In this time of social distancing, why not travel virtually to discover (or rediscover) world museums, tourist spots, zoos, etc.?
You have worked hard for:
- unlock your card’s bonus
- accumulate your points
- develop your strategies
- book your flights and hotels
- prepare your travel days
Entertainment for grown-ups and kids on school break.
Virtual travel with games and movies
Discovery game to guess a location, using Google Street View.
You are catapulted into an unknown place on the planet and the only clues you have are:
- the landscape
- the flora
- the language displayed on road signs and what you can see from the road
The more accurate you are, the more points you get. Good luck!
Flags of the world
Here is a quiz on the flags of countries and capitals.
Some are easy to recognize, others less so (what is the flag of Vanuatu? Hmm…).
The Travelling Adventurers
Until March 31st, the Adventurers Travelers are offering the screening of their films that are supposed to be in theaters right now.
If you can’t make it to a movie theater, listen to them in the comfort of your own home. Subscribe to their newsletter and follow the instructions to view your film online and travel virtually with these adventurers! You will have 48 hours to watch it afterwards.
Virtual travel with Disney
The Disney Group has closed its theme parks around the world until the end of March, as well as stopped its cruises around the world.
In the meantime, it is possible to virtually visit the parks by walking through them as if you were there. The only thing missing is their great Dole Whip ice cream!
You can’t virtually enter the rides, but a simple search on Youtube will allow you to watch those who have filmed all the rides in the parks(like Space Mountain: Ouuuaaahhhh!! )
Virtual travel to National Parks and other geographical locations
- At the Tembe Elephant Park Lodge in South Africa, there are webcams to watch in real time all kinds of animals
- In Canada, hike in Canadian national parks from Gros Morne in Newfoundland to Kluane National Park in the Yukon
- Or just try to see the view from the Churchill Northern Studies Center in Churchill, Manitoba (a good place to see the Northern Lights)
- Walk around Machu Pichu
- Walk on the Great Wall of China
- Visit U.S. national parks in the cold, volcanoes, caves, canyons and wetlands of Florida
- Imagine the sun, the heat and your feet in the sand of Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- See penguins at play at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California
- Or view all the webcams of several animals from the San Diego Zoo
- At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation biology institute, see webcams of giant pandas, lions, naked mole rats and elephants
- As for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, you can watch jellyfish, fish and other marine mammals
Cultural virtual tours and museums
- There is of course the ultimate visit to the Louvre in Paris
- The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
- Or the Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
- Also, the excellent National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC invites you to browse its collection
- See the works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
On Google Arts and Culture, you have access to almost 3,000 museums and galleries around the world.
- visit London’s Tower Bridge from a distance,
- find yourself at Cape Evans in Antarctica,
- see the Taj Mahal in India,
- visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Japan,
- walk on the Hollywood Boulevard
- explore the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
Hours of fun!
Get a free ticket to The Metropolitan Opera, which offers a series of streaming operas.
Since March 17, watch famous operas, including the famous opera La Traviata (available Thursday night, March 19, 2020), conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Through virtual exhibitions, discover history, art, science and nature with Canadian museums and heritage organizations.
Quebec museums offer digital experiences as well.