A young polar bear investigating the possibility of fresh protein a Tundra Buggy near Churchill in Manitoba. Canada Pictures.
Vancouver is a dreamspace for outdoor lovers with its dramatic waterfront lined by beaches, panoramic views over to snow-capped mountains and lush forests and easy access to multiple activities. But this lively eco-minded city also offers the tourist a bright, innovative and English-speaking culture, even if it rains interminably in winter and the architecture is frequently dreary. Just two hour’s drive away is the magnificent activity resort of Whistler that used to be all about winter sports but does a fine line in summer activities too, especially mountain biking and hiking.
Vancouver’s Gastown entertainment district, British Columbia. Photo by Zzzenia.
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.
Toronto city centre, Ontario Province. Photo by by Benson Kua.
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.
St John’s, Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Provinces.