CANADA : overview of the Canadian Federation

Canadian Provinces and Territories

Alberta Manitoba Quebec British Columbia Saskatchewan Nova Scotia New Brunswick Ontario Prince Edward Island clickable map of Canada - points of interest

Canada clickable map (Wikipedia Commons) - click on the Provinces for a detailed description

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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

Overview

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.

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Points of Interest

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