Located near to the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and on the banks of the Bow River, Calgary is a popular destination for tourists. Attractions here include the Calgary Tower, the GlenBow museum and the Eau Claire Market. There is also the new Pengrowth Saddledome which hosts many concerts and events and is also the home of the NHL’s Calgary Flames.
There is also Canada Olympic Park, built in 1988 for the Winter Olympics, but which is now used for all sorts of winter sports such as bobsleigh, luge, skiing and snowboarding. But the biggest attraction here, which draws over a million visitors a year, is the Calgary Stampede, a huge rodeo and spectacular parade.
Another top tourist destination is Ontario. It is one of the highest populated regions of Canada and also the home of Ottawa, the capital city. In Ottawa you will find plenty of places of cultural interest such as Parliament Hill. Toronto is a fantastic city and here can be found the Canadian Stock Exchange and the CN Tower.
Not to be missed in Ontario are the breath-taking Niagara Falls, of course. And there are many other places to explore and do. There is the Oktoberfest, Thunder Bay and Parry Sound. Algonquin Park is for lovers of the great outdoors and here you can enjoy pursuits such as canoeing, camping and hiking.
Quebec province was a French colony and has a strong sense of history. They still maintain their links with the French here and still speak the language. Even the street and shop signs are written first in French and then in English. The nightlife in Quebec is fantastic with a strong European flavor. Montreal is Canada’s second largest city and here is where many international events and festivals are held.