Anyone who’s lived in or visited Canada knows that it’s a beautiful country featuring many different cuisines, cultures and traditions. In fact, Canada’s landscapes are so diverse that Canadians can feel like they’re travelling around the world without even leaving the country. No passport or currency conversion required.
Don’t believe us? Then take a look below for some travelling inspiration.
Newfoundland as Ireland
Newfoundland is full of Irish settlers, and rightly so. Much of the province’s countryside looks like it could double for the set of The Quiet Man. Planning a wedding and want a backdrop that looks like you recently found out you’re Irish royalty? Better head to Newfoundland.
Montreal as Paris
Montreal has captured much of the beauty, romance and intrigue felt by tourists and locals who love to wander the city of love at night. There may not be an Eiffel Tower, but it’s got a million other sights to see that’ll make it worth your time.
British Columbia as California
You can always travel to California to eat delicious sushi, surf the waves, snowboard through the mountains and hike Yosemite National Park, or you can go to B.C. to experience the exact same things.
Calgary as Texas
If you’re looking for real cowboys, good ol’ country music bands, delicious barbecue and more denim than you can shake a stick at, why not head to the iconic Calgary Stampede instead of Texas? If horses and hay aren’t enough to convince you of the similarities between the two locations, the Calgary Tower and the Tower of America in San Antonio, Texas were both built in 1968 and are almost indistinguishable.
Nunavut as New Zealand
Want to feel like you just stepped onto the set of Lord of the Rings? Then pack your second breakfast and prepare to be blown away by the beauty waiting for you in Baffin Island, Nunavut.
Toronto as Chicago
An iconic skyline, world-class comedy clubs and restaurants, lakeshore views, devoted sports fans and a subway system to help residents and visitors see it all — there’s a reason so many films set in Chicago are actually shot in Toronto.
Yukon as Alaska
Sure, you could take a cruise around Alaska, or you could grab your snow shoes and explore some of the equally stunning landscapes that the Yukon has to offer.
Saskatchewan as Nevada
We’re not saying the Grand Canyon isn’t worth the hype, but if you’re looking to be blown away by a natural wonder that’s less explored, the Castle Butte in Saskatchewan is more than Insta-worthy. Plus, both places have casinos, so there’s something for everyone.
Yellowknife as Iceland
Witnessing the stunning Aurora Borealis doesn’t have to involve flying halfway around the world to Iceland. Instead, take in the stunning views of Yellowknife, where for part of the year, the sky is lit up at night with the best light show in the world.
Halifax as New York
Want to take a stroll around New York City’s iconic Central Park, but don’t feel like renewing your passport? Have no fear, Halifax is here. The city’s stunning Halifax Public Garden has all the bridges, fountains, paths and flower gardens needed to recreate your favourite movies in. Plus, the city is full of amazing restaurants, music venues and stores. We heart Halifax.