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Canada is the second largest country by area in the world (after Russia) and the largest in North America. Its only land border is with the United States, and remains the longest land border in the world. Canada is a major tourist destination, and is one of the world's wealthiest countries. The country is renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched landscape and its unique culture. country has displayed success in negotiating compromises amongst a culturally and linguistically varied population, a difficult task considering that language, culture, cuisine and even history vary significantly over the country. In contrast to the United States' image as a melting pot, Canada prefers to consider itself a mosaic of cultures and people. All Canadians are used to living and interacting with people of different ethnic backgrounds on a daily basis and will usually be quite friendly and understanding if approached in public. You will never look out of place or feel like an unusual sight while traveling Canada.

Niagra FallsNiagara Falls is far more than a beautiful natural phenomenon. It is a world-class travel destination with something for everyone, the city offers thriving night life, one-of-a-kind sightseeing, and adventure for all ages. The Niagara Falls honeymoon and family activities like the Maid of the Mist tour and Marineland are long-time traditions, while new Niagara attractions abound. The popular Fallsview Casino has made Niagara Falls a must-visit Canadian travel destination, and numerous Niagara accommodations from cozy bed and breakfast to luxurious resorts offer visitors an ideal retreat. While staying in Niagara take time to enjoy one of our many highly rated Niagara Golf Courses.  A growing gourmet food and wine scene, drawing upon nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyards, offers everything from out-of-the-way restaurant gems to popular Fallsview dining. Come see what makes Niagara Falls one of the world's favorite travel destinations!

Montreal CityMontreal is the cultural capital of Quebec and the main entry point to the province. The second largest city in Canada, it is a city rich in culture and history, has an inordinate number of attractive, fashionably dressed people, and a well-deserved reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America. Montreal is home to the second-largest population of native French speakers in the world, behind Paris. Vieux Montréal, or the Old City, is what many visitors come to Montreal for: old cobblestoned streets lined with buildings dating from the 17th through 19th centuries, grand old French restaurants, history museums, and the riverfront Old Port. During the summer, Place Jacques-Cartier is packed with street performers and restaurant terraces overflowing with tourists.  The Montréal International Jazz Festival features the top Canadian and international ambassadors of jazz (end of June to beginning of July). Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival is the largest comedy festival in the world and attracts over 2 million spectators each year (July) The largest Francophone music festival, the Francofolies de Montréal features over 1,000 artists, singing stars, musicians and emerging talent from some 20 countries around the world (end of July to beginning of August). The International des Feux Loto-Québec presented at La Ronde draws the largest pyrotechnics companies from around the world. Each show lasts 30 minutes, and the fireworks competition is the most prestigious and largest in the world (every Wednesday and Saturday evening from the end of June to the end of July). .

Jasper National ParkJasper National Park is the largest of Canada's Rocky Mountain Parks and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jasper spans 10,878 square kilometres (4200 square miles) of broad valleys, rugged mountains, glaciers, forests, alpine meadows and wild rivers along the eastern slopes of the Rockies in western Alberta. There are more than 1200 kilometres (660 miles) of hiking trails (both overnight and day trips), and a number of spectacular mountain drives. Jasper joins Banff National Park to the south via the Icefields Parkway. This parkway offers unparalleled beauty as you travel alongside a chain of massive icefields straddling the Continental Divide. The Columbia Icefield borders the parkway in the southern end of the park. Large numbers of elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and other large animals, as well as their predators make Jasper National Park one of the great protected ecosystems remaining in the Rocky Mountains. This vast wilderness is one of the few remaining places in southern Canada that is home to a full range of carnivores, including grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves and wolverines.

Vancouver City CenterBritish Columbia  is the westernmost province in Canada. Like much of Canada, it is a large place. British Columbia is about four times the size of Great Britain with less than one tenth of the population. British Columbia is a very mountainous region. There are a number of major mountain ranges ending with the Rocky Mountains that divide BC and Alberta. Like in most places worth visiting, there is a little something for everyone here. However, you will want to spend at least some time outside of the main cities in this region, and if you enjoy a very active and adventurous vacation, there are many options here to explore. "Ecotourism" is an often mentioned travel attraction destination in this part of Canada. Whether backpacking in the majestic forests or coast mountains, or kayaking through the many groups of islands, getting off the beaten path is sure to lead to a memorable trip. While Vancouver is still a young city, it has a variety of attractions and points of interest for the visitor. Many of the city's landmarks and historical buildings can be found in the City Center, including the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, Canada Place with its distinctive sails, the intricate Art Deco styling of the Marine Building, the old luxury railway hotel of the Hotel Vancouver and Gastown, original town site of Vancouver. Vancouver is a very safe city and consistently ranks in the top three of the worlds most livable cities. For many, Vancouver is synonymous with skiing and snowboarding. While there are no ski hills within the city itself, there are three "local" hills (Cypress, Grouse Mountain and Seymour) across the harbour on the North Shore. And of course, Vancouver is the gateway to Whistler, the biggest and one of the highest rated snow destinations in North America.

Halifax Old Town ClockNova Scotia has strong Scottish roots, but for a population of about a million it is remarkably diverse: with Mikmaq peoples, black Nova Scotians, French Acadians, Annapolis Valley farmers, lobster fishermen, and Haligonians all forming distinctive groups. Halifax  is the capital city of Nova Scotia and the largest city in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. The city's origins and rich maritime history derive from a strategic location and one of the world's great natural harbours. Today, Halifax is a busy Atlantic seaport and the economic and cultural hub of Eastern Canada. The Halifax Citadel overlooking the city and the harbour. Presently, the citadel is a national historic site and home to a museum and a small ceremonial garrison. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic  includes exhibits and artifacts related to the sinking of the Titanic and the devastating 1917 Halifax explosion. The CSS Acadia  is moored a few meters from the museum building; tours are available during the summer. Province House is Canada's oldest provincial legislature and of Britain's first overseas self-government. A fine example of Georgian architecture, the building first opened in 1842. Visitors can learn about the history of the site and the current Legislative Assembly through guided tours, displays and an audio-visual presentation. Province House is open year-round.

Quebec Chateau FrontenacQuebec City is the capital of the province of Quebec (though it is referred to as the National Capital in the province) in Canada. Located at a commanding position on cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence Seaway, Quebec City's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only city in north America, north of Mexico with its original city walls. Quebec is a city of 700,000 people with a remarkable history, as the fortress capital of New France since the 16th century. Quebec City's main sight is the Old Town, the upper part of which is surrounded by a stone wall built by both French and British armies. It is now a tourist district with many small boutiques and hundreds of historical and photographic points of interest. Some of the buildings are original structures, while others are built in the same style and architecture as former buildings. Chateau Frontenac is a Quebec City icon. Claimed to be the most photographed hotel in North America.

Banff National ParkBanff National Park in the Rocky Mountain region of Alberta gave birth to the Nation Park system. In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots. The park sees visits well into the millions annually. Lake Louise is a beautiful mountain lake in the middle of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies of Canada. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and at the far end is a large glacier. The lake is quite isolated, but provides a magnificent setting for a luxury resort, the Chateaux Lake Louise. Lake Louise Mountain Resort is only a short drive from the lake, offering ski-enthusiasts a wide variety of runs for varying skill levels. The ski season runs from November to mid-May. .


Toronto_CN_TowerToronto, Ontario is Canada's largest city and one of the most visited travel attraction destinations in the world. The CN Tower is the world's tallest building as well as Canada's most recognizable icon. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), the tower is the centre of tourism in Toronto. With a chance to see the breathtaking view of downtown Toronto, the CN tower attracts approximately 2 million visitors each year to walk on glass floor to watch the streets under their feet or eat over 1000 ft above ground at the revolving 360 Restaurant. Visit Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. Canada's foremost castle is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, towers, stables, and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens. Ontario Place is an internationally acclaimed cultural, leisure and entertainment parkland. The complex extends throughout three man-made islands along the Lake Ontario waterfront and has lots of rides, attractions and entertainment.