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The Must-Know Things Before Traveling to Canada

The Must-Know Things Before Traveling to Canada

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Tips for traveling to Canada

Canada is a rich and immense country – the second largest after Russia – almost as large as all of Europe. Its nature is of immense beauty. Extensive natural parks with resources of a wild wealth that is reconciled with lifestyles that reconcile modern cities and primitive and austere communities, still subject to the dictates of a nature that imposes insurmountable laws in these latitudes.

Niagara Falls, Canada

North America has in Canada a space that tourism is increasingly valued. To the beauty of its nature, its tranquility and security are added. While in its “neighbor from below”, the United States is becoming increasingly difficult to access its airports and entrances, for security reasons.

Canada: its nature

The spectacle of nature has in Canada one of its most privileged scenarios for the richness of its natural resources, its mountains, forests, snow … The country with the most natural lakes in the world. For this reason, our first advice is to take Canada’s natural resources as one of the main reasons for your trip.

Canada’s Climate

Perhaps Canada’s climate is warned of its very low temperatures and harsh winters. But keep in mind that in some areas, high temperatures (over 35 degrees) are reached during the summer. So if you want to enjoy the cold, you should be well informed about the temperatures that apply in each season of the year and in each region, which given the size of the country brings with it a very wide range of climates.

Canada’s diverse tourism resources

If you want to visit the country and get an idea of its diversity, start by saying that Canada is the realm of diversity. Diversity of cultures, climates, landscapes, make it very advisable to plan a trip according to preferences (cities, natural environments …) available time, the character of the trip (family, business, romantic …). Given the diversity and extension of the country, we will devote a part of the advice to talk about the existing possibilities.

Cities in Canada

The most popular tourist cities in Canada with a view to a trip to this country are: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal. Quebec City, Halifax and Victoria.

Vancouver is considered one of the three cities with the best quality of life in the world; it is the city that will host the 2010 Olympic Games. It has the most important port in Canada. The ethnic diversity Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Iranian and Indian communities of great importance, apart from British, German and former Yugoslav immigrants.

Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, surrounded by hills and plateaus and approximately 80 km east of the Rocky Mountains. It is the third most populous city in Canada.

Toronto

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capital of the province of Ontario, Canada’s largest, most globalized city and financial center.

Ottawa

is the capital of Canada and the fourth largest city in the country.

Montreal

Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, the second-most populous city in Canada, and also the second most populous French-speaking city in the world. It is considered the most European city in North America.

Quebec

Quebec is the capital of the Province of Quebec, purely Francophone, its historic center, a walled enclosure, the French style of the eighteenth century is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Halifax

capital and largest city in the province of Nova Scotia.

Victoria

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, one of the tourist destinations, graced by a good climate and multiple tourist attractions.

Nature’s attractions

The most outstanding natural attractions if you are going to travel with time:

Rocky Mountain Parks (Alberta and British Columbia)

Some of the best scenery on the planet is concentrated in one of the seven existing parks in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. More than 9 million people visit the seven reserves along the Alberta-British Columbia border every year.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park (73.29 km2), was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It is one of the world’s largest deposits of dinosaur fossils. Discoveries of 39 species of dinosaurs and more than five hundred specimens have been extracted.

Nahanni National Park.

Jalonado by four large canyons and the largest waterfall in North America, Virginia Falls, in a front of 200 meters, the river falls from a height of 92 meters (twice as high as the Niagara Falls). In the center of the waterfall is a rock of glacial origin, Mason’s Rock.

Cabot Trail.

298 km of Cabot route, surrounding the north of Cape Breton Island. Enchanting areas, breathtaking scenery, hospitable local people. Cape Breton Island National Park offers perfect hiking, whale-watching, museum and exhibition visits, excellent fish and seafood tasting…

Niagara Falls.

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On the U.S.-Canada border. They do not have a great height, they are very wide, and they are the most voluminous in North America. More than 14 million tourists in the year.

Outdoor Activities in Canada

Given Canada’s breathtaking landscapes and natural environments, many sites are ideal places to enjoy nature outdoors. This means that the country has facilities and resources for a large number of outdoor activities for the enjoyment of nature. Camping, skiing, snowboarding, golf, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, canoeing, canoeing…

World-famous tourist attractions

Apart from Niagara Falls, there are a growing number of attractions in different cities that attract thousands of tourists daily. Here are a few:

The CN Tower (Toronto). A uniquely beautiful communications tower with a height of 553 meters is the largest self-supporting structure in the world. It can be seen from several miles along the Ontario River. Completed in 1975. It is climbed in 58 seconds in a glass elevator, to enjoy an unparalleled panoramic view.

SkyDome (Toronto). The most luxurious and modern stadium in the world. Its retractable roof retracts in bad weather and allows you to enjoy the good weather. A four-part roof with a width of 209 meters. It has a hotel with 348 rooms to enjoy all the activities of the stadium.

West Edmonton Mall (Edmonton, Alberta). It is considered one of the largest shopping complexes in the world, visited daily by some 140,000 people. More than 800 stores and services, more than a hundred places to eat, all environments, trade as a tourist spectacle … Fun attractions: giant wave pool, 14-story roller coaster, ice skating rink, golf, dozens of cinemas, casino, submarines, dolphins…

Peggy´s Cove (45 km from Halifax). Fishermen’s village on the eastern coast of enormous simplicity and beauty with rocks.

Butchart Gardens (Banff, Alberta). Ranked among the most beautiful gardens in the world, visited by one million people each year. They have their origin in the crater left after the exploitation of a cement quarry of Robert Pim Butchart (who made his fortune with Portland cement).

Green Gables (Cavendish). One of the places most visited by Japanese tourists, to recreate the landscape of the Canadian novelist Lucy Maud. Less than a kilometer away, the flat grasslands give way to the Canadian rocky mountains and their parks.

Yoho and Kootenay Parks in British Columbia, annexes to Banff National Park. With steps like Roger Pass, one of the most famous steps in North America. Lake Emerald, Lake Louise (the jewel of the Rockies), Los Columbia Icefields, with some 30 glaciers, Jasper National Park, the largest and most unexplored…. Globally, the Rockies are the largest mountain park in the world.

Family Trips

Traveling to Canada with your family allows you to enjoy a wide range of activities for all ages, a la carte, so it can be considered an ideally “friendly” country for family trips… Apart from the ethnic and racial diversity of its big cities. It is a country in which the French-speaking and Anglo-Saxon cultures coexist with an administrative and political projection that marks notable differences.

Major events in Canada

Some events and festivals are worthwhile, given their status as major tourist attractions.

Celebration of Light – Vancouver. The biggest fireworks competition in the world).

The Calgary Stampede (Calgary). is one of the most famous festivals with hundreds of thousands of tourists, visitors, and competitors in the art of rodeo and everything surrounding the Old West.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Edmonton, Alberta), outdoor theatre, street artists, country music festivals, the Edmonton Grand Prix, and a variety of festivals.

The Toronto International Film Festival, (Toronto). is considered one of the most important film festivals in the world. It is also the first film festival in North America from which the Oscar career begins. The largest film festival open to the public.

Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa, is an international event, in which the city receives, every spring, hundreds of thousands of tulips, as a gift from the Royal Family of Holland. The tulips are planted in various areas of the city.

Quebec Winter Carnival, Quebec City, is held every year in Quebec City. and is considered the largest winter carnival in the world. It starts on the last Friday in February or the first Friday in February and runs for 17 days. One million people participate each year.

Celtic Colours International Festival, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island. The best Celtic music…