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Canada openings unveiled

Canada openings unveiled
19 Dec 2013

As if there weren't already enough reasons to book flights to Canada for next year, a host of new openings have been announced across the country, ranging from museums to glacier walks. 

Let's take a look at the brand new attractions you could be enjoying on a holiday to Canada next year:

Glacier Skywalk

In the Canadian Rockies, May 2014 will see the opening of the Glacier Skywalk - a thrilling new experience designed to enhance visitors' enjoyment of the Columbia Icefield.

Starting out from the Glacier Discovery Centre, tourists will journey along the Discovery Trail - a cliff-edge walkway extending along the Sunwapta Valley. From here, visitors can then step out onto the 180-degree Skywalk suspended 280m (918ft) above the valley below and enjoying a stunning panorama of the ice-capped mountain peaks. 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

A more sombre, but no less worthwhile tourism experience is to be had in Winnipeg from 20 September next year, when the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens its doors.

It will use multi-media technology to create an inspiring encounter with human rights.

'People are more aware of human rights issues than ever before, which opens exciting new tourism markets for travellers who want unique experiences that will move and inspire them,' commented Canadian Tourism Commission senior-vice president of marketing Greg Klassen.

Sea to Sky Gondola

For more stunning views, take a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia, when its opens in May 2014. 

After hopping off, spend the day walking scenic trails or venture onto the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge for breathtaking views. 

Via Ferrata

For those unfamiliar with the term, Via Ferrata are protected climbing routes in mountainous areas featuring cables, ladders and bridges, to give people without climbing knowledge or skill the chance to get out on the cliff face and experience the thrill of hanging above precipitous drops. 

Next year, Banff's first Via Ferrata opens at Mount Norquay.ADNFCR-408-ID-801674432-ADNFCR

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