Hotels in Canada
Canada Travel Guide
Canadian culture is often classed by its diversity and progressive attitude. While it’s often recognised for its history as a French colony, today it is a melting pot of cultures all across the globe that are drawn to Canada for its openness and opportunity. Its diversity and forward-thinking values are two things Canada and Canadians tend to hold very close.
Thanks to its diverse population, there’s a kaleidoscope of different cultures to explore from the rich indigenous people’s heritage which spans several millennia to the more unmissable European atmosphere of Montreal. Speaking of Montreal, the cosy city is known for its thriving arts scene which speaks directly to the nation’s rich and colourful identity. Often coined the arts and festival capital of Canada, it’s a great place to go to get a deeper look at Canadian expression and interpretation.
Things to do
Thanks to its size and diversity between regions, there are tons of things to do on your holiday in Canada, especially outdoors. The most popular destination for adventure seekers is Banff National Park in Alberta. This stunning natural area is the epitome of Canadian wilderness with its crystal clear lakes, rich pine forests, jagged peaks and breathtaking alpine valleys to explore. Canada’s not all mountains and forests, though. From Haida Gwaii’s rough, rocky coastline, to the unforgiving northness of Nunavut, and the lush hills of Cape Breton, Canada is overflowing with diverse natural scenery.
Not a nature buff? Canada is home to world-class cities perfect for every type of culture vulture. Head to Toronto to dive into Canada’s insanely delicious food scene and take in the buzzing city atmosphere beneath sky-high buildings and twinkling lights. Looking for some great craft beer and a slow, down-home atmosphere surrounded by gorgeous woods and coast? Vancouver is calling. Or maybe you’d like to dive into Canada’s history. Quebec City, a treasured UNESCO world heritage site and the cradle of French America is the place to be.
Food & Drink
Thanks to its melting pot of culture, the food scene is incredible. The top item on every Candian food bucket list is poutine, a bed of fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds. Other top items include Nova Scotian lobster rolls, Montreal bagels and of course anything involving bacon and maple syrup. There’s also a huge host of French-Canadian plates such as pouding chomeur and pig and pea soup.
When it comes to multicultural cuisine, there is no shortage. The Great White North is literally a smorgasbord of different food cultures from bumping Mexican taquerias, hole in the wall Chinese restaurants and brick-walled pizzerias that will transport you straight to Naples. From Toronto’s thriving international eateries to Vancouver’s local breweries to St. John’s zesty seafood, Canada is a foodie mecca.