Alberta is not just natural gas and oil deposits. Though this may be the backbone of its economy, the province has much more to offer. Think of the municipalities of Banff and Jasper, the magnificent Rocky Mountains, its national parks, its gourmet festivals and the famous Calgary Stampede. Alberta is a province to be discovered.
If Quebec is the mirror of Europe, then British Columbia is a reflection of Asia, where many of its inhabitants originated. Nestled by the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is the ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts interested in skiing, hiking, water sports and much more in some of the most temperate weather in the country.
As in Quebec, it’s easy to feel a European presence in Manitoba, but not because of its infrastructure; Portuguese, Ukrainian, Scottish, French and other influences can all be tasted and seen here. Note to curling fans: this is the province for you!
The only fully bilingual province in Canada lives off its mines, fisheries, natural gas and tourism — and they have tourists in spades! After dining on delicious lobster, what better way to spend the day than to attend one of the many shows offered here, or to wander around one of its nine national parks?
A gem that is becoming less and less ignored in the Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland is the ideal place from which to admire the icebergs, both in the spring and summertime. Visit St. John's and the East Coast, where it is like travelling in Ireland or Scotland. As for the expedition enthusiasts, you’re hard-pressed to do better than Labrador.
Visiting Nova Scotia without taking the Cabot Trail is like eating corn without butter. This Atlantic province is immersed in Gaelic culture. What a pleasure to travel along its lengthy coastline — about 7,000 km! — and to enjoy the freshest seafood available.
The Northwest Territories are home to the 8th and 10th largest lakes in the world, in addition to Canada's largest river, the Mackenzie, where one can go fishing. The arts and crafts of the First Nations have a strong presence here, where half the population – about 20,000 people – are of indigenous origin.
This territory, which occupies 20% of Canada's surface area, is only occupied by 35,000 people — more than three quarters of whom are of Inuit origin. Nunavut is a paradise for those who enjoy solitude, rugged beauty, long expeditions and a view of the sunrise around the clock.
It is difficult to find a city that is more multiethnic than Toronto, Canada's largest city, where 5.5 million people live. Koreatown, Chinatown, Little Jamaica, Little Portugal — these neighbourhoods are to be discovered! And it’s impossible to be bored in Ottawa, the centre of Canadian politics and host of the oldest farmer's market in the country.
Since 1997, Canada's smallest province has been easily accessible by car thanks to the construction of the Confederation Bridge, which crosses 13 kilometres of the Atlantic Ocean. It is not easier than ever to discover Charlottetown and all that the island has to offer.
The aptly named Belle Province is the most European place in North America. Its natural beauty, renowned restaurants, warm people, spacious grounds and thousands of trails, lakes and rivers are not to be missed.
This province — with 100,000 lakes, rivers and streams and about forty national parks — is home to only slightly more than one million Canadians of varied origins. Here, it is common to hear French, Ukrainian, German and Cree. Everyone has his or her own way of supporting the Roughriders of the CFL!
The gold rush is still alive and well in the imagination of visitors of this Northwest Province. Tourists flock to the Yukon, and how can it be otherwise in a region where one can see — during spring and autumn evenings — the most beautiful Northern Lights? Its capital, Whitehorse, is home to many festivals, art exhibitions and shows.