Travel Weekly Readers Choice 2016

Destinations: Canada


Banff, Alberta, is the base camp to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Skiers and snowboarders can find challenges within the three Banff/Lake Louise ski resorts, while the area offers an assortment of year-round sightseeing and leisure activities. Accommodations range from five-star hotels to private chalets.


Montreal has the Gallic charms of Paris with the language, fine restaurants, historical buildings and sidewalk cafes, but it's more casual than its European counterpart. The city's famed, cobblestoned old town and its restaurants, museums and shops are most popular with visitors, but neighborhoods like the Plateau and St-Denis are increasingly gaining notice.

Quebec City

Perched atop Cap Diamant, from which it overlooks the St. Lawrence River, the capital of Quebec province is the cradle of French civilization in North America and the continent's only walled city north of Mexico. It has been on Unesco's World Heritage list since 1985, and it is a showcase of French-inspired architecture, cultural and national treasures.


The fifth-largest city in North America and the largest in Canada, Toronto is a culinary and arts capital, with renowned art galleries, museums, restaurants, sports venues and a theater district. Last year the city welcomed a total of 40.4 million visitors, making it Canada's most visited destination.


Vancouver offers a bustling, sophisticated city within reach of world-class skiing and other outdoor adventures. Vancouver serves as homeport for many Alaska cruises and is consistently rated as one of the best cities in the world in which to live. Its spectacular scenery, Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge and the Gastown quarter are some of Vancouver's main attractions. The city is home to the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, Canada's largest food and drink event. 

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