Boasting 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the longest ski season in the world and some of the most spectacular natural wonders on the planet, it’s no wonder tourists continue to flock to Canada in record numbers.
Few places allow for such fun-filled diversity as Canada; a place where you can start the day with a dip in the ocean, before hitting the ski slopes that same afternoon.
This part of North America is vast, wild and magical.
And these four locations highlight some of Western Canada’s must-see cities.
Nestled on a scenic harbour, the western Canadian city of Vancouver is acclaimed for its beauty. From picturesque harbour islands, to lush-green parks and the scenic Rocky Mountains, few cities offer such natural diversity.
While Vancouver city has all the usual major-city appeals, it’s surrounding neighbourhoods are also well worth exploring.
The Stanley Park markets for example are a must.
The cobblestone streets of Gastown will take you back to early Vancouver. Filled with cafes, art galleries and bars, this hotspot remains a popular local hang-out.
The hippie-turned-hipster Kitsilano on Kits Beach is one of the city’s oldest residential areas with craftsman style row-houses and a gastronomic food scene.
Two-hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is nestled amongst the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Known for its incredible winter skiing and year ‘round outdoors appeal’, Whistler remains a popular choice for nature lovers.
Visit outside of winter and the active traveller can choose from one of four championship golf courses, mountain hiking and biking trails, along with the pampered lifestyle found in one of the luxurious spas.
Mother Nature puts on a spectacular show in Lake Louise. Frozen lakes, outdoor skating rinks and snow-blanketed ski-slopes sparkle under the winter sun.
Summer months see endless days of sunshine where adventure activities like horse riding, rock climbing, hiking, and scenic helicopter tours will leave you spellbound.
No matter your activity of choice, it will be the bright starry sky by campfire that will have you truly re-connecting with nature.
Canada’s fourth largest city, Calgary mixes country charm with urban splendour.
A metropolis that stretches across the southern Canadian prairie land, Calgary is surrounded by picturesque vistas on all sides.
The city is a heady mix of big-city energy, cheerful western charm and natural beauty.
In July, don’t miss one of Canada’s largest spectaculars of the year – the famous Calgary Stampede.
Billed as “The greatest outdoor show on Earth”, it’s an exciting mix of rodeo, exhibition, fairgrounds, and festival.
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