Canada (Traveler's Companion , 2nd Edition) : Canadians quite probably live in the best of all possible worlds. They inhabit cities that are not only handsome but come equipped with the world's largest backyard, in the form of wilderness areas of awe-inspiring beauty. They live in a New World country with a decidedly Old World charm. The Traveler's Canada Companion is your key to this fascinating country. Take in the great cities: Vancouver with its magnificent western seaboard setting; Toronto, where the CN Tower - the world's tallest freestanding structure pierces the skyline; Ottawa, the ideal capital city; bilingual, cosmopolitan Montreal; and Quebec, the walled city and World Heritage Site. Marvel at natural wonders: the misty grandeur of Niagara Falls, the aquamarine waters of Lake Louise, and the spectacular coastline of Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Then journey to Canada's less visited treasures: the Inside Passage, Canada's historic inland waterway; Newfoundland's spring ritual of the returning humpback whales; and Alberta's fossil-rich badlands. Along the way, the authors share their experience and frank opinions, offering recommendations for recreation from heli-skiing to bus touring, dining options from the French provincial flavors of Quebec to the Asian tang of Vancouver, and exceptional accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets.