In Canada, there is no shortage of things to do and see. It is a country blessed with natural grandeur and vibrant metropolitan cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, and the very graceful Montreal. Visitors are welcome all-year-round, summers are great for sight seeing and backcountry hiking, while the snowy winters are perfect for skiing.
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When to go
Canada is a very large country and the climate varies depending on which area you are visiting. The warm months of summer peaks during July and August. Winter is from December through February and they are very cold and icy. Autumn and Spring are both very colourful seasons in Canada.
Major attractions in Canada
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Niagra Falls
- CN Tower
- Nahanni National Park
- Gulf Islands
- Green Gables House
- Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
- Stanley Park
Getting In & Around
Getting around in the major cities of Canada is very easy. They have well organised transport systems including busses, subways, commuter trains and taxis. Driving on your own is an option, but familiarise yourself with the local driving signage and be careful when driving during winter as the roads are covered with ice.
Canada has over one hundred airports and the three busiest airports are: Toronto Pearson International Airport that serves the city of Toronto and the airport is situated 27 km northwest of Downtown Toronto. This is the busiest airport in Canada.
Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. It is located 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. This is the second busiest airport in Canada. The third busiest airport in Canada is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. It is located in the city of Dorval, Montreal, and it is 20km from Downtown Montreal.
Preparing to visit
If you are visiting Canada during winter, be sure to pack ALL of the following: a winter coat, hat, scarf, gloves, wool socks, thermal underwear and boots with treads.
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