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The folks in the City of Niagara Falls in Ontario estimate that Niagara waterfall receives more than 12 million visitors every year. We truly weren’t surprised to find that it’s such a well-liked attraction – it’s one of the most famous in the United States as well. What we don’t do is attempt to decide which side – Canada or the US – gets more visitors.
The waterfront in Toronto consists of 10 acres of pure beauty. Here you’ll find an amazing ice skating rink, a large boardwalk, and a number of great ships on display. One such ship, the 1812 War Privateer of the North Atlantic, allows visitors to come on board and look around. Approximately 12 million people visit the waterfront of Toronto annually.
Granville Island was once a major epicenter for those working in the slaughterhouse or saw milling industries. Over time the island changed and for the past 30+ years has drawn visitors to its progressively growing collection of artist studios, galleries, theaters, restaurants, and artisan shops. The island receives more than 10.5 million visitors each year and it is consider that only 29 percent of those visitors are British Columbia natives.
The 1,000 acre Stanley Park dishonesty within the city limits of Vancouver. Visitors come to walk among the cedars, hemlocks, and gardens or to watch their children in the playgrounds. There are even a few small restaurants scattered within the park grounds. More than 8 million people stroll the park grounds on an annual basis.
Vieux Port, also known as Old Port, draws nearly 6 million visitors each year. The riverfront is completely separate from the nearby Port of Montreal but has its own distinct and attractive allure. During the summer months there are circus shows and dances while during the winter months patrons stop by to see the Montreal High Lights Festival and fireworks shows.
Exhibition Place is a large urban park spanning over 192 acres of land. The park sits on the seashore of Lake Ontario and frequently hosts special shows, including the Canadian National fair. The Canadian Bureau for the Advancement of Music calls Exhibition Place its home year round and is proud to cater to the 5.2 million visitors who flock to the park every year.
The Forks is another unbelievable park found at the point where the Red and Assiniboine rivers come together. The park has a lot of history, having once served as an Aboriginal settlement and then later as a major fur trading stop. Today the park draws more than 4 million annual visitors to its skateboarding park, plazas, and concerts.
Banff National Park was the first national park established in Canada. The park consists of 2,500 acres of land in the Canadian Rockies and frequently attracts nature lovers to its glaciers and meadows. There are two towns within the park: Banff and Lake Louise. Both are filled with galleries, museums, and cultural attractions designed to occupy visitors in between treks into the wilderness. Approximately 3.3 million people visit the park, to explore and to ski, each year.
Canada’s Wonderland is home to the largest wooden roller coaster subsistence in Canada. It’s also the location of the only “flying coaster” in the country – the Time Warp. More than 3.35 million people visit this incredibly fun theme park each year and, according to news sources, the park is still expanding.
Mont Royal Park is situated at the highest point in the city of Montreal. Within the park you’ll find a ski trail, an oratory, and a Roman Catholic Basilica – amongst many other attractions. The park, named for the city itself, captures the attention of more than 3 million visitors each year.