Cities of Canada

 

Despite being world's second largest country, Canada has a comparatively scarce population. Majority of the population in Canada, one of the world's most urbanized countries, lives in cities. The cities of Canada are known for their multicultural and cosmopolitan ambience and the people living in these cities enjoy a high quality of life. Provided below is a brief introduction to some of the leading cities of Canada.

Ottawa

Canada's Capital city Ottawa is situated along the banks of the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau rivers. Ottawa makes for a great tourist destination offering the best of cultural and recreational experiences.

As a flourishing international business and technology center, Canada is a land of opportunities both economically and academically. The quality of life enjoyed by the residents of Ottawa is enviable throughout the world.

With a population of over 1.2 million people, Ottawa is ranked Canada's fourth largest urban areas. Canada is the abode of several neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

Montreal

Montreal is the second largest city of Canada after Toronto and is located at the confluence of the Ottawa, Rivière des Prairies and the St. Lawrence River. The city has a population of nearly 2 million people who are known to be very gracious and friendly.

Montreal is a bilingual city with English and French as the main spoken languages. The city has an alluring weather all through the year and therefore it is a great tourist destination.


Toronto

Toronto is the business capital as well as the largest city of Canada with a population of around 4.5 million people. A major attraction in Toronto is the CN Tower which is the world's tallest free standing structure.

This city makes for an ideal tourist attraction with its beautiful parks as well as cultural and recreational facilities. Toronto offers wide choices in the field of education and the city is renowned for its three large universities which are:

  • University of Toronto,
  • York University, and
  • Ryerson University

Vancouver

Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada with a population of around 2 million people. It is also the third largest city of Canada and according to an annual international survey; the city has been ranked the world's third best place to live in.

Toronto city attractions include Granville Island, Robson Street and Stanley Park.

The city has the mildest climate in Canada, and it is here that one can ski and swim at the same time of the year. As one of the beautiful cities of Canada, Vancouver is a great tourist destination.

Some of the other major cities of Canada include:

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Toronto
  • Halifax
  • Winnipeg

This site provides a brief outline of the major cities of Canada. For More information on Canada browse more through the pages of 123independenceday.com.

 

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