Standing on the rocky Canadian shoreline with fog snaking into the valleys and trees leaning away from the wind, it’s easy to be wrapped up in the beauty of the moment.

What’s often difficult is imagining the grand scale of Canada, whether it’s the diversity of its landscapes (rocky fjords, high mountain peaks, vast prairie, thick forests, and arctic tundra are just a few of the highlights) or the cultural plurality of its urban centers. If you’re looking for extreme solitude or to push your limits, Canada offers both.

Matador highlights the Yukon Arctic Ultra race as well as featuring some of the best places in Canada for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. Want to get out an explore? There are guides on road and train trips that can get you out, into the middle of all of that vastness. Then, come in from the outdoors with features on getting the most out of visiting Canada’s multi-cultural cities.

Canada Articles

9 undeniable reasons your next ski destination needs to be Banff

by James Frazier Garland

9 things Canadians could learn from Costa Rica

by Rob Chursinoff

How to piss off someone from Toronto

by Rebecca Burton

15 signs you’re a true Canadian parent

by Sarah Pittard

Watch this guy turn the city of Montreal into a snowboarding trick course

by Matt Hershberger

13 things you need to know before studying abroad in Toronto

by Simone Visentin and Rebecca Schmor

Foodie paradise: Vancouver’s Granville Market

by Jett and Kathryn Britnell

Why British Columbia is the most Instagrammable place on the planet

by Mirae Campbell

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Bring the kids

by Sarah Menzies

What to try in Canada if you’re in your 20s

by Candice Walsh

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: The Village

by Sarah Menzies

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Off-mountain activities

by Sarah Menzies

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Epic skiing and riding

by Sarah Menzies

Sights and sounds of British Columbia’s wild west coast

by Carlo Alcos

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Plan your trip

by Sarah Menzies

10 ways a trip to Quebec will help you reconnect with nature

by Matt Hershberger

8 reasons you need to see Quebec in the winter

by Sarah Park

Versus Alberta: 4 winter adventures in the Canadian Rockies

by Joshywashington
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