Canada – By Sarah Baxter

Canada puts the ‘great’ in the ‘great outdoors’. The world’s second largest country has six time zones, a million moose, massive mountains and vast expanses of wilderness. Canadians know what to do with all that space too. Wherever you are, someone will give you a paddle, saddle, bike or hiking map so you can explore. But it’s not just quantity; Canada’s also about quality. There are dynamic cities across the country, from Toronto to Vancouver to Montreal, that frequently win ‘most liveable’ or ‘traveller’s favourite’ accolades, as well as fascinating First Nations cultural experiences, surprisingly fine wines and some of the planet’s most Instagramable accommodation options. Canada has style and space in spades.

Language: English and French are the official languages. English is spoken throughout; French-speaking Canadians are concentrated in Québec.

Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD$). ATMs are ubiquitous and major credit cards are widely accepted.

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Sarah Baxter is a travel writer and editor, working for outlets such as The Telegraph, The Independent, Lonely Planet, Wanderlust and others. She is the author of several books, including A History of the World in 500 Walks (Aurum) and Spiritual Places (Aurum). Follow Sarah on Instagram @sarahbtravel.

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