Seeing Canada – A Wide View of a Wide Country

Canada is such a large country it’s hard to decide where to spend your holiday. 10 provinces with varied interesting destinations to choose from. Historic sites, water and winter sports, shopping and just plain sightseeing, are some of the ways to spend your Canadian holiday.

The Eastern provinces have historic sites dating back thousands of years. The Middle provinces with wide open farm land, modern cities, and awesome mountains offer the tourist many days of exploring. Finally the west coast of Canada has resort and recreational spots for skiing and winter sports.

So choosing your Canadian holiday should very easy, just choose what you like to do the best. Wonder around the historic sites in Newfoundland. Be sure to see the capital city, St Johns. Cabot Tower, Signal Hill, and the Basilica of St John the Baptist, are just a few of the unique places to visit. Prince Edward Island makes a memorable holiday destination, with the Province House National Historic site.

In comparison to spending your Canada holiday in the east, the central province of Alberta offers a varied array of destinations. Calgary with the Calgary Stampede Rodeo, it’s an exciting event everyone should experience once it their lives. Be sure to stop by the Edmonton Mall with its’ 100 restaurants and 800 stores.

Finally, in the westernmost part of Canada you’ll find British Columbia, with the modern city of Vancouver, and recreational spots for winter sports, such as Whistler Mountain, Baniff National Park and Jasper National Park. Where many of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games were held. In the northern part of British Columbia you’ll find traditional native villages, giving you the opportunity to experience the native culture of the area.

A Canadian holiday is an opportunity to see and do what you like best. So visit our country, you’ll never forget it.

If traveling from the USA remember as of Jan. 23, 2007, a new American law, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), requires anyone, including US citizens, entering or re-entering the United States by air to have a passport or a NEXUS card when used at a NEXUS kiosk at designated airports.

By June 1, 2009, anyone, including US citizens, entering or re-entering the United States by land and sea will need to have a passport or other appropriate, secure document.

Visit the U.S. Department of State website frequently for international travel updates.

International visitors to Canada (not US citizens or US permanent residents) must carry a valid passport and, if required, a visa. Citizens from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and others do not require a visa to enter Canada.

I am a retired lady, living in Alabama. I love to travel and crochet. I taught myself to crochet when I was 14. My home is filled with my work. Flying is my favorite way to travel. I love the rush of plane on taking off and landing. I have tried my hand at writing ever since I read my first book. I thought I can do this.