1. Banff, Alberta
Some of the best views anywhere in North America. Canada’s first national park is pretty bad ass.
2. Vancouver, British Columbia
An incredibly diverse city on Canada’s western shore, with amazing views. Rent bikes and go biking along the seawall in Stanley Park. This is one of Canada’s greenest cities.
3. Toronto, Ontario
Canada’s biggest city. Don’t miss the view from the top of the CN Tower. Or go see a Blue Jays game! The Jays are hosting BlackBerry Tweeting Tuesdays all summer — you can BBM your favorite players during the game! Crazy, right?
4. Québec City, Québec
Old Québec is a UNESCO historical site — the area dates back to the early 17th century! Not a fan of history? Well, baise-moué l’ail!
5. Montreal, Québec
Some of Canada’s best nightlife — remember, Americans, if you’re 18, you’re actually legal to drink here. Check to see if the local MLS team, the Montreal Impact, are playing — Impact fans are fun AND bilingual. Allez Montreal!
6. Balls Falls, Ontario
Get out of the city and into the wet, wild wilderness. At Ball’s Falls, you’re going to go deep into one of the most picturesque spots in all of southern Ontario.
7. Flin Flon, Manitoba
The town takes its name from a 1905 science-fiction novel by J.E. Muddock. Grab your flip flops and enjoy Flin Flon!
8. Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia
It’s the Roswell of Canada. It’s a must-visit for UFO seekers. Visit Shag Harbour now or visit Shag Harbour later — just visit Shag Harbour at some point!
9. Happy Adventure, Newfoundland
A gorgeous little town overlooking the North Atlantic. It’s all the way the edge of Newfoundland, and it’s a few hours down the Trans-Canada Highway from St. John’s. It’s a bit of a trek, so prepare yourself for adventure — happy or not.
10. Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario
Prime Minister Joe Clark once visited here! Punkey hasn’t been around for a while, though.
11. Climax, Saskatchewan
It’s just north of the Montana border, and the weather’s perfect here in the summertime! The only problem is the distance from the nearest big city — Medicine Hat or Regina are the only places even semi-close. So you’ll be driving and driving, and you’ll think that it’s almost there, but the town just never seems to come.
12. Dildo, Newfoundland
Don’t miss the Lloyd George House of Dildo — it’s been there since 1885. Just think of all the history you’ll discover when you can see Dildo up close!
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