Canada is probably best known for its wild and expansive nature. The second-largest country in the world, by landmass, has only a few major cities, leaving huge areas of wilderness to explore. Expect breathtaking views across crystal-clear lakes, verdant valleys and rugged mountains. Take a good, deep breath of the crisp, clean air and just enjoy life for a while. For those with a love of the great outdoors, you can hit the ski slopes in British Columbia, go looking for moose in Banff, or enjoy the (better) view of Niagara Falls on the Canadian-American border.

    The few large cities in Canada shouldn’t be overlooked, though – each provides an interesting and unique cultural hub, from the French-Canadian Montreal to the cosmopolitan Toronto. Canadians are famously among the most polite and welcoming people on the planet, and that attitude has created a fascinating culture for you to explore, combining influences from around the world.

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    Canada is a mecca for nature lovers and the adventurous thanks to its dramatic natural landscapes. Snow-capped peaks loom over 5 national parks, with picture postcard skiing slopes and glacial lakes. The coasts are equally breathtaking, where whales occasionally breach the waves off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. There’s no shortage of wonderful things to do in Canada – it has a varying climate and offers something in all 4... Read more

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      In recent years Toronto has grown into a principal shopping destination in North America. Its many neighbourhoods offer a variety of different styles that cater to every type of budget. The mix of cultures makes for interesting one-of-a-kind pieces influenced by worldwide nationalities, while home-grown favourites are always around too.

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