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  • A short guide to the provinces of Canada

    Quebec

    Quebec

    Canada can pride itself with tons of visitors from outside as well as inside the country. As the second largest country in the world, its geographical diversity is absolutely amazing, no wonder so many people want to see it.

    The three largest cities, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are the main urban destinations, but they are not the only popular ones. Want to know what to visit when in Canada? Watch this cute video and read our short guide to the provinces of Canada to get a taste.

    Provinces on the West

    The province of British Columbia is lying on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and it is the easternmost province of Canada. Winters near the coast are milder compared to the other areas of the country and cold months are beautiful around here.

    Rocky Mountains

    Rocky Mountains ©Christina T/Flickr

    Alberta is on the westernmost side of the prairie, next to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Saskatchewan province has got two major cities, Regina and Saskatoon. Most of its territory is on the prairie, and it also gives home to the most golf courses in the Canada as well as the largest water surface per capita.

    Manitoba is home to a large number of beautiful lakes and rivers, actually some $14.5% of its territory is covered with lakes. Ontario is the most densely populated province and the second largest one.

    Provinces on the East

    Quebec’s main appeal is that it is inhabited mostly by French Canadians and Montreal is the second largest francophone city in the world offering lots of things to see and events to attend.

    Prince Edward Island

    Prince Edward Island ©archer10 (Dennis)/Flickr

    New Brunswick, more precisely Northumberland Strait’s famous white sand beaches are very popular, partly because you can find the warmest water here in the summer north of Virginia. Prince Edward Island is the birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery, writer of the famous Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea stories. Her former home is a museum now. The island is also famous for its tomato plantations and breathtaking beaches with red sand.

    Newfoundland and Labrador is most famous for its fjords and glaciers. St. John, the capital of the province, is the oldest city in North America, founded in 1497. Nova Scotia is well known for its amazing landscapes, especially the mountains of Cape Breton Island.

    Territories of Canada

    Yucon territory is known for the famous Klondike gold fever of the 19th century, the culture of the indigenous peoples and the beautiful wilderness. The Northwestern Territories are most visited because the Northern Lights can be seen here  but also because its wonderful national parks.

    Northern Lights

    Northern Lights ©geograph.co.uk

    Nunavut is the northernmost territory and probably the most difficult to visit, only recommended for the most adventurous ones. It is beautiful, but very cold and really wild, mostly arctic tundra.

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