Toronto city centre, Ontario Province. Photo by by John Vetterli
Tourists in search of a lively and sophisticated urban holiday could do a lot worse than a few nights in Toronto, Canada’s biggest city and champion at the ancient art of eating, drinking and making merry. The city is well set up for walking.
St John’s, Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Provinces.
Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador – are a step back in time, offering charming little rustic fishing villages, relaxed and affable people, dramatic coastal views, glorious uncrowded beaches, great rugged hiking and biking, terrific golf, horse riding and superb seafood.
Hiking the Chilkoot Trail near Whitehorse, Yukon, Northern Canada. Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo.
North Canada is considered to be the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, encompassing over one half of Canada (an area the size of Western Europe) but with just 100, 000 human inhabitants.
We’re throwing Manitoba’s Churchill into this chilly pot of a page too since it’s also part of the vast and icy northern bleakness dominated more by nature than by man, where the long winters are white tinted with technicolor Northern Lights and the short summers a colourful mass of wild flowers.