Hotels in Canada and the United States can be found using from this convenient hotel locator. This list is a selection of major cities and their hotels and is constantly being added to. It has been assembled in a simple and easy to understand format to help you make a decision about where you would like to stay. Hotels in each city are a selection of downtown, affordable, family orientated and business accommodations.
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Many recognized brands are included, like, Ramada, Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Delta, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Fairmont, Sheraton, Hyatt, Days Inn, Clarion, Hilton, Econo Lodge, Radisson and Best Western as well as many localized brands.
Many of the larger cities in Canada and the United States are included with their own web sites from where you can navigate to find information about The Hotels that interest you. Information about any of these locations are easy to find.
Canada is very much a multi ethnic society and many cities have districts which reflect the culture of the various ethnic groups that immigrate to Canada each year. These districts make for very interesting opportunities for visitors to experience old world charm and customs without having to leave North America.
When visiting Vancouver be sure to visit the cities Chinatown area which is the second largest in North America, in fact 30% of its residents list mandarin or Cantonese as their mother tongue. During the summer, on weekend evenings, Keefer and Pender Streets become a busy open-air night market. If you have time for a leisurely meal, try dim sum at one of the many small restaurants. It is an inexpensive, multi-course culinary adventure. Relax in the peaceful Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, or marvel at the ornate Millennium Gate - just steps away on Pender Street. Visit the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, or participate in one of its many activities.
Toronto tops the the polls for living standards, lifestyle, multiculturalism, social opportunities and over-all prosperity according to everyone from the United Nations to Fortune Magazine. As far as quality of life is concerned, it's one of the greatest cities in the world to live in or to visit.
America is comprised of many of the most exciting cities in the world. Everyone should vist the "big apple" new York at some time in their life and take in the sights and sounds of this truly amazing city that is larger than many countries.
The United Nations has called Toronto the most Multicultural City in the World. Over half of Torontonians were born outside Canada. Most of Canada's huge number of annual immigrants settle in the Toronto area, making it one of the fastest growing urban regions in the Western world. Toronto's linguistic, religious, ethnic and racial diversity defies easy categorization or description.
Toronto's languages are countless. The vast majority of people communicate with each other in English, but any stroll along a Toronto street or neighbourhood will reveal a host of other languages in common use. It's anyone's bet which language people will use at home. School classes may have as many languages represented as they have students. The people you meet on the street may have been born in Estonia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Ghana or Trinidad and Tobago.
The cities of the south have an atmosphere all of their own, charming and modern but with pockets preservingthe rich history that in many cases dates back the the early spanish explorers. Typical is San Antonio which captures the spirit of Texas. Now the eighth largest city in the United States, the city has retained its sense of history and tradition, while carefully blending in cosmopolitan progress. The city has always been a crossroads and a meeting place. Sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South mingle and merge. Close to twenty million visitors a year delight in the discovery of San Antonio's charms.
Vacationing in Quebec City, Montreal or in one of the outlying resorts allows the visitor to experience the French culture without going to France. Both cities are historic being some of the first settled in North America.
To visit the Maritimes in many ways is like turning the clock back. Much of the culture points to a laid back lifestyle with a strong rural influence although vibrant cities like Halifax, St Johns and Charlottetown are located there. Traditional values are practiced in many areas, with close knit extended families and communities many whose families settled the land they are living on.
Go west young man and "leave your heart in San Francisco" San Francisco is renowned for its months-long episodes of fog, steep rolling hills, an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, its peninsular location (surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay), and its liberal cultural and political identity. Famous hallmarks and landmarks include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, and Chinatown. The California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers. With their sourdough bread in tow, prospectors accumulated in San Francisco raising the population from 1,000 in 1848 to 25,000 by December 1849.The promise of riches was so strong that crews on arriving vessels deserted and rushed off to the gold fields, leaving behind a forest of masts in San Francisco harbor.
Where the Eastern part of Canada has been settled for hundreds of years , the west is relatively new, with much of its history being written after the beginning of the twentieth century. Cities like Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Saskatoon have experienced explosive growth as people left the farms and the resource based riches of Alberta are being developed at an amazing rate.
People from the east refer to Vancouver, Victoria and British Columbia being as being California North. It could be there is a hint of envy because of the warm climate in the winter while much of the rest of Canada is working through another winter.
One can spend a lifetime wandering across America and everyday be amazed at the variety of cultures, historical facts and characteristics of the people that built it, coming from the four corners of the earth and contributing to the development of the worlds leading industrial nation.
Canada, truly one of the finest countries in the world to visit, vacation in or live.