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Guide To Tourism In Canada

Aug 17, 2007
When planning a trip to Canada, you will find a wealth of attractions, activities, and a natural allure that brings millions of travelers to the vast country that offers visits to destinations, such as Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Niagara, British Columbia, and Quebec.

Brief History of Canada

According to aboriginal tradition, it is said that the First Peoples (Native Americans) populated various parts of Canada since the land was inhabitable. European exploration of Canada is recorded to first take place around 1000 AD with an array of Viking pursuits. Their adventures were followed by the Atlantic coast discovery of Englishman John Cabot in 1497. The French then landed on Canadian soil in 1534 with the efforts of Jacques Cartier. The first permanent European settlements were established in 1605, situated at Port Royal. Quebec City was created in 1608.

Over the years, French colonists and fur traders took to the land as the St. Lawrence Valley and the Great Lakes became separate settlements, where Catholic missionaries also found a home. Soon, the French and Iroquois Wars erupted during the mid-17th century, fueled by the fur trade. A slew of inter-colonial wars broke out between 1689 and 1763, followed by an assortment of agreements, such as the Treaty of Utrecht. The 19th century in Canada saw the War of 1812 (between the United States and the British Empire); Irish immigration, and the timber industry replace the fur trade.

Geography

As you scan a map or spin a globe, you will find that Canada takes up the majority of the northern part of North America. Canada stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, touching upon the waters of the Arctic Ocean. The second-largest country in terms of total land area also shares space with the United States with an array of borders including Niagara Falls and the Ambassador Bridge, crossing over the river in Detroit, Michigan.

In the eastern part of the country, the Gulf of St. Lawrence represents the largest estuary in the world, surrounded by Newfoundland. In the north, coniferous forests characterize the vegetation of the region. It is also here that some of the largest islands in the world are situated. The country is also home to the Appalachian Mountains, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Rocky Mountains.

Holiday Hot Spots

Millions of tourists flock to Canada to experience their own slice of heaven. For some, a wilderness adventure provides a satisfying getaway, while soft sandy beaches allows others to work on the perfect tan. Some destinations offer intriguing village exploration, while tradition, culture, and history present an appealing atmosphere. Some of the top holiday stops in Canada include the likes of destinations, such as Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and Calgary.

In Vancouver, you will encounter Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Yaletown, Gastown, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the VanDusen Botanical Garden, where Montreal offers the Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and the La Ronde Amusement Park to explore. Some of the popular things to do in Toronto include attending a Toronto Blue Jay baseball game, browsing the Art Gallery of Ontario, visiting the CN Tower, or dining at Wayne Gretsky's Restaurant. The Canada Olympic Park is situated in Calgary, where visitors also enjoy the Calgary Stampede, Calgary Tower, and the Historic Inglewood District, while visiting the largest city in the province, Alberta.
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