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Canada is a land of varied contrasts, that
clients budget and desires.
combined, has created one of the worlds’
most beautiful and cultural countries.
At Valhalla Tours we take pride in what
Now in its10th year, Valhalla Tours’ offers we do and would welcome the
expertise and product knowledge to enhance opportunity to show our world to you.
your clients Canadian Experience.
We work closely with our partners in travel,
allowing you to have more and diverse
opportunities to discover the cities. towns and
villagers – each filled with character, charm
and personality. DS Consultants
Most people's conception of Canada goes little beyond
appreciating its vastness, recognizing its flag and identifying a
few well-known physical features. And while it's true that the
majority of travelers are attracted by the opportunity to explore
Canada's wilderness areas, natural wonders and low-key rural
charm, there is a lot more to Canada than maple trees, Niagara
Falls and wide open spaces.
It's the edginess between Canada's indigenous, French and
British traditions that gives the nation its complex three-
dimensional character. Add to this a constant infusion of US
culture and a plethora of traditions brought from Europe, Asia
and Latin America by migrants, and you have a thriving
multicultural society very much in the process of forming its own
identity. Those expecting Canada to be a blander counterpart of
the USA should check their preconceptions at the door -
Canada's wild northern frontier, which has etched itself into the
national psyche, and its distinct patchwork of peoples have
created a country that is decidedly different from its southern
ONTARIO Discover a place so diverse
that all your hearts desires can
be fulfilled. Ontario is the
shimmering waters of more
than 250,000 lakes and
100,000 km (60,000 mi.) of
rivers, vast tracts of towering
forests, long sandy beaches
and the natural wonder of
Niagara Falls. It is
cosmopolitan cities offering
shopping and dining. And
charming small towns with
lots of local colour. Ontario is
canoeing, hiking, cruising,
hiking, diving, rafting and a
place where the fishing season
lasts 12 months. Ontario is
ranging from hotels and
resorts, to quaint country inns
and B&Bs to rustic cottages or
camping under the stars.
Wherever you go and
whatever you do, there's
always more to discover in
• Meet & Greet
• Transfers Toronto
• City Breaks
• Event & Theatre Tickets
• Motor Homes
• House Boats
• Soft Adventure
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Toronto…You belong here!
Welcome to the World’s Best-Kept Travel Secret.
Toronto is a city that holds all the wonders of the world in one
clean, safe, friendly place: a theatre scene rivaled only by
London and New York, more than 80 cultures from across the
globe, attractions that range from high art to rowdy family fun,
and polished services for business travelers. What could make
that better? How about packing many of our most popular
attractions within walking distance of each other. In downtown
Toronto, a short stroll is all it takes to travel between thousands
of hotel rooms, great sports venues, the CN Tower, major
convention centres, endless shopping, top theatre, the
waterfront, and inspired cuisine.
GREATER TORONTO AREA (GTA)
Explore Canada's largest and most exciting city with museums, galleries
and theatres that rival the best in the world. Globetrot to culturally
diverse neighbourhoods with eclectic shops and restaurants serving
delectable cuisine from all corners of the world. Follow the Lake Ontario
shoreline to the Royal Botanical Gardens and awaken your senses with
over 50 collections of magnificent blossoms and blooms. Hop aboard a
vintage streetcar or ride historic rails through a showy display of fall
colours. Combine the best of city and country life on a vacation in this
glorious region - locally referred to as the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
Let your spirits soar in Canada's capital region where
over 300 years of nation building have blanketed the
landscape with glorious heritage buildings, diverse
museums and cultural venues. Meander along the
banks of the historic Rideau Canal and watch boats
being lifted by hand-operated locks dating back to
1832. Board an elegant Edwardian style vessel for a
cruise on the Ottawa River. Go museum hopping
through all your special interests and be sure to try a
Beavertail - a unique, sweet pastry treat. Plan to spend
your vacation in a capital destination - a place of
endless attractions and warm hospitality that's an
engaging blend of English and French.
The Canadian Falls is approximately 52 metres(170 ft) high.
The Horseshoe Falls crest line is estimated to be 675 metres (2200ft)
The depth of the river at the base of the falls is actually higher than
the falls itself. The river's depth is estimated at 56 metres (184 ft).
The flow of water over the crestline of the falls is estimated at more
than 168,000 cubic metres.
The Canadian Falls was first described as "horseshoe" shaped in
Delight in a tapestry of flowering parks and gardens, bountiful
orchards and lush rolling hills gracefully set down between the
shores of two Great Lakes. Be awed by the mighty grandeur of
Niagara Falls - rightly considered one of the world's greatest
natural wonders. Feel your heart quicken as you cruise right
into the basin of the famed falls aboard the Maid of the Mist. Set
out for a hike and spot scores of raptors on the Niagara
Escarpment. Celebrate the bounty of the vine in September at
the annual Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and at January's
Ice-wine Festival. Come and stay in charming bed and
breakfasts and country inns during every season in this
The Town has retained its 19th century
charm and is a wonderful place to explore
with its forts, grand mansions, colourful
gardens and parks, and pot-pourri of arts
The Shaw Festival is a major annual
theatre event, featuring top quality
productions of the plays of George
Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. Originally named Newark, and the first
Staged in the Royal George Theatre,
capital of Upper Canada (Ontario) from
The Court House Theatre and the
impressive modern Festival Theatre. 1791 to 17 96, this is one of the best
preserved (and prettiest) 19th century
towns in North America, in a beautiful
setting on Lake Ontario, at the mouth of
the Niagara River. Worth a visit for its
charm alone, it has many other attractions,
not the least of which are several pleasant
inns offering tranquil dining and
accommodation. DS Consultants
Extending between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie to the East Sip golden Chardonnay on a winery
and Lake Huron to the West is where Ontario wine producers patio overlooking acres of sun-
grow their grapes. The fertile soils and moderate climate
drenched vineyards. Tour the cool
combine to produce orchards and vineyards yielding fruits of
cellars where great Merlots and
unique character and supreme quality. Cabernets age in oak casks. Situated
The word Ontario means sparkling water. To some of us, it at the same latitude as the great wine
means tasting the fruits of the soil…..wine. producing regions of Europe, Ontario
vintners’ bottle over 40 varieties.
Sample award-winning vintages at
"wine country" the source where Ontario's wine
makers compete with the worlds
finest. Enjoy a live summer jazz
concert in the vineyard. Dine al fresco
Did you know? at a romantic winery café. Celebrate
September's bounty on a harvest tour.
Ontario's vineyards cover Or step into January's frozen silence
to discover vineyards alive with the
about 5,000 hectares Ice-wine harvest. Ontario's wine
(12,350 acres) of rich, fertile country will delight both your eyes
land, at about the same and your palate.
latitude as Europe's major
grape growing regions. From its' humble beginnings over 100 years ago,
Niagara's "wine country" is now producing some
of the world’s finest wines.
For the past 20 years Ice-wine has been
produced in the Niagara Peninsula on an ever
expanding scale. Grapes are left on the vine
long past their usual Autumn harvest date.
Changes in temperatures during this period,
help to develop the character of the ice-wine.
Come to where adventure is a way of life and nature's
spectacles are just part of the scenery. Paddle your own
canoe through pristine wilderness routes and ancient
forests. Fish an angler's paradise, your way - From trophy
fishing to fly-in at a remote wilderness camp. Follow the
rugged shore of Lake Superior - the world's largest
freshwater lake. Venture into the world's largest game
preserve to observe magnificent wildlife like moose and
caribou roaming freely. In winter, snowmobile and ice fish
in the special warmth of Northern hospitality. For more
ways to find adventure, enjoyment and relaxation, get
ready to play in the "real" great outdoors, also called Near North / Algoma / Rainbow
Country / James Bay Frontier /
Lake Superior North Shore /Lake
of the Woods
Gaze out over glorious lakes, sandy beaches, rocky
islands adorned with windswept pines and stunning
scenery tucked around every inlet and cove. Spoil
yourself at a grand resort set on sparkling lakes and
surrounded by lush forests. Sail, scuba dive or fish in the
clearest, bluest waters you've ever seen. Be spellbound
as you trek through dense woodlands and along
towering sand dunes and limestone cliffs. Whisk away a
winter day skiing, try your luck at ice-fishing or
snowmobile over a vast, white network of groomed
trails. Central Ontario is a playground open for
recreation, relaxation and adventure - 12 months a year.
Feel the pride of a nation and the rich sense of history at the
heart and soul of the country. Delve into the long-ago days of
the Loyalists, faithfully preserved in towns and villages that dot
the region. Cruise down wondrous waterways and past emerald
islands numbering in the thousands. Pamper yourself at a
Victorian country inn. Traverse rolling hills, rocky highlands and
sand dunes that soar over 30 metres (10-ft.) high. Enjoy warm
hospitality and "joie de vivre" in charmingly rural French
communities. Wander through the valleys and highlands for a
spectacular show of fall colours. No matter what time of year it
is, Eastern Ontario provides a rewarding retreat.
Discover a land of charm, culture and diverse natural beauty
set down between two Great Lakes. Venture to the
southernmost point of mainland Canada or to land's end at
the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. Spread your wings at some of
the world's most renowned birding spots and witness the
spectacular late summer migration of thousands of monarch
butterflies. Hike along towering limestone cliffs and through
rare Carolinian forests. Join a chorus of resounding ovations
at theatres all over the region. Visit vibrant cities and
enchanting towns that celebrate their ancestry. Come and
experience Southwestern Ontario - where nature's gifts are
abundant and hospitality is a way of life.
ALGONQUIN PARK First established in 1893 as a wildlife sanctuary and to conserve the
headwaters of the rivers that flow out of the park, Algonquin Provincial
Park has earned a worldwide reputation amongst those who value its
natural and cultural heritage.
The essence of Algonquin is in its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges,
and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is
by canoe or on foot. There is also a second Algonquin – along the 56-
kilometre stretch of Highway 60. Here you can enjoy camping at one of
eight campgrounds, hike one of 14 trails, take part in extensive education
programs, and visit Algonquin’s superlative Visitor Centre and the Logging
Just inside the East Gate, the Algonquin Logging Museum brings the story
Algonquin Logging Museum
of logging to life from the early square timber days to the last of the great
river drives. Start your tour with a video presentation that sums up the
logging history of the Algonquin area. On the easy to walk 1.3 km trail, a
recreated camboose camp and a fascinating steam-powered amphibious
tug called an "alligator" are among the many displays. Take a step back in
time and learn about this very colourful aspect of Algonquin's human
history. The Algonquin Logging Museum also has an excellent bookstore.
No visit to Algonquin Provincial Park would be complete without a stop
Algonquin Visitor Centre
at the Visitor Centre at km 43. Opened in 1993 to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of Algonquin Park and the entire Ontario provincial park
system, the centre has world class exhibits on the Park's natural and
human history, a relaxing restaurant, an excellent bookstore and "The
Algonquin Room" featuring ongoing exhibitions of Algonquin art. A
theatre presentation sums up the Park story and then takes you out to
the viewing deck from where you can admire a breathtaking panorama
of wild Algonquin landscape.
Did you know?
Ontario is a hiker's haven
boasting 2,000 marked
hiking trails covering a
distance of approximately
10,000 km (6,200 mi.).
Hike Ontario's oldest and
longest trail - the Bruce Trail -
as it winds its way along the
Niagara Escarpment from
Niagara Peninsula to the top
of the Bruce Peninsula.
Come to an angling paradise where more than 400,000 lakes, rivers and
streams are brimming with the most desirable freshwater fishing experiences
in the world. Fly-in to the wilderness and drop bait on a tranquil lake where
the only sound is the call of a loon. Experience the thrill of reeling in a fighting
trophy fish and telling fish stories you don't have to make up. Savour a shore
lunch as your guide turns the morning's catch into scrumptious golden fillets.
In winter, hunker down in a heated hut and ice fish on a frozen lake. Make
plans to experience the angling adventures of your dreams in Ontario.
Did you know?
Ontario has the widest variety of
freshwater fish in the world,
including North America's largest
population of walleye.
Walleye / Northern Pike / Muskie/
Bass/Lake Trout/Brook Trout/Rainbow Trout
Kayaking Scuba Diving
DID YOU KNOW?
Alexander Graham Bell made the world's first Lacrosse, Canada's national game
long distance telephone call from his Brantford since 1867, is a modern version of
home in 1876 the Aboriginal game of baggatawy.
When Ottawa's famed One of the world's longest and most
Ontario can boast about having Rideau Canal freezes it colourful shows of holiday season
more lakeside resorts than becomes the world's longest lighting is the Niagara Falls Festival
anywhere else in the world. skating rink, stretching for of Lights that stretches along the
8km (5 mi.). Niagara Parkway.
Burlington's Royal Botanical Gardens
began as a make-work project in an old
quarry during the Great Depression.
Now 100,000 flowering bulbs bloom
there every spring. An adult male moose grows a
new 27 kg (60 lb.) rack of
antlers each year.
Niagara Falls was first illuminated in 1860 to
commemorate the royal visit of Albert Edward,
Prince of Wales.
Toronto and the nearby lake district
of Muskoka have some of the finest
golf courses in North America.
Toronto is the only Canadian city to have
teams in the major leagues of four With approximately 20% of the world's fresh
professional sports: baseball, hockey, water Ontario is the ultimate vacation destination
basketball and football. for adventures on waves and waterways.
Please contact us for further information:
120 Newkirk Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Ph: (905) 737-8275