Canada Tourist Information
Whether you are looking for breathtaking and unfathomable beauty, or nature, or picturesque cities full of breathtaking architecture and wonders, Canada certainly has it all. High mountain ranges, rare plateaus, desert areas, forested valleys, stunning lakes, seemingly endless prairies, modern cities, as well as a huge range of flora and fauna.
Whether you want to spend time hiking in the Rocky Mountains, learning about the maritime history of the East Coast, or exploring the cosmopolitan cities of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, this is a country where every traveler will find something to suit their taste.
Immerse yourself in the francophone area of Quebec, the glittering skyscrapers and East Asian pockets of culture in Vancouver, the elegant Victorian architecture of Toronto and the majestic Canadian chateau-style railroad hotels and neo-Gothic public buildings in Ottawa.
Canada: location. According to Thesciencetutor, Canada is located in the northernmost part of North America, includes thousands of adjacent islands, in particular Newfoundland in the east and the Arctic archipelago in the north. Canada is bounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north, Greenland to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the 12 United States to the south, and the Pacific Ocean and Alaska to the west.
Canada: capital. The capital of Canada is Ottawa, located in the province of Ontario.
Canada: language. English and French are the two official languages spoken in Canada.
Canada: religion. Approximately 39% of the population of Canada are Catholics, 29% identify themselves as Protestants. The remaining 24% of Canadians are atheists or agnostics and they do not follow any religion at all.
Canada: currency. The Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada. It is abbreviated with the dollar sign $ or sometimes Can $ or C $, (CAD).
Canada: climate. Canada’s climate varies greatly by geographic location, ranging from perpetual frost in the north to four distinct seasons towards the equator. In this region, temperatures can rise to 35 degrees Celsius in summer and drop to -25 degrees Celsius in winter.
Most Canadian cities are within 300 km of the southern border, where soft springs, hot summers and pleasantly fresh autumns are common for most of the year.
Canada: when to go. The best time to visit Canada in summer is July or August.
The best time to visit Canada in winter is January or February.
With six time zones, two coasts, arctic tundra and rocky mountains, Canadian weather reports should go on for hours. So in order to decide when to travel to Canada, be sure that it varies greatly by region. Yes, there is a lot of snow in winter, but it depends where. The Arctic borders have winter until July, and even then the average temperature is only 12°C. But the Pacific coast can be ice-free in winter. However, head to the Rocky Mountains to ski six months of the year.
Canada: the main attractions.
Located on the border of British Columbia and Alberta, this mountain range runs from the US border to the northern end of British Columbia. The Canadian Rockies are home to some of the most beautiful, serene yet breathtaking landscapes on the face of the earth.
With over 16 million cubic feet of water (168,000 m³) flowing down the water’s edge per minute, Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America and perhaps the most famous in the world, attracting millions of tourists every year.
The largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world, lying between Greenland and the Canadian mainland, in Nunavut. Known for many wildlife including walruses, several species of whales, caribou, polar bear, arctic fox, hare, lemming, arctic wolf, seals, migratory birds.
Banff National Park, Alberta
Banff National Park is one of five national parks in Canada’s Rocky Mountains that attract millions of visitors each year for camping, hiking, biking, skiing, fishing or just relaxing.