It's home to the city's thriving design district and streetscapes here are a motley mosaic of contemporary art houses splashed with grungy street art.Spend a morning ambling the on-point galleries from Propeller (Canada's Maritime provinces are too often bypassed, but for seasoned road-trippers Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail may well be the country's finest.But did you know you can stay in that exact same suite? The aptly named township of Erinsville in southern Ontario is in fact home to the only official Gaeltacht region outside Ireland.

Today, the facility hosts a calendar of events throughout the year from arts festivals to Gaelic games and full-on language immersion weeks.

Poutine is a Canadian delicacy originating in Québec.

With the craggy Canadian Rockies, millions of fir trees and perfectly still waters, the setting is the perfect place to pick up a paddle.

It's been nearly 50 years since John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their infamous 'bed-in' at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal.

It's made with thick chips, slathered in brown gravy and topped off with gloopy cheese, giving a special flavour with big appeal for kids.

You won't go hungry and it's served almost everywhere.

Now home to the country's wildest nightlife, Vancouver's clubbing scene is out of hibernation with a bang.

The main party areas surround Granville Street and Gastown, but keep tabs on pop-up It-spots. Head to Fortune Sound Club ( If you close your eyes and conjure up an image of an idyllic canoeing scene, the icy blue lakes of Banff will surely appear.

Locals share stories of encountering the animals outside the local diner, but tourists are thankfully more likely to see them from the safety of a robust tundra buggy.