Canada Destinations

Romancing Canada A Basic Guide For First Time Travelers

Canada occupies most of North America and is, size-wise, the second largest country in the world. There is nothing small about Canada and this makes it the ideal place for broadening horizons, traveling adventurously, and learning all about a country and its culture passionately.

Banff And Lake Louise Canadian Rocky Mountain Jewel

One of the most beloved travel destinations in Canada is the Banff and Lake Louise area located in the province of Alberta. The town of Banff is 90 minutes (75 miles) west of Calgary and is within the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. One can see the Rocky Mountains from Calgary since the Banff area is at the eastern edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountain range. It is also one of the most visited areas in Canada all year round since the rugged beauty of the mountains and the protected wilderness draws tourists from around the world. During the winter, the three local resorts of Sunshine Village, Norquay Mystic Ridge and Lake Louise offer some of the best snow skiing around.

Traveling To Toronto Canada

Toronto is the capital of the Province of Ontario. It is Canada's largest city, and with a population of 2.6 million it is the fifth largest in North America. It is also at the center of the Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated region along the western shores of Lake Ontario which is home to roughly eight million people, or one quarter of the population of Canada.

Will You Risk Not Having Health Insurance When Traveling To Canada

Canada has a universal public health insurance program (Medicare) that usually covers the cost of most injuries and illnesses for citizens, meaning that individuals requiring dental or medical attention can visit doctors and hospitals with no bills to pay. However, some areas of health care aren't covered by the governmental plan and travellers from other countries or new residents may not have access to the free health care, making short-term insurance a must. Suffering a medical emergency in a foreign country, even one as close as Canada, can empty your wallet very quickly.

Niagra Falls Canada

Niagara Falls is in between the international border of the United States and Canada. Niagara Falls Canada is a city in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, southeastern Ontario Canada, which is a port on the Niagara River across Niagara Falls, New York. This city overlooks the Canadian or Horseshoe Falls, cascade of Niagara Falls. This semi-circular shaped cascade is fifty-four meters high and carries nine times more water than the American Falls. Niagara Falls Canada is an extensively popular tourist destination, and also serves as a major source of electricity for Ontario.