Canada’s crisp, vast and wild landscapes are like a breath of fresh air for the soul. The people are possibly the friendliest and most polite on the planet and are always offering to help or wanting to stop and chat to learn about where you’re from.
The second largest country in the world, Canada’s landscapes vary greatly from east to west and north to south. The capital Vancouver is one of the most ethnically diverse and vibrant cities in the country and hosts the main airport on the west coast.
The desert-like Tundra in the north-west of Canada has cold conditions and makes up the never-ending northern stretches of the country – it’s largely uninhabited frozen white land.
Several eastern cities have a French flavour, due to the first European settlements that occurred as early as the 1600s. There’s also a smaller number of western territories where the European language is spoken widely.
On the spectacular west coast there are mountains around every corner, drawing your eyes ever upwards. There are lakes with a depth of different colours that have to be seen to be believed.
Visitors can’t come to this part of Canada without taking in the grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with her countless mountain ranges and spectacular national parks.
The most famous are Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho and the Icefield Parkway between Jasper and Banff is known as one of the most breathtaking drives in the world. Quaint towns, rushing rivers, plunging waterfalls and magnificent lakes – what more could a traveller hope for?
Canada is a beautiful holiday destination all year ‘round so the time of year to visit largely depends on what kind of Canadian experience you’re looking for. If you want to experience ski season, November to May is the best time to visit. If it’s springtime in the mountains you’re looking for,... view
The cost of living in Canada is slightly lower than in the US. Like the US, Canada has a strong culture of tipping so you will need to factor this into your budgeting. It is customary to tip 15-20 per cent of the total of your bill at a restaurant, bar or café. At your hotel, it is customary to... view