Canada, the destination to discover various cities
You dream of going to Canada but you do not know in which cities? Try Eastern Canada and discover Ottawa's capital for its historical side (visit the Parliament and its museums), attend festivals, stroll through Gatineau Park...
If you are rather athletic, turn to Montreal to cycle, pedalboat, canoe and kayak. Take a look around Mount Royal and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
Do not forget Quebec City, which is a charming city with its Petit-Champlain district, famous for its shops, its lively atmosphere, its Montmorency Falls. Towards north is the Gaspesia Peninsula where you can recharge your batteries in nature facing a seascape. Further southwest, head to Toronto, an artistic and dynamic city, and immerse yourself in the multicultural atmosphere.
In Western Canada, head to Vancouver, a major Canadian city. Dive into a space close to the sea where city and nature blend perfectly. This nature reveals all its splendour to the traveller who lands in Calgary, the gateway to Alberta and its Western spirit. You may come and discover Winnipeg in central Canada and its historic center "The Forks", enjoy the surrounding nature composed of natural sites, lakes... The city is also famous for its festivals and for its hockey team, the Winnipeg Jets!
Enjoy incredible experiences in Canada's great outdoors
Canada has many beautiful lakes and four large lakes that it shares with the United States: Erie, Huron, Ontario and Superior. The "Rocky Mountain Range" sets the scene in Alberta and British Columbia in western Canada. The Rocky Mountains reveal four national parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. Across the country, the Trans Canada Trail runs through 24,000 km of hiking trails in 13 provinces and territories.
Do not forget to admire the blazing-coloured leaves during the Indian summer, present in the southern part of the province of Quebec.
Francophone presence in Canada
Do not worry, you will have the opportunity to speak French in Canada. The country has declared French as an official language. Indeed, if it is possible to speak French in Canada, it is thanks to the adventures of the French explorer Jacques Cartier. In 1534, he discovered Canada during his mission to find new lands and riches towards Asia on the orders of King François I of France.
The French community will be well represented in the province of Quebec. To a lesser extent, French is also spoken in the province of New Brunswick in southeastern Canada and in the province of Ontario, which borders the province of Quebec. Overall, Canada's major cities have institutional networks and French language skills are rated as "good enough" for one-third of 16-year-olds in Canada.