7 Things You Should Do In Porter Destinations
There are lots of must-see attractions in Porter cities, so we created our very own Porter destinations bucket list. Here’s a roundup of fun activities and sights to add to your tally of experiences when you visit.
Thunder Bay: Zip Line Adventures
Get your adrenaline pumping with a fast-paced, half-a-mile-long zip line ride through the depths of Eagle Canyon in Thunder Bay. The ride takes just 60 seconds, but with maximum speeds of over 72 kilometres per hour and a height of 175 feet, it’s sure to be an unforgettable one. While you’re there, check out Canada’s longest foot suspension bridge, which hangs 152 feet above the canyon and is 600 feet long.
New York: Views From A Record-breaking Skyscraper
At a dizzying height of 1,776 feet, One World Trade Centre is the tallest building in the Americas. A 47-second elevator ride whisks you up to the 100th floor, where a 360-degree observation deck allows you to see as far as 80 kilometres beyond the Manhattan skyline.
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St. John’s: Hike To A Geographical Landmark
Walk along the rugged coastline outside St. John’s to Newfoundland’s oldest lighthouse, Cape Spear, which marks the most eastern point of the North American continent. From here, there’s nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean between you and Europe (but keep an eye out for icebergs and humpback whales). Find out more about Cape Spear here.
Toronto: Views From A Vertigo-inducing Tower
The CN Tower’s 2.5-inch-thick glass floor is all that separates you from a 1,122-foot drop to downtown Toronto. Walk or jump across the transparent platform and get a bird’s eye view straight down – rest assured, the glass is sturdy enough to withstand the weight of 35 moose.
Timmins: Eat Celebrity-approved Pizza
Shania Twain fans should head to Don’s Pizzeria, a favourite local eatery in her hometown of Timmins. The singer is known to have a penchant for Don’s Veggie Pizza – a mouthwatering combo of mushrooms, green peppers, olives and tomatoes.
Boston: Discover Old-school Academia
Some of the world’s greatest thinkers have taught and been taught at Harvard University, the oldest higher-learning institution in the United States. Take a stroll around the gorgeous leafy campus and follow in the footsteps of its many notable alumni.
Montréal’s Mile End neighbourhood is home to not one, but two world-renowned bagel shops: Fairmount, which has been around since 1919, and Saint-Viateur, which opened its doors in 1957. Grab a fresh bagel (or a dozen) from each place and join in on the eternal debate about which is better. Plus, check out Montréal’s other iconic eats.