Must see attractions in Eastern Ontario

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    National Gallery of Canada

    The National Gallery is a work of art in itself: its striking ensemble of pink granite and glass spires echoes the ornate copper-topped towers of the…

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    Boldt Castle

    This lavish turn-of-the-century island castle in the middle of the St Lawrence is only around 25km from Gananoque, but technically in the USA, so you'll…

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    Canadian Canoe Museum

    Displaying the world's largest collection of canoes and kayaks, this museum is a must-visit. The phenomenal display of around 150 canoes (500 are stacked…

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    1000 Islands Tower

    Just east of Ivy Lea, some 20km from Gananoque, a series of soaring bridges links Ontario to New York State, USA, over several islands. Halfway across,…

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    Canadian Museum of History

    Allow plenty of time to experience this high-tech, must-see museum across the river, in Hull, Québec. Documenting the history of Canada through a range of…

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    Canadian War Museum

    Fascinating displays twist through the labyrinthine interior of this sculpture-like, modern museum, tracing Canada's military history with the nation's…

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    Experience Akwesasne Welcome Centre

    Pop into this small interpretive center on Cornwall Island, between the bridge to the US border post and the bridge back to the Canadian mainland, to…

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    Thousand Islands National Park

    On the Thousand Islands Pkwy south of Mallorytown, you'll find the Mallorytown Landing Visitors Centre for the Thousand Islands National Park, which…

  • Parliament Hill

    Vast, yawning archways, copper-topped turrets and Gothic-Revival gargoyles dominate the facade of the stunning lime-and-sandstone parliament buildings…

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    Rideau Canal

    In 2007, this National Historic Site became Canada's 14th location to be named a World Heritage site, and it remains one of the country's eight cultural…

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    Upper Canada Village

    Some 12km east of Morrisburg, the region's preeminent attraction is a re-created town where costume-clad interpreters emulate life in the 1860s. Plan to…

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    Trent-Severn Waterway

    This scenic waterway cuts diagonally across eastern Ontario, linking the lakes and rivers of Simcoe County and the forested Kawarthas. The scenic hydro…

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    Sandbanks Provincial Park

    Offering some of the best sandy swimming beaches in Ontario, popular Sandbanks Provincial Park is divided into two sections: the Outlet, an irresistible…

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    Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary

    The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary offers 8km of self-guided nature trails and boardwalks that meander through a variety of habitats, from wooded…

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    Fort Henry National Historic Site

    This restored British fortification, dating from 1832, overlooks Kingston from its hilltop perch. The postcard-perfect structure is brought to life by…

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    Diefenbunker

    During the Cold War, paranoid officials commissioned this gargantuan four-floored, secret subterranean bunker, designed to allow the government to operate…

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    Canadian Museum of Nature

    This imposing baronial building houses one of the world's best natural history collections, which the vast museum brings to life with modern and…

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    Algonquin Art Centre

    Exhibits an array of wilderness-themed art through several media including paintings, photography, carvings and sculpture. Outdoor interpretive panels are…

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    Notre Dame Cathedral-Basilica

    Built in the 1840s, this shimmering tin-topped house of worship is the oldest church in all of Ottawa and the seat of the city's Roman Catholic archbishop…

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    Fulford Place

    This stunning 35-room Edwardian mansion was built in the early 1900s for quack-medicine millionaire George Taylor Fulford, the producer of the 'Pink Pills…