Canada is primarily about the great outdoors and stunning
scenery. It is the perfect destination for nature lovers and sports
enthusiasts. Ice-capped mountains, mighty rivers, beautiful lakes,
dense forests and wide open prairie are all found on Canada's west
A good starting point is Vancouver, home to the 2010 Winter
Olympic Games. Surrounded by water on all sides, Vancouver is a
cosmopolitan city that offers visitors great parks, panoramic
views, virgin beaches and a bustling restaurant and nightlife.
Stanley Park is one of the best urban parks in the world offering
over 50 miles of cycling and walking tracks as well as the
Vancouver Aquarium. And don't miss the panoramic view over the city
from Grouse Mountain.
Vancouver Island, with its gorgeous hotels, offers grizzly bear
tours, hiking, fly fishing and heli-hiking. The infamous Clayoquot
Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where a huge array of wildlife
can be viewed from killer whales to bald eagles, seals, otters,
martens, bears, eagles and puffins populate the rivers.
Alberta's Rockies are an absolute haven for hikers, cyclists,
canoeists and skiers. Within the Rockies, Banff National Park is
the oldest and most famous of Canada's natural icons with its high
peaks, ice blue rivers, huge glaciers and a large variety of wild
animal including moose, elk, deer and bears. The Icefield Parkway
is also one of the world's greatest road trips, located between
Banff and Jasper. This picturesque spot has jaw dropping scenery
which includes 25 peaks over 3000m. For the scenic train journey of
a lifetime, the Rocky Mountaineer Train is a must.
Visit the incredible Niagara Falls, 170m of water cascade into
the pools below. Head further east to Montreal, the romantic old
town of Quebec City