Canada holidays: Ten of the best things to see and do

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Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada


There's no doubt that Canada's attractions lie in its outstanding natural beauty. The world's second-largest country, which extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and as far north as the Arctic Ocean, takes in nearly 10 million square kilometers (3.7 million square miles) of staggering mountain ranges, quaint coastlines, dramatic waterfalls (including Niagara Falls), soaring glaciers, emerald lakes, lush rainforests and huge swathes of uninhabited wilderness.

All this makes it perfect for adventurers. Whether you're planning a road trip of a lifetime or you're an adrenaline junkie looking for true adventure, you'll find it here. And it's perfect for anyone who loves nature or who is in search of solace and really wants to get away from it all.

Canada's cities are just as tantalising too. Many, including the culturally diverse Vancouver and vibrant Montreal, feature pretty much permanently on lists of 'world's best places to live'. With wealth of history, culture and terrific food, Canadian city life has to be experienced.

The country offers a wealth of iconic attractions that draw visitors from all over the world. Below we've collected some of the country's most iconic landmarks, to inspire your own trip to Canada's shores, with the help of Contiki Holidays.

Canada's most iconic attractions

Canada's most iconic attractions


Have you been to Canada? What are the best things about a holiday here? Tell us below!

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