A holiday to Canada gives you the perfect blend of open prairies, tall, rocky mountains, great lakes, stunning coastlines and elegant cities. You have seven national parks, most notably Jasper National Park and Banff National Park, and the famous 397-mile stretch of Canadian Rockies to explore. There’s also Whistler Blackcomb, one of the biggest ski resorts in the world, spanning 8,000 acres. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and is home to the world's tallest building, the CN Tower. Vancouver has been described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with the 1000-acre Stanley Park at its heart. One of the most popular tourist attractions for visitors to Vancouver is Granville Island, with its bustling market, bars, restaurants, art galleries and independent theatres. Montreal fuses old and new, with 19th-century architecture contrasting with soaring skyscrapers. Set within 7-mile long city walls is Quebec City, full of sophisticated boutiques and charming bistros and cafés. The capital city of Ottowa has its Parliament buildings watched over on national holidays by the traditional red-coated ‘Mounties’. With so much to see and do in one country, it's easy to see why holidays in Canada are a popular choice.
There are lots of things to do during a holiday in Canada. Take a trip to the top of the 553metre CN Tower for spectacular views of the city and Lake Ontario. A good way to see the Rockies is to take a train from Toronto to Jasper. The Rockies are also a popular haunt for hikers, climbers and mountain bikers in the summer, and skiers and snowboarders in the winter. The annual Calgary Stampede features the famous milliondollar rodeo, worldfamous chuck wagon races and spectacular evening grandstand show. The most popular themepark in Canada is Canadas Wonderland in Toronto. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola, the ultimate mountaintop experience. Explore Canadas icefield glaciers, including the Athabasca Glacier, on a day trip. Visit the Niagara Falls and ride the Maid of the Mist.
You can find nightlife to suit your every mood in Canada. Whether its dancing until the early hours in nightclubs and bars in the large cities such as Montreal and Toronto to aprsski in the ski resorts such as Whistler, Banff and Lake Louise, theres something for everyone.
Canadian cuisine encompasses flavours from around the world. From fresh lobster eaten at a picnic table, to fine local beef steaks; from Dim Sum in Vancouvers Chinatown to Danish specialities in Saskatchewan; from fresh shellfish in Nova Scotia to smoked meats in Montreal, the choice is yours. Canadian wines and beers make the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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