Showing posts with label tourism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tourism. Show all posts

September 14, 2014

Pointe-à-Callière Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History

There are so many places to see within downtown Montreal, and I am glad we went to check out the Pointe-à-Callière Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History that had the temporary exhibit of the epic journey of Marco Polo, as well as many fun permanent exhibits. It was fun for us to learn and see how the archaeologist go deep underground.

September 10, 2014

Drive-In Movie Theatres

I have never watched a movie in a drive-in movie theatre, but have seen many movies where people go to drive-in theatres, which looks like a fun experience I would want to try. In the 1950s, Canada has had over 250 drive-in theatres and they were the hottest ticket in town. In recent years, more than 4,000 drive-ins have gone dark across North America. It’s not too late share the joy of the drive-in movies with your family and friends at one Canada’s 50 remaining outdoor screens. Grab a blanket and catch a movie under the stars before summer ends or, add a stop on your fall road trip.

September 4, 2014

View of Montreal from Mount Royal

One of our favourite moments in Montreal was going to Mont Royal and seeing all of Montreal from the top. I really respect the choice the government has made to ensure that Mount Royal stays the tallest and looks upon the city. This lookout is a must see when you visit Montreal.

August 28, 2014

Exploring and Enjoying Downtown Montreal

This summer my family and I enjoyed exploring Montreal, Quebec. Our drive to Montreal was about 5 hours from Toronto with a few stopovers at ONroute locations. We stayed over at the largest hotel in the province of Quebec, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. The Canadian National Railway built this downtown hotel in the 1950s.

July 27, 2014

Our View of Toronto from the CN Tower

If you visit Toronto, CN Tower is an attraction that is fun to visit, as you get to see a view of Toronto from the top. Seeing Toronto in this perspective is exciting for both adults and children.

June 25, 2014

The Adventures We Enjoyed Using The Classic Niagara Falls Adventure Pass

Niagara Falls for centuries has a universal appeal to travellers from around the globe. It allows us to get close to the Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls, and see the beauty and power of water. My family and I used The Classic Niagara Falls Adventure Pass to enjoy 4 attractions: Journey Behind the Falls, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, White Water Walk, and Niagara's Fury.

March 11, 2014

Experiencing March Break Fun at the Royal Ontario Museum

To celebrate March Break (March 8 – 16) the Royal Ontario Museum has a number of special events planned to engage kids, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. My family and I had a wonderful global adventure through the ROM’s galleries, by stamping our ROM Passports this March Break while learning about the world around us.

February 14, 2014

Our Plans to Visit Montreal

image from micasa site
I have been to Montreal as a child and enjoyed it very much, and have thought of taking my children so they can sight-see. When I went to Montreal, I remember seeing downtown Montreal, the museum, the Olympic Stadium and a few markets.

January 29, 2014

Sesame Street Presents The Body at Ontario Science Centre

My children are at a curious age where learning about their bodies fascinate them. We were happy to check out the new Sesame Street Presents The Body exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre, which will be open until May 5th, and is free with general admission. 
My children had an awesome time learning and exploring about the body at this colourful, child friendly exhibition. The whole exhibition was set up as though we were at Sesame Street, which we enjoyed.

December 9, 2013

The Peacefulness of Flying a Kite and Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke bring this timeless classic Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary edition for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD on December 10th. Enjoy a spoonful of all-new digital restoration in this musical number that will make you want to tap your feet. I am sure this movie will bring back lots of memories for you, as it did for us. It is a wonderful movie to watch with the whole family.

December 6, 2013

AstraZeneca #HumanEdge Exhibit At Ontario Science Centre

My family and I were happy to check out the preview of the AstraZeneca #HumanEdge Exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre, which opens this weekend Saturday December 7th. This permanent exhibit hall will reveal innovative and exciting science through more than 80 exhibits, providing visitors with immersive, bodies-on experiences and new perspectives on unique artifacts. At the exhibit, we can explore all the wonders and possibilities of the human body, which made us appreciate and thank God for how miraculously we were created.

October 29, 2013

Our Adventurous Safari at Minneriya National Park

minneriya sri lanka
We went to see the elephants gathering at Minneriya National Park one morning during our vacation in Sri Lanka, close to the North Central Province. Minneriya is known to be a place where hundreds of Asian elephants lead by matriarchs gather and assemble along the banks of the reservoir. 

October 28, 2013

Discover Grains and Meet Celebrity Chefs By Winning Tickets To The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

On Saturday, November 2nd you can meet Canada’s Next Top Chef 2013 finalist and Grain Farmers of Ontario at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Resident Chef Jonathan Goodyear will be demonstrating his original Ontario grain recipes from inside the Grain Farmers of Ontario Growing Connections trailer.

October 21, 2013

Visiting The Turtle Hatchery

Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean attracts five varieties of turtles. Turtles are pre-historic creatures that have been in the ocean for millions of years. However, due to human activities they are an endangered species. We visited a Turtle Hatchery and learned many interesting information. In the Turtle Hatchery, the turtle eggs are protected from poachers and predators. 

September 26, 2013

We Learned How Elephant Dung is Transformed Into Paper During Our Eco Tour

Products made with elephant poo paper
During our visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, we saw a small elephant poo factory that gave us the opportunity to learn how elephant dung is transformed into paper. I have seen products made with elephant poo during the Green living show in Canada, so very curiously we went in. 

September 17, 2013

All about Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Human activities and greed has immensely impacted elephants by dramatically decreasing their population. Many of these family oriented wild mammals have become orphans or have got hurt because of our careless actions. In order to save the elephants from becoming extinct, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was opened in 1975 in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka close to Kegalle. This facility functions as an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground.

September 11, 2013

Our Stay at Jetwing Beach Hotel by the Golden Sandy Beaches

During our summer vacation in Sri Lanka, we had the pleasure of staying at the Jetwing Beach hotel in Negombo, Sri Lanka. We had a memorable stay at this hotel by the golden sandy beaches of Negombo.