Western Canada offers some of the best natural scenery and other attractions in North America. British Columbia is a paradise for any outdoor lover. With more than a dozen protected national parks, this province of western Canada attracts visitors from all over the country, the United States and even other nations. Glacier National Park, Kootenay National Park and Yoho National Park in British Columbia are considered to be some the best national protected areas in Canada.
British Columbia also offers visitors urban attractions in Vancouver, the largest city in the province. Great nightlife, museums, galleries and professional (more…)
There are many things to see in Western Canada but the country is a vast expanse of land. That is the reason when we travel to Western Canada we start in Seattle, Washington, in the U.S.A. and make our first stop in Vancouver, Canada. We take some ferry trips to Victoria Island and the San Juan Islands. A must see is to sign up for whale watching trip. Then we head east and deeper into Western Canada.
Our next stop is Whistler and the chair lifts are always open, even when there is no snow. The (more…)
Why You Should Go On A Trip To Western Canada
Western Canada, also known as the Western Provinces, is a region that inhibits many great places to visit. The provinces that make up Western Canada are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Within these provinces, there are many wonderful places to visit and things to experience. With so much to see and do, there is something for the entire family.
For those who enjoy the outdoor life, one should explore Canadaâ€™s wilderness. There are many well marked trails located (more…)
One of the best ways to experience Western Canada is taking driving along the Icefields Parkway which joins Jasper National Park to Banff National Park. This scenic drive is listed among the 50 best routes on the National Geographic listings with trails to explore and vista view stop-offs. One of the highlights of the Jasper area is Athabasca Falls whose waters are believed to originate in the icefields of Columbia culminating in the 60ft descent of beautiful blue water with a 30ft wide spray. The icefields, believed to (more…)
Canada is a large North American country, which is divided into ten provinces and three territories. Western Canada is made up of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The region is defined as mountainous and breath taking. Hikers can learn how to navigate the region by reading this article.
Hikers will enjoy the splendid scenery of Western Canada’s national parks. Six are conveniently aligned on a 2,000-mile circular driving tour from Portland. Travelers can begin their journey In Washington state and (more…)
Western Canada with its jagged snow capped peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and alpine lakes is vast. Seasons here are dramatically different. Western Canada also has many cultural attractions that will delight every tourist.
If visiting Calgary step into the Glenbow Museum. This is where intriguing stories seem to connect with artifacts from all over the world. It houses a museum, a library, an art gallery and archives all under one roof. It is also one of the largest museums in Canada.
If in Manitoba, the Jewish Heritage Centre is quite (more…)
If your the adventurous type of person, you need to visit Calgary in Western Canada. The Calgary stampede lasts for 10 days and is held every year since 1912. There are chuckwagon races, concerts and bandstand shows. This will bring out the wild west in you. If you are looking to have a romantic trip, visit the Brass Bell. A beautiful private yacht dated back to 1931 that was converted into a bed and breakfast. You do not share this (more…)
There are a few cultural attractions in Western Canada that people must see. The first attraction is the Royal Alberta Museum. The Royal Alberta Museum has all of its collections divided by four. They are life sciences, earth sciences, Human history, and collections services. The second attraction is The Fort Museum. The Fort Museum is a museum that focuses on the lives of North West Mounted Police and the First Nations people. It was built in 1874 and is still in the original building. All of the exhibits are split (more…)
From east to west as the sun travels across our earth, the four provinces comprising Western Canada are Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Across Saskatchewan, and Manitoba is the region known as the Prairies while British Columbia is a coastal province, but Alberta and B.C. are also known for their high mountains, spectacular rivers, and reserved areas.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the Prairies, have southern agricultural regions. Wheat is one of the principle crops. Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba and is the cultural, governmental, (more…)
Western Canada is vast, and the seasons are dramatically different. So in planning a trip to western Canada, you must take in to account the types of activities and the seasons. Whenever you arrive, plan to be casual. It is that kind of country.
The Canadian Rockies can be a journey onto themseves. Winter or summer the area has much to offer. If you are a skier, pack your gear and visit some of the best ski areas in North America. If you are a fan of all seasonal or outdoor activities, the (more…)