Kingston, Ontario (Canada)
According to PHARMACYLIB, Kingston is located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario at the confluence of the Rideau Canal and not far from where the St. Lawrence River originates. The city is located 150 km southwest of Ottawa. Kingston, since the 17th century, was one of the main trading posts on the Great Lakes, through which furs were sent to Europe. In 1673, in the place where the St. Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario, the French built Fort Frontenac. Until today, only the northwestern bastion and a section of the wall have survived from the fort, which can be seen in Kingston. The main attraction of the city is Fort Henry, built in 1832. Every day there are performances that acquaint visitors with the life of the British military in the 19th century.
In the vicinity of Kingston, sunken ships lie in coastal waters, which attracts lovers of wreck diving in fresh water. Almost all wrecks were built in the second half of the 19th century and wrecked in the early 20th century. Underwater visibility varies from 15 to 30 m, the depth of immersion can reach 35 m. From Kingston you can go on a cruise on the St. Lawrence River.
From Kingston to the city of Brookville, the well-known tourist region “Thousand Islands” stretches along the St. Lawrence River. It covers many small islands in the riverbed, where forts were built during the colonization of North American lands by the French. Here is also Saint Lawrence Islands National Park. The park was founded in 1904 in order to preserve the rich diversity of flora and fauna of the islands. The Saint Lawrence Islands National Park became part of the vast Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve in 2005, created by UNESCO.
To the west of Kingston on the coast of Lake Ontario lies the city of Belleville. Belleville is known for its endless fishing opportunities. This is one of the best areas in the country to catch perch, pike and walleye. Not far from Belleville, on the coast of Lake Ontario, there is a small resort town of Picton. There are sandy beaches, forests, lakeside cottages, and opportunities for fishing.
Mont Tremblant, Quebec (Canada)
About 100 km north of Montreal in the Laurentides, on the slopes of Mount Tremblant (935 m), there is a provincial park of the same name with many ski resorts, which in the summer turn into holiday homes with extensive golf courses and bike trails. The most popular resort in this region is the Mont Tremblant ski resort. Of all the local resorts, it is characterized by the largest elevation difference (650 m) and has the longest track (6 km). All in Mont-Tremblant offers 94 ski slopes, of which half have an increased level of difficulty, and 13 lifts. For lovers of snowboarding and extreme skiing, there is the Gravity Park. The village, which is located near the resort, is built in the old European style. There are rest houses, hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and discos. The surroundings of the resort are no less picturesque: hiking trails and cross-country skiing trails are laid through the surrounding forests, lakes and waterfalls.
St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada)
St. John’s is the capital of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The city is located on the southeast coast of Newfoundland on the Avalon Peninsula. It is the oldest and easternmost city in North America. The first settlement on the territory of the modern city was founded by the British in the early 16th century. One of the streets of the city – Water Street – is considered the oldest city street in North America. Be sure to walk along the city harbor, where there are old buildings built in the Victorian style, as well as numerous shops and restaurants. At the north end of the harbour , Signal Hill rises, offering excellent views of the city and its environs. On the hill stands the 19th century Cabot Tower.
The cultural center of St. John’s, and the province as a whole, is the Rooms building, which was built in 2005. The Provincial Museum, the Provincial Art Gallery and the archives are located here. The Art Gallery has the largest collection of art created by local artists, sculptors and photographers. Opposite the Rums building stands the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. George Street is known for its bars and discos; here life is in full swing even at night. From the south, the city’s harbor is bounded by Cape Spire, which is called “the far east of the Western world.” And in fact, it is the easternmost point of North America. In addition, the cape is considered the windiest place on the mainland.
Tours depart from St. John’s around the island of Newfoundland, along its coastline, where you can watch whales, birds and drifting icebergs, national parks and reserves, as well as numerous historical sites that tell about the history of the settlement of the region by Europeans.