From the heart-pounding spectacle of the Niagara Falls, to the beautiful city of Vancouver, from the lakes and mountains of spectacular Banff, to all things Scottish in Nova Scotia - Canada is an enormous land of contrasts and customs with plenty to entice visitors...
... a country where vast open spaces, exciting cities and nature dominate the tourism industry.
Flights to Vancouver (YVR) are hugely popular. The western metropolis is frequently voted the best city in the world in which to live, so it has a lot to offer to holidaymakers. Vancouver also acts as a gateway to the other treasures of the province of British Columbia, such as the spectacular Rocky Mountains and the ever-popular ski resort of Whistler.
Toronto is another popular choice for British visitors heading to Canada. Flights into Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) deliver travellers into the largest city in Canada. Toronto is a popular twin-centre holiday for the city and nearby Niagara Falls, on the border with the USA.
The Canadian side of the falls offer, without argument, the best views of these thunderous waterfalls (there are three that make up Niagara Falls). The city that has grown around this natural wonder boasts many hotels, restaurants, casinos and a few amusement arcades.
Also in Ontario is the airport of Ottawa (YOW), plus the magnificent Thousand Islands. Sitting in the Saint Lawrence River, some of the islands belong to Ontario, some to America's New York state, and they actually total almost 2,000 (and yes, that's where the dressing of the same name originates).
The international airport at Halifax (YHZ) in Nova Scotia is in the east of the country. Canada calls it the 'Ocean Playground' and maritime history comes alive in this province, which is connected to the mainland by just a sliver of terrain.
Heading to the eastern province of Quebec, Montreal's airports handle visitors looking for a side order of French flavour with their Canadian holiday.
In the western half of Canada the airports at Calgary (YYC) and Edmonton (YEG), both in the province of Alberta, act as gateways to the inland magnificence of Canada. Skiing and scenery are at the top of the agenda in beautiful Banff.
The Calgary Stampede is a rodeo festival held every year in July. An astonishing one million visitors enjoy the fun and frolics of the 10-day event.
The Rocky Mountains can also be enjoyed from Alberta, as the range stretches an incredible 3,000 miles from New Mexico in the United States through Canada and north to Alaska. The mountains can also be explored from the western province of British Columbia.