Mountains, moose and Mounties: those are reason enough to visit Canada. But there is so much more. See icebergs in Newfoundland and totem poles in British Columbia; watch for bears and whales; raft the rapids and paddle on mirror-like lakes; stay on a ranch and ride the range. The adventures are never-ending. But there are also urban pleasures, from the French heritage of Montréal and Québec City to multi-cultural Toronto and laid-back Vancouver. Variety is what Canada is all about: Prince Edward Island on the Atlantic Coast proves that ‘small is beautiful’, while the wide-open spaces of Yukon have to be seen to be believed. And the welcome is as big as the country itself.
TIP: Take to the air for the trip of a lifetime. I’ve hovered above Niagara Falls in a helicopter and taken a float plane from a lake deep in the mountains to Vancouver’s harbour. Magic!