Ottawa, which is in the province of Ontario is Canada's capital. The first point of call for tourists here is Parliament Hill which sits majestically on the banks of the Ottawa River. Ottawa has some great shopping and boutiques.
Further south but still in Ontario lies the city of Toronto, which is the largest city in Canada. This modern and electric city is home to a multitude of cultures which must be seen to be believed. As is typical in North America, hotels are very reasonable and cater for every budget. the CN Tower is a major tourist attraction in the city, so why not take the lift up the tower for some amazing city views.
All these places have unique activities and attractions that make them ideal for all sorts of different holidaymakers, but for those who love to get out and about and explore, Ontario is perfect. The province is known as one of the best places in the whole of the US and Canada for outdoor activities and every year, people flock here to race down rivers in rafts, hike up mountains, cycle down bike trails and climb up rock faces.
Canada has some great cosmopolitan cities and one of the most popular of these is Toronto. Toronto is a popular family holiday destination and many tourists stay in self catering holiday accommodation. It is a vibrant city full of a diverse range of cultures and nationalities. This is reflected in the many different types of food on offer and many districts of Toronto is populated by different ethnic mixes.
Vancouver. This laid back West Coast city is outdoorsy and chic, with plenty of great cafes, coffee shops and seafood restaurants to give its American neighbour to the south, Seattle, a real run for its money.
Vancouver is set in among a series of inlets and bays, giving it a stunning natural environment that is well worth more than a passing glance.
If you visit Canada, your visit is incomplete without seeing the magnificent Niagara Falls in Ontario. In fact, this cascade is located at the US-Canada border, and can be admired from New York side or the Ontario side. While the falls is made up of 2 sets of cascades, the larger of the two is located in Canada. This fall is called Horseshoe Falls and attracts up to 79,000 people each day.
Skiing is undoubtedly one of the best winter activities in Canada. In fact, tourists come from all over the world to enjoy the Canadian ski resorts, so there is no reason why you shouldn't, as well. The best ski resorts can be found in the mountains of British Columbia, such as the Big White and Silver Star Mountain resort near Kelowna, which offers 100% natural snow spread over 6,000 ski-able acres and luxurious accommodations.
When traveling east to Calgary, the coastal city of Vancouver is your starting point. Nestled between the Coast Mountains (home to Whistler resort) and the big blue Pacific, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city that maintains strong ties to the outdoors. On clear days locals head outside to run the Sea Wall, hike Grouse Mountain, or browse the boutiques, cafes, and patios lining Robson Street, South Granville, and west 4th avenue.