Extending all the way from the American border to the Arctic Circle, Canada is a wonderfully diverse country. Its ample national parks, sprawling patches of undisturbed wilderness, craggy looming mountain ranges and beautiful coastlines make it the perfect spot for a road trip, a hiking adventure, or really any type of vacation that focuses on immersing in the wonders of the great outdoors.
Though the nature is certainly a major highlight of traveling in Canada, the cities here also have their charm and personality. In the eastern part of the country, Toronto is well worth a flying visit, as is the delightful European feeling city of Montreal, situated in French-speaking Quebec. Before leaving Montreal, fall in love with the historic buildings that are scattered throughout the city center and enjoy a scenic walk along the waterfront at Terrasse Dufferin.
One of the most well-known and incredibly popular travel destinations in Canada is Banff National Park and for good reason: this has to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With snow-capped mountains looming over perfectly blue lakes, and with glaciers just waiting to be climbed by the brave and daring, Banff is a great place to enjoy virtually every outdoor activity imaginable -- from hiking to boating, and everything in between.
Those who enjoy skiing and snow sports, or who simply want to give them a try can head to Whistler during the ski season.
The best time to visit Canada is in the summer. Since the country gets incredibly cold for the majority of the year, this is the time with the warmest and most pleasant conditions.