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Greatest cultural experiences in Canada

Cultural experiences allow a whole new depth and appreciation when discovering a new destination. From carnivals and festivities to historic landmarks and First Nations culture, these are the best cultural experiences in Canada.
Evening at the Fogo Island Inn
6 Perch yourself on the edge of the world at Fogo Island Inn
Experience hospitality that is both rugged and luxurious at Canada's Fogo Island Inn. Read more
The elusive Spirit Bear
11 Search for the elusive Canadian Spirit Bear
Journey into the soul of the Canadian wilderness and meet the Spirit Bear.  Read more
All smiles
20 Dance with Bonhomme at the Carnaval de Québec
Revel at the wonderful Carnaval de Québec, one of the world's largest outdoor festivals. Read more
Inside a longhouse
21 Spend a storied evening in a First Nations longhouse
Go back in time with the First People in a traditional Canadian longhouse. Read more
A structure at Torngat
Get nose to nose with Inuit culture in the Torngat Mountains
Have a cultural experience at one of Canada's most remote, but also most beautiful locations. It's number #29 in the 100 things to do in Canada before you die. Read more
Fun and games
30 Saddle up for the Calgary Stampede
Channel your inner cowboy at the world famous Calgary Stampede. Read more
Mists of time
  32 Paddle the Great Spirit Circle Trail
Get in touch with the spirits of Canada in north-eastern Ontario.  Read more
View from the stage
43 Jazz it up in Montréal
Become a hep cat at one of the world's greatest music festivals.  Read more
The good stuff
48 Indulge your sweet tooth at a Canadian maple sugar shack
Let your taste buds have a holiday at a traditional Québécois sugar shack. Read more
The frontier
53 Feel the grip of gold fever in the Klondike
Travel like the settlers of yesteryear in the historic Klondike.  Read more
Gros Morne Mantle
54 Tread the earth’s exposed mantle at Gros Morne
See the inner working's of this planet of ours at Gros Morne.  Read more
Glide and seek
60 Glide along the Canadian Rideau Canal Skateway
Get you skates on and glide along one Canada's prettiest canals. Read more
62 Sample classic poutine in Québec
Indulge in a little face-stuffing in Québec, sampling a local classic.  Read more
Old town
63 Explore 400 years of history in Old Québec
Stroll back in time, treading the streets of a city that's more than 400 years old.  Read more
Many hues of yellow
68 Explore the ancient Canadian homes of 10th-century Vikings
Learn about Canada's surprising Viking history. Read more
Room with a view
72 Go with the floe on a Canadian polar sea adventure
Discover a whole new world near the polar north of Canada. Read more
Arcadian dancing
75 Make merry with L’Acadie in Canada’s New Brunswick
Live, love and be merry in a festival about Acadian culture. Read more
Selfie time
77 Feel the funk at the Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
Tap your toes and feast your eyes at one of the world's most gorgeous music festivals.  Read more
Green Gables
78 Peer into the Canadian world of Anne of Green Gables
Frolic like one of literature's favourite daughters on Prince Edward Island.  Read more
80 Crack the Hermetic Code in Manitoba
Do your own super-sleuthing in one of North America's most mysterious buildings.  Read more
Do you hear the drums
82 Taste a time when rum ruled Canada, and the world
Drink your way back in time in ye olde New France. Read more
Carnival fun
87 Soak up art and culture at Edmonton’s Fringe Theatre Festival
Dive into the cultural waters of Edmonton's Fringe Theatre Festival.  Read more
All welcome
88 Wander Canada’s unique Immigration Museum
Learn about the story of modern Canada at the Immigration Museum at Pier 21.  Read more
92 Celebrate Celtic colour and culture in Cape Breton
Channel your inner William Wallace right in the middle of Canada. Read more
Looking for fossils
93 Forage for fossils in the Alberta Badlands
Walk with the dinosaurs in Canada's striking Badlands.  Read more
A gallery
94 Take a journey from darkness to light at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Explore yourself and the nation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Read more
Story time
96 Canoe and connect with Mi’kmaq culture
Step (or paddle) back into a time of Canadian legend, lore and foundation.  Read more
97 Cruise among the Palaces and Palisades of Canada’s Thousand Islands
Meander back in time aboard a classic Canadian day cruise.  Read more
Butchart Gardens
99 Tiptoe through the tulips at Canada’s Butchart Gardens
Takes some time to smell the roses (and tulips) at one of Canada's most beautiful parks.  Read more
100 Kiss the cod in Newfoundland
You made it! Now drink some grog, and kiss a fish to celebrate. Read more