Canada offers many diverse tourist attractions within its borders spanning from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Atlantic in the east, to the Arctic Ocean in the north and to the world’s longest undefended border shared with the United States to the south. Whether it’s “fly in” fishing in the Northwest Territories, an exotic sampling of urban nightlife in old Quebec City or anything in between, Canada has a destination for virtually any taste.
1. The Calgary Stampede
Tourists captivated by the colorful culture of the west may be interested in witnessing “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, The Calgary Stampede, taking place for ten days each July. The Calgary Stampede is a spectacular event drawing in excess of 1.2 million visitors each year. Tourists taking in the Stampede are treated to rodeo and agricultural competitions including Chuckwagon races, a midway, stage shows, concerts and First Nations exhibitions. Stampede Park also hosts year-round sports, trade shows and other entertaining events. The site includes the hockey arena Pengrowth Saddledome, BMO Centre, a casino and of course the racetrack flanked by the grandstand.