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Must-see destinations and to-dos near some of Canada's largest cities

Whether you work and play in a city or are just visiting for a weekend, it can be tough to find time to enjoy the outdoors. But don't let that deter you—you don't always have to travel for several hours to get into nature. Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary all have spectacular sights, destinations, and adventures under a few hours' drive—or within—city limits. Here's where to go and what to do, plus  resources for planning your day trips.