There’s more to Canada than Toronto. Here’s why you need to explore Ontario soon

Canada’s most populous province, Ontario is home to nearly 40% of all Canadians. It is diverse and vibrant from the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, to the First Nations villages on the Hudson Bay shores to the north. There are charming towns, historic settlements, a beautiful chance for cruising amid Saint Lawrence River’s Thousand Islands, as well as vast wilderness in national and provincial parks like the much-loved Algonquin. Ontario celebrates its diversity year-round, from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival to the Toronto International Film Festival and RBC Ottawa…

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Brewing up in Banff: tea with altitude at Lake Agnes Tea House, Canada

Enjoy a good pre-breakfast workout with a steep 3.5km trek to this secluded cafe in Banff national park, built in 1901 as a shelter for hikers. Starting behind the historic Fairmont Lake Louise hotel, the path winds through forest that opens up with spectacular vistas of snow-streaked crags. For brisk walkers, the journey takes about an hour; the less fit will find it verges more on two. Make sure to take a breather at the shimmering Mirror Lake before making the final ascent. In midsummer, the cabin swarms with hikers….

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Worried Trump might win? Plan your escape to Cape Breton, Canada

In early February this year, Destination Cape Breton, the tourist association for the rugged island off Nova Scotia, was fielding its usual one to two online inquiries a week. Then local radio host Rob Calabrese launched a cheeky website called Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins, encouraging Americans to consider a move. Its home page read: “Hey Americans! Donald Trump may become the president of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, may I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island?” The media…

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Starbucks: Computer outage disrupts sales in US, Canada

  A computer outage affecting registers forced Starbucks to give away free drinks Friday before closing stores early. The coffee chain said the outage affected 7,000 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada. It did not say when it expects registers to be back up and running, or explain exactly what caused the outage. The outage began in the early evening on the East Coast and in the late afternoon on the West Coast. Stores that had not already closed for the evening were closed early, the company…

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In Summer Vacation One Of The Best Places To Visit Muskoka Cottage Country, Ontario, Canada

In Eastern Canada, “cottage country” covers any lake destination within easy driving distance for a quick weekend getaway. Central Ontario’s Muskoka district is close to Toronto—about two hours north via Highways 400 and 11—while still offering an unplugged pace that’s a world away from Canada’s largest city. The 2,500-square-mile natural playground includes 8,699 miles of shoreline; 17 historic towns and villages; and countless waterfalls and lakes bordered by the granite peaks of Algonquin Provincial Park to the east and the 30,000 islands of Georgian Bay Islands National Park to the…

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