Things to do in Canada
Ottawa: Foods of the World Exploration Game
Discover Ottawa’s world of flavours by solving challenges and unlocking stories on your phone, leading to new places and amazing stories. Play our engaging exploration game, stepping into the role of world-famous detective, Olympus Peraux. Highlights include: • Explore Ottawa’s Bike Cafe, Thali, Seoul Dog and other lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. • Learn about 11 of Ottawa’s most interesting eateries. • Discover a restaurant whose owner generously feeds thousands in need. • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game and a treasure hunt. Visit the La Brioche Pastry & Bakery where Famous person used to explore beautiful streets bakery downtown. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour
Hook your smartphone up to your vehicle's stereo and listen to a tour guide while you drive! Follow the suggested route from the audio guide between Jasper & Lake Louise, and discover the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic drives! The tour experience is the same in either direction. Learn about the incredible mountains towering above you and the early explorers who first found them. Discover the beauty of Banff, Yoho & Jasper National Parks. Hear about the Palliser Expedition, Peyto Lake, the Bow River, the magnificent Columbia Icefields & and other sights at your own pace. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Fun audio clips will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This audio guide will keep your group entertained & engaged along the way. Each point of interest also has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
Explore Canada Through Ottawa's Eyes with Walking Tours Through The City
This tour begins at the mouth of the historic Rideau Canal and explores the waterway's role in both early Canada and Bytown, and the unique factors that made Ottawa the first choice for the capital. Then, we cross the Rideau River and stop for a brief moment of reflection at the National War Memorial and the role Canada played in World War I. From there, we wander down the sidewalk gardens and patios of Sparks Street to explore Ottawa's adolescence and troubled growth into a capital. Finally, the tour ends at Parliament Hill where we take in the breathtaking views of the Ottawa River and surrounding cityscape and delve into Canada's slow and careful separation from Britain, the paranoia and icy tensions of the Cold War, and finally, the difficulties of unifying and governing a country with two national languages, dozens of cultural and religious groups, and a geographic size second only to Russia.
Waterfront Attractions Tour in Sault Saint Marie
Sault Ste Marie's history has always revolved around the rapids. The story of industry, life, and labour in this city begins with the whitefish, moves on to the fur trading empires, the industrial giant created by Francis Clergue, and the canals that are the lifeblood of commerce on the Great Lakes today. The story follows the struggles of the working classes as he builds the canal, and later, adapts to industrial mechanization. It ends with the modern day output of steel, and the end of the twelve hour day. Follow along as we take you through the history of life and labour in Sault Ste Marie, using old photographs and paintings to see the Sault through the eyes of people who came before.
Explore Canada's Metropolis with Walking Tours Through Toronto
The On This Spot app takes people on guided walking tours through the history that surrounds them. At each stop on their journey users will find themselves standing on the spot a historic photo was taken. They can view a then and now photo comparison, use the built in camera to create their own, and read about local history and how it ties into the broader human experience.
Ghosts of Drumheller: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour
Listen to a ghostly tour guide through your smartphone and experience the haunted history of Drumheller! With 15 spooky points of interest, this easy to walk 2.5 km (return) tour is a fun way to discover Drumheller's lost souls & haunted buildings.. if you dare! Haunted highlights include the Cactus Jack & the Waldorf Hotel, The Johnston House, the Drumheller Water Tower and Legion Hall. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
Toronto's Dark Side: Private Old Town Exploration Game
Play a city exploration game where you search your surroundings for ways to solve fun challenges and puzzles that reveal amazing places and stories in the Old Town of Toronto. There is no guide involved, you just follow an app and play at your own pace. Each challenge will lead you to the next place by providing you with exact directions on screen. As you solve the challenge, the story of that place is unlocked. And the next location is revealed. Highlights: Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. Visit St James Park and find out what lies beneath it Discover the intersection where a gang of clowns fought a band of firemen Take a walk through Canada’s oldest market If you are part of a group, one person can purchase access for everybody by selecting the total number of people. Everyone will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. Play on!
Walking Tour Along Stanley Park's Seawall
On This Spot takes people on guided walking tours through the history that surrounds them. Our unique then-and-now photos ignite people’s curiosity, while comprehensive walking tours examine a limitless range of historical themes. On This Spot makes history engaging, educational, and accessible to anyone with a mobile device. Join us for a guided tour of Vancouver's Stanley Park. Vancouver's Stanley Park is the largest old growth park in a downtown metro city where residents, tourists, and visitors can walk the entire perimeter of the park on Vancouver's seawall.
Yorkville-Bloor: Discover Canadian Haight-Ashbury on a Self-Guided Audio Tour
Toronto has been described as a “mosaic of neighbourhoods.” Yorkville with its fascinating history, chic boutiques, fine art galleries, luxury hotels, award-winning landscape architecture, charming cottages and heritage buildings provides the perfect backdrop for a delightful stroll. On this 45-minute self-guided audio walking tour, you’ll experience Yorkville’s evolution from a small Victorian village on the outskirts of Toronto to the centre of a world-famous music scene during the 1960s and 70s, and finally to the upscale retail destination replete with exclusive residences that it is today. You’ll peel back its layers of history while learning about the architects, personalities and developers who have left their mark on its urban fabric. You'll see how new construction and the conversion of heritage properties continues to transform the character of what was once considered “the Canadian Haight-Ashbury”.
From Ravines of Rosedale to the Towers of Yorkville: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Most Canadian cities are defined by hills and mountains, but Toronto has an upside-down quality. Its ravines are its hidden treasures, and you have to seek them out. On this walk, you'll cross over Rosedale Valley and wind your way into Yorkville, a neighbourhood with a lively history, now filled with chic boutiques and restaurants. You'll hear about the people who lived and worked in these neighbourhoods along the way, from musicians and artists, to soldiers, sheriffs, schoolgirls and wealthy financiers. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Toronto Greatest Hits Walking Audio Tour
This self-guided GPS audio walk will take you along the two busiest streets of Toronto: Front Street and Yonge Street. This tour will be Toronto tourism on speed: we're walking past most of the biggest attractions and landmarks in an hour. Join me while we walk past the Skydome, the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and maybe catch a festival in Yonge and Dundas Square. Mid afternoon to the evening is the best time to take this tour. Ideally, take the walk during the Spring and Summer when baseball season is in full swing. Places to stop along the way include Steam Whistle Brewing, Yonge and Dundas Square, Nathan Phillips Square, and any Tim Horton's if you're hungry. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Historical Elora: Explore the beautiful surroundings on this cycling audio tour
Come experience the sights, sounds, and history of Elora as we cycle along the Elora Gorge, Elora's historic downtown core, and a myriad of bicycle paths along the Grand River. On this self-guided GPS audio tour, we'll discover how the Gorge was created, it's troubled past, and why so many wish to visit it to this day. Learn about Elora's industrious past, from it's toy making to its farm implements, and how they've transformed through the years to now accommodate the tourism industry 1000s visit throughout the summer. You'll need your own bicycle, smartphone and headphones for this tour. This tour can be done in a group or individually. We acknowledge with gratitude the work of Stephen Thorning and Kenneth Hewitt, a local historian and naturalist whose passion for Elora produced most of the information we will share with you today.
Kensington Market, Chinatown and the Art Gallery of Ontario: A Self-Guided Tour
Explore the colourful streetscape of two of Toronto’s most popular neighbourhoods with Jane Herman of On the Town Tours. Start this self-guided GPS audio tour in one of the most “Instagrammable” spots: the south side of the Art Gallery of Ontario and end the tour at Kensington Market. Along the way, you'll pass by the iconic OCAD University and Chinatown. Jane expertly helps you navigate your way through the proliferation of street artists, vintage clothing stores, speciality markets, and unique eateries, providing invaluable suggestions about where to stop along the way. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Start the tour in the app and put your phone in your pocket. The directions are clear and easy to follow and are great for both tourists as well as locals looking for a fun afternoon.
Historical Ghost Walk: An audio tour of downtown Hamilton's resident phantoms
This half hour self guided audio tour will take you through central downtown Hamilton, include some interesting local and dark history as well as some fascinating ghostly tales certain to bring you a few shivers. Let's meet some of the phantoms that roam the streets of Hamilton and hear what they have to say. The stories were compiled and are narrated by Mark Leslie, long time local resident and author of the book Haunted Hamilton.
Ottawa's Pioneering Days: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Starting where Ottawa began, this self guided audio tour will take you to the very best city viewpoint. Beginning back when there was nothing here but forest, you will see where and hear how Ottawa began and gain a pretty good feeling for the circumstances, events and leaders that shaped the city in its earliest days. Most everything you see as you walk is explained. The tour ends in the most famous market in town, where you will find lots to see and great places to refresh yourself. Take in gorgeous views of the Ottawa River. Find out about the indigenous people who inhabited the area for thousands of years. Learn about the famous locks of Ottawa. Finally end the tour in the bustling Byward Market. Along the way, discover the stories of the pioneering characters who have shaped the captivating history of Ottawa.
Financial District and City Halls: An audio tour of Toronto's seminal buildings
Toronto has been an economic hub since the 1850s. Come on this self guided audio tour through the heart of its Financial District. You will gain insight into the architectural and commercial evolution of Toronto, along with the innovations that enabled the construction of the modern high rise city. Learn about the buildings that helped change the face of Commerce in this ever-changing cityscape. Along Queen Street, we'll stop to view both Old and New City Halls, where we will deepen our understanding and appreciation of these important landmarks.
Queen Street West: An audio tour exploring Toronto's coolest street
Queen Street West was recently declared the second coolest street in the world: to Canadians it's the coolest street in the country, and a defining part of Toronto. Join me on this self guided audio tour while we explore Toronto's fashion district, walk past cannabis stores and famous music venues, admire contemporary art, and venture down a graffiti alley. Mind the white squirrels.
Casa Loma: Uncover the stories behind the regal facades on an audio walking tour
Take a self-guided audio tour through one of Toronto’s oldest forests. You'll explore the area just west of Casa Loma, Toronto's castle on a hill. In 1910, this area was in high demand because of its grand view of the city. Wealthy industrialists competed for the finest homes by hiring the best architects. This easy walk will take you to some of the neighbourhood’s most famous houses and tell you about the characters who inhabited them. Some of the highlights along the way include: • Discovering the story behind the famed Neilson house and the Maclean's magazine house. • Hearing about Marshall McLuhan and the origins of the phrase “global village” • Finding out about the early settlers of Casa Loma • Seeing where Ernest Hemingway got his start as a writer • Walking along the oldest beachfront in the city This 30 minute tour starts at Casa Loma and finishes at St. Clair West subway station. Download the VoiceMap app, then download the tour and start it whenever you're ready.
West Queen West: Uncover the cultural heart of Toronto on an audio tour
Voted 2nd coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue Magazine, West Queen West is the Brooklyn of Toronto. Known for its emphasis on arts & culture, fashion, excellent food, and a lively nightlife, this is the neighbourhood to visit if you want to experience Toronto like the locals. This self-guided audio tour takes you through the best of West Queen West and allows you to see the neighbourhood through a local's eyes. Find the best places to take in some arts & culture, eat, shop, and party! The tour is ready whenever you are. Simply download it through the VoiceMap app while in a wifi zone and then hit the Start Tour button when you're ready to get going. Your guide is Nellwyn Lampert, a Toronto-based writer and a lifestyle blogger. When she's not reading or writing, she can usually be found exploring Toronto and finding the best places to eat, shop, and party.
Montréal's Mile End to Outremont: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Take this self guided audio tour through Mile End to Outremont. This is a place where artisans and musicians live side by side with new families and old immigrants. It's a real, working neighbourhood where you're likely to see old men gossiping on the street corner the way they've done for fifty years, musicians hoisting cellos past the flower shops, Hassidic men in big fur hats carrying prayer shawls, and children yammering in three languages as they ride their scooters to neighbourhood schools. You'll find independent bookshops, vintage stores, funky young designers and artisanal bakers and chocolatiers. There's always a bench to pause and people-watch, and there are plenty of shade-trees, some bearing cherries and pears. This is one of the best neighbourhoods in Canada to feel how electric an urban space can be when it defies homogenization.