Canada, Montreal – Canada´s Second Largest City
Montreal ranks in the top of several categories - it is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second largest city in Canada and also the second largest francophone city in the world.
The term francophony originated as early as the second half of the 19th century, when it was used by geographers. So English and French are spoken in Montreal. Almost anyone who has visited this Canadian city before will tell you that you can playfully do with English, although statistics routinely show that more than 55% of the local population speaks French alone. However, if you know French at least a little, it's an extra bonus for you.
Canada'ssecond largest city is located about 270 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital of Quebec, about 190 kilometers east of Ottawa and the St. Lawrence River. Montreal has a population of over 1.8 million. This value is calculated without agglomerations, with agglomerations being stated even more. The locals say that Montreal is "Old in soul, but young at heart". At present, the city is very lively, multicultural, dynamic and lively. Here you will find the old part of Old Montreal with historic buildings, narrow romantic streets and the old port, as well as the busy main streets full of cafes, businesses, restaurants, shops and magnificent modern buildings. It is not for nothing that Montreal is very often placed at the top of the list of cities suitable for living.
Montreal is an ideal example of a harsh Canadian winter. In winter, there are literally piles of snow and the temperature often drops to a great negative. Summers are mild with average temperatures around 20 degrees, in the warmest months, which are considered July and August, temperatures can rise to over 35 degrees. We could therefore say that the city's climate is characterized mainly by almost abysmal differences between the climatic conditions of the summer and winter months. Although the city looks like a fairytale ice kingdom in winter, it is recommended to visit it in summer.
Places of interest in Montreal include Saint Joseph Oratory, which rises on Mount Royal. It is the largest church in Canada with an inner dome, which is one of the largest in the world. Another place is the Biosphere Museum, which is a unique and original museum dedicated to the environment. Definitely worth a visit, you will be interested in the outside!
GPS: 45°29'32.4"N 73°36'55.9"W
Text and photos: Vendula Hrabinová
Every tourist heading to Rocky Mountains, Canada certainly visits Banff National Park that has a center in the town of the same name.
Today we will head across the US border to Canada. Together we will visit the small picturesque town of Vernon, which is perfect for relaxation. For example, there are beautiful nature parks or you can ride in a stagecoach like from the Wild West on one of the once largest ranches in British Columbia. It is also worth mentioning the local attractions in the form of a train made of apple crates. Alpacas that were brought here from the South American Andes are also waiting for you. And if you would like a little adrenaline, then you will definitely enjoy the local water slides.
Today we continue our trip around Vernon and the surrounding area. We will look at the production of honey, for example, or we will see various interesting works of art.
When it comes to Canada and national parks, most probably think of the western part of Canada, mostly British Columbia and Alberta. Today, however, we will be talking about the eastern part of Canada, the province of Quebec. Come and be carried away by the untouched nature of the Gaspésie Park.
Do you prefer peaceful walks on pebble beaches with the soothing sounds of the ocean? Do you want to look into the beautiful Canadian nature? Forillon National Park offers a wide range of experiences by the sea, along the cliffs, but also in the woods. You can even go snorkeling, discovering underwater plants and underwater life. You can even watch whales here. And it's really an experience!
The Canadian city of Windermere is located on the eastern shore of the lake of the same name, which is located between two mountains, the Purcell Mountains in the west and the Rockies in the east. The city was founded in 1902 and was named after the city of Windemere in England. People visit Canadian Windemere mainly because of the beautiful nature.
Ottawa has been the Canadian capital for more than 150 years. It played an important role in the construction of the canal that connects the Illinois River with Lake Michigan. Near Ottawa, there are large deposits of quality sand that can be transported by river. Thanks to them, the glass industry has developed a lot in the city.
In the eastern part of Canada is the Labrador Peninsula, on which lies the province of Quebec. It is the second largest and most populous province in all of Canada after Ontario, with which it is collectively referred to as central Canada. In the province you will find full of natural beauty, but also cities with a rich history. In this province is the eponymous city of Quebec City, about which you will learn more today.
Toronto is one of the most sought-after Canadian cities in the Czech Republic, as it is located in the eastern part of the country, and is therefore a few hours closer to us than cities in the west. From the Czech Republic you can get to Toronto by direct flight from Prague. You will probably arrive at Toronto International Pearson Airport, which is a larger airport and serves most flights to and from Europe. There is another smaller Toronto Island airport in Toronto, but it is used more for domestic flights and flights to nearby cities in the USA.
We have already spent some time with Canada on our travellers’ website. Mostly, however, we have taken you to its nature. Today we go to the city. As the name of the article suggest, our destination for today is Toronto.
Last week we concluded our story about Toronto with a short mention of Ontario Science Center. It would be pity to don’t spend more time at this great institution.
Vancouver Island is in the Pacific Ocean. It lies near Vancouver near its shore. It is also part of British Colombia.
In Canada's southwest corner, near the US border, there is a city which is central to our today's article.
Should you be a person loving mountains, a person that is or has been in western Canada, you certainly know about Jasper National Park. It might have been one of the reasons why you visited the country.
One of the roads in the Banff National Park where you wont meet more than several dozens of people are roads around Bow Lake. We arrived at lake at 7:00 and parked our car by Num-Ti-Jah Lodge (there is a parking lot with dry toilets). Mountains were mysterious, still in morning mist, and sun was hidden behind mountain peaks. Local atmosphere was silent, and really freezing – hat and gloves are necessary.
Another great place of Jasper NP is about 29 km southwards off the town of Jasper. You will get there by following an ascending road going through dense forest. There are many turns and a parking lot at the end in 1762 m. There starts the Trail below Mount Edith Cavell.
Mountain village of Whistler is to be found in western Canada (BC). It is built to the middle of forest surrounded by high mountains. This place used to be possessed by other creatures – black bears. Righteously so they peak into the village. Simply put: Whistler is the land of bears.
South hills of Whistler village we have came to known already. But what can we find in the north? Around the village there are many bike trails called Valley Trails. The area is quiet, only the road no 99 (Pemberton - Vancouver) runs across it.
Canada is the second largest country in the world. It covers part of North America, neighbors wit...