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Canada is a vast land of untamed beauty and multicultural vibrancy.

It’s a place where you can chase the Northern Lights, hike up the rugged peaks of the Rockies and indulge in maple syrup-laden delights.

We’re tried-and-true Canadians.  We’ve lived in Calgary and Vancouver; we now live in Victoria.

If you’re looking for travel information on Western Canada (especially Alberta and British Columbia), we can help.

Must read

Our British Columbia travel guide (BC is our home province) – this guide is packed with tips on the best places to go in BC, itineraries, things to do, taking the ferry and more!

Check out these top places in Canada to visit

Quick Canada information

Canada Travel

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 best Canadian national parks for nature lovers)

5 Famous Canadian foods

1) Maple syrup

2) Nova Scotia lobster rolls

3) Poutine (French fries with cheese curds and gravy)

4) Nanaimo bars (three-layer squares consisting of a chocolate-and-coconut crumb base, custard in the middle and chocolate icing on the top – yummy!)

5) French Canadian tourtière (meat pie)

Canada trip planning

Discover the most beautiful, unique and best places to go in Canada – see this list of 37 epic destinations to put on your Canada bucket list!

Find helpful flight, hotel booking and other tips in our Resources guide.

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