16 stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Canada

Canada is calling.

This week, The New York Times named Canada the number-one place to visit in 2017. One reason: the Canadian government has made it free to visit any of the country's more than 200 national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas for all of 2017, in honor of its 150th anniversary of confederation.

Another reason is that the weak Canadian dollar makes it an especially economical destination for American travelers.

The timing is appropriate. Just after the US presidential election in November, many Americans were looking for ways to move to Canada and become citizens. The Government of Canada's immigration website even crashed as the US election results came in.

So whether you're leaving your home country for good or just looking to get away for a while, here are 16 things to do in the Great White North.

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