Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

Sandbanks Provincial Park is a park just 4 hours from Montreal and 3 hours from Toronto, located in Prince Edward County, Ontario. The Sandbanks dunes are 25 meters jutting into Lake Ontario at the jetty of the St. Lawrence River. Saffron sand, disorient you and the experience is full of wealth of local products of Prince Edward County. Sandbanks is a favorite provincial park for campers for its sandy hills teeming with plants and beautiful landscape. The white mobile sand dunes are among the biggest barrier beaches on the planet. You have three beautiful beaches, swimming marries water sports. This is a popular habitat by the “lizards” humans as by many species, which makes it all the more attractive park. Here you will find hiking trails that allow you to experience the dune and wetland habitats of the park.

Tips

Outlet Beach is perfect for families, with its shallow waters and gently sloping shore.
In spring and autumn, this park is ideal for seeing migrating birds.
In summer there is a daily interpretive program for the whole family.
Prince Edward County is known for having a lot of tracks for cycling.

International Jazz Festival of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The International Jazz Festival of Montreal takes place every year in June. This year, it will be the 40th edition. The first edition was inaugurated in 1980 by the great Ray Charles. In 1986 there took place the first great open and free event. It is at its 10th edition that the festival attracts a million spectators. Since 1990, the festival takes place in the same place, ‘Place des Arts’ and theaters and places nearby. The Festival hosts nearly 30 countries, 3.000 musicians and buskers, 1.000 concert activities and entertainment, including 2/3 free, fifteen indoor stages and ten outdoor and receives over 2 million people among them we found a 25% of tourists, 400 accredited journalists, in short, a great festival where music is at its best. This year, the Montreal International Jazz Festival will also become Verdun Borough and will be free and Wellington Street will recall the years when the festival was on St-Denis Street.

 

Tips

There are several concerts at the same time but most of them take place more than once at different times in different scenarios sponsored.
You can buy tickets on line or in person at the ticket office of the festival.
You can also take advantage of travel packages created especially for the event that include overnight stays in hotels and shows.

 2019 Edition, June, 27th to July, 6th

Niagara Falls, Canada-United States border

Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls located on the Niagara River that connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario in eastern North America on the Canada-United States border. They are the Canadian Falls or Horseshoe, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil. They are known for their width but they are not high, they fall from a height of 52 meters. They are shared by the twin cities of Niagara Falls (New York) in the United States and Niagara Falls (Ontario) in Canada which are connected by three bridges (Rainbow Bridge, Whirpool Rapids and Lewinston Queenston Bridge). The largest Canadian falls are about 792 meters long and the American ones are only 323 meters long. The flow of falls during the high season is 5.720 m3 / s. Water has a diversion for hydroelectric production. The most powerful hydroelectric plants on the Niagara are Sir Adam Beck 1 and 2 on the Canadian side and the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant and the Levingston Pump Generating Plant on the American side. They receive a lot of tourism especially in summer and there are spotlights that illuminate both sides of the falls from dusk to midnight.

Tips

If you visit the falls in summer, you will find several activities to do. On the American side you have hiking trails, an observation tower or the Niagara Scenic Trolley which offers guided tours. On the Canadian side, you have Queen Victoria Park with gardens and terraces that offer views of the American Falls and the Horseshoe; there is also an underground path that leads you into observation rooms that give the illusion of being inside the falls themselves. You also have the observation point of Skylon Tower.

Maid of the Mist cruises will take you into the whirlpools behind the falls and the cable cars will transport you over the whirlpool behind the falls on the Canadian side.

There are also two zip lines.

On the Canadian side, you’ll find lots of shops and a lively nightlife until late as many hotels for every budget.

If you want to have a great meal all you can eat, you can go to the Casino on the Canadian side; it’s worth it.