Canada is by size, the largest country in North America, second in the world overall (behind only Russia). Renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched landscape, its blend of cultures and multifaceted history, Canada is one of the world's wealthiest countries.
Country code +1
Largest city Toronto
Language Official: English and French
Currency Canadian dollar ($, CAD)
Time Zones GMT-8 Pacific Time (Yukon, British Columbia)
GMT-6 Central Time (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario)
GMT-5 Eastern Time (Ontario, Quebec)
GMT-4 Atlantic Time (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)
GMT-3.5 Newfoundland Time (Newfoundland and Labrador)
India is 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Flying is the best way to cover large distances in a short time. Airlines flying to Canada are Air CanadaJet Airways, Air France, Korean Air, British Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, United, Air China, Japan Airlines, Air India, Saudia, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, China Southern, EgyptAir, KLM, China Eastern, PIA, Etihad Airways, Swiss, EL AL Israel Airlines.
As Canada is a huge country, domestic travel in depends on upon the region you are traveling to. Air travel is preferred for long distance travel that there are flights on a regular basis. For short distances, there is an effective network of coach buses. Canada has well-maintained road and hence, may people prefer to travel by car. Passenger trains are another commuting option; however, they can be quite expensive.
Buses: Buses are the most common form of public transportation, and practically all towns have their own systems. Most are commuter-oriented and offer only limited or no services in the evenings and on weekends.
Train: Toronto and Montréal are the two Canadian cities with subway systems. Vancouver's version is mostly an above-ground monorail. Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa have efficient light-rail systems. Route maps are posted in all stations.
Taxis: Most of the main cities have taxis and smaller towns have one or two. They are usually metered, with a flag-fall fee of roughly $2.70 and a per-kilometer charge of around $1.75. Drivers expect a tip of between 10% and 15%. Taxis can be flagged down or ordered by phone.
Bicycle: Cycling is a popular means of getting around during the warmer months, and many cities have hundreds of kilometers of dedicated bike paths. Bicycles typically can be taken on public transportation (although some cities have restrictions during peak travel times). All the major cities have shops renting bikes. Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal have bike-share programs.
Climate- The climatic condition of Canada varies from place to place. The interior regions have a continental climate with tremendously frosty winters. The best time to visit Canada is between the months of May and October when summer is at its tip. You can also catch the Winter Carnival held at Toronto, Quebec City, and Winnipeg during the months of January and February.
Cuisine- Canadian cuisine varies widely depending on the regions of the nation. The three earliest cuisines of Canada have First Nations, English, Scottish and French roots, with the traditional cuisine of English Canada closely related to British cuisine, while the traditional cuisine of French Canada has evolved from French cuisine and the winter provisions of fur traders
Accomodation– It has boutique hotels and backpackers, luxury resorts. You can expect friendly service and the best standards in whichever budget range you choose.
Niagara Falls is Canada's most famous natural attraction, bringing in millions of visitors each year. Located just over an hour's drive from Toronto, along the American border, these massive falls drop approximately 57 meters. Along with tightrope walkers and other spectacles, led to the adjacent town of Niagara Falls developing a carnival type atmosphere that still persists today. Families will enjoy a walk down Niagara's outrageous Clifton Hill leading to the gorge and falls.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park lies in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains in the province of Alberta and showcases some of Canada's most beautiful scenery. Turquoise green lakes, snow-capped peaks, and glaciers are all easily accessible in this stunning park. In winter Banff is also a major winter sports area and home to Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village, two of Canada's most prominent ski destinations.
Old Quebec City
Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is spread across the Upper and Lower Town of Quebec and contains the city's most historic buildings. The Lower Town, along the St. Lawrence River, is the site of the original settlement and home to the outstanding Château Frontenac, as well as numerous other treasures. The Upper Town rests on 100-meter-high cliffs and is home to the Citadel, the Plains of Abraham, Place d'Armes, and the Parque Historique de l'Artillerie
Just a two-hour drive from Vancouver is the famous ski resort and village of Whistler. The area offers world class skiing, hotels, and dining, as well as all kinds of other outdoor recreational opportunities and beautiful mountain scenery. The village gained wide international attention in 2010 when it became one of the locations for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Vancouver's Stanley Park
One of Vancouver's greatest treasures is the 405-hectare Stanley Park, situated on a peninsula, the park is surrounded by the ocean and home to huge red cedar and Douglas fir trees. Within the park are the Vancouver Aquarium, scenic Beaver Lake, and the Stanley Park Pavilion and Rose Garden. Also, of special interest, are numerous totem poles, some of which were erected more than 100 years ago.
Old-world charm, spectacular buildings, and horse-drawn carriages are pretty much what describes the fascinating aura of this oldest area in Montreal. For travelers in pursuit of a peaceful & unique experience, this is the perfect place. Some of the must-see places in Old Montreal include Rue Bonsecours and the landmark Marché Bonsecours in the old town hall building, the interior of the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica, the lively Place Jacques-Cartier, and the 1870s City Hall.
Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy, located in Eastern Canada in between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, is known for its amazing tides. The variation between high and low is the largest in the world, measuring up to a maximum of 19 meters (10 fathoms).
This small town located on Hudson Bay definitely counts as one of the best places to visit in Canada. Known as the polar bear capital of the world, Churchills is the perfect hotspot for travelers who love having a close encounter with wildlife.
Located at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau rivers in southeastern Ontario, Ottawa is the capital of Canada. As the nation’s capital, Ottawa is home to many financial, commercial and federal establishments including Parliament Hill. Running right through the heart of the city, the Rideau Canal is Ottawa’s star attraction. In winter the canal becomes the world’s largest ice-skating ring.
Gros Morne National Park
The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring steep cliff walls, waterfalls, and interesting rock formations carved by the glacier-fed waters. Most visitors take a boat tour to appreciate the scenery, but there are also hiking trails and opportunities for kayaking.
Day 01: Arrive Toronto
Welcome to Toronto! A fabulous waterfront city lying on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is Canada’s largest city. Its breathtaking architecture, world class Theater, international sports, and beautiful waterfront setting make this a popular city to visit in.
Day 02: Toronto City Tour
Second day of your will include City tour of Toronto where you will explore- Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Olympic Spirit, and Toronto’s Harborfront, St. Lawrence Market, and the Entertainment District, Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Eaton Centre.
Day 03: Niagara Falls Day Tour
Today one will proceed towards Canada’s greatest Natural Wonder- Niagara Falls excursion. You will visit the Horseshoe Falls, Table Rock, Floral Clock, Clifton Hill, and Niagara on the lake. Boarding on the famous boat “Maid of the mist” which takes us close to the thundering falls and around the American and Horseshoe Falls (seasonal).
Day 04: Toronto- Montreal
Fly to Montreal, a city at the foot of Mount Royal, known for its majestic Churches, Olympic Stadium and exciting festivals. Spend the time at Leisure.
Day 05: Montreal City Tour
Proceed for an exciting city tour of Montreal. Visit Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Olympia Park, Mount Royal Park, St. Joseph's Oratory, Montreal Harbor, Chinatown, Place Ville Marie, City Hall, Bell Centre, Downtown Montreal and much more.
Day 06: Ottawa City Tour
Excursion: Spend a day exploring beautiful and historic Ottawa, Canada's Capital. City tour includes the Parliament Building, Supreme Court of Canada, National Arts Center, and Rideau Canal. Ottawa City Hall, Rockcliffe Lookout, Dows Lake, Ornamental Gardens, Chinatown & Little Italy, Farmers Byward Market.
Day 07: Quebec City Tour& Montmorency Falls
Proceed for a day tour to Quebec City. Today we will explore all the historical treasures of Quebec such as: Place Royale, Plains of Abraham, Parliament Building, Montmorency Falls, Ile D’ Orleans, Place D'Armes and many more.
Day 08: Montreal- Calgary
Fly to Calgary, which is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, approximately 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Day 09: Calgary City tour
Proceed for a city tour of Calgary and visit Calgary Tower, Old and New City Hall, Olympic Plaza, Fort Calgary Historic Park, Chinatown, Eau Claire Market Mall, Stephen Avenue, Devonian Garden, Stampede Park, Saddle dome and much more.
Day 10: Banff City Tour& Gondola Ride
A full day excursion takes you from the city of Calgary into the Canadian Rockies through Alberta's foothills and ranching country to the resort town of Banff in the Rocky Mountains. This day trip includes admission to the Banff Gondola, where an 8-minute gondola car takes you to the top of the mountain.
Day 11: Calgary – Vancouver
Fly to Vancouver, which is truly one of the world's most beautiful cities and one of the healthiest places to visit or live. It is a sophisticated, vibrant, fun loving, outdoor living city. Spend time at leisure.
Day 12: Vancouver City Tour + Grouse Mountain + Suspension Bridge Tour
This all-day tour combines Vancouver Highlights with the best of the North Shore: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park and Grouse Mountain including the Grouse MountainSky ride to the top of the mountain. You’ll see Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, English Bay and Yaletown downtown. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore Capilano Suspension Bridge with its Tree Top Adventure, Cliff Walk and the amazing bridge itself. Then it’s up to the top of Grouse Mountain by gondola where you’ll have time to visit Coola and Grinder, the two orphaned Grizzly Bears, watch amazing lumberjacks and the Lumber Jack Show, Birds in Motion and the Theatre in the Sky.
Day 13: Victoria &Butchart Garden Tour
Enjoy cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands. Watch for whales, sea lions and bald eagles. You will visit Butchart Gardens which is fifty-five acres of flowers, trees, pathways and creeks. Featuring a sunken garden, a world-famous rose garden and a wonderful restaurant serving High Tea daily, Butchart Gardens is one of the most beautiful and best maintained gardens in the world. Tour the city of Victoria and take a scenic drive along the coast and enjoy the views. Ride through the famous Oak Bayand Uplands residential areas plus the University of Victoria, Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown and Downtown.
Day 14: Vancouver- Whistler& Shannon Falls Tour
The breathtaking views and scenic stops along the thrilling Sea-To-Sky Highway. Feel the mist of the spectacular 335-meter Shannon Falls. When you get to Whistler, there is ample time to shop, dine, take the Peak 2 Peak gondola, ride a bike or stroll through the trails. Seasonally, ride the Gondola to the Peak of Whistler Mountain. Enjoy glacier, mountain and river views on your leisurely ride home.
Day 15: Fly Out
Depart for the airport to board your scheduled flight.
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