From Amsterdam to the east of Canada it takes about eight hours by plane. To the west it will take two hours longer. Canada has a large area in terms of land, it is even the second largest country with such a large area. Russia has the largest. A large country and that means that there is so much to discover. Canada has several popular and tourist destinations in terms of major cities and beautiful natural areas.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada, but the major cities that are usually better known on the map are: Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The country itself has a large area but is sparsely populated, so there are relatively many natural areas that have not been affected by man. Major mountain ranges that are popular with tourists are mainly Rocky Mountains and Mount Robson. So what are typical Canadian things? In Canada you learn to skate from an early age, most Canadians are therefore completely crazy about the sport Ice hockey is the largest sport in this country. Furthermore, the Canadian beaver is a national symbol for the country and the colors red and white are reflected in everything. The national flag also consists of these colors and this flag symbolizes unity, representing all Canadian citizens regardless of race, language, creed or opinion. In short, a versatile country that has everything to offer, from real nature, to large built cities and beautiful sights. Speaking of some more general things about Canada, there are two sights that really need to be highlighted:
One of the most spectacular waterfalls located in Canada and the United States. The waterfall is reasonable in length, but huge in width. The water falls from a height of more than 50 meters and the width is one and a half kilometers, this ensures that a lot of water spectacle takes place at the same time. And that’s what makes it so impressive to see, making it one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. The waterfall consists of three different parts, one of which is located in Canada, this is the Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls. Most of the water of this river flows past this waterfall. With a boat, the tourists can get a closer look at the waterfall, without getting wet from the falling water. It is also possible to enjoy the waterfall from the sidelines, via a landscaped platform you can see the waterfall up close, putting you face to face with the mighty water that plunges down.
National Gallery of Canada
This museum is one of the most important in the country. The museum has been around for 135 years and has changed location more than once. But nowadays it can be found in the capital of Canada. Large collections of paintings and sculpture can be found inside by both Canadian and European artists. For example, there are also works by Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh. The museum contains a mix of modern and contemporary art.
Take care of your affairs
But before you travel and want to visit these two sights, a number of things must first be arranged. Applying for an eTA for Canada is an example of this. Without this application you will not have travel authorization to fly to Canada without a visa. If you have a Dutch nationality and want to travel to Canada this year or next, you must apply for an eTA Canada in advance, regardless of the reason for which you come to travel. The only exceptions are if you have a Canadian passport or a visa. eTA is chosen by most travelers because it is faster to apply and the costs of eTA Canada are also cheaper. A validity period of the eTA Canada is normally five years. If you do not have a travel authorization you will not be allowed to check in and you will be refused your flight, so very important before you go to Canada!