Known for its wildlife and scenic beauty, Canada is the second-largest country in the world by total area. The majority of its population resides in urban areas near its southern border with the United States, the longest land border in the world.
The climate of Canada varies from one extreme to the other. Winters in the interior and the prairie provinces have severe wind chills. In the non-coastal areas, snow falls for 6 months of the year, while in the north it is year-round. In coastal areas, the winters tend to be mild and rainy. The most populated areas of Canada experience summers that are generally short-lived and hot. It is not uncommon to experience temperatures above 95F (35C).
There are several cruise ship ports on both coasts of Canada including Vancouver and Victoria on the western shores and stops on Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia to the east.
The cruise lines that call into Canada include Princess, Holland America, Celebrity, Regent Seven Seas, Disney, Royal Caribbean, Crystal, NCL, Seabourne, Oceania, SilverSeas, and Carnival.
Much of Canada's attraction lies in its outdoors. Wildlife is in abundance, and visitors can see bears, whales, and other animals. For example, Churchill, Manitoba has polar bears, as well as beluga whales. In Riding Mountain National Park and Parkland, there are a wide variety of Black Bears ranging in color from blonde to red. You can enjoy of adventure as the Vancouver City Sightseeing and Capilano Suspension Bridge Excursion or Vancouver Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Excursion.
Canada has a wealth of outdoor activities available for visitors. Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and hockey are all very popular. In addition to those physical activities, tourists can enjoy hiking the nature trails of the first national park in Canada - Banff National Park. Other parks of note include Niagara Falls, Jasper National Park, and Algonquin Park as well as the Vancouver Victoria and Butchart Gardens Excursion.
Canada is a place for everyone. From festival lovers to outdoor enthusiasts, it is a country of many delights.