Explore Vancouver Island’s east coast on this road trip from Victoria to Port Hardy. Kayak, see whales, hike to thundering waterfalls and visit artsy seaside villages.
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Canada is “our home and native land” and we know the country well, especially Alberta and British Columbia (BC) in the western part of the country.
Quick Canada information:
Location: Located in the continent of North America, Canada covers 3,855,103 sq. miles (9,984,670 sq. km) – it’s a big country, 41 times bigger than the United Kingdom
Population: 37.7 million (only about .5% of the total world population)
Language: English and French
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Capital city: Ottawa
Other major cities: Vancouver and Toronto
Parks: 48 national parks (see these 15 best Canadian national parks for nature lovers)
Canada trip planning:
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Where to stay in Victoria, BC? We live in the city! See our reviews of the 7 best luxury hotels in Victoria, BC. We’ve stayed at all of them.
One of the best hikes in Jasper National Park is the 1/2-day Old Fort Point Loop. Hike clockwise for epic views up top, then take the stairs back down.
Kayaking with orcas? Grizzly bear viewing? You bet! These are just some of the amazing things to do in Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island.
There are 200+ Okanagan wineries! We love wine tasting and discovering the best wineries in the Okanagan Valley, like Daydreamer Wines, Pentage, Black Hills and Joie.
Crazy about nature, wildlife (hello bears!) and knock-your-socks-off scenery? The 15 best national parks in Canada are epic!
Want to try new wines at home? Get the full scoop on Opimian, Hemispheres and other top wine clubs in Canada to find out which is right for you!
From picture-perfect Pyramid Lake to hanging Angel Glacier, these are the 12 best sights you absolutely must see in Jasper National Park.