Basic information
Official languageEnglish, French
Area9,984,670 kmĀ²
Population37,235,011  (2019)
CurrencyCanadian dollar  (CAD)

Cities in CANADA

Montreal Ottawa Vancouver

Popular destinations CANADA


Rocky Mountains (Mount Waddington) Canada photo: Kevin Teagie Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding 2.0 Unported no changes made

The Canadian Rockies are a major tourist attraction. Here you can see one of the most beautiful, serene and at the same time breathtaking landscapes on the earth's surface. These mountain jewelry are different from the American Rockies. They are sharp pointed mountains separated by wide, U-shaped valleys cut by glaciers, while the American Rockies are more rounded.

Horseshoe Falls Canada photo: Helen Fitalova Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported no changes made

Niagara Falls are actually three separate, huge waterfalls in the Niagara River in the southern tip of Ontario, on the Canada-United States border: the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the smaller, adjacent Bridal Veil Falls. The crescent-shaped Horseshoe Falls is also known as the Canadian waterfall. Niagara Falls are one of the natural wonders of the world. The sight and thundering sound are fascinating and the mystical power of the falls will always be with you.

Canada Vancouver Photo: Thom Quine Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) no changes made

Vancouver is not known as a quintessential mass destination and people who expect large amusement parks and mega tourist sites when visiting Vancouver will be disappointed. But what the city of Vancouver does offer is a variety of historical buildings and monuments worth visiting. Whistler is the most important outdoor area of British Columbia known for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here you can participate in a variety of activities depending on the season. During the summer, visitors can participate in rafting, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, and horseback riding. In winter you can ski, sleigh ride, snowshoe hike and much more. Located within driving distance of Vancouver, Whistler is a must for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. Read more on the Vancouver page of Landenweb.

The cities of Montreal, Quebec and Toronto are also worth a visit, as well as a visit to one of the many national parks in this vast country.

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The Reader’s Digest


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Last updated March 2021
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