Posts Tagged: canada

6 Things to Know Before Visiting Canada

Canada, though occasionally chilly, is one of those countries that will always lure you to them with their grandeur and their promise of eternal freedom. With its spectacular landscapes and its intelligent people, it is sure to impress you in one way or another (not to mention its spectacular cultural establishments). Here are six things… Read more »

Top 7 Longest Highways in the World

Have you ever wondered about getting in your car and not stopping for thousands of miles? Well, then this is your lucky day for we are going to explore the longest highways of the world. To spoil it a bit for you and to further fuel your desire to brave the world, let’s just say… Read more »

The 7 Longest River Systems of the World

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore the largest rivers in the world (or even row upon their surface)? We have all seen how the Anduin (the Great River) of Middle Earth (from J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”) carried the protagonists along its length majestically and we… Read more »

Visit Montréal – The City of a Hundred Steeples

The city of Montréal occupies a land area of 431 square kilometres and thus it becomes one of the juggernauts of its parent country (Canada). With a population of over 1.6 million, it is the most populous city in Quebec (the French-speaking eastern state) and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. The population density within… Read more »

Visit Vancouver – The City of Glass

You might wonder why we’ve called Vancouver “The City of Glass”. Well, the answer is simple: it wasn’t us! The nickname hearkens back to Douglas Coupland’s book of the same name. Coupland associated Vancouver with that name due to its numerous glass-covered buildings. While this reflects nothing but elegance, it is not the only trick… Read more »

Visit Ottawa – The Land of Contrasts

There are many things that one might say about Ottawa but nothing compares to the untruth of its local nickname: Bytown. When you call something a ‘bytown’, you inadvertently imply that it is the subordinate of something or that it is unimpressive. Ottawa, however, proves its powerful ability to contradict history and shines as one… Read more »

Visit Toronto – The Big Smoke

Dubbed “The Big Smoke” by the famous writer Allan Fotheringham, Toronto is, without question, one of the most beautiful and prosperous cities of North America. Boasting with a metropolitan population of nearly 6 million people, it is the most populous city of Canada. Located in the humid continental climate zone, Toronto’s temperatures tend to fluctuate… Read more »