The modern capital of Canada – Ottawa has never had the fame of a “tourist Mecca” – however, it has not pursued it. A smart, neat city that cares about order and the environment is unlikely to attract all-inclusive fans, but fans of sports, art, culture and natural beauties will not leave you indifferent. There are more than 1000 parks in the municipality, and hundreds of masterpieces of world sculpture and painting are exhibited at the National Art Gallery, among which are the immortal works of Dali, Warhol, Monet, Picasso. Those who cannot imagine themselves without sports are welcomed not only at numerous venues, but also in the unique Canadian Museum of Skiing.
You should come here in winter to the International Hockey Festival and to the world-famous fairy tale “Winterlude”, in the spring – on the feast of His Majesty Tulip, in the summer – to see with your own eyes entire tribes of Indians walking around the city center, and in the fall – simply because it’s the best time to visit Ottawa. Continue reading
Montreal is Canada’s second largest city, spread across many river islands in the province of Quebec. It is a city of old mansions and cobbled streets, modern skyscrapers and picturesque parks.
Mount Mont Royal is a symbol of the city; on its top are an unusually beautiful park of the same name and the famous 70-meter Catholic cross. A beautiful panorama of the city and its surroundings comes off the mountain.
Shopping & Stores
In Montreal, there are many huge underground shopping complexes, which are easiest to get from metro stations. The busiest shopping street is Rue Ste-Catherine (“1000 Shopping Street”). Fashion boutiques can be found on Saint-Denis, while spacious department stores are on Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal. Continue reading
Vancouver is located in British Columbia, on the southwestern tip of Canada on the Pacific coast. It is the largest city in the province and one of the main ports of North America. In addition, it is one of the most picturesque cities in the country. Downtown Vancouver is located at the foot of two magnificent peaks – Mount Seymour and Halliburn. Through the numerous rivers of Vancouver, 20 bridges were laid, three of which – Burard Bridge, Kambi Bridge and Granville Bridge – drawbridges.
There are several ski resorts in the vicinity of Vancouver, the most popular being Whistler.
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Quebec is one of the few cities on the North American continent where a French-speaking culture has been preserved. Its historical center near the banks of the St. Lawrence River preserves the atmosphere of French port towns, and it is precisely for this atmosphere that tourists come here: rarely where else will you feel the surroundings of the Old World on the territory of the New.
The city used to flourish thanks to shipbuilding and trade, but today it is known as the city of high technology, the seat of government and the “American Montmartre”. A significant plus of Quebec – music festivals that are held in the city throughout the year.
The climate in Quebec is extremely harsh. In winter, a huge amount of snow falls and, although the temperature at the beginning of winter rarely drops below −15С, in the period from January to March it often reaches −40С. Continue reading
Canada occupies almost the entire northern half of mainland North America and the numerous islands adjoining to it, including the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the north, Newfoundland in the east, Vancouver in the west. In the east, it is washed by the waters of the Atlantic, in the west – the Pacific, and in the north – the Arctic Ocean. Canada is located between the United States and Russia. Most of Canada is located in the same geographical latitudes as our country. The extreme south of Canada lies at the same latitude with Georgia, the islands of the Canadian Archipelago are located at a distance of 1000 km from the North Pole. The length of the country from north to south is 4600 km, from west to east – 5100 km. The territory of the country is 9974 thousand km2., Of which 755 thousand km2. (8%) falls on inland waters. In terms of territory, Canada is second only to Russia, and in terms of land it is also China. Continue reading