Canada is a land of vast spaces, bustling urban centers and exciting opportunities. The country has such a variety of interesting sights and activities; visitors can spend weeks there, just getting to know some of what this extraordinary country has to offer. Here are just a few of the favorites many visitors enjoy.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
The spectacular natural formation of the Niagara Falls in Ontario attracts visitors from all over the world. The three waterfalls that make up Niagara straddle the border between the United States and Canada. The combined waters of the Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls produce six million cubic feet of water per minute at highest flow rate. Horseshoe Falls is on the Canadian side of the area. The area is served by the municipality of Niagara Falls, a town with a population of 82,000 at the 2011 census. A number of restaurants, hotels and shops in the town serve visitors to the falls.
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and one of the centers of industry in the country. The city’s location on the northern border of Lake Ontario gives it a temperate climate that is generally warmer than surrounding areas. Large city parks, cultural events, museums, sports events and ethnic neighborhoods provide visitors with numerous opportunities for entertainment. For business or pleasure, Toronto is a city you should spend a period of time in to truly appreciate. If you enjoy it so much that you choose to stay, you can find apartments for rent through H & R Property Management.
Vancouver on Canada’s west coast is an exciting city of 2.6 million people. Nestled between the coastal mountain range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers both natural attractions and the stimulation of cultural events, shopping, theater and a variety of civic activities. With its diverse population and youthful vitality, Vancouver offers visitors a sampling of international culture and a lively atmosphere.
Banff National Park, British Columbia
Canada’s first national park, Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia was established in 1885. The park encompasses 260 square miles of preserved land that includes mineral hot springs glaciers, lakes, ice fields, alpine meadows, coniferous forests, mountains, canyons and hoodoos (that is, oddly-shaped rock formations). Camping, hiking, climbing, skiing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are popular activities at the park. Visitors enjoy the many resorts and activities at the park in both summer and winter.
Canada has interesting destinations for every taste and inclination. Plan your next trip to see some of the many attractions that Canada has to offer.