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Canada
Travel Guide

Banff National Park showing landscape views, mountains 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 featuring heritage architecture, a castle and heritage elements
Toronto
Known for Entertainment, Theatre and Museum
Outdoor adventure, music and arts festivals, cultural attractions and more evening entertainment than you can shake a stick at – Toronto's got it covered.

Reasons to visit

  • The Path
  • Downtown Yonge
  • PATH Underground Shopping Mall
Montreal showing a bay or harbour, a high-rise building and a city
Montreal
Known for Seafood, Shopping and Tour
With an exciting calendar of year-round festivals, stunning European architecture, exquisite eateries, high-end shopping and more, this city is pretty irresistible.

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 Port
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 featuring a city, skyline and general coastal views
Quebec
Known for Walking, Tour 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 showing a city and a skyscraper
Calgary
Known for Theatre, Zoo and Scenery
Known locally as the gateway to the Canadian Rockies, this city is the hub of cultural and artistic talent in the region, boasting one of the world’s largest rodeos.

Reasons to visit

  • 17 Avenue SW
  • Scotiabank Saddledome
  • BMO Centre
Ottawa showing cycling, street scenes and a city
Ottawa
Known for Walking, Museum and Sport
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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