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Play Games Canada is very rich in scenic beauty. There are unlimited treasures of natural scenery scattered all over the country. These treasures may be as close to you as window of your apartment. You may enjoy visiting lakes, rivers, mountains and so much more. For tourists, Canada is one of the most attractive places in the world. When you will come here, it will give a feel of leisure during a tiring frustrating struggle for survival.



Tour of Canada:


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PLACES OF ATTRACTION FOR TOURISTS

Banff: Population is of around 8000. People are full of life with a lot of cultural activities. The climatic conditions are inconstant. In summer it has long days and average temperatures. Autumn and winter are more pleasant seasons. Banff receives maximum rainfall in June.
Banff is the hub of numerous cultural activities. It is the main economic centre of the Banff National Park. With 11,000 years of strong and elegant history, Banff was formed as a township in 1990.
Beauport, Its population is around 75,000. It is in northeast of Quebec and it has rich heritage. It is one of the oldest communities in Canada and it was established as a town in 1976.
Beauport is characterized by hot summers, frosty winters and mild springs. The winters here, are cold with plenty of snowfall.
It's elegant architecture traverses 350 years, holding the opulence of it's history in its churches and other structures. Food transportation is an essential part of the economy.
British Columbia This is a province of more than 470 towns and cities. It has a diversified and geographically scattered population of 4,310,452 residents; it is third-largest urban belt of Canada. It is characterized by an ideal moderate climate. The Pacific Ocean, winds and mountains affect its weather in many different ways. Winters are dry and generally temperate, while the summers are hot, particularly in the interiors. The earliest inhabitants of this place were the aboriginal tribes. Fur trade, gold discoveries, topology, etc. have helped British Columbia flourish in historical as well as modern times.
Calgary This is in Alberta and it is located on the foothills. This metropolitan city is known for its tourism and sports. With a population of about 1,000,000, Calgary is a booming economy domineered by the oil and gas industry. The climate in Calgary is greatly influenced by its altitude and rocky hills. It has a continental climate, wherein the summers are short and dry, and the winters, long and variable. The best time to visit Calgary is from June to September as the lakes dissolve to expose their serene blue water, which makes for a spectacular sight. Incorporated in 1884, Calgary began to grow into a significant economic and agricultural centre with major activities revolving around oil and gas.
Canmore, in Alberta, is famous as a recreational resort city. Located approximately hundred kilometers from Calgary, Canmore has a population of about 15,000 residents. Initially known as a coal mining city, it is now regarded as a popular vacation destination. Canmore has a mild climate with moderate snowy winters and low humidity levels; summers are mostly dry. In Canmore, there is plenty of sunshine all round the year. After Canmores importance as a coal mining city declined, the announcement that it would be hosting the Nordic events in the Olympics revived its receding economy. The tourism industry was also given a boost; at present, Canmore is a famous tourist destination.
Charlottetown, the birthplace of Canada, is the capital of Prince Edward Island, one of Canadas Atlantic Provinces. The city is also the seat of Queens County. It lies on the Charlottetown harbor and is bordered by the North and Hillsborough Rivers. The city is served by the Charlottetown Airport which has flights to Canadian and American cities. The National Park of the island is also within close proximity to the city. The average temperature in Charlottetown is around 23°C in the summer months. During the winter season, the average temperature is around minus 3°C. With a population of more than 50,000 residents, Charlottetown is a popular destination for tourists and history buffs because it is where the Confederation of Canada started shaping in 1871.
Churchill is a small arctic town located in northern Manitoba, Canada. It lies at the mouth of the Churchill River and on the south-western shore of the Hudson Bay, with the Artic Tundra dominating the northern region. Churchill is Canadas main Arctic seaport. The city is the northern terminus of the Hudson Bay Railway, which is the only link to the rest of the country; the town airport with its 2,800 m long runway is capable of handing most large aircraft. The city is often referred to as the Polar Bear Capital of the World because of the many polar bears that can be seen moving to the shores in the autumn. The rest of the year sees a strong Northern climate with intense cold winters. The population of the city is a mere one thousand. Owing to the large number of polar bears, the town has a growing tourism industry.
Cowansville is a quaint town located in the south central region of Quebec, Canada. With its picturesque mansions and tourist landmarks, Cowansville makes for a relaxing stopover for those entering the US border, which is barely 20 km away. The town is the seat of Brome-Missisquoi County and is surrounded by the scenic Yamaska River, Lake Davignon and the Appalachian Mountains. The bustling city of Montreal is about 70 km north of the town. Like Quebec, Cowansville experiences cold, hard winters with temperatures dropping well below the freezing point. There is quite a lot of snow and sleet to keep the ski resorts packed. In the humid summers, however, the temperature wavers between 10°C to 30°C. The population of Cowansville is estimated to be around 12,000. Textiles are an important industrial activity of the town.
Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, is the states second largest city. With a population of about 800,000, it is often referred to as "The City of Champions". It houses the West Edmonton Hall, which is the largest shopping mall in the world. The climate in Edmonton is typically pleasant and sunny. Summers are mild and it's known to be one of Canadas sunniest cities. Here four seasons are quite unpredictable. Snowfall starts in the month of November. After being hit by a tornado in 1987, the city recovered and was on the path to prosperity by the late 1990s. The main focus of the economy in recent times has been oil and gas. Edmonton was incorporated as a township in 2004.
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Initially, Fredericton served as a location for aboriginal settlements. It was later captured by the French, and then colonized by the British. After the American Revolution, this place was named "Fredericks Town", in honor of the second son of King George III of the United Kingdom, Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York. The name was shortened to 'Fredericton' upon being made capital. Fredericton has a semi-continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. The temperature in January is around minus 15°C, while in July it is about 26°C. Fredericton and its surroundings are rich in natural resources, which make it ideal for agriculture. With a population of 50,000, the locals are mainly engaged in agriculture and industry.
Granby is located in the Monteregie region, which is in the south-west of the province of Quebec, Canada. It is the seat of the La Haute-Yamaska Regional County and lies on the banks of the Yamaska Nord River. The metropolis of Montreal is located around 64 km to the west of Granby. In 2007, Granby was merged with the Township of Granby (which surrounded the city on the north and west) to become a single city. Like most of south-western Quebec, Granby has a continental climate with hot, humid summers and long cold winters. There is enough precipitation throughout the year, with rainfall being around 1,000 mm and snowfall well over 300 cm The population of Granby consists of 50,000 people. It is a commercial centre for industrial production of lumber, tobacco and textiles and also attracts a lot of travelers.
Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and a busy seaport, with a rich maritime heritage. It is the capital city of the Nova Scotia province and an economic and cultural hub of the eastern shores of the country. The city is served by the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport. The VIA Rail has daily connections to Montreal, Toronto and North-eastern US cities. The proximity to the Atlantic Ocean results in Halifax having a maritime climate with cool summers (23°C) and mild winters (- 1°C). Maximum precipitation is during the winter, including snow and fog.
Iqaluit, formerly Frobisher Bay, is the capital of Canada's newest territory, Nunavut. The city, which is a gateway to the eastern Canadian Arctic, lies at the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River and is located in the south-eastern part of Baffin Island. Iqaluit has a small yellow airport terminal which stands out the moment you land in the city. The only means to enter the city is by air and by sea, weather permitting. Canadian North and First Air offer decent air services to most Canadian cities in the region. However, dog sledding and snowmobiles are always an option for the more adventurous traveller. Average temperatures are around 15°C in summer and lower than minus 30°C in winter. Do not expect too many hours of sunlight in the winter months. Iqaluit has about 6,000 inhabitants within its limits.
Jasper, in Alberta, is the economic centre of Jasper National Park. Set amidst the evergreen forests and serene lakes, Jasper is known for its natural beauty. With about 4,643 inhabitants, it is a renowned World Heritage Site with over a million visitors each year. Jasper receives short summers with July being the warmest month. Winters are long and varied with cycles of stormy winds. January is the coolest month. Periodic snowfall with mild Chinook breeze is also experienced in winters. In 1907, the reigning government established the Jasper Forest Park, officially constituted as the Jasper National Park in 1930. Tourism is the most prominent industry with a major section of the population employed here. It is followed by transportation and retail industries.
Les Cantons de l'Est, or "the Eastern Townships", are located in the south-east region of Quebec, Canada. The topography of the region consists of farmlands, mountains, lakes and rivers. The ecological diversity of this region makes it rich in natural resources. The climate of this area is extremely variable. From harsh cold winters with considerable snowfall to lush spring and warm summers, the Eastern Townships can be visited any time of the year. Originally, colonised by the British, Scottish and Irish, the region welcomed settlers of French, Dutch, Swiss, Polish, Belgian and German origin. The architecture of the region stands testimony to the passage of time. With a population of nearly 300,000, the principal cities in Les Cantons de l Est are Sherbrooke, Granby, Magog and Cowansville. Montreal offers whatever a big city can! It is a multicultural city which blends its French accent with that of over 80 other ethnic communities, a place whose festivals offer: jazz, comedy, cinema, fireworks and more! The city's streets are colourful and department stores along with nice boutiques are nearly everywhere!
Niagara Falls, in Ontario, has often been referred to as the world's most famous destination. While the falls is undoubtedly the major attraction, the rest of Niagara is an equally enriching affair. With a population of about 79,000 people, Niagara is a centre of tourism and commerce. The climate in Niagara ranges from temperate to extreme. In the summer time, one can expect a warm and dry weather, while the winters are extended and snowy. Snowstorms are also a regular feature. Until 1881, Niagara Falls was called Elgin. It was incorporated as a township in 1904. The city has grown commercially and culturally due to its booming tourist industry as well as its close proximity to the U.S. markets.
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is the country's fourth largest city. Rich in culture and heritage, Ottawa has a population of over 1.2 million. It receives over 7 million visitors annually and is known for its excellent lifestyle. Ottawa is characterized by a continental climate. It ranks seventh in the coldest capitals of the world. Winters are largely dominated by snow while summers are warm and short. Spring and fall vary considerably, owing to the unannounced changes in weather. Ottawa has grown culturally with new museums and art galleries coming up periodically. It is a centre for research and development which enables its economic growth. Tourism also plays a major role in the economic scenario. Anytime in the summer, everything is fresh, exciting and new here: air, free time, anything! Québec is organized into 21 tourist regions covering a huge area of extraordinary natural beauty: forests, lakes, streams, mountains, each mirroring a different feature of Québec, whose own history, culture, traditions and geography are unique in all North America! All the year along, Québec never stays the same, but changes according to the colours and the feelings of Spring, Winter, Summer and Fall! What's the poem like? Go there to get in touch with it!
Regina, home to the world famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is the capital of the southern province of Saskatchewan in Canada. It is located 570 m above sea level and used to be the headquarters of the North West Territories. The city, however, remains an important cultural and commercial hub for the region. The Regina International Airport (which has the label of being the oldest commercial airport in Canada) is located here. Regina experiences a semi-arid continental climate. Summers are warm with temperatures above 20°C and regular precipitation, especially in the months from June to August. Winters are cold and dry with temperatures falling below 0°C. The city has a population of 200,000 people (locally termed as 'Reginans'), making it the twenty-fourth largest municipality in the nation.
Sainte-Adele is a township in the Laurentian region of Quebec with an economy centred on tourism. It has about 9,200 inhabitants. The population almost doubles on holidays as it is a well- known recreational spot. Skiing and hotel industries play a major part in the economy of Sainte-Adele. All the four seasons in Sainte-Adele vary to a certain degree. This city experiences hot summers and freezing winters with plenty of rainfall. Autumn is a good time to visit the place with chilly, but pleasant, weather. Sainte-Adele was discovered in 1855. The expansions of ski slopes were followed by the rise of hotels and resorts so as to capitalize on the enchanting locations.
Saint-Faustin is a scenic village in the Laurentide region in Quebec. Located in the Canadian cover, this city comprises of mountains, dense forests and beautiful lakes. With a population of nearly 2790, Saint-Faustin is a picturesque site and is ideal for a vacation. Saint-Faustin experiences a climate ranging from arctic to sub-arctic with four definite seasons. Summers are short and humid whereas winters are long and dry. During autumn, the colourful surroundings are perfect for all outdoor activities. Being a mesmerising locale, it is developed for tourists by offering a range of activities for them. Tourism is the main industry. The region is also involved in the production of specialty foods such as maple syrup which is exported worldwide. Situated in the province of Quebec, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a city which is 20 km southeast of Montreal and on the west bank of the Richelieu River. The city enjoys a continental climate, with hot summers extending from June to August and cold, snowy winters. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu also receives considerable rainfall. The city was created in 2001 as a regional county municipality and included other neighbouring communities. At present, the population of this city is around 84,000. Earlier known as St. John's, the city served as an important communication link during the French and Indian Wars. Historically, the city was an important transportation hub. However, today, it is manufacturing centre of textiles, food and wood products. It also houses an Area Support Unit of the Canadian Forces.
Saint-Sauveur is a small town in Les Pays-d' en-Haut Regional County Municipality in Quebec. It lies in the administrative region of Laurentides, about 45 minutes north of Montreal. The population in this region stands at 8,869 inhabitants. Saint-Sauveur welcomes all the four distinct seasons. Being in the northern part, it experiences long and dry winters. Summers are short but humid. Autumn is the perfect season to go out and enjoy the host of outdoor activities available. Saint-Sauveur came into being from the merger of Village de St-Sauveur-des-monts and Paroisse de St-Sauveur on September 11, 2002.
St John's, popularly known as the Greatest Little City in the East, is the capital city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The city lies within the Avalon Peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean and is the most easterly city in North America. The St John's International Airport caters to the air needs of the city. St John' s is the cloudiest and foggiest of all the major cities in Canada, counting hardly 1,500 hours of sunshine annually. The average temperatures in summers are around 10°C- 20°C. In winters, temperatures fall as low as -8°C. The city has a vivid, exciting heritage and is considered to be the oldest English-founded city in the North American continent. More than 100,000 people live in St John' s, which is also the main financial and commercial hub of the province. Toronto, in southern Ontario, the 5th largest city in North America, is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the whole world and a walk downtown will prove it true! Little Italy, Greek-town, Chinatown, Little India, the Gay Village, the Fashion district, help to understand what sort of melting pot this extraordinary city is!
Trois-Rivières is a little town situated in Quebec. It is in the midway between Quebec and Montreal. Trois-Rivières is the ninth town of Quebec, regarding the population (125.000 pop.), but it is the second town of the whole Quebec for history : its origin, in fact, date back to the XVII century. Today the most important sources of development and welfare are, of course, culture and tourism : first of all, here resides in fact the Quebec Museum of Pop Culture, beyond the local university, one of the most important and prestigious of the entire Canada. So that also the tourism structure can benefit and enjoy this strong cultural movement : many tourist events and attractions of Trois-Rivières are in fact strictly connected to the numerous culturale and art events and exhibitions that are continuously on stage. Third largest city in the whole Canada Vancouver, which develops along the Coast Mountain Range, offers not only an extraordinary natural scenery, but one of the mildest climates throughout Canada. Nearly 560,000 people live in an area of about 113 kms. Vancouver is the most important city in western Canada, as well as one of the nation largest and busiest industrial centres, whose diversified activities offer a working opportunity to no less than 70,000 people per year.
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is an international tourist destination. It is the 14th largest urban area in Canada with a population of approximately 330,000 residents. Imbued with scenic beauty and rich heritage, Victoria is often referred to as the Garden City. Victoria enjoys a sub-Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. The rain shadow effect is the reason for the less rainfall and dry sunshine in Victoria. It is blessed with greenery throughout the year because of the mild climate. The town site of Victoria was developed in 1852 by James Douglas. It developed into a hub of trade and commerce. Today, the main occupations are tourism, technology and government administration. A resort town in British Columbia, Whistler has been among the finest destinations in North America for a long time. With a population of around 9,900, Whistler receives over two million visitors every year. Time and again it has been voted as the best ski resort in North America. The climate in Whistler ranges from marine to continental. It experiences warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Winter tourism is rampant with average snowfall being 14 feet. Summers bring with them a much sought after opportunity to sight a bear. Historically, Whistler had no infrastructure, electricity or proper roads. The situation changed when it was explored as an option for a ski resort and finally opened to the public in 1966. Logging was one of the major occupations in Whistler.
Whitehorse, or the Wilderness City, is the capital of the Yukon province of Canada. It is located on the banks of the Yukon River. The city, having some of the best scenery in Canada, got its name from the White Horse Rapids, which is now the site of a hydroelectric dam. The Whitehorse International Airport caters to the air needs of the locals and tourists. There are plans of reopening the city' s old railway line. The city has a sub-arctic climate. It comes under the rain shadow of the Coast Mountains and has the distinction of being Canada' s driest city. The rainfall is hardly 160 mm, while snowfall is 145 cm. Whitehorse has nearly 24,000 inhabitants (which is more than half of Yukon's resident population). The city has hosted several Arctic Winter Games, including the ones for 2007.
Winnipeg, the dynamic capital of Manitoba, is a culturally diverse city. It is also referred to as the 'Gateway to the West' due to the benefits of its location. The city is home to over 700,000 inhabitants accounting for about 54% of the total population in Manitoba. It is one of Canada's major cultural centres. Winnipeg has a continental climate with long and snowy winters. It has been touted as the coldest city in the world. In contrast, summers are hot and humid with spring and autumn being variable and short. Snowy winters are famous with the city often being referred to as ' Winterpeg' . In the past, Winnipeg has battled many odds like the floods of 1997 and World War II, to re-emerge as a growth-based city. Today it is an important centre of trade and industry.
Yellowknife, home to the 2008 Arctic Winter Games, is the capital city of the Northwest Territories in Canada, just 500 km south of the Arctic Circle. It lies on the shores of the Great Slave Lake, west of the Yellowknife River, in the Mackenzie District. The city has a semi-arid sub artic climate, with an average temperature of 26°C. As it lies in the rain shadow of mountains in the west, it receives less than 300 mm of precipitation in a year. January and February are the coldest, snow-filled months with the thermometer settling at -40°C. Yellowknife has a population of nearly 20,000 people. It gets its name from the Yellowknives tribe that used to be widespread in the region. The city has a flourishing diamond and gold mining industry which has substantially contributed to its commercial revenue.
Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Initially, Fredericton served as a location for aboriginal settlements. It was later captured by the French, and then colonized by the British. After the American Revolution, this place was named ' Frederick' s Town' , in honour of the second son of King George III of the United Kingdom, Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York. The name was shortened to 'Fredericton' upon being made capital. Fredericton has a semi-continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. The temperature in January is around -15°C, while in July it is about 26°C. Fredericton and its surroundings are rich in natural resources, which make it ideal for agriculture. With a population of 50,000, the locals are mainly engaged in agriculture and industry.
Granby is located in the Monteregie region, which is in the south-west of the province of Quebec, Canada. It is the seat of the La Haute-Yamaska Regional County and lies on the banks of the Yamaska Nord River. The metropolis of Montreal is located around 64 km to the west of Granby. In 2007, Granby was merged with the Township of Granby (which surrounded the city on the north and west) to become a single city. Like most of south-western Quebec, Granby has a continental climate with hot, humid summers and long cold winters. There is enough precipitation throughout the year, with rainfall being around 1,000 mm and snowfall well over 300 cm The population of Granby consists of 50,000 people. It is a commercial centre for industrial production of lumber, tobacco and textiles and also attracts a lot of travellers.
Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and a busy seaport, with a rich maritime heritage. It is the capital city of the Nova Scotia province and an economic and cultural hub of the eastern shores of the country. The city is served by the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport. The VIA Rail has daily connections to Montreal, Toronto and North-eastern US cities. The proximity to the Atlantic Ocean results in Halifax having a maritime climate with cool summers (23°C) and mild winters (-1°C). Maximum precipitation is during the winter, including snow and fog.


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