When you think of Canada, most people think lakes, mountains, and forests. Granted that's incredibly true and we do have some incredible lakes, mountains, and forests — but we also have some stunning cities! Here's 10 of them.
Quebec City, Quebec
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quebec City is the only city in Canada and the United States to still have its original city walls.
It's known for the internationally acclaimed Stratford Festival — not just Justin Bieber. Stratford is located amid farm country on the banks of the Avon River.
At first glance, Winnipeg doesn’t look like anything special but look closer and you’ll see a collection of stunning parks and innovative architecture.
This city is surprisingly sophisticated, with plenty of galleries, festivals and one of Canada’s highest rates of restaurants per capita.
The Yukon’s only city, Whitehorse’s beauty lies in its spectacular natural surroundings.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Quaint Charlottetown is one of only two cities on Prince Edward Island. The island’s capital, Charlottetown is known for its many historic buildings.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Nestled between vineyards and the shores of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is popular with tourists and retirees alike. In the warmer months, people are drawn here for watersports; in fall it’s time for wine-tasting and in winter the action is found at the nearby ski resorts.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s is believed to be the oldest English-founded city in North America. Its hilly terrain and brightly coloured old buildings are reminiscent of San Francisco; so is the fog.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Saint John was the first incorporated city in what would become Canada. Its location where the Saint John River flows into the Bay of Fundy makes it a popular cruise-ship port. Saint John is home to the curious Reversing Rapids (Falls), when the tides force the river to flow backwards.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Located on the east coast of Vancouver Island and due west from Vancouver, Nanaimo is a popular seaside destination. It enjoys a mild climate and is especially famous for its annual bathtub races.