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White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) Railroad, Yukon

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Canada

The United State's neighbor boasts landscape so beautiful, they call it God's Country. Mountains, beaches, deserts, lakes, rivers, oceans, parks, forests, prairies, farm land - Canada has it all. Experience Canada's natural wonders, luxury escapes, cultural discoveries and urban retreats. Up close with nature, major adrenaline rush while ice climbing, relaxation in front of a cozy fire . . . all possible in Canada. This is definitely a place to refresh and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul on an amazing honeymoon.

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Highlights

It's impossible to highlight all of Canada's positives under one short destination description. Therefore, we've added each Canadian province as individual destinations so that you can appreciate each one for its own unique characteristics.

  • British Columbia-Canada's super, natural province. Brilliant skiing, spectacular mountains, vibrant cities, and sparkling ocean.
  • Alberta-The spirit of the west. Desert badlands, emerald lakes, ancient glaciers and the incomparable Canadian Rockies. Banff & Lake Louise
  • Saskatchewan-A medley of landscapes. Windswept badlands, breathtaking river valleys, vast evergreen forests and rolling prairies.
  • Manitoba-Canada's heartland. Sparkling waters, golden fields of wheat, and the "Polar Bear Capital of the World."
  • Ontario-Immense, colorful, multi-cultural, and diverse. Home to sophisticated cities and vast, untouched wilderness.
  • Quebec-La Belle Province. A vast land, with glorious natural beauty, stylish cities, and the best skiing east of the Rocky Mountains.
  • New Brunswick-The largest of Canada's seafaring provinces. Whales, waves, and one of the Marine Wonders of the World.
  • Nova Scotia-A magical world by the sea. Magnificent mountain trails, the rugged highlands of Cape Breton, and over 4600 miles of coastline.
  • Prince Edward Island-Canada's smallest province. An island jewel of red-sand beaches, sapphire sea, and green rolling hills.
  • Newfoundland-A land of startling natural beauty, rimmed by craggy cliffs and ocean bays. The far east of the western world.
  • Nunavut-A brand new territory in the High Arctic, and home to the Inuit people. Ancient culture and incredible natural beauty.
  • Northwest Territories-Land of the Midnight Sun. Soaring peaks, rolling tundra, wonderful wildlife and the mighty MacKenzie River.
  • Yukon-Land of magic and mystery. Rugged wilderness, the magnificent northern lights, and the spirit of the gold rush pioneers.
Geography/Environment
The Canadian landscape is vast and varied. From mountains to the seashore, it is filled with wonder and wildlife.
Activities
From skiing in the winter, to waterskiing in the summer, Canada has variety to suit every outdoor enthusiast's needs. And, if culture is what you're seeking, the cities of Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec City and Montreal will more than satisfy your urban curiosity.
Climate and Weather
As Canada is so large, the climate varies widely. The southernmost part of Canada, Point Pelee, is on the same latitude as northern California, while the Canadian northland extends deep into the Arctic. Contact one of the tourism offices or check out the temperature chart for more detailed information on the climate of the area you are planning to visit.

Basically the summer in Canada is similar to that of the northern half of the U.S., with warm-hot weather from May to October, while residents of Vancouver Island can play golf 12 months of the year. Ski season runs from December until the end of March in the east of May in the west (later in some resorts). The spectacular colors of the fall season are best viewed (in eastern Canada) in late September or early October.

Canada's four seasons, each distinctly different, add to this country's appeal. In autumn, the crisp air invites you outdoors to enjoy the brilliant colors of fall foliage. In winter, the landscape is blanketed by glistening white snow. Learn to ski on nearby ski hills or ice skate along frozen rivers. Spring arrives as early as February on the West Coast, bringing with it the scent of lilacs, daffodils and hyacinths. And in the summer, Canada is gloriously warm and inviting.

Other Important Information
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Destination Wedding Information
The legal requirements to get married in Canada are administered by each individual province. Visit About.com to see the details for each individual province. Click on the province in which you intend to marry on the map at the bottom of the page that opens up.
Canada Reviews
Canada/New England Cruise aboard Caribbean Princess
by Lucille Pucciarelli last updated on 11/02/2009
I just returned from a 7-day New England/Canada cruise on Caribbean Princess. We sailed to Halifax, Nova Scotia, St John, New Brunswick, Bar Harbor, ME, Boston, MA, and Newport, RI. Having done this itinerary many, many times before, it was nice to...