugurated in 1924. It is considered a national historic site of Canada. The hall is well known for its magnificent interior decoration, made by Emmanuel Briffa. Its neo-baroque style, richly decorated, has lots of marble, wood paneling, wall hangings, etc. The construction (1923-1924) is due to the Montreal architect Raoul Gariépy and he had designed it as a neighborhood cinema. Rialto featured films, musical performances and plays. The place has a capacity of 770 seats in the stalls and 600 in the balcony. The building that houses the theater also has other facilities such as a ballroom, a bowling alley, a roof garden and shops on the ground floor. It was sold around 1990 and Rialto had lost its cultural role after the sale but it was sold again and since 2010, the new owner has given it back its original role.

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You can know about the different presentations on their website. The theater has an intimate atmosphere and if you are on the ground floor, you’ll still have more like that feeling. There is a bar and sometimes, you’ll also be able to have dinner during the show. The address is 5723 Av du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G9.

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