City Sightseeing Toronto’s double-decker buses and trolleys cruise through Toronto’s streets in true sightseeing fashion, with open-air access during warm months and cozy enclosed transportation during cold and inclement weather. Customers can hop on and off at more than 20 stops, with highlights including the CN Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, Dundas Square, and Casa Loma. Many packages also include a tour that drifts through Toronto Inner Harbour and its 14 islands as a guide provides commentary. City Sightseeing Toronto also facilitates day tours to Niagara Falls that feature comfy coach buses and narration by a licensed guide.
At first blush, Langley Wine Tours seems like a simple tourism booster, drawing attention to the lush vineyards that dot the region's rolling hills. That description is true, of course; the tour grants oenophiles access, tours, and tastings at seven destinations, including Back Yard Vineyards, and Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery. However, that's not where Langley Wine Tours magnanimity ends. Instead of keeping its well-earned money, the company donates 100% of its profits to the Langley Animal Protection Society. The company also gives back to its best customers; travelers can enter to win a variety of prizes by collecting tickets at each of their destinations, with gifts ranging from hotel stays and helicopter rides to cases of wine and singing telegrams delivered by the town crier.
As a provincial crown corporation, the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation oversees the handling and distribution of alcoholic beverages throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Spanning 24 retail stores and more than 100 agency locations, the NLC provides these cities and outlying communities with beverages that help make parties rowdier, holidays more festive, and soccer games actually interesting. Unlike many other provincial liquor services, the NLC blends and bottles its own spirits, and is responsible for dispersing more than 125,000 cases of liquor. Additionally, the shops carry a multitude of wines as well as beer brewed locally and around the world.
Housed within Riverhead train station’s 107-year-old walls, the Railway Coastal Museum immerses visitors of all ages in the province’s vibrant rail history via 42 themed exhibits, video presentations, and an automated train model. Visual aids in the form of 28 models, murals, and paintings treat eyes to a feast of bygone engineering triumphs, and an outdoor train park enables alfresco frolicking. For a trip back in time, choo-choo enthusiasts can check out a 1940s passenger train diorama and trade casserole recipes with 21 costumed 1940s figures. Guests can mug for local paparazzi in front of the Trans Canada Trail Mile Zero marker, or mill about the new dockyard exhibit for a glimpse into the aqueous world of maritime shipping.
One of the last standing WWI wireless stations, the Admiralty House was originally built to intercept secret German naval transmissions and track ships in distress but now propagates an understanding of the region's rich past through exhibits and dramatically recounted escapades. Delve into The City of Mount Pearl exhibit and shine your brain beams on Commander James Pearl and his utopian vision for a settlement democratically governed by sapient oysters. You'll also pick up blind-date-worthy conversation pieces about the city's place in communications, aviation, and WWI history. Contemplate the sea's treacherous side while perusing The S.S. Florizel exhibit, commemorating the disaster of the S.S. Florizel with artifacts from the Newfoundland wreck that claimed 93 lives in 1918. Visitors can explore on their own or with a guided tour, offering insights about which Mount Pearl government building is constructed entirely out of marzipan. Before heading home, meander across more than two acres of gardens and walkways, which offer a restful reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the peripatetic present.