Canada Vacations

Canada is the country with the largest land mass in North America, but it is also one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Within Canada there are over 40 national parks and national park reserves that cover over 300,000 sq. km. The largest park is Wood Buffalo National Park that covers over 44,000 sq km and is located in the Alberta Region. Canada is also home to the Horseshoe Falls along the Niagara River, which is a waterfall that generates the world's largest amount of water by volume. Canada has numerous ski resorts located in every province. The most famous ski resort is located on the west coast where the Rocky Mountains converge in Whistler and it was the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Another beautiful ski resort is located Banff National Park. Due to Canada's low population density and high mountain ranges, there are numerous natural wonderlands, plateaus, and historic fishing villages to explore. Canada has had three main influences in it's culture, the British, the French and their indigenous population.

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Canada Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Canada

Canada Geography

Since only 16% of the Canadian land mass is suitable for agriculture, over 30,000 square miles have been set aside as part of the Canadian National Park System. The park system was originally land owned by the Canadian Government but has been established with the cooperation of the local provincial governments. The first park system to be established in Canada was Banff National Park which was setup in 1885 and today there are at least 38 National Parks and 8 National Park Reserves.

Canada is one of the countries in the world that has a reputation for national parks that are untouched by man. The most popular tourist cities are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary. The eastern part of Canada is a melting pot of cultures of people from Europe, Africa, Asia, Caribbean and South America. The original habitants of the country are called the First Nations with 634 bands of tribes that live primarily in British Columbia and Alberta. The two main languages in Canada are English and French with 79.7% of the population speak French are in the province of Quebec..

The Canadian Pacific Railway is a transcontinental railway constructed in 1881. The railway connected Eastern Canada to British Columbia. About 15,000 temporary workers from China built it in harsh weather conditions. The corporation expanded to building hotels, airlines, telecommunications industries, and shipping lines. The Trans Canadian Railway provides tours across the country from Halifax or Toronto to Vancouver. The length of the tours is between 7 to 16 days passing locations that includes Niagara Falls, the Rocky Mountains, and prairies.

Canada Landmarks

The main locations that attract visitors to western Canada are Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Lake Louise. Tourists can take advantage of natural falls, lakes and outdoor activities that include canoeing, mountain climbing, river rafting, snowboarding, skiing and fishing. In addition, golf ranges with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains provide an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in the summer. In 2015 National Geographic ranked the Edmonton as the 6th city in the world on its “Best Summer Trips 2015” list. In 2017, MSN listed Edmonton as the 8th most romantic cities in the world.
The Laurentian Mountains are in eastern Canada in the province of Quebec. The mountains consist of rock deposits called Cambrian which is 540 million years old. Tourists can book a room at a resort or hotel to participate in activities throughout the year. The outdoor activities are ziplining, bicycle ecotours, dogsledding expeditions, and mountain adventures.

The Appalachians are from Alabama to Atlantic Canada with a range of 2,000 miles. It encompasses the Annieopsquotch Mountains in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Chic-Choc Mountains in Quebec to New Brunswick.

The Pelly Mountains are in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory with an area of 44,014 km.

In the region of southern Ontario are three lakes Ontario, Huron and Erie. The lakes are between the St. Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean. A famous location that attracts both Canadian and American visitors is the Niagara Escarpment at the border of Canada and New York state. Niagara Falls is apart of the escarpment, made up of three waterfalls called the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls which is North America’s most aggressive falls. A high force of water rushes in a downward direction of 165 km. It drains the water of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.