8 Great ways to spend the Labour Day long weekend!

Jul 27, 2010 at 11:56 a.m. ET

Canadians have a huge number of options when it comes to deciding what to plan for Labour Day weekend, the last long weekend before school starts and the symbolic end of summer. Here are some suggestions from various regions of the country to get you thinking ahead!

Couple at Niagra Falls

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Feel the mist!

In Niagara Falls, Ontario it will feel fantastic to have the mist from the roaring falls on your face in the summer heat! Better yet, don a raincoat and get really wet on the Maid of the Mist. Whatever your interests, Niagara Falls will fill the bill, and provide a fulfilling long weekend experience. Try your luck at the Fallsview Casino, watch the shows and play on the thrill rides at Marineland, stroll through the wax museums, or indulge in the numerous outdoor activities. Wine tours are also a great draw in this region!

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Resort to this!

The Muskoka region in Ontario offers up a fabulous weekend resort experience, and is well known as a beautiful and popular destination for cottagers. There is plenty to do in the area, including visiting a spa, taking in some local artist's work, going for a flying tour, or using the excellent trails.

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CanalA capital idea!

Ottawa Ontario is the capital of Canada, but is also a vibrant city just bursting with museums, art galleries, and attractions! Walking tours, boating on the canal, and strolling through the Byward Market are just a few ways you might spend your time. Don't forget to take a peek at the Parliament Buildings!

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Sleepover!

The Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia may not sound like a spot to spend the weekend, but at this aquarium guests can stay overnight and experience the sights and sounds of the marine life after the venue closes! You'll bunk down in front of the underwater gallery for a memorable night! Oh, and they offer a continental breakfast in the a.m. - perfect!

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Adventurous fun!

Various whitewater rafting adventure packages are available for all ability levels in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. You'll be busy and exhilarated all weekend long as you choose from activities including kayaking, hiking, fishing, rock-climbing, or take in a scenic tour. Try REO Rafting!

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Two destinations in one?

The harbor city of Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada's Maritime region boasts is a city destination, complete with museums and galleries, while simultaneously offering the beauty and activities associated with a small coastal town. Take in the city's historical architecture, or check out the public gardens. Venture to a fishing cove, or even go to the beach. Don't miss the Halifax Harbor!

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I'm watching you!

Make this Labour Day weekend the one you'll always remember by having a once in a lifetime experience while whale watching in Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy. Observe whales up close in their natural environment while riding in a zodiac boat! There is plenty of other wildlife and breathtaking scenery to take in as well. A trip to remember!

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Back to nature!

You may think of the ski hill when you hear Mont Sainte Anne, but the camping area east of the mountain in Quebec features a serene piece of nature perfect for the optimum back-to-nature weekend. Trailer rentals can be had, and the campground offers a beach, waterslides, fitness and adventure trail, entertainment in the form of movies and horseshoes, gondola rides, and even a small farm! Other adventurous pursuits can be found in the area such as paragliding!

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