The Afar Guide to

Canada spans six time zones, boasts the longest street in the world, gave the world Leslie Nielsen, Mounties, Leonard Cohen, Tim Hortons, Superman, zippers, the light bulb, and the snowblower. This is a place where polar bears, poutine, and epic panoramas predominate. Canada's wilderness beckons travelers from the world over, while the country's cultural attractions, culinary marvels, hockey rinks, and artistic landmarks thrill all who come.

Essential Canada Facts to

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Flash ParkerCanada Local Expert

Flash Parker is a writer, photographer, and photojournalist originally from Toronto, Canada. His work has been published by AFAR, GQ Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, USA Today, Voyeur Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Get Lost Magazine, Asian Geographic, Escape Magazine and more; additionally, Flash was nominated for a PATA Gold Award in destination journalism.