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Scene Setter

Canada Scene Setter

By September 26, 2017 No Comments

Cool Canada

A country like no other – spread out over many territories and provinces, Canada spans six time zones and has something for everyone. From wonderful wildlife to spectacular scenery. Ski resorts transform into summer hangouts. Cities buzz with entertainment and shopping and a bounty of food will tickle any taste bud. Explore the miles of coastlines bursting with adventure – get ready to explore Canada!

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Good to know

  • Flight time: Fly with Air Canada, it takes 9 hours.
  • Climate: Temperatures range from extreme lows of -30°C in January to highs of 27°C in July. June is a great time to visit as the melting snow transforms into a colourful landscape.
  • Local currency: Canadian Dollar
  • GMT: Spanning 4 time zones from -4 to -7 hours

Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is a once in a lifetime spectacle held every July. Watch rodeos, chuck wagon racing, live shows and more during this world famous ten day event.

Winter Olympics

Calgary was the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympics. Visit the Canada Olympic park and take part in a variety of winter sports including skiing, bobsleigh and snowboarding.

Calgary

The first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympic Games, Calgary is nestled against the backdrop of the mighty Rocky Mountains. A fantastic year round destination, this city has something for everyone from dramatic scenery to thrilling winter adventure sports and the yearly spectacle of the Calgary stampede.

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Banff

Whilst in Calgary, take a day trip to Banff to see the wildlife at Banff National Park. Take in the amazing views from the Banff Gondola and stop at the perfectly picturesque Lake Louise.

Badlands

Explore The Badlands, an area of striped hills and unusual rock formations. Fit in a trip to Drumhueller, the ‘Dinosaur Capital of the World’ and visit the Royal Museum of Palaeontology.

Our favourite things to do in Canada

These photos are great… but you need to see the Northern Lights with your own eyes! Feel at one with nature as you witness a truly incredible light show. As the beautiful, hypnotic colours of the Aurora Borealis fill the sky, you will not believe your eyes!
The best place to see the Northern Lights is from the northernmost part of Canada, the Northwest Territories, from September to March. Make a night of it and go glamping near Yellowknife in a tipi, or for a fabulous day trip, dash through the snow on a sled pulled by huskies and cosy on up beneath the night sky with a delicious hot soup.

No trip to Canada is complete without a whale watching experience. With 22 species of whale to see including sperm, humpback and blue you will be in awe of these wondrous creatures.
There are a number of ways to see these magnificent mammals, take a boat trip and sail the path alongside. See more, hire a kayak and get up close and personal. Not close enough? Take a snorkel tour as you are submerged into their underwater world.

Tree top adventure

Dare to cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge for a unique tree top view and take a trip up Grouse Mountain on the sky ride?

Stanley Park

An urban oasis, unmissable Stanley Park is the largest urban park in North America and is 20% bigger than Central Park in New York!

Vancouver

Vancouver is a vibrant city full of contrasts. From mountains to skyscrapers, to the lush urban oasis of Stanley Park and the stunning wildlife of Vancouver Island. A welcoming mix of cosmopolitan and cosy, this diverse and friendly city has something for everyone.

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Winter sports

If you are a thrill seeker, try a range of winter sports at one of the three mountains just an hour away from Downtown Vancouver.

Delicious dining

The diverse array of gastronomic options will suit the foodie traveller, take a food tour and experience Vancouver’s top restaurants.

Food for thought

If food is your thing, Canada is your place! Atlantic coastlines harbour a feast of seafood. Local produce is no finer than the cheese producers, apples orchards and berry farms – the perfect ingredients for any fine food establishment. Take a trip to Quebec for traditional French cuisine – fine food for sure! And be sure to whet your whistle with a multitude of wine and cider producers. From fine dining to street food crêpes, whatever your taste, you’ll find it in Canada.

CN Tower

Got a head for heights? See the city from a different perspective. See the most spectacular views from the top of the CN Tower, or the bravest of them all will venture to the Edge Walk!

Niagara Falls

Surely no trip to Toronto is complete without a trip to nearby Niagara Falls.

Toronto

From record breaking buildings to breath-taking beauty, Toronto has an abundance of attractions to keep you busy.

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Shop ‘til you drop!

Fill your bags with more shops than you can throw your hat at! Start at the ‘Mink Mile’ – Yorkville Village for your Prada and Chanel, go to the Outlet Mall for a bargain and end in the many boutique shops at Kensington Market.

Major League Sports

See the Toronto Raptors shoot some hoops as the NBA starts its season. The pucks are down – cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Come to Canada and you’ll keep coming back!

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