Despite its North American location, Canada still features many European influences, especially in the province of Québec, where most of the nearly eight million inhabitants speak French. So visiting Canada is an easy way to experience European charm, culture and fine dining without having to spend the extra time and money on an intercontinental flight.
The vast land stretches from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean and from the USA border to the Arctic Circle, so there’s plenty of natural beauty and wide open spaces to explore. But some tourists may be surprised at how cosmopolitan the cities can be. In fact, the headquarters for one of the top hotel chains in the world, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, is based in Toronto. Top toques work behind the stoves at great restaurants from Vancouver to Québec City. There are world-class museums and sports teams… and not just hockey!