Flight Centre’s Top Ten Canada and USA Must Sees

11 May 2012

1. Canada’s Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains are an icon of Canada and an unparalleled sight that is impressive in every way. Take the famous Rocky Mountaineer train journey and simply sit back in awe.

2. The Big Apple

Take a romantic carriage ride through Central Park, shop along Fifth and Madison avenues, enjoy popular Broadway shows, designer stores, historic hotels and Times Square

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The Naked Cowboy on Times Square

3. Cruise Alaska

Cruise the waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage and marvel at some of natures finest handiwork: glaciers, rainforests and amazing wildlife such as brown bears, humpback whales and eagles.

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Cruise the fjords off the coast of Alaska

4. Touch a Glacier

The Athabasca Glacier in The Columbia Icefield is a tongue of ice six km long and one km wide. Take the Ice Explorer to the middle of the glacier and touch ice formed as long as 400 years ago.

5. Visit Hollywood

From its humble beginnings in 1853 to the multi-billion dollar industry that is Hollywood today, a visit to the home of the movie industry is well worth it. Take in the sights of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, home to nearly 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints and autographs in the cement of the theatre’s forecourt.

6. Explore Washington’s many sights

Take in a show or concert at the Kennedy Centre, visit the Smithsonian Institution, tour the famous monuments and wander through the historic waterfront of Georgetown, a shopper’s dream.

7. Enjoy the best of Quebec

The European charm of Quebec is great any time of year, but visitors in January will be treated to one of the largest and most wonderful carnivals in the world – the Quebec Winter Carnival.

8. See Lake Louise, The Rockies

Right in the centre of the Rocky Mountains is the truly stunning Lake Louise, a World Heritage site. In summer or winter, Lake Louise is a must-see on your Western Canada itinerary.

9. Canada’s Calgary Stampede

“The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” dates back to 1886 and features rodeos, stage shows, concerts, chuckwagon races and more. Book early and enjoy with one million other spectators.

10. Walk Boston’s Freedom Trail

One of the USA’s first historic walking tours, taking you to 16 historic sights covering 250 years of the United State’ most significant past.

For more information about these great destinations and experiences contact Flight Centre on 0860 400 727 or visit www.flightcentre.co.za for current USA/Canada special offers.