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Der CN Tower, Bild: Diego Grandi / shutterstock

Canada – majestic mountains between three oceans

If you want to travel to Canada, you should know one thing: This country is huge, a continent in itself. It stretches from ocean to ocean and is washed by the Pacific, the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. If you are looking for an alternative to the population density and narrowness of Europe for your holiday, you will really enjoy Canada. In the vastness of the national parks, where the forests unfold their full splendour not only during the “Indian Summer”, at the foot of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, in the tundra on the shores of the Yukon or in the fairytale forest of the Queen Charlotte Islands.

canada, Vancouver
View of Vanvouver, Image: Hannamariah / shutterstock

For many connoisseurs of the world on the other side of the Atlantic, Canada is one of the most beautiful countries on the globe. Because of the majestic mountains, the rushing rivers, the incredibly dense forests and the deep blue lakes. But also because of the open-mindedness and hospitality of the people who found their home in this great country.

Canada comprises no less than six time zones, and if you want to get an idea of these distances, you should keep in mind that the southernmost point of the country shares latitude with Rome and the northernmost tip reaches almost to the North Pole. However, a holiday in Canada is first and foremost an encounter with nature and with the wild and rampant forests. On the St. Lawrence River, they are in flames when the first frost robs the leaves of their zest for life and the trees “bloom” in all colors.

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Canada, Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls, Image: TRphotos / shutterstock

In British Columbia, the relatively mild climate favors the growth of cedars, which can live up to a thousand years. Huge ferns can be found here – all of this bears the characteristics of a typical rainforest. In Alberta there are huge glacial lakes, and in Jasper National Park it can happen that a vacationer receives a visit from a bear during a picnic.

For many, Canada is something of a destination of longing, which leads to the fact that every day around six hundred people from all countries of the world decide to live permanently in this country. But it’s not just the force of nature that makes Canada so appealing. It is also the interesting cities that attract many. In Toronto , connoisseurs of unusual architecture get their money’s worth, as do those who find their fulfillment in shopping on a trip. In Toronto, the CN Tower is the tallest television tower in the world at 553 meters. And the Royal Ontario Museum, from the think tank of the ingenious architect Daniel Libeskind, is worth a visit just because of its external appearance.

Montreal is the French enclave in the New World – and you can feel that at the latest when you enter one of the city’s four thousand or so restaurants. Here, in this metropolis of 1.6 million people with its neo-Victorian buildings, international star chefs direct the temples of gourmets. If you travel to distant Vancouver, in the southwest of British Columbia, you will be particularly impressed by the landscape there. It is a city with interesting parks and a magnificent environment

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There’s no question about it: Canada is a real dream – suitable for a city trip or for an extended tour in a motorhome or rental car. A country that is aware of its great freedom.

Travel information Canada

Capital Ottawa
Form of government Parliamentary monarchy
Parliamentary democracy (Westminster system)
Currency Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Area 9,984,670 km²
Population approx. 36,503,100 (as of 2017)
Languages English, French
Electricity grid 120 volts, 60 Hz
Area code +1
Time zone UTC−3:30 to UTC−8