The territory of Canada extends almost from the North Pole to the subtropical regions and from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can see the most diverse landscapes and natural areas. In Canada, there are about 40 national parks and a huge number of nature reserves and provincial parks. In total, the country’s protected areas cover an area of 730 thousand square meters. km
The most popular national parks in Canada are Rocky Mountain parks. They are known for a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Here you can go hiking, photo hunting, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, canoeing and boating on rivers and lakes, watching animals and going horseback riding. Jasper and Banff National Parks are located in western Alberta on the border with British Columbia. Parks can be reached from Edmonton and Calgary. Also in the Rocky Mountains, but already in the province of British Columbia are the national parks of Kutney, Yoho and Glacier. Traveling on them begins from the city of Golden. Continue reading
In the area around Churchill, Manitobe, a lot of interesting things. This area is often called the capital of polar bears. They have been living here since the founding of the city in 1771. From October to early December, up to 1,200 polar bears gather at the place where the Churchill River flows into the Hudson Bay, waiting for the bay to freeze to resume hunting for seals. At this time, many tourists come here to see these magnificent animals. The population of the city is increasing by more than 10 times. There were times when some of the most curious animals came into the city!
Note that more than 300 days a year you can observe the northern lights. The easiest way to get to Churchill is by plane, but if you want to see from the land the plains and Lake Manitoba that the fur traders once crossed, take a 36-hour “tour” on the VIA train coming from Winnipeg. Continue reading
I really wanted to see the Parliament of Canada. I wanted so much that I almost easily arranged for an organized tour, knowing that in this case an excursion into the bowels of the Parliament would be guaranteed to us.
And early in the morning, under a harsh sky and in a cold wind, I stood in a long line of people who wanted to inquire about what was inside. Due to the early hour, the turn was humane – we managed to freeze, but did not die completely. Tour tickets are booked in advance because the number of visitors is strictly regulated. The tour itself is free, they are held until 16.00. But, as a rule, in the afternoon there are no tickets for today. Continue reading