For an American, a trip to Canada is like going abroad and staying home at the same time. Therein lies the peculiar charm of the U.S.'s big, amiable neighbor to the north. Its big metropolitan centers of the south - chic Montreal, dynamic Toronto, and panoramic Vancouver and Victoria - resemble somewhat better scrubbed counterparts of major U.S. cities. American musical groups are certainly welcomed by Canadians. If your band, choir or orchestra is contemplating its first international tour, Canada is a great and safe destination!