Canada is a North
American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in
the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific
and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second-largest
country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the
world's longest land border.
As a prosperous nation, Canada has a large domestic and foreign tourism
industry. The second largest country in the world, Canada's incredible
geographical variety is a significant tourist attractor. Much of the country's
tourism is centered around Canada's four largest cities, Toronto, Montreal,
Vancouver, and Ottawa, well known for their culture, diversity, as well as the
many national parks and historic sites.
The top Canada attractions and destinations:
Pacific Rim National Park, B.C. - Backed by mountain range and facing the open
Pacific Ocean at the tip of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park has a
rich natural and cultural heritage.
Whistler, Blackcomb, B.C. - is most famous as a ski destination and this is
thanks to two spectacular mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb that loom a mile
above the village.
Banff National Park, Alberta - A prized national treasure, Banff National Park
is one of five national parks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains that attract
millions of visitors each year for camping, hiking, biking, skiing, fishing or
Niagara Falls, Ontario - The most powerful waterfall in North America and maybe
the most famous in the world, attracting millions tourist each year.
CN Tower, Toronto - At 1,815 feet the CN tower is the tallest free standing
structure in the world and it is located in downtown Toronto. Tourists are
naturally drawn to tall buildings where they can get a bird's eye view of a
Old Port, Montreal - Old Montreal is a part of downtown Montreal that has been
preserved in much of its original state, with the oldest buildings dating back
to the 1600's.
Quebec City, Quebec - Quebec City, is steeped in history and European in flavour.
The old town is a World Heritage Site.
Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia - The 300 km (185 mi.) long Cabot Trail is famous for
the vistas it offers of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Atlantic Ocean and lush
landscapes, particularly spectacular in fall.
Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia - The Bay of Fundy extends from the northern coast of
Maine into Canada between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Twice daily, the Bay
fills and empties its 100 billion tonnes of water, creating the highest tides in
Parliament Buildings, Ottawa - Parliament Hill is a stunning group of buildings
that house Canada's parliament.