Canada travel guide

The largest country in North America, Canada is a vast nation of virgin landscapes and rich natural beauty, dotted with bustling, multicultural cities. Offering some of the continent's most breathtaking natural parks and wildlife reserves, Canada gives you chances to enjoy nature in number of different ways. From ski trips and ice fishing excursions, to a simple sunny weekend by a great lake, Canada holidays have something for every traveller.Uncover Canada Your WaySafe and well-equipped for independent travel, many people choose to discover the country on one of many guided Canada tours. Common itineraries include visits to the famous Niagara Falls and the Niagara on the Lake region, known for its sweet ice wines and beautiful vistas along Lake Ontario. Located close to Niagara Falls and the United States border, Toronto provides a great city break or starting point on your way to exploring Niagara Falls and beyond. Must-see attractions in Canada's largest city include the Royal Ontario Museum, the enormous CN Tower and the quirky Bata Shoe Museum – one of the world's only museum spaces dedicated exclusively to shoes!Fall For Canada's City CharmsEvery authoritative Canada travel guide makes sure to mention Vancouver – the heart of British Columbia. An extremely liveable city located on Canada's west coast, Vancouver is known for its liberal views and incredible natural beauty. It also makes a perfect stop-off point on the way to the world-famous Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. To experience some European charm in Canada, head to Quebec – Canada's largest province. Here, you can visit multicultural Quebec City and gorgeous Montreal, a charming old city where French is the main language and the nightlife is très bien. Canada's capital Ottawa is another multilingual destination to add to your itinerary. Although it is often overlooked in favour of other more tourist-oriented cities, Ottawa features an array of stunning monuments, museums and architecture. Winter Chills & Summer ThrillsApart from the fantastic city escapes that Canada offers, the country is unparalleled in natural beauty, spoiling nature lovers with countless options for outdoor pursuits. In winter, grab your skis and head to one of Canada's ski resorts including world-renowned Whistler, Big White and Banff-Lake Louise regions. Come the warmer months, grab your bicycle or hiking boots and head to one of the national parks, such as the pristine Pacific Rim National Park. Sightseers have all the time in the world to explore Canada's many unforgettable postcard attractions, including the Atlantic reaches of the Bay of Fundy and Peggy's Cove.  Find Your Own Slice of ParadiseIf you enjoy peace and quiet, head north to Canada's Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Yukon provinces. Here, in some of the most remote regions in the world, you can glimpse nature at its best including moose, reindeer and bears in their natural habitat, and the bucket list-worthy Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) spectacle.  Whether you prefer visiting its bustling cities or marvelling at its untouched beauty, a trip to Canada offers more excitement than you can possibly imagine!


Canada uses the Canadian dollar as currency. The $1 coin is known as a ‘loonie’ as it has the image of a loon bird, and the $2 coin is colloquially referred to as a ‘toonie’.