North Canada — Best Places to Visit

Each country has its own “mythical” place. In Canada, this is the North. “Ice desert”, “snow country” — this is how many imagine the whole of Canada. Until recently, in the territory located north of 60 «N, you could only see the Inuit and Indians living there long ago, as well as a few prospectorsRead More

Nunavut

The eastern Arctic, including a large part of the archipelago and the territory east of the Great Slave Lake, remained hidden to the world until the onset of aeronautics. Called Nunavut, which in the Inui Tov language means “our land,” on April 1, 1999 it became the new province of Canada. About 85% of itsRead More

Winnipeg

This is the main city of the province, in which more than half of its population lives (700,000 people). Winnipeg is not only the center of Manitoba’s political life. Business and culture also flourish here, especially painting, ballet and classical music. A striking event for Winnipegists is the Folklorama festival held every summer in Manitoba.Read More

Regina

Long before the arrival of the first settlers (1880s) and before it became the provincial capital (1905), Regina was called the “Pile of Bones”. The nickname is based on the ancient ritual of the Indians of the plains, dumping the bones of bison along the banks of the Wascan Creek. They believed that the bisonRead More

Ancient finds of Canada

The Alberta Badlands, once part of the subtropical swamps, is one of the world’s best repositories of fossilized dinosaur remains. The most picturesque part of this territory, along the Deer River, 175 km east of Calgary, has been turned into a provincial dinosaur park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the observation deck, aRead More

Gaspe Peninsula

It was here that in 1534 Jacques Cartier first set foot on the land of Canada. The word Gaspé in the Mikmak language of the Indians means «the end of the earth.» Located 700 km from Quebec, it is the most remote area of ​​the province. Nevertheless, it is well worth a visit, especially ifRead More

Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton is now connected to mainland Nova Scotia by Canso-Causeway. The Scottish pioneers who landed here, this land, probably, reminded their homeland: lakes and rounded hills in the southwest and in the center, in the north — a severe plateau, abruptly breaking off into the sea without any coastline. You can immediately go roundRead More

Fraser and Thompson Canyons

Harsh mountain landscapes with pine forests, gradually turning into rocky canyons with fast rivers, this nature met the pioneers who founded British Columbia. Moving east from Vancouver along the Trans-Canada Highway and north along the Fraser River to its tributary, you will inversely repeat the great path laid by fearless fur traders from the prairiesRead More

Alberta

Fantastic scenic landscapes of the Rocky Mountains await you on this journey: impregnable masses of proud, undefeated man giants with dazzling white caps of glaciers, impenetrable forests and surreal turquoise mountain lakes. The route also involves acquaintance with the main cities of Alberta: Calgary and Edmonton. The duration of the trip along this route canRead More

Edmonton

The dream of a “shopaholic” and the cultural capital of Canada 2007. Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, its oil heart, a city of harsh and long winters, modern architecture and the largest shopping center of the beginning of the 21st century. West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world today. InRead More