Watching bears, watching us - Bear watching excursions are popular throughout Canada
Gaspesie, Province of Quebec - Exploring the deep water inlets by kayak
Gaspesie, Province of Quebec - Coastal cottage overlooking Percé Rock
Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia - Blue Nose II historic schooner crosses the harbour
Grizzly Bears of the West - Mother and cub foraging in their native habitat
Niagara Falls, Province of Ontario - The thunder and awe of Niagara Horseshoe falls
Sun Peaks, Province of British Columbia - Mountain trails reveal the summer beauty of ski areas
Toronto, Province of Ontario - The calm morning waters of Toronto harbour
Sun Peaks, Province of British Columbia - Horseback riding is one of the most popular activities in western Canada
Churchill, Province of Manitoba - Unique tours observe the largest population of polar bears south of the Arctic circle
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory - The dazzling Northern Lights of the Aurora Borealis
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory - A dogsledding team harnessed and ready for the trails
Lake Louise, Province of Alberta - Dogsledding along the trails of the national parklands
Lake Louise, Province of Alberta - Quad lifts with spectacular views
Banff, Province of Alberta - Touring the park by horse-drawn sleigh
Whistler, Province of British Columbia - The idyllic cobblestone streets of Whistler Village
Duck Mountain Park, Province of Manitoba - Kayaking and fishing in the morning mist
Gros Morne National Park, Province of Newfoundland - Dramatic cliffs and deep fjords of Newfoundlands western coast
Banff, Province of Alberta - Cross-country skiing in pristine Banff National Park
Jasper, Province of Alberta - Perfect powder snowboarding in the Marmot Basin
Kicking Horse, Province of British Columbia - World-class alpine skiing in the British Columbia interior
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Province of Quebec - Downhill excitement awaits a short distance from historic Quebec City
Mount Norquay, Province of Alberta - Descending with a panoramic view of Banff and the Bow Valley
Canada’s major cities include: Charlottetown, St.John’s, Saint John, Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.
Canada is a country that truly offers exciting indoor and outdoor activities for every season. Generally, spring runs mid-March to mid-May, summer mid-May to mid-September, fall mid-September to mid-November, and winter mid-November to mid-March. Choose the season best suited to your tastes and temperament.
English and French are Canada’s two official languages, though the province of New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual area in the country. Both languages will generally appear on maps, tourist brochures and product labels. French is the dominant language in the province of Quebec.
Currency and Money
Canadian Dollar (C$)
The currency system in Canada uses dollars and cents similar to the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. Canada has a large network of reliable automatic teller machines, which make it the simplest means to obtain cash, particularly if your home bank ATM card is on the Cirrus or Delta networks.
110 to 120 volts; 60Hz cycle
Canada uses ‘American-style’ plugs with two parallel flat blades above a circular grounding pin and plugs with two parallel flat blades. Conversion kits are required for those bringing electrical goods from Europe.
Photo credit to: Ontario Tourism, Yukon Tourism, Tourism BC, Travel Alberta, Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Travel Manitoba, Tourism Sun Peaks, Adam Stein, Elsa Camara, Nova Scotia Tourism, Quebec Maritime Tourism.