Canada is almost unimaginably vast. From the wind-swept expanse of the golden Prairies and the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, to the silver waters of the Great Lakes and the mighty tundra in the north, it's a country that's larger than life – but with communities so welcoming and down-to-earth you're sure to feel right at home.
Discover Inuit traditions in the Arctic; French history in Québec; and the Celtic heritage of the East Coast: this is a nation of diverse landscapes and peoples, of cosmopolitan cities and dense wilderness. You'll feel like an explorer yourself traversing its immense length and breadth.
On your journey across Canada, you'll encounter waterfalls and glaciers, forest-encircled mountains and a rich assortment of wildlife – moose, bears, beaver and caribou – sometimes right outside your hotel. With a huge range of accommodation available in every corner of this far-reaching nation, you can indulge in all the comforts of home even as you venture into its remotest parts.
From the rocky coves and quaint fishing ports of the Atlantic Provinces, to the soaring mountains and ancient forests of the West Coast, there are endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Swim in the Atlantic or the Pacific Oceans, hike the Trans-Canada Trail or kayak the St. Lawrence River – every corner turned brings a breath-taking new vista.
Even in the depths of icy winter, there's no excuse to hide indoors. Skate along the Rideau Canal, enjoy world-class skiing at Banff or Whistler, or try your hand at snowshoeing or dog sledding in the Arctic – there's no better feeling than curling up in front of a roaring fire in your hotel bar after getting back from a day outdoors in the clean, crisp cold.
Canada's cities and towns, meanwhile, are an enticing melting pot of cultures and languages. Here you'll find everything from world-class museums, galleries and historic sites, to diverse world cuisines, excellent shopping and a thriving arts scene – whether your tastes run to theatre, folk music or even the Cirque du Soleil.
From the Toronto International Film Festival to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, there's always something happening in Canada's friendly, buzzing metropolises. With countless cultural festivals and sporting events throughout the year, there's no shortage of entertainment. Marvel at ice sculptures; catch a thrilling hockey game; or savour a lobster supper on the coast. Canada's rich diversity, striking natural beauty and laid-back charm will never fail to delight.
Marriott offers an outstanding selection of hotels in destinations across Canada. Where will you start your adventure?