Canada has been rolling out all the stops in anticipation of our 150th anniversary. It seems as if the rest of the world has taken notice and it seems fitting that out of the 52 must travel destinations the New York Times selects every year, that Canada takes the #1 spot on the list.
Our fair land was chosen based on the beautiful mix of urban and natural landscapes that populate Canada coast to coast.
Here is the beautifully written excerpt from the New York Times article 52 Places to Go in 2017.
Canada is huge — the second-largest country by area. It’s also a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. And this is the year to visit: In honor of the 150th anniversary of its confederation, when the original colonies came together as one country, Canada is rolling out the welcome mat. All of the country’s more than 200 national parks and historic sites are offering free admission through the year, from the turquoise lakes and mountain peaks of Banff in Alberta to the rolling dunes and red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island along the Atlantic Coast to the newest reserve, the glacial-rounded Mealy Mountains in Labrador. Meanwhile, in the capital, Ottawa, a full year of celebration is planned; more events will be on offer in Montreal, which turns 375. And did we mention the exchange rate? A weak Canadian dollar means American travelers get more for their money. So 2017 offers an ideal time to go north.
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