Holidays in Canada

Canada is home to many popular tourist hotspotsCanada attracts great numbers of tourists each year. Full of spectacular contrasts, the world’s second largest country has so much for visitors to discover. With the help of accommodation websites such, travelers can find accommodation in some of the most intriguing cities and regions Canada has to offer.

Cities full of character

Toronto is Canada’s largest, most multicultural city. Unforgettable views over its waterfront can be enjoyed from the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing tower, while Niagara Falls is within easy reach. Another fascinating city is Vancouver, where visitors can experience the vibrant cultural atmosphere of Granville Island before marveling at the views from the Sky Train, the world’s longest automated metro system. Visitors to Ottawa, the capital city, may tour the Parliament of Canada, even attending live debates. Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, North America’s oldest working canal system, is the scene of summer water sports, and, in winter, becomes a wonderfully long skating rink. In the French-speaking city of Montreal, tourists can savor the beautiful Old Town, relax in the wooded parks on the overlooking slopes of Mont-Royal, or defeat winter cold as they explore the city’s network of underground shopping malls.

Landscapes full of wonder

Accommodation from also brings visitors into the heart of Canada’s stunning natural landscape, in towns such as Whistler, named after the call of marmots in the surrounding mountains, where there is a wonderful variety of artistic, cultural and outdoor activities. Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and its Olympic Park now offers a wide choice of winter sports; summer gives visitors to nearby Alta Lake and Garibaldi Provincial Park the opportunity to hike, fish, go mountain biking, and even view bears. Another popular and accessible destination is the town of Banff, Alberta, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. From here visitors can explore Canada’s first National Park in the magnificent scenery of the Bow Valley, lined with ‘hoodoos’, or mysterious rock spires. Winter sports such as snowboarding, skiing, curling and skating can be enjoyed here, while summer visitors may try their hand at kayaking, golfing and fishing, to name but a few. All who holiday in Canada will find something to relish in this vast and wonderful country.

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