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Vancouver & Quebec City Named Top Cities by Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler magazine recently announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey. Canada came out on top, with Vancouver named the No. 1 “Best City in the Americas” and Quebec City the runner-up.

Vancouver: a jewel of the Pacific Coast

After a visit to Vancouver, it’s easy to see why it got the top spot in the ranking: The city teems with natural diversions and scenery. Blessed with mild weather, Pacific Ocean coastline, legendary Stanley Park, beautiful beaches and snow-tipped mountains, you’ll find citizens and visitors alike participating in outdoor activities.

A smaller city without the alienating feel of a larger metropolis, urbanites can walk or bike Vancouver’s streets with ease. Foodies can take advantage of a phenomenal food scene, particularly Asian cuisine and fresh seafood.

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Quebec City: European charm

Steeped in Old World charm, 400-year-old Quebec City is lined with cobblestone streets and protected by a walled citadel, one of the last remaining in the Americas. The UNESCO World Heritage-designated area of Old Quebec is a must-see, especially in the summer.

In the winter months, Quebec City is famous for its annual winter carnival, which takes place in late January. The family-friendly event transports visitors to a winter wonderland, complete with ice sculptures and winter festivities, all presided over by a beloved mascot, Bonhomme (“snowman” in French).

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For more deals in Vancouver or Quebec City, visit the Canada Hotels section of Travelzoo.ca.

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