Canada Travel Guide

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Canada doesn’t ever get the travel love it deserves. It’s a beautiful, vast, and very safe country with lots to offer, from amazing landscapes to cool cities – not to mention all the awesome wildlife!



Canda quick facts

Population: 36.3 million

Language: English and French

Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Capital city: Ottawa, Ontario

Country size: 3.85 million square miles

High season: Summer, especially in national parks and large cities

How to get around Canada

Canada is another great road-tripping country, with good roads and a safe driving culture. But there’s a LOT of Canada, and not a lot of people – meaning you should be prepared for long drives with potentially few places to stop.

You can also fly within Canada, though a lack of competition in the airline industry means that it’s not cheap. If you don’t want to drive and want to avoid flying, I would recommend taking the train. The ViaRail system in Canada is quite good, and there’s some fantastic scenery to see from the rails.

Where to stay in Canada

Hotels are pretty standard in Canada, though you’ll also find hostels and B&Bs.

Canada content

Here are all the posts about Canada on this site, arranged by province. Below you can find Canada posts listed from newest to oldest.


8 Reasons to Visit Canada This Year
A Weekend Getaway to Niagara Falls
Flying High Over Niagara Falls
Highlights From a (Canadian) Rocky Mountain Road Trip
Everything You Need to Know About Riding the Rocky Mountaineer Train in Canada
27 Photos From Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer


5 Spots in Alberta That Will Blow Your Mind
The Epic Beauty of the Canadian Rockies

British Columbia

BC Wildlife Park: A Zoo That Gets It Right
Visiting Victoria, British Columbia on a Cruise


A Dance of Lights: Awed by the Aurora Borealis
Dogsledding in the Great White North
3 Reasons the Suck Up the Cost and Visit Churchill, Manitoba
A Tundra Education


There’s More to Ottawa in Winter Than Just Frigid Weather (Things to do in Ottawa in Winter)
3 Things You Must Eat in Ottawa
My Night in Prison (review of HI Ottawa Jail Hostel)
Photo Essay: An Afternoon on Parliament Hill
5 Things to Love About Ottawa
5 MORE Things to Love About Ottawa
Ottawa: A Tale of Two Seasons
In Photos: The Canadian Tulip Festival
Eating Hogtown: A Pork-Themed Tour of Toronto
My Growing Love of Bike Tours

Nova Scotia

The Prettiest Place You’ve Never Heard Of
Peggys Cove in Photos

New Brunswick

Akatuki vs. Food: Seaweed

Posts about traveling in Canada