Last Updated: 21st Jan 2014

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p><strong>Capital:</strong> Ottawa</p> <p><strong>Currency:</strong> Canadian Dollar</p> <p><strong>Language:</strong> English and French</p> <p><strong>Visas:</strong> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-traveling-to-canada">Travel Visa Information</a></p> <p>Canada is the second largest country in the world and is home to over 30 million Canadians. The land of moose, maple syrup and ice hockey is also home to the rugged <a href="/contikipedia/articles/rocky-mountains">Rocky Mountains</a>, spectacular natural scenery, wildlife and National Parks. Many Contiki Tours visiting the <span class="caps">USA</span> also incorporate Canada into the itinerary.</p> <h2>National Parks and Wildlife</h2> <p>Because of Canada&#8217;s low population density, the country is a haven for wildlife and the National parks around the towns of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/jasper">Jasper</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/banff">Banff</a> are filled with opportunities to see some of these amazing and unique animals.<br /> Just some of the animals to keep your eye out for when roaming the wilderness of Canada include moose, bear, eagles, loons, bison, whitetail deer, caribou, elk, Chipmunks, marmots and beavers.</p> <h2>Food and Drink</h2> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/poutine">Poutine</a> is a great Canadian side dish of french fries smothered in brown gravy and topped with cheese curd.</p> <h2>Places Contiki Visits in Canada</h2> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/banff">Banff</a></li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/calgary">Calgary</a></li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/jasper">Jasper</a></li> <li>Kamloops</li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/montreal">Montreal</a></li> <li>Quebec City</li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/toronto">Toronto</a></li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/vancouver">Vancouver</a></li> <li>Vernon</li> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/whistler">Whistler</a></li> </ul>