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

The world’s biggest cities from the air

by Sarah Park

20 epic wine regions to visit before you die

by Hal Amen

14 signs you were born and raised in British Columbia

by Jordan Oram

10 Québecois idioms the French don’t understand

by Morgane Croissant

18 of the world’s most bike friendly cities

by Hal Amen

The 8 most colorful Chinatowns in the World

by Valerie Ng

Tonquin Valley, Alberta: 12 images that make you want to unplug and walk into the mountains

by Alex Strohl

25 ways you know you’ve become culturally Canadian

by Morgane Croissant

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
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