Canada 1st Time History and Attractions | Canada Crazy Beautiful Places
first time crazy history and beautiful places to visit in Canada in the world there are unique places rich in culture unspoiled nature and congenial to travel welcome to Canada one of the world's largest and most livable countries there is a culturally diverse Nation people are British and French Origins being predominant Canada has a population of about 34 million people over one-third of which live in the country's three largest cities Montreal Toronto and Vancouver and Vancouver Canada's sophisticated cordial city is our national treasure with major attractions every one of the Canada's 10 provinces and three territories is something special to offer visitors from Wildlife tours and fishing in the north to kayak nature tours in the maritime from skiing and snowboarding British Columbia to enjoying the resorts and culture of Quebec from canoeing and sightseeing in Ontario to exploring unique areas and museums on the prairies a variety of Scenic beauty is absolutely the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls Ontario is one of the world's most impressive and voluminous waterfalls the Canadian Rockies is a vast protected Wilderness Area with numerous recreational and Scenic attractions Canada is a country with many blessings including its territorial Waters Canada is the second largest country in the it has the world's longest coastlanders 243 000 kilometers with oceans on three sides the Pacific in the West Atlantic in the East Antarctic in the North foreign the Canadian Shield is a huge joint Bedrock reach at Eastern and central Canada that covers over half the countries this pervasive area if we Cambrian metamorphic rock was scoured clean by continental glaciers during the last ice age leaving most of Northern Canada thinly soil rich in minerals and dotted with lakes and rivers first Canada has far more Lakes than any other country with about 25 percent of the world's fresh water including the five Great Lakes which form the largest surface freshwater system on Earth [Music] traveling west Canada flattens into an enormous Prairie region where over a thousand miles wide then Rises into a series of mountain ranges beginning with the Alberta Rockies and ending the mammoth Coast mountains of British Columbia and the Yukon territories foreign has been in use since the earliest European settlements and comes from the Huron Iroquois First Nations word Kanata meaning Village Canada became a country in 1867 with the passing of the British North America Act by Great Britain who had won the whole eastern half of what is now North America by defeating France in the Seven Years War in 1763. [Music] this act with its subsequent amendments embodied the written constitution of Canada for more than a century the first prime minister of Canada was Sir John A McDonald who brought British Columbia into the Confederation in 1871 and began construction of a transcontinental Railway Newfoundland it was the last Province to join Canada in 1949. Canada is now one of the world's wealthiest nations with a high per capita income oil and gas reserves second only to Saudi Arabia and a special economic status as a member of the G8 group of eight Nations Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada's easternmost Province comprising the island of Newfoundland at the mouth of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and much larger Labradors on the North American Mainland to the northwest oh about one-third of the total population of 508 000 people live on the Avalon Peninsula on the Island's Eastern Shores the capital city St John's has a metro area population of 185 000 and is a small but busy modern Metropolis newfoundland's Northeast Coast is famous for whale and Iceberg watches with almost 50 tour votes taking visitors to see these natural ones thank you seabirds are also popular attractions with Millions nesting here each summer to raise their young Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve from the Southern Avenue has a Clifton Lookout next to several thousand Northern gannets nesting only 15 meters away meters away meters away Novus Scotia occupies a large Mainland Peninsula and includes Cape Breton Island and about 3 800 small coastal Islands [Music] the cabin Trail on Cape Breton Island is one of Canada's most scenic Coastal drives over one-third of the 947 000 people living in Nova Scotia live close to the Capitol and largest city Californi the city surrounds a large protected Harbor with a naval base and is a leading North American Container port is on the site of Canada's first permanent British settlement established in 1749 situated on a hill overlooking the harbor is the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site which was the fourth and last British Naval Station completed in 1856 Halifax is the world's longest Harborfront Boardwalk linking the cruise ship terminal to the historic downtown with superb shopping fine restaurants and sidewalk cafes along the way foreign a little bit further west also along the South Shore of Nova Scotia is the popular historic town or Lunenburg it is Home Port to the blue nose tooth a 44 meter Schooner which visits Halifax the East Coast Quebec Ontario and other ports throughout the province it is the sister ship to the original blue nose which won the international Fisherman's trophy race for 18 years in a row kilometer long Confederation Bridge links Prince Edward Island to the mainland across the Northumberland Street Pei he's Canada's smallest and least populated products 140 000 inhabitants on an island 224 kilometers long tourism is the province's second largest industry and the capital city Charlottetown is a very visitor friendly place a main attraction of the island is its more than none secluded beaches that encircle the island tourists come from around the world to visit Green Gables house a museum about LM Montgomery the author of the Anne of Green Gables books New Brunswick has a population of about 760 000 people in its main industry is Forestry the largest city in the province is Saint Charles located on the Fundy Coastal Drive the Bay of funding between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia experiences the world's highest ties averaging 14 to 15 meters thank you [Music] in St John's the bay tides rise four and a half meters creating a phenomenon called the reversing falls this phenomenon was caused by the Southward flow of the Saint John River meeting the incoming tides of the Bay of funding at Hopewell Kate welcome the Hopewell Rocks park is a popular location to explore the flower pot rock climb once created by the time this can be done starting three hours before low tide to three hours after the hotel when The Tide Rises it's time to take to the water for some of the best seed kayak in Canada has to offer New Brunswick has some stunning beaches on its East Coast especially near the city of Moncton at the coastal town one of moncton's attractions is Magnetic Hill a very curious optical illusion where cars are pulled uphills Quebec is Canada's largest product and is predominantly french-speaking with a total population of 7.6 million inhabitants the capital is Quebec City Quebec located on the St Lawrence River it is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the country the Magnificent Fairmont Chateau Frontenac first opened in 1893.
it is one of Canada's finest hotels The Plains of Abrams is a large grassy field high above the St Lawrence where the decisive battle that led to British control of Quebec took place since 1759 foreign the main attraction of the city is old Quebec an historic walking area full of fine restaurants cafes and shops some of the most gracious and culturally advanced in the country [Music] there are several outstanding attractions located within a short drive of Quebec City Quebec City monmorency Falls the highest in Quebec at 83 meters over one and a half times as high as Niagara Falls foreign Basilica is a famous Catholic Landmark whose earliest Builders were constructed in the 17th century Quebec's largest city is Montreal over half the population of the province lives here the city is located along the St Lawrence River where it widens into fast flowing Rapids the city is named after the low-lying mountain that it has grown up around on the summit of Mount Royal is a large park with a panoramic view of the city Montreal is very European in character cobblestone streets a cafe culture and historic 17th to the 18th century architecture old Montreal's Notre Dame to silica is a neo-gothic building dating from 1829-29 . visitors can go strolling or biking along the Waterfront of the old portal where a variety of both cases are also Olympic stadium was built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics next to the state is the Montreal biodome the large Nature Museum representing four ecosystems from the Americas thank you the province of Ontario is Canada's most populated products with about 12.6 million people most people live in the south in Fertile Great Lakes St Lawrence lone Lanes it is a beautiful promise covered with forests in over 250 000 Lakes the central Muskoka Cottage region and Algonquin Provincial Park are especially popular Wilderness recreational boat cruises is the beautiful Thousand Islands recreational area located around ganonaque where the St Lawrence River begins Canada's capital city auto body is located on the Ottawa river which forms part of Ontario's eastern boundary with Quebec Quebec the city of Ottawa has a population of about 880 000. national capital region which includes Ottawa and Gatineau Quebec has many museums most notable Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian war museum Ottawa is also home to the National Gallery of Canada which features the work of both Canadian and international artists the grand Fairmont Chateau luria tour is one of the city's Premier hotels on Parliament Hill three Gothic Revival style buildings stand on a 170 foot Bluff overlooking the Ottawa River they house the officers of the members of parliament the House of Commons and the Senate guided tours of the center block shelves of Canadian history and explain the workings of the political system [Music] thank you the ceremonial guard of the Canadian Forces to bring stirring military drills and music to Parliament Hill once every day during the summer with The Changing of the Guard ceremony adjacent to Parliament Hill is Spark Street Mall a Heritage shopping and dining Studio is a traditional Farmers Market surrounding a two-story building of boutiques and restaurants Canada's largest city and Ontario's capital is Toronto Toronto is the fifth largest city in North America stretching 43 kilometers along the north shore of Lake Ontario covering 641 square kilometers there are 2.8 million people living in the city 5 million or greater Toronto area and 11 million living within a two-hour drum architecture architecture Toronto's downtown offers incredible contrasts from gleaming skyscrapers to Brick historical buildings the Fairmont Royal York Hotel opened in 1929.
Taos is Canada's national Tower and at 553 meters tall most tallest freestanding Tower [Music] the tower is a national landmark that is visited by about 2 million people from all over the world each year each year Toronto is home to Canada's largest museum the Royal Ontario Museum [Music] foreign style Castle open to the public that was constructed at Great expense in 1911 by Canadian financier industrialist and military man of Sir Henry palette Ontario Place is a huge Family Fun Park located on the Lakeshore one of the best ways to get around and get to know the city is by taking a jump on and jump off open talk or double decker sightseeing bus ES [Music] Toronto hippo tonight takes visitors to Toronto's major landmarks in a bus that floats the water portion of the tour takes passengers through Ontario Place historic Black Creek Pioneer Village is a journey back in time to a typical Crossroads Community found in the Toronto area during the 1800s foreign north of Toronto near kleinberg is the world famous McMichael Canadian art collection the galleries consist of almost 6 100 Canadian artworks by the famous Group of Seven they're contemporary Tom Thompson First Nations and Inuit artists less than two hours Drive West of Toronto is Canada's taught tourist attractions Niagara The Falls is located on the beautiful Niagara River which flows 58 kilometers North from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario through the great Gorge at the city of Niagara Falls the flow of the river is split by Goat Island into two separate spillways creating two large beautiful waterfalls one on the American side of the river and the other on the Canadian side called the Horseshoe Falls it is the largest and higher Horseshoe Falls that receives most of the attention is the Horseshoe Falls is an average 57 meters high accounting for half the elevation drop from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario the Crestline of Canadian Horseshoe Falls is 670 meters wide the height of the American fog ranges from 21 to 34 meters before reaching a tallest slope of huge Fallen rocks that were deposited by a massive rock slide in 1954 foreign it's a romantic spot which attracts about 50 000 Honeymooners each year the beauty and power of the falls can be experienced from many surrounding public Lookout points especially the table rocks at the very edge of the Fall there are more spectacular views from the skylon towers the journey behind the falls and Niagara helicopter tours the Maid of the Mist is the area's longest standing tradition and most popular way to get up close to the falls foreign River Gorge is as exciting as the fall the whirlpool Aero car takes visitors over the largest whirlpool in the world Niagara Falls is far more than a natural phenomenon the city has many fun exciting attractions like Clifton Hill Burger King butterfly conservatory and of course Marine link one of the areas largest and longest running favorites East along the Niagara Parkway from Niagara Falls is Niagara on the Lake one of Ontario's most hospitable and attractive towns no visit to Niagara on the Lake is complete without a tour of the venerable Fort George National Historic Site of Canada it was a key Fortress in the War of 1812 when the fledgling United States Army fought British loyalists for the new lands that would become Canada Canada Manitoba is a population of 1.2 million people 707 thousand of which live in its capital city Winnipeg the city's main tourist area is the forks the 23 hectare Riverside development in the heart of downtown Winnipeg it includes shops restaurants and markets and a children's museum all surrounded by Parks promenades Gardens and sculptures it is named before it's because it is the place where the Assiniboine River flows into the Red River many Scenic Boat Tours are offered up and down the rivers Assiniboine Park is 445 hectares of Parklands Gardens lower Fort Gary National Historic Site of Canada is the oldest Stone 19th century fur trading post that's still intact in North America is heavily forested in the north with many lakes and rivers the south is mostly flat Prairie Lane where over 54 percent of Canada's wheat product is grown the province is home to about 1 million people and the capital city the provincial legislative buildings are located on moscana lakes which is one of the city's most scenic recreational areas oh the city's attractions include art galleries and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum which has permanent Life Sciences Earth sciences and First Nations gallery the Royal Canadian mountain police Heritage Center is a training facility and museum open to the public rising out of the Prairie the far south of the province is one of Saskatchewan's most beautiful and popular vacation Wilderness areas the Cypress Hill this elevated Pine and Spruce forested part straddles the Western provincial boundary with Alberta deep in the Hills is the fourth Walsh National Historic Site it was a trading post and the Northwest mounted police's Western headquarters established in 1878 following the massacre of nakota natives over a misunderstanding about a missing horse Alberta has a population of 3.2 million people more than half of which live in the two largest cities Edmonton and calendars province is referred to as Canada's energy Province because of its immense oil and gas resources Alberta's landscape is mostly Prairie in the east at least rocky mountain range in the West head smashed in Buffalo chips there's a place in the Foothills where native people of the North American Plains used to kill bison for foods and clothing by chasing them over a precedence an interpretive Center built unobtrusively into the ancient Sandstone cliff details how this practice went on for almost 6 000 years until the arrival of Europeans in North America wiped out the herds the Eastern Alberta Badlands of the drumhiller valley Dinosaur Provincial Park offers spectacular scenery and activities several hundred complete dinosaur skeletons have been excavated from the Badlands the Royal Tyrell Museum in Birmingham has gigantic dinosaur skeletons and other fossil displays it is Canada's only institution devoted entirely to paleontology the capital of Alberta is Edmonton the Royal Alberta museum has permanent Aboriginal culture natural history and wild Alberta galleries one of the province's Premier attractions is the West Edmonton Mall the world's largest mixed entertainment complex and shopping centers the corporate head office capital of Canada The Landmark Calgary cattle is revolving restaurants and an observation Center featuring a glass floor let's see Canada Olympic Park is a ski hill in the winter and a mountain biking Park in the summer it was a premier venue for the 15th Olympic Winter Games held in Calgary in 1988 and it still has Bob slay skeleton and Moon's facilities it also features North America's fastest zip line it contains over 6 500 square kilometers of wilderness surrounding the beautiful Bow River Valley or the town of Banff is located thank you the town is a tourist hot spot with a great variety of amenities and excellent accommodation like the world-renowned Fairmont Banff Springs hotels [Music] just five minutes from the town is the Banff Gondola where visitors can ride to the top of sulfur Mountain to enjoy a 360 degree view of six mountain ranges the one kilometer long elevated Summit Ridge interpretive boardroom leads visitors along sulfur mountains Summit Ridge to higher viewpoints and the historic Samson's Peak meteorological station where tour boats depart several times daily from mid-may to mid-october for a one and a half hour Cruise of the surrounding area along the scenic Bow Valley Park Valley is one of the most popular hikes in Banff National Parks Johnston Kansas thank you Lake Louise's turquoise one shimmering beneath the Victoria Glacier an iconic scene of the Canadian Rockies on the Lake's Eastern Shores is the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise a Rocky's landmarks with a history going back to the 1890s across the Valley visitors can enjoy riding the Lake Louise sightseeing gondola Lake Louise is at the southern end of the ice Fields Parkway which follows the Great Divine this 230 kilometer long modern Highway follows the Continental Divide from Lake Louise to the town of Jasper through some of the most spectacular Mountain Landscapes on Earth in the South Bow Lake and Beethoven are popular hiking and sightseeing area east of the crisis along Highway 11 is ice Fields helicopter tours where visitors can go up for a bird's eye view of this in incredible areas about halfway up the parking are the boundary between Banff and Jasper National Parks is Brewster's Ice Age Adventures invention visit this wide and specially designed Brewster ice Explorer vehicles to the middle of the at the basket places where they had the opportunity to step out onto the ice watch me in the north of the park are two waterfalls on at the basketball as well as the spectacular Mount Edith Cabello and animal encounters are condoms so visitors must exercise caution and maintain a safe distance the friendly accommodating town of Jasper is nestled in the wide athabaster Valley only a 10 minute drive from the town is the Jasper trembler which transports visitors into the high Alpine in just seven minutes the upper station is at 2277 meters above sea level and has a restaurant gift shop and observation decks best viewing is an early morning or evening east of Jasper Town Center is Moline Canyon where visitors can hike around a narrow Canyon that reaches depths at 50 meters no trip to the Canadian Rockies is complete without a boat cruise to world famous Spirit Island on Moline Lake features British Columbia is a mostly mountainous province with more than a thousand miles of rugged Pacific Coastline it is home to more than 4.2 million people in the southeast of the province is the beautiful Columbia Valley Hot Springs mineral pool at Radium Hot Springs is the most popular attraction in the area the Rocky Mountains don't end in Alberta British Columbia's Yoho national park has spectacular waterfalls Mountain Lakes and soaring Peaks British Columbians is the world's leading helicopter skiing region the province is also a world leader in cat's team which is a newer less expensive and equally enjoyable way of accessing untracked deep dry powder snow chatter Creek Mountain lodges has 627 square kilometers of spectacular Backcountry cat and helicopter ski tournament near the Columbia ice field in the Rocky Mountains in the southwest corner of the province surrounded by rugged mountains and Pacific Coast is British Columbia's largest and Canada's third largest city Vancouver greater than creator has a population of approximately 3 million people city is a unique mixture of Urban Development flanked by natural park areas Stanley Park is a 400 hectare natural park located right next to a downtown the 8.8 kilometer seawater is the Park's most scenic and popular 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and rollerblading room the totem pole displayer had brought from point is the most visited tourist attractions in all of British Columbians right price back point is a high Lookout offering panoramic views of the North Shore mountains the Lions Gate Bridge and Ferrari Indiana located in the heart of the park is Canada's National Aquarium where the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science oh Vancouver began in 1867 as a wild west settlement called Gastown started by a colorful character named gassy Jack Dayton who ran the local Saloon today Gastown is a Heritage District of fine restaurants nightclubs unique shops and a steam-powered club the Vancouver looking for the top Harbor Center whisks visitors high above the city streets via glass enclosed elevators for a 360 degree view of the downtown and surrounding area Granville island has a large Public Market fine restaurants theaters bars and our charts all in a Scenic location along the waterfront in North Vancouver are two of the city's most popular attractions the Capilano suspension bridge is Vancouver's oldest tourist attractions Bridge spans 137 meters across Capilano Canyon suspended 70 meters above the Capilano River across the bridge are beautiful nature trailers through giant Douglas fir and Cedar hey the Grouse Mountain aerial Skyrim takes visitors on a one mile journey to a high mountain Plateau overlooking the city of Vancouver to Fraser Valley and the Strait of George habitat that is home to two orphaned grizzly bears Vancouver and Whistler to the north are home to the 2010 Winter Olympics [Music] uh Whistler black coasters the largest downhill ski area in North America with 1.6 kilometers of vertical and 3 200 hectares of terrain on two mountains Vancouver Island is the largest island on the west coast of North America it offers a special mixture of unspoiled Wilderness and culture in Pacific Rim National Park is the Island's most popular recreational area on the south coast of Vancouver Island is British Columbia's capital city Victoria it is known as the Garden City because of its mild climate human an Old English the Fairmont Empress Hotel is a landmark capturing the Grandeur and elegance many attractions are found around the Inner Harbor area where the parliament buildings are located including governments the Royal BC Museum undersea gardeners and the Royal London wax museums times of Wales whale watching excursions leave Victoria's Inner Harbor on a regular schedule throughout the spring summer and fall Wildlife cruises search for Orchards gray waves minky waves humpbacks Dolphins porpoises and sea lion colonies yes Vancouver Island's most popular attraction is The Butchart Gardens receiving close to a million visitors annually the dramatic Sunken Garden began on the years following 1904 when Jenny butcher wife of Portland cement Robert ping butcher began to beautify and depleted Limestone quarry on their property there are now 22 hectares of planted Gardens territories are the Yukon in the west the Northwest Territories and the new territory of Nunavut created in 1999 in the east in the east Wilderness adventures and Fishers are major attractions far north is truly other worldly with unique Landscapes and Wildlife Canada is truly one of the world's great countries culturally rich full of natural beauty and inhabited by peaceful and warm-hearted people welcoming all the world thank you for watching