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Parliament Hill

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Parliament Hill

Ottawa, Canda

Ottawa is one of the world’s quiet capitals. Ask an American the capital of Canada, and the answer is likely to be Toronto or Montreal. But it’s Ottawa and Parliament Hill (called “The Hill” by locals) that are the heart of government, with Gothic Revival buildings softened by English gardens and monuments such as the Peace Tower, built to commemorate lives lost in World War I. How great is Parliament Hill for ambling? Three million people visit each year, which means someday, everyone will know the name of Canada’s capital.


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Take a helicopter tour to get a bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls -- the collective name for 3 waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Fall sand the Bridal Veil Falls. Located on the border between Canada and the US, this popular tourist attraction is 17 miles from Buffalo, NY, and 75 miles from Toronto. 960 1280

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With a crest of 56 feet wide, Bridal Veil Falls is located on the US side. It is the smallest of the 3 waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. Luna Island separates it from the American Falls and Goat Island separates it from the Horseshoe Falls. 960 1280

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Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls, renowned for its beauty and as a source of hydroelectric power. Ninety percent of the Niagara River flows over Horseshoe Falls, where about 2/3 of the falls is located in Ontario, Canada, and the other 1/3 in New York State. Quick Tip: Best vantage point to see the falls is from Table Rock Centre on the Canadian-side of the falls. 960 1280

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Unlike Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls is completely located in New York. The height of the falls ranges between 70 and 110 feet. Where?s your best vantage point to see the American Falls? Visitors can view the falls from the bank of the Niagara River on the American-side, but a head-on view is better on the Canadian side in Niagara Falls, Ontario. 960 1280

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