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Stretching from The United States to the Arctic Circle, Canada is a massive and diverse city; so diverse, part of the interior thinks it’s French 😉 – so large, it is second only to Russia in size. An ecological and environmental heaven, Canada has some of the most recognisable, and amazing scenery in the world.
“With or without the Royals, we are not Americans. Nor are we British. Or French. Or Void. We are something else And the sooner we define this, the better.” — Will Ferguson
Similar in many ways to the US in areas such trade and also technology, there are many stark differences. Canadians celebrate heir historically colonial past, gaining complete independence in 1982 (although essentially independent in 1867), whilst the USA still fear invasion from the Brits !
When most people think of the word Canada, they think of snow, moose, and mounted police. Even non-skiiers know of Banff and Whistler.
During January and Feb head to Canada to see their winter festivals and to get the most out of the slopes. If that doesn’t interest you, head there in the Fall, for Trois-Rivières’ bilingual Festival International de la Poésie, Halifax’s Atlantic Canada Storytelling Festival, and Toronto’s International Festival of Authors.
Canada is also one of the most safest multicultural places in the world, so if you’re worried about crime; don’t be. Violent crime in Canada is almost non existent; although every destination in the world has some issues, so it pays to be vigilant.
The safety advisory website SafeAround gives Canada a safety score of 88%; which compares nicely to Australia (86%), and conversely with the U.S.A (68%).
Vancouver: Modern, Clean and efficient, Vancouver has beaches and ski slopes; what more could you wish for. Check out the Vancouver Aquarium, the Steam Clock, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and the Contemporary art gallery.
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Banff: Apart from skiing, there is plenty to do and see in the national park. Hike the Sunshine Meadows, Canada Place (historical Museum), and theren is even a golf course (at the Fairmont Banff Springs).
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Toronto: The largest city in Canada and the financial head. Diverse and safe. A Large Theatre scene for those inclined. Don’t miss the Art Gallery of Toronto, the CN tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Toronto Aerospace Museum, and for those into shoes, the Bata Show Museum.
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