Canada’s Pacific capital is one of the nation’s most enticing cities, with a dazzling location, fine beaches and world-class cuisine.
#02 The Laurentians
Some of the finest and most diverse scenery in Québec, from rolling farmland to a vast coniferous forest.
#03 Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Wild and unspoiled, this is Newfoundland at its most traditional, with gorgeous fishing villages clinging to the rocky shore.
#04 Snowboarding in Whistler
Hit the slopes where Olympians triumphed at North America’s largest ski resort, with hundreds of acres of mind-blowing terrain.
#05 Art Gallery of Ontario
With an outstanding collection of works by Canada’s Group of Seven and an architectural revamp by Frank Gehry, Toronto’s main art gallery is a must.
#06 Lobster suppers in PEI
End a day lounging on the reddish sands of PEI’s National Park with one of the island’s celebrated seafood feasts.
#07 Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
Take a boat trip from Prince Rupert to this remote, lush preserve, which is home to at least sixty grizzlies.
Get a taster of the Great Lakes at Ontario’s most scenic spot – easily explored by boat or kayak.
Of all the old fishing towns along the Nova Scotian coast, Lunenburg is the prettiest.
Take a boat trip on Newfoundland’s most jaw-dropping lake, hemmed in by 600m walls of rock.
The majestic centrepiece of Vancouver Island is beguiling mix of islets, rainforests and mountains.
On both the east and west coasts, venturing out to view whales – from orcas to humpbacks and minke to belugas – at close quarters is an unforgettable experience.
#14 Haida Gwaii
This magical west-coast archipelago of 200 islets boasts a vibrant Aboriginal culture, unique fauna and deep, mossy forests.
#15 Newfoundland Folk Music
St John’s is an enclave of live music excellence, especially noted for the quality of its folk artists, Celtic bands and fiddlers.
#16 Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum
This impressive homage to Canada’s military history competes with the National Gallery as cultural centrepiece of the nation’s agreeable capital.
#17 Niagara Falls
Millions come to see the Falls – three great sheets of water thundering over a 50m precipice.
#18 Canoe in Algonquin Provincial Park
The wild tracts of this enormous park – the largest in Ontario – are best explored by canoe.
#19 Montréal’s Just For Laughs
Catching some of the thousands of acts at the world’s largest comedy festival is just one of the ways to enjoy this city’s many delights.
#20 Battle Harbour, Labrador
Step back into the world of Moby Dick at this beautifully preserved nineteenth-century fishing port.
With its clutch of fine old buildings, handsome location and great restaurant scene, Québec City’s historic old town feels more European than Canadian.
#22 Mount Robson
The highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, set amid stunning scenery on the Alberta/BC border.
#23 See a glacier up close
The largest collection of snow and ice in the Canadian Rockies is at the Columbia Icefield, home of the famed Athabasca Glacier.
#24 Cabot Trail
This scintillating highway snakes along the rugged Cape Breton coast, through misty forests and traditional Acadian and Gaelic communities.
#25 Calgary Stampede
Let your inner cowboy (or -girl) loose at this annual bonanza of all things rodeo and Western.
#26 Drive the Icefields Parkway
Taking in the dramatic Rockies for over 200km, this is one of the world’s most beautiful drives.
#27 Polar bears in Churchill
Bleak and solitary, this northern town bills itself as the “polar bear capital of the world” – with justification.
#28 Dawson City
Take a step back into history in this iconic frontier town, the centre of the great 1898 Klondike gold rush.
#29 Hiking in Banff
Countless trails make it easy to escape the crowds and explore the great outdoors around the Rockies’ bustling summer capital.