Destination Guide

Canada is a North American country made up of ten provinces and three territories.

It is the second largest country in the world (by total area) after Russia.

Canada shares a  common border with the United States which is the world’s longest land border shared by the same two countries. It also has the longest coastline in the world.  Freshwater is very prominent in the landscape of Canada as well, as the country has 31, 700 large lakes (more than any other country) and there are also fresh-water glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and the Coast Mountains.  Canada is also geologically active and has many earthquakes and potentially active volcanoes.

Canada is a parliamentary democracy, with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state.  The two official languages are Canadian English and Canadian French, with some people able to speak both.  Canada traditionally appeals to holidaymakers who love the great outdoors, as it boasts stunning scenery and many spectacular natural assets.

It is the second largest country in the world (by total area) after Russia.


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Draw upon Canada's bountiful harvest of natural ingredients

Draw upon Canada's bountiful harvest of natural ingredients

Canada’s bountiful harvest of natural ingredients are readily available on the doorstep, not least fish, including wild salmon from the many freshwater lakes (which can be fresh or smoked as jerky).  Other ‘national dishes’ or products are maple syrup (Canada is the world’s largest producer, which is mirrored in the maple-leaf emblem), peameal bacon, butter tart, poutine and Nanaimo bar.

Canada is a melting pot of cultures and influences, so there are British, European and French influences to name but a few. Canada is also renowned for good cheeses, famous beers, wild mushrooms and berries and ice ciders and wines.

Health care in Canada is provided by both private and government institutions and the system is called Medicare. 

Canadian residents (unlike their US counterparts) receive free healthcare, as it is a Medicare system, where doctors invoice the province where they are based. However, visitors from the UK, travelling to Canada are advised that there is no reciprocal healthcare agreement and that British citizens would be charged for healthcare provided.

Canadian tap water is fine to drink, as sanitary water is abundant in Canada. People rarely get diseases from this source, and Canadians are proud of their hygienic food and drink.

Health care in Canada is provided by both private and government institutions and the system is called Medicare. 

Where to go?

History and Culture

Aborigines were the first settlers of Canada, and the place to learn more about their history and culture in British Columbia. Every year, Aborigines from across the area gather together at Klahowya Village and welcome visitors from around the world. They can catch the forest Spirit Catcher miniature train, and enjoy craft demonstrations and cultural performances amongst other attractions.

For Kids and Teens

Prince Edward Island is one of the Maritimes, and is billed as ‘the gentle island’ and is the perfect setting for a family holiday. There are massive beaches and rolling hills, welcoming villages and cosy cottages. It was also the inspiration for the enduringly popular ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series published in 1908, and the magical setting is home to many Anne-based attractions.


What could be more relaxing than saddling up and exploring the outdoor delights of Canada on horseback? Maybe, retiring to a cosy log cabin in the hills to regroup for your next outing... There is some spectacular scenery to be enjoyed in the west of Canada – take your pick from wide open prairies, towering mountains and rugged coastlines.


Nova Scotia is a good spot for a variety of outdoor and sporting activities. You have some world-class golf courses on your doorstep, you can also opt to cycle, hike, surf in the Atlantic or even try your luck whale-watching.


Toronto is a good place to head for as it has the most bars and clubs of any city in Canada, plus it has the largest nightclub in North America. Vancouver and Banff are also recommended.

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