CAMBRIDGE, ON, March 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Niagara Falls, the Canadian Rockies and Old Quebec City top Canadians list for our Country's "must-see" destinations, according to a survey by Transitions Optical Inc. and Leger Marketing.
Canada's Top 10 Sightseeing Destinations:
- Niagara Falls (Ontario)
- The Canadian Rockies (Alberta)
- Old Quebec City (Quebec)
- Stanley Park (British Columbia)
- Old Montreal (Quebec)
- Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick)
- Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia)
- Peggy's Cove (Nova Scotia)
- CN Tower (Ontario)
- Pacific Rim National Park (British Columbia)
Transitions® lenses are the Official Sponsor of Sightseeing™ because they help enhance everyday experiences and visually and emotionally connect people to their everyday sights of life whether on vacation or in their backyards. Transitions Optical believes vision is one of our most precious senses and is committed to helping Canadians establish healthy eye habits.
"Our sight is the most precious sense we have, but too many of us take our sight for granted and the impact of vision-loss is often not realized until it's too late. ," said Dr. Upen Kawale, Optometrist. "Regular routine eye exams, proper lens selection and protecting your eyes from UV rays and glare when outdoors will not only ensure that you have optimal vision today, but will ensure you can enjoy healthy vision for a life time."
Transitions Optical and the Official Sightseeing Ambassadors, Canadian sports broadcaster, Andi Petrillo, and world champion skier, Melanie Turgeon, invite Canadians to visit these exceptional locations, and visit www.SeeMoreSights.ca to vote for their top five Canadian sights and share photos of all their 'life's most precious sights' for a chance to win a weekly, first or grand prize.
A closer Look at the Survey Results
- Prescription eye glasses (37%) and Sun glasses (66%) are two of the top five items Canadians say they need to experience popular destinations
- While they didn't make the Top 10 list Churchill, Grasslands National Park, Gros Morne National Park and Anne of Green Gables house were the most popular sights chosen for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island
- Out of all the NHL teams to watch, Montreal Canadiens was the number one choice for Canadians
- Interesting sights to note: Man on His Back (SK), Toronto's Gay Pride (ON), Dawson City (YT), Manitoulin Island (ON), Ottawa's Peace Officers March (ON), Rocher Percé (QC)
The Great Canadian Sights Tour
So what do you think Canada? Want to have a say in determining Canada's top five sights? Visit www.SeeMoreSights.ca from March 13 to April 16, 2012 to cast your vote. Transitions' Official Sightseeing Ambassadors, Andi Petrillo and Melanie Turgeon, will hit the road to visit the top five sites and will host a series of educational, fun and interactive consumer events.
The Sight of the Day Photo Contest
From March 26 through August 31, 2012, Canadians can also upload photos of all their life's most precious moments and sights for a chance to win the Grand Prize of an ultimate sightseeing dream vacation in partnership with Flight Centre. Plus enter to win the Ultimate Staycation and other weekly travel kit prizes. The weekly travel kit prizes include: a digital camera, backpack, sunscreen and sightseeing discount voucher redeemable at Flight Centre.
All of the photos submitted into the contest will be compiled to create a photo mosaic that will be revealed at the end of the campaign on World Sight Day (October 11, 2012).
About Transitions Optical
Since Transitions Optical, headquartered in Pinellas Park, Fla., was founded more than 20 years ago, the company has been driven by an innovative spirit and a commitment to partnership. As the leading provider of photochromics to optical manufacturers, Transitions Optical offers state-of-the-art light management technology in virtually every major lens design and material encompassing a family of everyday adaptive lenses and performance sun lenses.
Everyday lens options include Transitions® lenses, which provide the optimal balance between outdoor darkness and indoor clarity; Transitions® XTRActive™ lenses which provide superior darkness outdoors; and the revolutionary Transitions® Vantage™ lenses, the first and only photochromic lenses to darken and polarize outdoors.
Transitions Optical's performance sunwear line includes a range of products customized in partnership with other best-in-class brands to improve depth perception, clarify colour and increase contrast for specific outdoor activities.
Transitions Optical is dedicated to promoting healthy sight worldwide and to supporting its partners and optical professionals with tools, programs and resources to aid in their individual efforts and help strengthen industry growth. For more information, visit Transitions.com, or contact Transitions Optical Customer Service at (800) 848-1506 (United States) or (877) 254-2590 (Canada).
*More information about the survey design
The survey was completed on-line from January 23 and 25, 2012 using Leger Marketing's online panel, LegerWeb, with a sample of 1523 Canadians.
Video with caption: "Caption: Andi Petrillo, Official Sponsor of Sightseeing™ ambassador, unveils Canada's Top 10 Sightseeing Destinations". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120314_C3753_VIDEO_EN_11051.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11051.jpg&clientName=Transitions%20Optical&caption=Caption%3A%20Andi%20Petrillo%2C%20Official%20Sponsor%20of%20Sightseeing%26%238482%3B%20ambassador%2C%20unveils%20Canada%27s%20Top%2010%20Sightseeing%20Destinations&title=TRANSITIONS%20%2D%20From%20Water%2C%20Rocks%20to%20Historical%20Cities%2C%20Canadians%20Select%20our%20Country%27s%20Top%2010%20Great%20%22Sites%20to%20See%22&headline=From%20Water%2C%20Rocks%20to%20Historical%20Cities%2C%20Canadians%20Select%20our%20Country%27s%20Top%2010%20Great%20%26quot%3BSites%20to%20See%26quot%3B
Image with caption: "Niagara Falls (Ontario) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11083.jpg
Image with caption: "The Canadian Rockies (Alberta) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11079.jpg
Image with caption: "Old Quebec City (Quebec) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11087.jpg
Image with caption: "Stanley Park (British Columbia) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11093.jpg
Image with caption: "Old Montreal (Quebec) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11085.jpg
Image with caption: "Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11075.jpg
Image with caption: "Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11077.jpg
Image with caption: "Peggys Cove (Nova Scotia) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11091.jpg
Image with caption: "CN Tower (Ontario) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11081.jpg
Image with caption: "Pacific Rim National Park (British Columbia) (CNW Group/Transitions Optical)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120314_C3753_PHOTO_EN_11089.jpg
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