Cultural Canada – Canada’s Top 7 Museums for Travelers

While Canada’s new history and lack of recognized presence on the international art scene makes it difficult for the up and coming country to feature on such lists as TripAdvisor’s recent “Top 10 Art Museums”, Canada’s a great place for culture hounds looking for interesting, unique, and contemporarily relevant art and exhibits.

Here’s just a few of the great Canadian museums:

The Royal British Columbia Museum (Victoria, BC) puts the human and natural history of coastal British Columbia at the forefront. Visitors can visit a historic frontier main street, explore dioramas of coastal ecosystems, and learn about the First Nations people through artifacts and totems. The Royal BC Museum also hosts many of the world’s finest traveling exhibits – like the Titanic exhibit, and the Mysteries of Egypt.

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) offers one of the most authentic looks at Native art in the world. The museum itself is built to resemble a traditional longhouse (with two more behind the back), and houses an incredible collection of Northwest Native art and totems.

Regarded by many as the best museum in the country, the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Ontario) boasts endless galleries of as varied art and culture as dinosaurs, Chinese temple art, Roman statues, and Middle Eastern mosaics.

The Musée des Beaux-Arts (Montreal, Quebec) was Canada’s first museum dedicated exclusively to the arts, and still one of it’s finest. Artworks range from those produced in the Middle Ages right through the second half of the 20th century.

The Museum of Archaeology and History (Montreal, Quebec) offers up the history of the region in a strikingly modernistic structure at the edge of View-Montreal, the spot where the first European settlement put down roots. This museum, with its collections of the pottery shards, tools, glass jars, and pipes belonging to different settlers over the history of the region, is a great way to start reconciling the past and the present that seem to battle it out in this historically rich neighbourhood.

Ottawa’s Canadian Museum of Civilization (Ottawa, Ontario) is a visually stunning museum designed by famous Native architect Douglas Cardinal. It offers the most comprehensive history of Canada of any of the museums, with distinct spaces reserved for exhibits marking the history of the First Nations, the Vikings who came to Canada, the whalers who established the country, and through the different settlers and communities. Also on offer are a Children’s Museum, Postal Museum, and IMAX theatre.

The Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec (Quebec City, Quebec) is perhaps the most engrossing of any of the museums listed. Opened in 1988, this beautifully-designed museum boasts a spectacular setting and physical presence, perfectly suited to house the five permanent and six temporary exhibits it contains. With a broader focus than many other museums, the Musée de la Civilisation seems intent only on offering that which is interesting, relevant, and Canadian… From exhibits on the Vikings to the colour blue. Particularly memorable are the “Memoires” and “Encounter with the First Nations” exhibits, but all exhibits – both permanent and temporary – are informative, entertaining, and interactive, making for an altogether enthralling experience.

The Joys and Pleasures of Adventure Travel Canada

Canada is huge and is home to breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes. Therefore it is the ideal place in which to enjoy the thrills and pleasure of adventure travel. From wildlife watching to hiking and skiing, this country offers it all and with so much to choose from you’ll be guaranteed to be spoilt for choice.
 
For winter adventure travel in Canada you can’t beat Whistler. Thanks to its setting in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, Whistler is an unparalleled year-round destination resort, offering its visitors a wide variety of both winter and summer activities besides an almost endless choice in dining, shopping and nightlife. In addition to the downhill ski facilities, visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing, heli-skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, sleigh-riding, dog-sledding, mountaintop sightseeing, world-class golfing, mountain biking, hiking, in-line skating, horseback riding, sightseeing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing besides other recreational pursuits.
 
Or for a true wilderness adventure head to Ukkusiksalik National Park. It is located west of the community of Repulse Bay and the Arctic Circle, surrounding Wager Bay, a 100 kilometre long saltwater inlet on the northwest coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavut. Declared a national park in 2003, Ukkusiksalik became Canada’s 41st national park. Named after the soapstone found within its boundaries, the park includes 20,500 square kilometres of eskers, mudflats, cliffs, rolling tundra banks and unique coastal regions. Ukkusiksalik in Inuktitut means “the place where soapstone to make pots and oil lamps is found.” Activities here include hiking, camping and boating for the ultimate adventure.
 
Therefore, Canada has a vast range of activities on offer all year round so you’re guaranteed to never get bored in this adventure travel paradise.

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Travel Canada With Your Family

Searching for a destination for a family holiday this season but not sure where to go? Well look no further! Canada is the perfect country for a fantastic family vacation any time of the year!

From the shores of the west coast to the east coast, this country spans 4000 miles in width and over 4 million square miles overall! With a population of only 34 million, there is room to spread out and explore this vast and beautiful country any way you desire!

Choose from the Ten Provinces’ and Three Territories’ to explore, all individual and unique in their own way. It all depends on what you are looking for and what you and your family would like to see and do in this great Country. The geography of Canada is very different and this is apparent when you move from Province to Province and travel through each Territory.

Canada Will Leave You Breathless!

From coastal beaches to deserts and rainforests, the scenery is spectacular and will leave you breathless! The sites you and your family will witness will simply be unmatched to any other destination in the world, making your Holidays in Canada a vacation experience like no other!

From shoreline to shoreline, east to west, you will be amazed at this countries natural beauty. Observe a drastic change in landscape as you travel through each Province, the people, unique sites and activities each Province and Territory has to offer.

A year – round playground, the choices for you and your family are limitless! Of course, the summer months are spectacular most anywhere in the Country. Enjoy the many outdoor activities from strolling along the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean beachfront, to hiking and biking around the mighty Rocky Mountains inland. Explore the immense Great Lakes to a natural wonder of the World… Niagara Falls. Visit the many Gulf Islands on the west coast to enjoying a lobster fest on Prince Edward Island on the east coast.

Hike, Bike, Golf, Swim, Walk, Jog, Play or just stay! Explore the Capital City of Victoria in British Columbia and never worry for a moment of running out of things to see and do either. You can easily book an Alaska cruise’ while visiting the City, visit world re- known Whistler ski resort in summer or winter.

The choices are endless!

Canada – Anytime of the Year!

In the summer months, winter, fall or spring time, you can visit Canada anytime of the year. Each season has its own special offering. Enjoy the many outdoor activities each season has to offer. What makes Canada so unique is that you can enjoy most outdoor activities throughout the year in this great Country!

Want to play a round of golf on Christmas Eve? Shouldn’t be a problem on the west coast! With its mild weather, it is quite normal to golf 12 months of the year and watch the flowers bloom as well. Yet just a short drive away, you can take in winter sports from snow skiing to ice fishing! It is all possible in Canada!

So what are you waiting for, start planning your Canadian holiday today!