Canada
Travel Guide

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 Entertainment, Theatre and Museum

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Reasons to visit

  • Downtown Yonge
  • PATH Underground Shopping Mall
  • Spadina Avenue Shopping District
Montreal showing a high rise building, a city and a bay or harbor
Montreal
Known for Museum, Live Music and Art

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Reasons to visit

  • The Underground City
  • Sainte-Catherine Street
  • Mount Royal Park
Stanley Park showing a high rise building, a bay or harbor and a city
Vancouver
Known for Dining, Shopping and Port

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Reasons to visit

  • False Creek
  • Vancouver False Creek Seawall
  • Vancouver Waterfront
Parks Canada\'s Dufferin Terrace which includes landscape views, a castle and a city
Quebec
Known for Historical, Museum and Café

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Reasons to visit

  • Old Port Quebec City
  • Place Royale
  • Quartier Petit Champlain
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica showing a city, a church or cathedral and religious elements
Ottawa
Known for Walking, Museum and Sport

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Reasons to visit

  • Byward Market Square
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Parliament Hill
Calgary featuring military items, street scenes and horseriding
Calgary
Known for River View, Theatre and Urban

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Reasons to visit

  • Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Calgary Zoo

Popular places to visit in Canada

Canada