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One of the most exciting places to travel in the world, Canada has a lot that travelers can see and enjoy during their stay. From exciting cities such as Toronto, Montreal and North Vancouver that cater to outdoor activities like hiking, rafting and skiing; Canada has a lot to offer to its visitors. Diversity in the culture can easily be seen across Canada. The country is filled with pleasant surprises that attract visitors from all around the world.

Muslims form a significant minority in Canada. There are numerous Islamic organizations in the country. Some of the most prominent masaajid in Canada include the Baitun Nur Masjid in Calgary, Jami Masjid in Toronto, Ottawa Masjid in Ottawa, Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Scarborough and the Baitul Islam Masjid in Vaughan. Almost every major city in Canada has a masjid.

If you want to experience the real Canada then visit everything that comes in between your destinations. From the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the metropolitan cities of Toronto and Vancouver there is a lot to visit. The city of Toronto is the largest city in Canada and also one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. Including beautiful art galleries to museums, delicious cuisine to excellent entertainment the city has a lot of things that visitors can enjoy.

Across the border of USA, the Niagara Falls also forms a major attraction in Canada. The entire Niagara region in Ontario, Canada is worth exploring. Canada is blessed with beautiful natural wonders and parks that you can enjoy visiting. The Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the region of Alberta that attracts several visitors for camping, skiing, hiking, biking, fishing and lots of other fun activities. One of the must visit destinations in Canada is the Bay of Fundy. The bay extends from Maine in USA to Canada between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The unique landscape, wide range of fauna and the natural phenomenon in the area attract several visitors.

The resort town of Whistler is at about two hours away from Vancouver. The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is just splendid. It is one of the best ski destinations in the country and attracts visitors with its fine spas and dining outlets. The Pacific Rim National Park at the tip of the Vancouver Island is a beautiful nature park with the most famous nature trails, the West Coast Trail. Get lost in views of the Ice Age at the Athabasca Glacier. It extends from the valley from the Columbia Icefield.

The capital of Canada, Ottawa is home to several national monuments, important buildings and museums. The city houses some of the most appreciable architecture. Another metropolitan that should not be missed out is Montreal. To immerse yourself in history visit the Quebec City. The city offers an experience unlike any other city in North America.

Canadian crafts, leather goods and native artwork are the best souvenirs that you can buy while in the country. From vintage shopping to getting the best brands on clothes and shoes there are numerous things that you can buy in Canada. Malls are the most popular shopping destinations and frequented by the locals. Most of the major cities have lavish malls, boutiques and also affordable marketplaces.

Finding halal food in Canada is not very difficult. You can enquire with the Masaajid or ask with the locals about the halal restaurants and outlets. The halal restaurants in Canada need to carry a halal certification. Some places also confirm serving halal food verbally. There are numerous local delicacies that you can enjoy while in Canada. Some of these include fiddleheads, buttertarts, different varieties of pies, etc.

Canada is a huge country, the second largest in the world and hence needs a lot of time to explore. Traveling across the country too is time taking, hence domestic flights are the best option. Intercity coaches also operate in Canada and so do trains, but trains can be expensive at times. Many travelers opt for car and RV rentals so that they can explore the country at their convenience.

  • Canada Overview

    One of the most exciting places to travel in the world, Canada has a lot that travelers can see and enjoy during their stay. From exciting cities such as Toronto, Montreal and North Vancouver that cater to outdoor activities like hiking, rafting and skiing; Canada has a lot to offer…
  • Toronto Overview

    Ranked in the top livable cities of the world, the city of Toronto is the largest city of Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario. Located on the shores of the Lake Ontario, Toronto is famous for being a diverse city that has something to suit the interest…
  • Ontario Overview

    One of the most populous and most visited provinces of Canada, Ontario is located in east central Canada and shares the border with United States. Rich in culture, history and natural beauty, Ontario is home to some of the most important cities of Canada. Ontario also has the reputation as…
  • New Brunswick Overview

    The coastal setting, charming towns and exotic landscape of New Brunswick make it a delight for travelers. Situated towards the southeast of Quebec, New Brunswick is also considered as the gateway to Atlantic Canada. Towards the southern coast is the Bay of Fundy, which is among the main attractions of…
  • Nova Scotia Overview

    Located along the Atlantic Coast, the province of Nova Scotia is counted among the most scenic provinces in Canada. Known for its friendly hospitality and maritime culture, Nova Scotia is a great place to visit. Whether you are looking forward to enjoy the scenic beauty or outdoor adventures, Nova Scotia…
  • Whistler Overview

    The most beautiful mountain resort town of North America, Whistler offers a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities. Located about a two-hour drive from Vancouver, the route to reach Whistler is quite scenic. Counted among the best ski destinations in the world, Whistler is popular because of the Whistler and Blackcomb…
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Canada Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Ottawa

GEOGRAPHY

The second largest country in the world Canada owns a land area of 9,984,670 km² and a coastline closer to 202,080 km's. The countries geographic features are diverse due to its size, it streches from the pacific ocean on the west to the atlantic ocean on the east.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 33.7 Million. Muslims account for about 2.6% of the population.

CLIMATE

Canada is often associated with cold weather and snow.Canadians living closer to the US boarders get to enjoy the four seasons. Summer temperature can rise up to 35 °C (95 °F) while the lowest will reach closer to -25 °C (77 °F) during winter.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English and French are the two official languages.

LOCAL TIME

GMT -3hrs30m : Newfoundland
GMT -4hrs       : Atlantic
GMT -5hrs       : Eastern
GMT -6hrs       : Central
GMT -7hrs       : Mountain
GMT -8hrs       : Pacific
Off set Daylight Saving +1 hr

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8:45 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

New Year's Day: January 1st
Canada Day : July 1st
Labour Day : September 1st Monday
Christmas Day : December 25th

CURRENCY

Canadian Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire: 119
GSM: 112

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