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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    • Vancouver

      Vancouver lies between the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains in Western Canada. Its glassy skyscraper skyline shouts modernity and business, but it’s also one on the countries major cultural hubs. The Museum of Anthropology tells stories of art and history from around the world, and the Access Run Art Centre supports emerging creatives.

      To live like a Vancouverite, check out the Granville Island Public Market. There are tons of foodie delights on offer, from steaming fresh-baked bread to bundles of colorful vegetables, plus local arts and crafts sold by the artisans themselves.

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    • Toronto

    • Richmond

    • Mississauga

    • Calgary

    • Victoria

    • Edmonton

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