Canada is the second largest country in the world (after Russia) by land mass. It is surrounded by the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic oceans, making it the country with the longest coastline. It is comprised of 10 provinces and three territories with Ottawa as its capital.
The provinces are: Alberta (Edmonton), British Columbia (Victoria), Manitoba (Winnipeg), New Brunswick (Fredericton), Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s), Nova Scotia (Halifax), Ontario (Toronto), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown), Quebec (Quebec City), and Saskatchewan (Regina). The three territories are composed of the Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), Nunavut (Iqaluit), and Yukon (Whitehorse).
Canada welcomes approximately 22.1 million international tourists every year. There has been a dramatic increase of tourists in the past few years as Canada has become a popular travel destination.
As Canada covers such a large land it is made of six different time zones: Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic and Newfoundland. Having said this, we can already imagine the diversity this country has to offer.
Canada has something to offer for everyone. Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Well, Canada has beautiful national parks that will provide you with an opportunity to escape the city and get close to nature. Apart from the beautiful scenery, get ready to spot wildlife including bears, elks, beavers, whales and much more.
Fun fact: Out of the 25,000 polar bears that live in the world, 15,500 live in Canada.
However, if you are not an outdoor person, don’t worry, Canada has you covered, visit major cities such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Soak in the multiculturalism in these cities and enjoy their beautiful skylines. Do not miss out on visiting Quebec City and its beautiful European landscape. Canada really has it all.
MAIN CITIES OF CANADA
UNESCO classified Toronto like the best city in the world to live in on three consecutive occasions. This should mean something no? The biggest city in Canada has been the most searched as the “vacation city” in Google during two consecutive years. It is located along Lake Ontario and has four million inhabitants. Toronto is the center of the economy of Canada.
Montreal is the main city of Quebec and the second province with the highest population. It is located on the St. Lawrence River and Rivière-des-Prairies and it is considered the cultural capital of Canada.
It is one of the main industrial, commercial and cultural centers in North America. It is the second most important francophone city in the world. The first city is Paris.
Ice hotel, infrastructure from the XVI century, many French stores and a beautiful history behind all of this. It is the capital of Quebec.
Vancouver is located on the Southwest of British Columbia. Vancouver was named after Capitan George Vancouver, an English Explorer. Vancouver is known as the City of Glass due to the high buildings made of glass that make up this city. Nonetheless, Vancouver also possess green areas and beautiful rivers.
Things to visit in Canada:
- Banff National Park
- Jasper National Park
- 1000 Islands
- Niagara Falls
- Bruce Peninsula National Park
- Quebec City
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