Travel to Canada

The maple leaf is Canada’s ubiquitous national symbol. You see them on syrup bottles, on the many waving flags, on the jerseys of the popular national ice hockey team, on the backpacks of mountain hikers and on the trees in the large, deep forests. The world’s second largest country is a treasure trove for people who love nature and wilderness life. A trip to Canada offers lots of dramatic natural scenes and the opportunity to get close to all the elements of nature.

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Population: 35 mill.

Capital: Ottawa

Language: English and French

Canada’s largest city Montreal was founded by a group of French mystics in 1642?

In Canada, have highway animal crossings been successful? Both brown bears, wolves, wolverines and lynx use footbridges without the danger of being hit by cars.

Geography of Canada

A vacation in Canada equals secluded hiking trails, vast prairies, stormy rivers and fertile plains. Here are mountains and mountain lakes, a large number of national parks and plenty of space to move around. The only 34 million inhabitants do not directly fill the large area, which is almost ten million square kilometers.

Montreal and Vancouver

The second largest city in Canada is the French-speaking metropolis of Montreal in Quebec, which with its 3,600,000 inhabitants is also the second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. Montreal is located about 200 km west of the provincial capital of Quebec, and 150 km east of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. If the holiday is spent in Montreal, a visit to the Cosmodome Space Sciences Center can be recommended, which gives the visitor imaginary, but lifelike excursions to space. Or the Jardin Botanique, the world’s third largest botanical garden with 22,000 different plant species, and Mount Royal Park – the city’s green lung where you can jog, cycle, ride and relax. The most beautifully situated of Canada’s major cities is probably Vancouver, which is located in the middle of the mountains facing the Pacific Ocean, in a beautiful union between metropolitan metropolis and nature.


Of course, there are also many major cities in Canada, the largest of which is Toronto. With 5.6 million inhabitants, the city is also North America’s fifth largest, and one of the most important financial and trade centers in this part of the world. With over 80 ethnic groups, 170 nationalities and over 100 different languages, the province of Ontario is also one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Large groups of Chinese, Italians and Greeks make their mark on each part of the city, with bilingual signs in e.g. Little Italy and Chinatown. The city’s large market St. Located in the heart of the old historic district, Lawrence is named one of the world’s best gastronomic markets and a must for gastronomy fans. Another of the city’s major attractions is the impressive CN Tower (Canadian National Tower), which at 553.3 meters above sea level was the tallest building in the world until the 828 meter high Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) was completed in the United Arab Emirates in 2010. It goes without saying that the view from the platform, which is 446 meters high height, is enchanting. In clear weather you can see all the way to Niagara Falls 120 km away.

Canada’s natural sights

Of course, you should not miss the Rocky Mountains’ mountain peaks, beautiful mountain lakes, stormy rivers and the opportunity to get close to bison and bears. Experience Banffs and Jasper National Parks, the incredibly beautiful Icefield Parkway, which connects the two parks and is the world’s most beautiful mountain road. Not to forget, Glacier National Park located on the border with the United States. The Kootenay and Yoho National Parks are also well worth a visit. One should also not miss the huge Niagara Falls on the border with the American state of New York.

Climate and weather Canada

Here you can see an overview of the climate and weather in Canada – including the cities of Toronto and Vancouver.

Daytime temperature -1 0 5 11 19 24 26 25 21 14 7 2
Night temperature -7 -6 -2 4 10 15 18 17 13 7 2 -4
Precipitation (mm) 61 51 66 70 73 72 68 80 83 65 76 71
Daytime temperature -7 -5 2 11 19 23 26 24 19 12 5 -4
Night temperature -17 -15 -8 0 6 11 14 12 7 2 -4 -13
Precipitation (mm) 99 62 71 87 80 100 97 97 94 89 100 87
Daytime temperature 6 8 10 13 17 19 22 22 19 14 9 6
Night temperature 1 2 3 5 8 11 13 13 11 6 3 1
Precipitation (mm) 154 123 114 84 68 55 40 39 54 113 181 176
Daytime temperature -3 0 4 11 16 20 23 23 18 12 3 -1
Night temperature -15 -12 -8 -2 3 7 9 9 4 -1 -9 -13
Precipitation (mm) 12 9 17 24 60 80 68 59 46 14 12 12

According to bridgat, Scenic Canada has a predominantly temperate climate that contributes to good growing conditions for the country’s vast forest areas. No less than 40 percent of Canada’s area is covered with forest and there are a large number of lakes and rivers. The northern part of the country is within the boundaries of the Arctic Circle. This means that the temperature can drop as low as -35 ° C. Up here, the landscape is dominated by tundra and bogs and of course lots of ice and snow. Canada is one of the most sensitive land areas and in line with climate change and the accompanying increases in temperature, the country has had problems maintaining the polar bear population in the area.

Travel to Canada

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