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Canada
Travel Guide

Banff National Park which includes mountains, a lake or waterhole and landscape views

Stretching the width of North America, this country is known for its natural beauty and welcoming people. Come for a visit, eh.

Immerse yourself in pristine wilderness, wander flatland deserts and discover charming rural towns and diverse cities in Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

Visit Canada’s capital, Ottawa, in Ontario. Gaze at Parliament Hill on a summer evening to see the grand gothic buildings in a sound-and-light show or encounter Canada’s aboriginal cultures on Victoria Island. In winter, go ice-skating among historic buildings along the Rideau Canal. In spring, see a “sugar bush” on a maple tree farm.

Toronto, Ontario’s largest city, is full of surprises. Wander through Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy and Portugal Village before warming up in the 19-mile (30-kilometer) underground shopping and dining strip known as the PATH. Explore cultural, geological and natural history at the enormous Royal Ontario Museum or relax near the Victorian architecture of the Distillery district and taste local beers.

Encounter the French-influenced culture of Ontario’s neighbor, Quebec, in Montreal. Develop a taste for poutine (fries drenched in gravy and topped with cheese curds) or toffee made from pouring hot maple syrup into snow. Bike along Lake Saint-Louis through Musée de Lachine's outdoor sculpture museum. Wander amid homes and warehouses built in the 15th and 16th centuries in one of North America’s oldest districts, Quartier Petit Champlain in Quebec City.

In Alberta, find the Badlands desert landscape, a dinosaur graveyard and some of Canada’s best-known ski fields. In summer, look for grizzly bears and elk.

Ski resorts on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in British Columbia offer a huge array of snow sports in winter. Rock climb, mountain bike and hike in summer. Enjoy busy nightlife year-round. Move west to beautiful and mild Vancouver, a city on the sea, surrounded by mountains. Vancouver is a good jumping-off point for tours to Alaska.

Canada’s diverse landscapes, untamed wilderness and freezing winters are perfect for those seeking excitement. Find plenty of cultural attractions in the cities and small towns as well.

Popular cities in Canada

Casa Loma which includes heritage architecture, heritage elements and a castle
Toronto
Known for Entertainment, Theatre and Museum
Outdoor adventure, music and arts festivals, cultural attractions and more evening entertainment than you can shake a stick at – Toronto's got it covered.

Reasons to visit

  • The Path
  • Downtown Yonge
  • PATH Underground Shopping Mall
Montreal which includes a city, a bay or harbour and a high-rise building
Montreal
Known for Museum, Live Music and Art
With an exciting calendar of year-round festivals, stunning European architecture, exquisite eateries, high-end shopping and more, this city is pretty irresistible.

Reasons to visit

  • Saint Laurent Boulevard
  • The Underground City
  • Sainte-Catherine Street
Stanley Park showing a river or creek and a city
Vancouver
Known for Dining, Shopping and Port
This thriving Pacific Northwest city offers an alluring mix of cosmopolitan culture, an excellent restaurant scene and craft beer bars as well as wonderful natural scenery.

Reasons to visit

  • Vancouver False Creek Seawall
  • False Creek
  • Vancouver Waterfront
Parks Canada\'s Dufferin Terrace featuring landscape views, skyline and a city
Quebec
Known for Historical, Museum and Café
The historic capital of Québec province has all the charm of a French city surrounded by the scenery and sports of the great outdoors that Canada is famous for.

Reasons to visit

  • Old Port Quebec City
  • Quebec Cruise Terminal
  • Quebec City Convention Center
Calgary featuring a high-rise building and a city
Calgary
Known for River View, Theatre and Urban
Known locally as the gateway to the Canadian Rockies, this city is the hub of cultural and artistic talent in the region, boasting one of the world’s largest rodeos.

Reasons to visit

  • 17 Avenue SW
  • Scotiabank Saddledome
  • BMO Centre
Ottawa which includes cycling, a river or creek and street scenes
Ottawa
Known for Walking, Museum and Sport
The capital of Canada is a stylish city and a scenic getaway, with a diverse selection of art galleries, history museums and heritage sites.

Reasons to visit

  • Elgin Street
  • Byward Market Square
  • Rideau Centre

Popular places to visit in Canada

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