With its European roots and its close proximity to the United States, Canada’s traditions are a unique blend of several cultures. From the First Nations to the French, English, Scottish, Danish, and Irish settlers during the early years of the Country’s forming, Canada has developed a rich tradition all of its own. This is evident in the splendid and varied restaurants that line Toronto’s Yonge Street, Vancouver’s Chinese population has given the city a tradition of folk opera and puppetry that rival those from in China, Italian is widely spoken in the coffeehouses of Montreal, and Canada’s indigenous people are finding a growing voice through a broad range of fine and folk art. Canadians have always welcomed tidbits from other cultures, which makes for so many fun and exciting cities to explore!
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canadian Rockies mountain range is filled with inspiring scenery including jagged snow-capped peaks famed for skiing, glistening alpine lakes including Lake Louise, shimmering glaciers such as the famed Athabasca Glacier, cascading waterfalls like Takakkaw Falls, and endless outdoor activities and recreation sites. The Canadian Rockies include beautiful breathtaking destinations such as Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Waterton, Golden and national parks, each with its unique personality and opportunities.
Enjoy the magnificent wonders of whale watching in some of the most fantastic locations dotted along the beautiful West Coast of the United States. Starting in North Washington state has several ideal locations to spot these wonderful mammals migrating south down the spectacular Oregon Coastline and further south to the warmer waters off the coast of California.
Canada is one of the rare countries in the world situated on three oceans: Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic. With 151,019-miles of coastline, the country boasts the longest shoreline in the world, dotted with charming coastal towns and villages, lively resort towns, and island communities full of historical buildings, quaint shops, and welcoming locals. Whether you’re into whale watching, fishing, kayaking, or surfing, there is no shortage of coastal towns to enjoy a seaside adventure!
The astonishing sights of the northern lights should be on everyone`s bucket list with fascinating displays of vibrant colorful lights that can be seen from locations in North America. The Aurora Oval, where the lights are concentrated and circle the north magnetic pole is elusive and all depend on location.
With more lakes than all the other countries in the world combined, Canada has no shortage of lakes to visit which spread across all ten provinces and three territories. It’s true that where there are mountains, there are lakes, and there's something particularly special about the serene Lakes of Canada. Glaciers create those unforgettable turquoise blue hues that make Canada's lakes world-famous and exquisitely picturesque. They stretch on for miles and miles and offer an incredible spot for adventure drawing in millions of visitors each year.
The bilingual cities of Canada are the perfect mix between a charming western European and a modern North American city. Between great food, beautiful views, and hundreds of festivals year-round, these charming French cities will make you feel like you just landed on a completely different continent without crossing the Atlantic ocean. The French have lent these cities a sense of cool, laid-back chic. They are cultural hubs with more than just a few international flavors to discover!
Canada offers some of the best skiing in the world! Home to some of the most famous ski resorts on the planet, including Banff, Whistler and Lake Louise, skiing in Canada is world-class. Whether you’re looking for heart-pumping adrenaline trails, cruising the bunny slopes, or you prefer the relaxation of cross-country skiing, there are endless ski mountains in Canada offering fantastic options.