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Canada
Travel Guide

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

Have an exciting time rock climbing and skiing in the Rockies, sample maple syrup treats in Montreal and enjoy the art and museum culture of Toronto and Vancouver.

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 a castle, heritage elements and heritage architecture
Toronto
Known for Seafood, Shopping and Theaters
Canada’s most populated city is a diverse cultural destination with world-class museums, concerts, family entertainment, sports venues and craft beers.

Reasons to visit

  • The Path
  • Downtown Yonge
  • PATH Underground Shopping Mall
Montreal showing a high rise building, a city and a bay or harbor
Montreal
Known for Seafood, Shopping and Tours
The City of a Hundred Steeples charms with its French identity, year-round festivals, and one of the most lovingly preserved historic city centers in North America.

Reasons to visit

  • Saint Laurent Boulevard
  • The Underground City
  • Sainte-Catherine Street
Stanley Park showing a city and a river or creek
Vancouver
Known for Seafood, Shopping and Ports
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 which includes landscape views, a castle and a city
Quebec
Known for Walking, Tours and Sightseeing
Explore the charming capital city of the Canadian province of Québec, and its surrounding nature, to discover a little piece of France in North America.

Reasons to visit

  • Old Port Quebec City
  • Quebec Cruise Terminal
  • Quebec City Convention Center
Calgary featuring a city and a skyscraper
Calgary
Known for Seafood, Theaters and Scenery
Home to one of the largest rodeos in the world, this city is alive with art, festivals, pioneer history and wintersports and is a gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

Reasons to visit

  • 17 Avenue SW
  • Scotiabank Saddledome
  • BMO Centre
Ottawa showing cycling, a city and a river or creek
Ottawa
Known for Seafood, Shopping and Walking
Canada’s gorgeous capital offers an array of galleries, museums, nature parks and historic sites, making it the perfect cultural and romantic escape.

Reasons to visit

  • Elgin Street
  • Byward Market Square
  • Rideau Centre

Popular places to visit in Canada

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