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The formidable Canadian Rockies draw skiers and snowboarders in winter. In other seasons, hikers and fisherman are lured there, plus to countless snow-fed lakes and streams, especially those dotted with salmon. From Vancouver on the Pacific coast — home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games — to French-speaking Quebec along the Atlantic, and the great plains in between, Canada is a vast and multi-faceted country, which also celebrates the rich history and contributions of its First Nations native peoples. Visit romantic Quebec City, the only walled city in North America, founded in 1609. Find your inner cowboy in Calgary, where the annual ...

The formidable Canadian Rockies draw skiers and snowboarders in winter. In other seasons, hikers and fisherman are lured there, plus to countless snow-fed lakes and streams, especially those dotted with salmon. From Vancouver on the Pacific coast — home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games — to French-speaking Quebec along the Atlantic, and the great plains in between, Canada is a vast and multi-faceted country, which also celebrates the rich history and contributions of its First Nations native peoples. Visit romantic Quebec City, the only walled city in North America, founded in 1609. Find your inner cowboy in Calgary, where the annual Stampede is a celebration of all Western things. Track caribou and polar bear way up north, in Nunavit, near the Arctic Circle. Go cosmopolitan in Toronto or Montreal, where fine dining competes with fine museums and nightlife. And we haven't even mentioned the national pastimes of ice hockey and baseball.

Evelyn Kanter
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Evelyn Kanter is a contributor to Fodor's NYC and Fodor's Canada, editor of the Michelin Green Guide Switzerland, and author of Great Destinations: The Hudson Valley.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.
  • Language: English, French
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Research: Canada | Canada
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