Few countries in the world offer as many choices to the world traveler as Canada. Whether your passion is skiing, sailing, museum-combing or indulging in exceptional cuisine, Canada has it all. From the country's physical beauty to world-class cities to neighborly attitude, Canada offers more than you can imagine.
Canada is globally recognized for its outstanding quality of life, stable, progressive political environment and one of the healthiest economies in the world. The United Nations ranked Canada the best country in the world in which to live for eight consecutive years, and people love to share their clean, safe, beautiful country with Canadian tourist.
Western Canada is renowned for its stunningly beautiful countryside. Stroll through Vancouver's Stanley Park, overlooking the blue waters of English Bay or ski the slopes of world-famous Whistler-Blackcomb, surrounded by thousands of hectares of pristine forestland. For a cultural experience, Canadian tourist can take an Aboriginal nature hike to learn about Canada's First Nations' history and cuisine, while outdoorsmen can river-raft, hike or heli-ski the thousands of kilometers of Canada's backcountry, where the memories of gold prospectors and pioneers still flourish today.
By contrast, Eastern Canada mixes the flavor and charm of Europe with the bustle of trendy New York. Toronto boasts an irresistible array of ethnic restaurants, bakeries and shops to tempt the palate, while Charlottetown, Canada's birthplace, is located amidst the rolling fields and sandy Atlantic beaches of Prince Edward Island. Between the two, ancient Québec City is a world unto itself: the oldest standing citadel in North America and the heart of Quebecois hospitality.
Of course, Canadian tourist should forget Northern Canada, where planes or all-terrain vehicles are sometimes the most common forms of transport and wildlife viewing is at its best. Whatever your passion, Canada has a place for it.
Canada offers a huge range of attractions for Canadian tourist, from large cosmopolitan cities such as Montreal and Toronto in the south, to isolated Inuit (Eskimo) settlements. The contrasting Pacific and Atlantic seaboards and the thousands of lakes and rivers of the interior provide superb watersports and fishing. The Rocky Mountains and other ranges offer breathtaking scenery on a grand scale. Some of the best resorts are in the series of great National Parks which preserve the wildlife and forests of Canada in their virgin state. A taste of the pioneering west can be had in the rich farming and grain regions of central Canada.
Canadian travel offers all kinds of outdoor activities. From fishing in the countless lakes and rivers to trekking in the back country, long-distance canoeing, horse riding, rafting and skiing, there are wonderful opportunities for those with a pioneering spirit. All activities are easy to arrange, given Canada's well-developed infrastructure: outfitters, guides, equipment hire and charters can be organized practically anywhere. Activities are often best pursued in national parks, of which there are about 41 in the whole of Canada, with other conservation areas and provincial parks adding to the range of facilities.