By geographical size, Canada is the largest country in North America and the second largest in the world. Only Russia is larger than Canada. However, Canada is nowhere near as heavily populated as its neighbour to the south, the United States, which means that it is filled with pristine natural wonders. For those travellers more inclined to exploring culture, Canada is filled with cultural diversity, both with respect to its multicultural cities and towns and the unique cultures of the First Nations. The landscapes of Canada are truly vast. This makes for a travel experience that can take in both the bustle of Toronto, the most populated city in the country, as well as the peaceful majesty of the country’s natural wonders.
Many visits to Canada begin in Toronto. The city is situated on Lake Ontario and is truly cosmopolitan, renowned for shopping and with a skyline marked by the CN Tower, among the tallest structures in the world. Not too far away, the world-famous Niagara Falls beckon. The capital city of Canada is Ottawa, also in the province of Ontario. The city is easily explored en route to Montreal, the largest city in the Francophone province of Quebec. The beautiful city of Montreal offers a unique mixture of North American and European, with a markedly different feel to any other city on the continent. In Quebec City, the atmosphere is distinctly more French, and much of the history of the city has been preserved. That means that travellers can enjoy a taste of Europe in its ancient ramparts and cobbled streets.
Many travellers then choose to fly west to the Rocky Mountains. Banff is a popular base for exploring this region, offering many dining and shopping options. Canada’s Rocky Mountains are mostly in national parks, meaning that wildlife is well-preserved. Wildlife sightings may include bears, moose and elk. The remarkable glacial waters of Lake Louise draw travellers from far and wide. Further north Jasper National Park is a must-see for travellers to Canada, offering splendid natural beauty that is hard to find elsewhere in the world. Vancouver, on the West Coast, is a great way to end a trip to Canada, but one may choose to venture further to Vancouver Island and see its pretty city of Victoria, which is the provincial capital, where historical British influences are evident.
The escorted holidays offered by Newmarket Holidays can be a great way to explore the vast lands of Canada.