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Welcome to Canada

From the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Lake Louise to Niagara Falls and the Rocky Mountains, Canada offers a wide variety of great outdoors excitment for adventurous travelers of all types. But away from the open wilderness, Canada's bustling cities showcase thriving arts scenes, bars and restaurants featuring cuisine from across the world, museums explaining First Nations history, and a maritime heritage that stretches back centuries. Multicultural Toronto and Vancouver deliver visitors an international feel, while French-Canadian cities such as Montreal and Quebec City boast a strong flavor of France. Victoria, meanwhile, retains its British charm. Skiers and snowboarders can practice their turns in popular resorts like Kicking Horse and Whistler (7- and 2-hours from Vancouver, respectively), while wildlife lovers should take to the water on whale-watching cruises. Thrill-seekers can tackle swirling rapids on white-water rafting trips or sightsee by helicopter or seaplane. Back on dry land, visitors can look out for native animals like bears, beavers, elk, and moose on wildlife safaris in Alberta or British Columbia. Pristine countryside and spectacular scenery abound in Banff and Jasper National Parks (1- and 3-hours from Calgary, respectively), while travelers heading into the expansive Yukon should take northern lights tours to increase their chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis swirling over the rugged territory.

Top 15 attractions in Canada

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park

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Vancouver’s Stanley Park enjoys a stellar natural setting, surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and set against the backdrop of the snow-capped North Shore Mountains. At nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) in size, it offers a combination of coastal red-cedar forest, lakes and lagoons, and scenic meadows. A walk along the public park’s seawall is an essential Vancouver experience.More
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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls, Ontario

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The powerful border-straddling Niagara Falls is actually composed of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls (also known as Canadian Falls). Combined, these cascades have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world—more than a million bathtubs of water plummet over the edge every second. While they’re wildly impressive from the US, here’s how to explore the Canadian side.More
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Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

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Surrounded by water on three sides, downtown Vancouver is the place to go for sea views, bright lights, and action. The city’s commercial core, it encompasses several distinct areas including shop-lined Robson Street, the green expanse of Stanley Park, historic Gastown, and one of the largest Chinatowns in North America.More
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Skylon Tower

Skylon Tower

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Perched on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, the lofty Skylon Tower is famous for its bird’s-eye views. Boasting a panoramic observation platform, ambient dining, movies, shopping, and activities for the whole family, this 775-foot (236-meter) tower offers an entire day’s worth of entertainment.More
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CN Tower

CN Tower

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For many visitors to Toronto, this needle-like telecommunications tower—often seen from the airplane window—is their first glimpse of the city. When it was erected in 1976, the CN Tower was the world’s tallest freestanding structure. Though it no longer holds that title, it is still the tallest tower in Canada, and the spectacular views from its observation decks are second to none.More
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Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds

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At the Cave of the Winds observation decks, thrill-seeking visitors can get within 20 feet (6 meters) of the thundering Niagara Falls for an experience that feels like the inside of a tropical storm with torrents of water cascading down and winds up to 68 mph (109 kph). Safe to say, you’ll probably get wet.More
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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Admire Vancouver's natural beauty at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, a quintessential British Columbia experience and one of the Pacific Northwest's most popular attractions. The highlight includes walking out onto the 450-foot (137-meter) suspension bridge as it sways between the temperate rain forest over the rushing Capilano River below. With plenty more to see and do besides, it’s a must for adventurous visitors in Vancouver.More
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Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)

Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec)

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With its narrow, cobbled streets and historic 17th- and 18th-century homes and monuments, there’s no place else in Canada that feels quite like Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec). As the only existing fortified city north of Mexico, it’s full of living history, rich Quebecois culture, and European-style charm. The historic district of Old Quebec—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is a must-see when in Quebec City.More
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Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal

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Built between 1826 and 1832 to offer secure passage for British ships from Montreal, the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is an engineering masterpiece. It extends for 126 miles (202 kilometers) between Ottawa and Kingston. Ottawa’s most visited stretch lures boaters, cyclists, and strollers in summer, and ice skaters in winter.More
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Granville Island

Granville Island

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Overflowing with art studios, theaters, restaurants, and kid-friendly activities, Vancouver’s Granville Island is a popular spot for both tourists and locals. The “island”—really a small peninsula—is an ideal getaway from the bustle of city life, with waterfront views, scenic alleyways, and a thriving food and art culture.More
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Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

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The biggest ski resort in North America and mountain host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains feature 8,171 acres (3,306 hectares) of terrain and over 200 trails. With lift-accessed mountain biking, hiking, and more in the spring, summer, and fall, Whistler-Blackcomb is a world-class resort year-round.More
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Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

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Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal) charms visitors with its picturesque squares, grand old-world architecture, and winding cobblestone streets. Whether in the Old Port or walking down the main street Rue Saint-Paul, it’s easy to feel transported back in time—in fact, some architectural remains date back to New France. The historic site is considered to be the best preserved Old Town in North America.More
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Old Port of Montreal (Vieux Port de Montréal)

Old Port of Montreal (Vieux Port de Montréal)

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Once a busy shipping hub, the Old Port of Montreal (Vieux Port de Montréal) is now an entertainment center stretching along the St. Lawrence River. In addition to the promenade, the port is also home to the Montreal Science Centre, La Grande Roue de Montréal, an observation wheel, a boat spa, and seasonal outdoor attractions including an urban beach and an ice rink.More
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Gastown

Gastown

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One of Vancouver’s oldest and buzziest districts, Gastown is packed with Victorian architecture and cobbled streets. Named after John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, an English mariner who opened a saloon in the area in the 19th century, the district is filled with heritage buildings now hosting boutiques, coffee shops, hip restaurants, and bars.More
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Bow Falls

Bow Falls

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Dropping off a 30-foot (9-meter ledge, Bow Falls is not particularly high though it is powerful, with the strong flow creating a dramatic frothy torrent. Easy trails along the Bow River lead to scenic viewpoints from where the falls can be observed, with the glacier-carved valley and the Canadian Rockies visible in the background.More

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Top activities in Canada

Vancouver Seaplane Tour
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Vancouver Seaplane Tour

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Best of Niagara Falls Canada Tour

Best of Niagara Falls Canada Tour

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Niagara Falls Platinum Tour from Toronto with Cruise and Lunch
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Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
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Niagara Falls CANADA Helicopter Tour

Niagara Falls CANADA Helicopter Tour

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Zipline Adventure in Whistler
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Zipline Adventure in Whistler

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7-Minute Helicopter Tour over Toronto
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7-Minute Helicopter Tour over Toronto

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Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Ground Transport and Butchart Gardens Admission
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Niagara Falls One Day Sightseeing Tour from Toronto
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Stanley Park
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Recent reviews from experiences in Canada

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Seeing the falls from...
KATHY_M, Oct 2022
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
Seeing the falls from both the US side and the Canada side.
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We enjoyed this Deluxe...
James_U, Oct 2022
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
We enjoyed this Deluxe Tour as it gave us the chance to experience ALL the falls had to offer - both on the U.
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40th Birthday
Kevin_C, Oct 2022
Niagara: Walking Tour + Tickets to Journey Behind the Falls and Skylon Tower
Walking behind the falls was an awesome experience.
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Benny the driver was an excellent tour guide !
Yadira_A, Oct 2022
Niagara Falls Canada Tour + Helicopter Ride and Skylon Tower Lunch
This tour is a great opportunity to get to know the majestic Niagara fall in Canada side You will get incredible views from the different angle!!!!
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Beautiful place customer service are great
jason_L, Oct 2022
Jasper SkyTram
Jasper is a best place to visit in Canada customer service are nice neatly relaxed a lot of things whom want to find out please go to visit and enjoy yourself
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Great Experience
Charles_C, Sep 2022
Niagara Falls CANADA Helicopter Tour
It was a fantastic experience to be able to see the falls.
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Amazing!
Bar_R, Sep 2022
Niagara Falls Platinum Tour from Toronto with Cruise and Lunch
The falls are incredible and the tour included many things, it was one of our best days in our trip to Canada.
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Great Experience
Freda_L, Aug 2022
Best of Niagara Falls Canada Tour
Canada & Niagara Falls was an Exciting trip, great history and amazing sites.
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Enjoyable and interesting!!!!
Lavinia_W, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls Platinum Tour from Toronto with Cruise and Lunch
I did not know Niagara Falls, Canada had so many other attractions to offer.
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Great way to see the city
Dave_C, Jul 2022
Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Great way to see more of Vancouver.
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Great value trip to Niagara Falls
Julir_J, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
Great value but if you want to do Behind the Falls go to this first as we did not have time.
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Great experience! Highly...
Patricia_W, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
He was a wealth of knowledge on ALL things Canada and Niagara Falls!
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Nice day to experience the falls
Steve_W, Sep 2022
Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
On the Canada side of the falls found a couple of rainbows.
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Perfect day trip
Deanna_F, Jun 2022
Fall for Niagara Tour
Mel our bus driver was very informative of Canada and Niagara Falls history.
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Excellent trip
June_M, Jun 2022
Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour
We were blessed with good weather to see the beautiful sights Canada has in abundance.
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Niagara Falls Tour
Brenda_M, Nov 2022
Best of Niagara Falls Canada Tour
The Journey Behind the Falls portion of the tour was incredible and we could get so close to the Falls it felt like you could reach out and touch them.
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STICK WITH NICK!!
uromano, Nov 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride Option
We booked this trip in hope that our son and his family would enjoy Niagara Falls as much as we did four years ago.
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Stacy was who we needed
mamallama, Oct 2022
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour
Easy to understand, perfect English for those of us who speak only a few sentences in French, and very enthusiastic about Montreal and all of Canada.
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Interesting Tour of Toronto
MarkArthur_T, Oct 2022
1-Hour Toronto Harbour Tour with Live Narration
You also get to see Toronto in another light and looking at the skyline from the lake's vantage point is awesome!
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Large group tour
Kate_U, Sep 2022
Quebec City and Montmorency Falls Day Trip from Montreal
The Montmercy Falls were a disappointment, not very impressive in the autumn season I would have rather had the time to explore more of Quebec city.
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All about Canada

Currency
Canadian Dollar (CA$)
Time Zone
EST (UTC -5)
Country Code
+1
Language(s)
English
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