1 Churchill

Make this once-in-a-lifetime trip north to see polar bears in the wild, snorkel with beluga whales or see Northern Lights.

2 Canoeing

Easily organized canoe adventures get you deep into the wilderness; Whiteshell and Prince Albert National Park are the top draws.

3 Moose Jaw

Tour a network of underground tunnels that were once the haunt of Chicago gangsters.

4 Grasslands National Park

Strike out off the beaten track to this beautiful – and under-visited – expanse of prairie landscape.

5 Drumheller

Go back to Jurassic times at the Royal Tyrell Museum and explore Alberta’s arid and unforgiving, but beautiful, Badlands.

6 Rodeos

Central Canada is cowboy country, where devotion to beef takes on religious proportions and rodeos form the high points of social calendars; the Calgary Stampede is the best known.

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