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

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.

The parks range from Glacier National Forest in British Columbia which includes a tropical rainforest and permanent glaciers. To Wapusk National Park where you will enjoy a boreal forest, arctic wilderness and large population of polar beach in the far north Hudson Bay area.

Along the eastern portion of the country, stretches the Appalachian Mountains which extend through the province of Quebec and provide numerous ski destinations with a typical French atmosphere and flair.

The Great Lake region is located in Southern Ontario and follows the St Lawrence River and includes Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron and Niagara Falls. This is the location of cottage country where numerous large and small lakes dot the landscape.

Along the west coast stretches the Rocky Mountains where over 30 peaks extend over 10,000 feet. This area is home to the 5 Canadian National Parks and the famous ski resort of Banff.

The largest park is Wood Buffalo Park that is located in the North West Territories and covers 17,000 square miles. And the smallest is Point Pelee located in Ontario which is 6 square miles.