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Now Is a Great Time to Visit Canada

Enjoy European Charm and Culture in North America

Canada offers plenty of natural beauty and wide open spaces to explore

The 2010 Winter Olympics put Vancouver and the host country of Canada in the spotlight for international travelers. But just because the last gold medal has been handed out doesn’t mean the area isn’t worth visiting anymore. Au contraire, as the French Canadians on the East coast of this great land would say. The Olympics actually helped improve tourist facilities throughout Vancouver and the country as a whole, so it’s a better time than ever to visit our neighbor to the North.

Despite its North American location, Canada still features many European influences, especially in the province of Quebec, 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 Quebec City. There are world-class museums and sports teams… and not just hockey!  After a day of shopping (the Metropolis at Metrotown shopping center in Vancouver alone features close to 500 stores) and sightseeing, visitors can have their cares massaged away at the Top Spas in Canada.

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