A little bit European and a little bit Canadian, Montreal is a city that loves good food, good art, and getting outside at every opportunity, no matter the weather. In the spirit of its French settlers, Montreal teems with joie de vivre.
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The vast country of Canada is the second largest country on earth based on size. The country is also very diverse, having welcomed immigrants from around the world. You’ll find Chinatowns, Koreatowns and Ethiopiatowns around the country. All those immigrants have brought with them food…amazing, glorious and delicious food. You can sample all of the world’s cuisines and never leave the country. It is a cultural country with art, street art, and performing arts throughout the country.
Canada is also an adventure-lovers paradise. The geography includes the oceanic and maritime provinces on the east coast, which are perfect for sailing and kayaking. The St Lawrence River is one of the world’s most unique scuba diving destinations. In Alberta, you have the rugged Rocky Mountains, which are perfect for skiing and hiking. But perhaps most importantly, Canada may be the world’s nicest country. Everyone you meet will soon be your new best friend!
Vancouver is often overlooked in Canada in favor of the country’s largest city (Toronto) and the culture of the East (Montreal). But to travel to Canada and overlook Vancouver would be a huge mistake. I first visited Vancouver in 1986 for the International Exposition (Expo) and the city has changed remarkably since then. A recent
Imagine a city with 2.6 million people and they’re all nice. No, really – every last one of them. And they’re not just nice, they’re REALLY nice. That’s Toronto – Canada’s largest city. And it is a place that won our hearts! We were in Toronto for a conference and Tourism Toronto had organized a
“Let’s go down there. There may be some graffiti,” I said to my friend. We turned the corner and entered the alley. Immediately the wafting stench of urine hit our nostrils. “Oh wow, look at these street art murals!” We hit the jackpot off Cordova Street.
Urban artists craft huge murals welcoming locals and visitors in Rush Lane and Chinatown – the graffiti alley of Toronto. We found an honest beauty and satisfaction in exploring the underbelly of the street art scene in the graffiti alley of Toronto.