Many people know about this country so not much intro need in the beginning . Canada, stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north, is filled with vibrant cities including massive, multicultural Toronto; predominantly French-speaking Montréal and Québec City; Vancouver and Halifax on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, respectively; and Ottawa, the capital. It’s also crossed by the Rocky Mountains and home to vast swaths of protected wilderness. Canada is great place for those like me who enjoy in hiking and exploring the nature. But Canada is not just that, urban life in the cities offer lot of activities and also coastline offer some nice vacations resort for the summer when the weather is great.
My journey start from USA border on south entering in Canada at the Great Lake and first thing that i visit was Niagara Falls. This breathtaking falls are stretching from USA to Canada on the border line. There is no word to define that beauty. its just an amazing feeling of vast energy floating around this amazing scenery.
From there i decide to drive to Toronto vibrant multicultural city close to the border . Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario, Canada, is a large, ethnically diverse city sprawling along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. A dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower, it also features abundant green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.This huge city has many thing to offer from waterfront beach on the Lake Ontario to amusing parks all over the city. Night life is great and one of the best in Northern America.
Traveling bit south east i get to the capital of Canada , Ottawa .Ottawa, Canada’s southeastern capital, sits in Ontario at the border of Québec. A cosmopolitan city on the Ottawa River, it has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and renowned museums such as the glass-and-granite National Gallery, with noted collections from Canadian and Indigenous artists. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.
Center of the administration and education this city has history and some interesting colonial look of some parts and modern look in some other parts. Some of the things worth to see are places like Rideau Canal . The Rideau Canal, also known unofficially as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake Ontario. It is 202 kilometres in length. If you like more museums you should check The Commissariat Building Bytown Museum is a small museum in Ottawa located on the lower locks of the Rideau Canal at the Ottawa River just below Parliament Hill.
Next destination for this epic trip was french speaking Quebec , Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in predominantly French-speaking Québec province. Dating to 1608, it retains its fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with narrow streets, stone buildings and a European feel. This area is site of the famous, towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques.
In a small distance from Quebec is one of the most vibrant city in Canada , city with maybe the best night life in Americas , Montreal .
Montréal is the largest city in Québec. Predominantly French-speaking, it’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its 19 boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighbourhoods from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with imposing Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to industrial Sud-Ouest and artist-friendly Plateau.
Heading north to find some great place for hiking in vast space full with tundra and mountains , great rivers for rafting , fishing and lovely lake scenery. Manitoba is a Canadian province bordered by Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west. Its landscape of lakes and rivers, mountains, forests and prairies stretches from northern Arctic tundra to Hudson Bay in the east and southern farmland. Much wilderness is protected in more than 80 provincial parks, where hiking, biking, canoeing, camping and fishing are all popular. I recommend this area for the spring and summer when there is not much snow in the mountains hiking trails are clean and scenery is breathtaking.
Going further north you will come close to Alaska and arctic circle , so i decide to travel down to Edmonton and Calgary the ski resorts centers where you can enjoy in skiing during the winter and in the time when i was there was spring so not much ski resorts open ( there is some all year around open) . Nature like in most of Canada and here is amazing. Great hotels , roads are clean and well navigated , hiking trails are precisely mapped.
My last destination on this tour around Canada was British Columbia state and their capital and one of the best city for clubbing in the world – Vancouver.
Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains and invites outdoor pursuits of all kinds, but also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.
I left the country with great impression and thought in my mind that will comeback soon again 🙂