Just for Laughs (also known in French as Juste pour Rire) Montreal is the world's largest international comedy festival, welcoming 2 million people each summer.
Canada might look impenetrable, but the reality is it is the kind of destination long distance road trips were made for.
Parlez vous français? Here are some useful French words and phrases to help you get along when travelling.
If you love the great outdoors and want a varied, stunningly beautiful destination where you can try all sorts of different activities, Western Canada should be top of your list.
Prince Edward Island is surrounded by some of the best beaches in the world and the sea is stacked with lobster, mussel, oysters and tuna.
If you thought Cajuns were only in Louisiana, then think again. The Acadians originally came from Atlantic Canada and Rupert Parker visits a community in New Brunswick which is still going strong.
Vancouver is a vibrant west coast Canadian city, dominated by glimmering high rise buildings and surrounded by mighty mountains.
British Columbia offers mountain biking, hiking and canoeing, with a houseboat stay on Shuswap Lake as a bonus.
Toronto is a city of diversity: from the statue outside Union Station that celebrates migration, to more than 100 languages that echo around the streets.
Montreal is a unique blend of Europe and North America. If you are there for a weekend break, here are our must see and dos.
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