The largest city in Canada is Toronto, on the vast Lake Ontario, but it is no less warm and welcoming for being such a large city. Toronto is filled with unique Canadian history while also being a thoroughly modern, cosmopolitan city. Its downtown area features such attractions as a massive labyrinth of shopping malls all connected to one another, as well as the well-known CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings. Toronto is a great place for travellers to start a journey in Canada.
Aside from the pleasures of the city itself, the world-famous natural wonders of the Niagara Falls are not too far away, just a short drive along Lake Ontario. There, travellers can begin on the famous and historic Maple Leaf Trail, going north to Ottawa before going east to Montreal. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and offers visitors the chance to see important and historic Canadian buildings, and to enjoy the city itself –an increasingly vibrant community. From Ottawa, follow the trail to the gloriously beautiful and stylish city of Montreal, once home to the Olympics and truly one of the most vibrant cities in Canada. Montreal is renowned for combining a North American feel and attitude with European influences. It is a young, fascinating city with style and substance as well as a beautiful setting. Finally, travellers along the Maple Leaf Trail will reach Quebec City, one of the most historic cities in Canada and one which still proudly displays that history. Quebec City enthrals travellers with its cobblestone streets, ancient ramparts and a distinctly Old World French feel, all in the New World.
Canada is the second largest country in the world. Many travellers choose to see many sides of the country by attempting an east-to-west trip that covers both the historic east and the wild west. However, another way to approach such a large country is to try to experience one area of the country. Even following the Maple Leaf Trail however will cover drastically different and exciting places, from cosmopolitan, big-city Toronto to quaint, Old World Quebec City. This fact reflects Canada’s general cultural diversity, its massive geographical size and the remarkable history of the Maple Leaf Trail. An escorted holiday such as those offered by Newmarket Holidays is an excellent way to experience the vast and culturally fascinating country of Canada.