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When to Go

Spring, summer and autumn are all ideal for touring, though if you want to ski you'll naturally have to come in winter or early spring. For campers and those who want to visit the far north, the summer months of July and August are best. Summer is also when many of the country's festivals take place. Note that the peak tourist season is between Victoria Day (late May) and Labour Day (early September). Although spring and autumn have fewer crowds, lower prices and a more relaxed pace than the summer months, some visitor-oriented facilities and attractions may be closed during these shoulder seasons.

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Shangri-La Vancouver

Shangri-La Vancouver

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Downtown Vancouver

The Shangri-La Vancouver is an urban sanctuary in downtown Vancouver ideally located near world-famous Stanley Park. The hotel’s spacious rooms and suites blend modern luxury with traditional Asian décor.

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Fast Facts

Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia. Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario sits along the lovely Ottawa River near Montreal. Canada includes six different time zones and the longest coastline in the world. All Hail the Queen! Canada’s official Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II.

There are more than two million lakes dotting this grand country. Lacrosse and hockey are Canada’s national sports. Canada’s immense national parks are even bigger than some European countries. Alberta’s immense Wood Buffalo National Park, for instance, is larger than Switzerland. Nature’s multi-colored light show, known as the Northern Lights, can be viewed during the winter and early spring in northern Canada.

The French Canadian dialect called Québécois differs somewhat from its European cousin (or cousine). Some of the entertainment world’s most renowned Canadians include Ryan Gosling, Neil Young, William Shatner, Celine Dion, Kiefer Sullivan, Michael J. Fox, k.d. lang, and Jim Carrey.

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