Home to the sky-clawing Rocky Mountains, thundering Niagara Falls and craggy coastlines, Canada is a hodgepodge of fascinating cities and natural wonders. The perfect place to enjoy a thrilling road trip, the country is the epitome of the Great Outdoors. With captivating cultures and a vibrant art scene, the vastness of Canada brings out the explorer in you. Unravel the manifold attractions in cities like Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary, and lose yourself to the Canadian charm.
Best time to visit Canada
Due to its location, winters in Canada can be quite severe, especially in the northern regions. But it will be a lot milder in the prairies and in central Canada. Summers are hot and dry, and in certain regions, humid as well. Spring and autumn are cool and crisp with nature decked out in beautiful colours. Any time between April and October is perfect to visit Canada.
How to reach Canada
Being a top destination on the globetrotter’s bucket list, flights to Canada are available from all major cities across the world. The major airports in Canada are in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. More than 200 weekly flights are available from New Delhi to Ottawa, the capital of Canada. You can fly directly from New Delhi to Toronto with Air Canada. Air India, Lufthansa, British Airways, Emirates and Jet Airways are the other top airlines operating between India and Canada.
Where to stay in Canada
It is quite easy to find the perfect place to stay during your vacation in Canada, but ensure that you make reservations in advance. The capital city Ottawa offers a mixture of illustrious hotels, lavish suites, moderately priced hotels and cheap Bed & Breakfast guesthouses, all within easy walking distance of the many attractions of the city. The price can range from as low as INR 4000 to INR 10000. Historic hotels, boutique resorts, lakefront properties; Toronto has myriad accommodation options with prices ranging from INR 2000 to INR 12000, approximately. As you travel further into the mountainous regions of Canada, you can stay at guest ranches or wilderness lodges; in the summer season, camping out is another option you can explore.
What to see in Canada
Ottawa, the capital city, holds many attractions for travellers. The Parliament Hill, built in neo-Gothic architecture, is definitely worth a visit. Peace Tower, Rideau Canal, Notre Dame Cathedral, and National War Memorial are other interesting features dotting the landscape.
Toronto is a fascinating city, with many exciting features around every corner. The world-famous CN Tower is an iconic structure of this city. Art Gallery of Ontario, Ripley’s Aquarium, Chinatown, and Wonderland Amusement Park are a few of the top attractions in Toronto.
Surrounded by lofty mountains, Vancouver is famous for its green cover and vibrant art culture. Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridger, English Bay, and Science World are a few of the must-see places in this ethnically diverse city.
The cosmopolitan city of Calgary is famous for its Heritage Park, Calgary Fort, Canada Olympic Park and many vast parks. The city also hosts a famous rodeo every July, known as Calgary Stampede.
What to buy in Canada
Buying souvenirs from Canada? An authentic cowboy hat should certainly top your list as well as original leather items like hand-sewn leather jackets, bags and accessories. Make a bold statement with jewellery made out of bison horn, caribou antler and whalebone. Inukshuk sculptures and soapstone carvings will also make great additions to your shopping cart.
What to eat in Canada
There are a lot of unique dishes that you must try while in Canada. Beaver Tails is a famous and signature dessert dish of the country. Pate Chinois, Bloody Caesars, Butter Tarts, Nanaimo Bars, smoked salmon, and Montreal Bagels are but a few dishes you can try out here.
Canada Flights FAQs
Q. What are the new travel guidelines for Canada Flights?
Air India Expres, Air India has issued new travel advisory to the public for Canada flights. Please read the new Travel Advisory
for International flights booking
Q. Which are the airlines that offer cheap air tickets to Canada?
From India airlines such as SwissAir, Lufthansa, Jet Airways and Air Canada
offer cheap air tickets to Canada.
Q. What is the time difference between India and Canada?
A. Canada has 6 time zones; India is 10 hours and 30 minutes ahead of the time zone in Ottawa.
Q. What is the average time taken to reach major cities in Canada?
Q. What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Canada?
Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam are the major layover airports for connecting flights from New Delhi to Canada.
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