CANADA : overview of the Canadian Federation
Canada clickable map (Wikipedia Commons) - click on the Provinces for a detailed description
Alberta AB Prince Edward Island PE British Columbia BC Quebec QC Manitoba MB Saskatchewan SK New Brunswick NB Newfoundland NF Northwest Territories NWT Nova Scotia NS Nunavut Territory NVT Ontario ON Yukon Territory YUT
Canada is simply enormous in scope, and true nature lovers will find here some of the last (rather) unspoiled regions.
The Western part (British Columbia en Alberta) has extraordinary panorama's with the majestic Rocky Mountains. However, the tourist might not really appreciate the quality of the roads, particularly through the mountains, since the Trans-Canadian Highway (TC-1) consists in most places of only two lanes !
In Central Canada (Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario) the points of interest are more scattered. Which means that it may take hours of driving through a nice but otherwise empty landscape to reach the next destination...
The difference in language and culture between west and east of the Canadian Federation is remarkable. English and French have conducted an unrelenting battle for hundreds of years, though never officially. The western part is exclusively English, and though Ontario is perfectly bilingual, Québec remains an obstinate French-speaking outsider.
New Brunswick and the pearl of the crown, Prince Edward Island, are very beautiful, interesting and hospitable. Nova Scotia, province and peninsula, can be described as one enormous wood, with a couple of larger cities. If you like a vacation in the middle of pure nature, you'll find everything you want right here, but don't look for more or any modern infrastructure.
Newfoundland is not within easy reach, and if you want to take the Ferry with an RV, it will cost you a hefty penny. Finally, the Northwest, Nunavut and Yukon Territories to this day are practically undeveloped regions.
ALBERTA Banff Grand Hotel - City Tour - Banff National Park Calgary Heritage Park Edmonton Rutherford House - Fort Edmonton Park - West Edmonton Shopping Mall
Royal Alberta museum
Stony Plains murals BRITISH COLUMBIA Revelstoke TC-1 : Highway through the Rockies Vancouver city City Tour Vancouver Island Victoria : Butchart Gardens - City Tour - Craigdarroch Castle MANITOBA Steinbach Mennonite village Winnipeg Yellowhead Trail - Leo Mol Sculpture Garden - Manitoba museum - Riel House - St Boniface Cathedral - St Boniface museum (Louis Riel) NEW BRUNSWICK Fredericton Settlement 1800 Grand Falls (Mini) Falls… Moncton Magnetic Hill - Tidal Bore Shediac Lobster capital of the world St Andrews Minister Island St John Reversing Falls NOVA SCOTIA Halifax / Dartmouth Kentville ONTARIO Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Ottawa City Tour Toronto Casa Loma - City Tour - CN Tower PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Buffalo Land Bisons ! Burlington Woodleigh (English building replica's) Cap Egmont Maison de Bouteilles Charlotteville City Tour Confederation Bridge Bridge East Point Island drive Malpeque Fishing Harbour / oysters Summerside Bear Collection QUEBEC Beaupré Basilique de Ste Anne de Beaupré Ile d'Orléans Island drive Montmorency Chutes de Montmorency Montreal City Tour Quebec City Tour Rivière du Loup Whale Watching SASKATCHEWAN Lloydminster Oil Town Moose Jaw Al Capone tunnels Regina Legislative building - RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police Saskatoon city tour