Canada – East or West, where’s best?
Canada is huge, there’s no doubt about it! But East or West, that’s the question on many people’s lips when it comes to taking a trip to Canada. We’re here to take a look at two of the most popular Canadian cities, miles apart in distance but both equally well worth a visit when in Canada.
On the East Coast lies Montreal, Canada’s second largest city. It is a city rich in culture and history and a well-deserved reputation as one of the liveliest cities in North America. Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking (as a mother language) city in the world, behind Paris. The city has warm, to very hot & humid summers, generally mild spring and autumn, and often very cold & snowy winters.
Walking is a favoured way to get around the densely packed downtown and the narrow streets of Old Montreal, especially during the warmer months. Old Montréal contains the vast majority of historical buildings, most dating from the 17th – 19th century, and many museums. At night several of the buildings are beautifully lit up. Le Plateau combines scenic residential streets with hip shopping and dining.
Downtown Skyscrapers, McGill campus, churches, and museums. Several blocks are connected by 30 Km of underground arcades and malls, allowing comfortable walking and shopping when the weather is foul.
There is a 45-meter clock tower located in the Quai de l’Horloge, originally called the Victoria Pier, which you can climb up and get breathtaking views of the St. Laurence river and to a lesser extent, the city.
Meanwhile over on the West Coast is the city of Vancouver, the third largest city in Canada. Located at the southwestern corner of the coastal province of British Columbia, it is well known for its majestic natural beauty, as it is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently ranked as one of the “best cities to live in” and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit. Vancouver has the mildest climate of any major city in Canada; even palm trees can (and do) grow here. It rains a lot in Vancouver, especially during the winters, but during the summer months Vancouver gets less rain than most other Canadian cities.
While Vancouver is still a young city, it has a variety of attractions and points of interest for the visitor. Many of the city’s landmarks and historical buildings can be found downtown.
Looking for some food, Where to begin? There is something for everyone in this cosmopolitan city, and the variety of cuisines and price points have been described as a foodie’s delight. In particular, you will find many different kinds of Asian food available.The coffee scene in Vancouver is amazing. Vancouver has an incredible selection of funky, trendy, and hip cafes.
Wherever your clients chose, East or West, they can be assured of an amazing trip and with Stuba’s choice of accommodation to choose from all over Canada, it will be even better!
Thanks to Wikitravel.org for some of the tips !