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CANADA

 YOUR GUIDE TO CANADA 

 Uncover the Vast Beauty of this Northern American Wonderland

 

Surrounded by the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans, there is no shortage of diversity when it comes to exploring Canada. From coast to coast, you’ll uncover breathtaking landscapes to vibrant, cosmopolitan cities. Whether your preference is food, history, or becoming one with nature, the Great White North delivers when it comes to unique experiences for all.

Top Attractions & Activities:

Niagara Falls

Banff National Park 

CN Tower

Whistler Ski Resort & Village

Old Montreal

Old Quebec

Polar Bears of Churchill, Manitoba

Ottawa’s Parliament Hill

Stanley Park

Canoeing

Whale Watching

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Capital and Population:

The capital city of Canada is Ottawa.

Population: 38 million

Language Spoken:

The official languages of Canada are English and French.  

Currency:

The official currency of Canada is the Canadian dollar (CAD). It is often abbreviated with the dollar sign $, Can$, C$ or CA$. 
 

Changing foreign currencies into Canadian dollars is quite easy with there being currency exchange kiosks at banks, large shopping malls and border crossings. The best exchange rates will be found at any of the major banks in Canada including Scotiabank, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Bank of Montreal. 
 

Debit and credit cards are widely accepted across Canada, however fees may apply depending on the card company. If you’d like to have local currency on hand, you can withdraw from an ATM, but keep in mind you’ll most likely be charged an access & foreign exchange fee.
 

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Best Time to Visit and Weather:

The ideal time to visit is from September through November with the weather being fairly cool and pleasant. This is the best time to take in the picturesque landscapes and the changing autumn foliage while also enjoying all of the fall festivities Canada has to offer. The average temperature during this time period is 59°F.
 

December - March is for those interested in wintertime activities such as skiing and skating. Although it will be cold across the entire country, temperatures do vary. In areas such as Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, temperatures can drop as low as -13°F, while the temperature in Vancouver averages 39°F. 
 

 April through June, are often chilly and rainy, however early spring is an off-season for tourism, making it a great time to find lower prices for travel and accommodations. 
 

Peak season in Canada is Summer (July-August)- hiking trails are open, festivals are in full swing and the weather is warmer with temperatures ranging from 68°F-95°F.
 

 

Interesting Facts:

Canada has the longest coastline in the world with 125,567 miles. It would take a person 33 years to finish walking Canada’s shorelines! 
 

The country’s second largest city, Montreal, is the second largest city in the world that has a French-speaking population-the first being Paris!
 

About half of Canada's landmass is covered by forest with about 180 tree species.-timber is one of Canada's main exports.
 

Measuring 19,551 ft. high, Mount Logan in Yukon is Canada’s tallest mountain and can be found in Kluane National Park and Reserve.
 

About 77% of the world’s maple syrup is manufactured in Quebec! 
 

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