Make this once-in-a-lifetime trip north to see polar bears in the wild, snorkel with beluga whales or see Northern Lights.
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.
Go back to Jurassic times at the Royal Tyrell Museum and explore Alberta’s arid and unforgiving, but beautiful, Badlands.
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.