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Regions to visit in Canada

Sarah Kelsey is a lifestyle writer, editor and spokesperson based in Toronto. She was the editor of AOL/The Huffington Post Canada’s StyleList, Style and Living sites. Today, she's a freelancer writing for some of North America’s top pub...

Canada 101

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Planning a Canada vacation? Though there are 13 provinces and territories to Canada, there are actually about six different regions you can travel through, each with their own feel, personality and history. Here's a brief glimpse at each.

Canada 101

The Canadian Shield

This is the largest region of Canada and encompasses parts of Québec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The region is called the Canadian Shield because of its landscape: mainly rock, the area's hills and mountains were formed because of the erosion of major ice caps and glaciers that covered much of the area during the Ice Age. The result is a region rich in rivers, rapids, lakes and valleys, perfect for camping and hiking. There's even some great skiing to be had in areas like Ontario's Blue Mountain.

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