With more than two million lakes, 202, 080 km of coastline and a population density of 3.3 inhabitants per square kilometer; Canada is one big country. The world’s second largest country after Russia, Canada is divided into ten provinces and three territories. The majority of the population reside within 160 kilometers of the US border, which has meant that the majority of Canada’s wilderness has remained unspoiled.
Canada’s unspoiled, natural beauty draws visitors from all over the world every year. From snow-capped mountains and rugged glaciers, to lush forests and sandy beaches; Canada is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts alike. Whether it’s gazing at the Northern Lights from a sled pulled by Huskies, seeing the breathtaking Niagra Falls or hiking in the majestic Canadian Rockies – visitors are continually blown away.
Canada is a wonderful destination for outdoor adventure year round. In the winter, hit the ski slopes in Banff, Jasper or Whistler. Take advantage of the ice melts in spring and go white water rafting on the Ottawa River. Try your hand at surfing or boogie boarding in Tofino in the summer. When fall rolls around, go hiking and view wildlife in Algonquin Provincial Park. These are just a sampling of the possibilities…
Canada’s natural setting is absolutely amazing, and so are the animals that inhabit it. Humpback whales and dolphins, black bears and grizzlies, deer and moose. There are a number of wildlife tours throughout Canada that will take you through the forest or out to sea to view all sorts of wildlife.
One of the best reasons to visit Canada is to discover one of its many cultivated cities.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the countries commercial hub. Shop till’ you drop on Yonge Street, catch a big ticket show at the theatre or an indie concert at one of Toronto’s bars.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Visit Rideau Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore museums and discover Canada’s fascinating history.
Montreal is the cultural capital of Canada. Check out the annual Jazz Festival in June/July, enjoy contemporary dance performances at Agora de la Danse. Walk through Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal) and view public art, visit museums, City Hall and more.
Vancouver – the City of Glass – is blessed with a stunning natural setting. It is one of the only places in the world where you can go skiing in the morning and sailing in the afternoon. Enjoy amazing international cuisine, view the works of Emily Carr at the art gallery, check out Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden and much more!
Whether you’re an outdoor adventure enthusiast, a beach bum, a foodie or a lover of cultures, Canada has something to offer you.