Canada is often an overlooked travel destination for Americans, but this northern neighbor has a lot to offer. Travelers should start with one of these five cities.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown is a small city of only thirty five thousand people. Despite its small size, this city will keep you very busy. Architecture fans can admire the many Victorian-era buildings, while outdoorsy types can explore its scenic coastline. Green Gables, the inspiration for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables, is located nearby.
Calgary is world famous for the Calgary Stampede, a rodeo and festival that happen every July. More than a million visitors attend the Stampede each year. Calgary also hosts the Calgary Comedy Festival and the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Toronto is the biggest city in Canada, and it’s incredibly popular with tourists. The city offers numerous world class museums, and is home to the CN tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The Canadian National Exhibition, the world’s oldest annual fair, has happened here every year since 1879.
Québec is a French speaking province, but that shouldn’t deter tourists from visiting Montreal: more than half of the population here speaks English. The city has an old European feel; many of the buildings in the historic district date back to the original French settlers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver is a vibrant and beautiful city, the size of Seattle. At its center is the 1000 acre Stanley Park, complete with trails, landmarks, sculptures, and totems. TripAdvisor called it the best park in the world.
These cities are the five best destinations in Canada. Have you already been to some of these cities? Will you choose one for your next trip to Canada?