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Canada Travel Guide

by our Canada expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryStretching between two oceans, using two official languages, with two of the world’s great natural phenomena in the Rockies and Niagara, Canada’s sheer variety makes it surprising how it can be overlooked as a travel destination. The second largest country in the world, it has the lowest population density, so you can explore the wonderful mountains, lakes, plains and seacoasts almost unhindered by fellow tourists. You can whale-watch in the Atlantic … and in the Pacific; you can track polar bears in Manitoba … and watch grizzlies across the continent in Vancouver. A spectacular train journey will take you across the great granary of the plains and then through the Rockies. (Stopping off for fantastic skiing in winter or the famed Calgary stampede in summer.) Quebec and Montreal offer transatlantic French, capital Ottawa has a charm of its own, and Toronto is a high-rise dynamic business city. From Toronto it’s just a short drive to Niagara Falls. Smaller, of course, than Victoria or Iguazu, they are perhaps the most accessible natural wonder of the world. Walk alongside or sail right up to the 175ft drop of Horseshoe Falls in the famous ‘Maid of the Mists’.

Canada Facts

National Flag: Canadian Flag
Language(s): English
French
Currency: Canadian dollar
Capital city: Ottawa
Total Area: 9,984,670 km2
Population: 33,350,900
Dialling Code: +1
Time Zones: Saskatchewan : GMT - 6
Newfoundland : GMT - 3.5
Yulon & Pacific : GMT - 8
Mountain : GMT - 7
Central : GMT - 6
Eastern : GMT - 5
Atlantic : GMT - 4
Newfoundland : GMT - 3.5
Tourism Website:
http://www.travelcanada.ca


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