Canada Holiday Guide

Canada Tourist Information


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Canada is geographically the second largest country in the world and is home to towering rugged mountains, verdant open plains, isolated settlements and modern cities. The country is rich in history and culture and offers an impressive collection of interesting sights and attractions.

Canada has 10 separate provinces and three territories, each with its own distinctive cultural and environmental attributes. Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic and northward past the Arctic Circle, Canada is overflowing with unequalled natural beauty and diverse geographical regions.

The bustling city of Montreal is said to be one of the liveliest cities in all of Canada with great tourist attractions. Montreal is the capital of Quebec and has an air of sophistication and style. The fashionable city is filled with engrossing museums and galleries and has a thriving theatre and music scene.

One of the highlights of the Canadian calendar year is the world-renowned Montreal Jazz Festival. This event sees thousands upon thousands of jazz lovers travelling from across the globe to see performances by the most prominent musicians in the world.

Montreal also has an old-world atmosphere as can be seen along the cobble-stoned streets and 17th century architectural gems that are abundant in Old Montreal. In the Old Port area, you will find the brilliant Basilique Notre-Dame and other noteworthy tourist attractions including several museums, the Park du Mont-Royal and the Plateau Mont-Royal.

Toronto is a huge metropolis with a host of attractions to offer visitors. The city has one of the largest theatres in the world and is overflowing with museums and art galleries. The Royal Ontario Museum houses over six million pieces of art, while the Art Gallery of Toronto houses amazing exhibits from legendary painters and artists.

Vancouver is renowned for its unspoilt beauty and its spectacular coastal areas. Vancouver will be the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The city is surrounded by mountains offering excellent skiing, a plethora of water sports and a wide range of attractions.

The capital city of Ottawa is one of the fastest growing cities in North America. The city is the cultural centre of Canada and is home to stunning modern structures and a vast array of attractions, such as the Canadian War Museum and the Museum of Civilisation. The most popular attraction in Ottawa is Parliament Hill, home to the House of Commons and the Senate.

Undeniably, the most famous attraction in Canada is the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Situated a short drive from Toronto, this magnificent attraction is revered the world over and is a 'must see' for anyone travelling to Canada.

It is recommended that visitors to Canada obtain a travel insurance policy prior to their trip. Although Canada is an extremely safe destination, accidents can happen, especially for visitors participating in water sports or those brave enough to climb the Canadian Rockies. Travel insurance allows travellers peace of mind knowing that they are covered in case of a mishap or medical emergency.