10 Amazing Things to Do in Canada
Canada is a country ranked as one of the top travel destinations in the world with the Lonely Planet and The New York Times and there are so many incredible things you can do in this exciting country.
Fom the cosmopolitan streets of Toronto to the mountain peaks of the Rockies, it really in no surprise that more and more people are taking a trips to Canada every year. Whether you are an adventure traveller or thinking about visiting with your family you will be sure to find something to match your interests.
If you are keen on experiencing Canada for yourself check out our list of the best destinations and things to do...
1. EdgeWalk at the CN Tower
There is a good chance that you have probably heard of The CN Tower. This iconic needle skyscraper shoots straight up into the skyline of Toronto and reaches an impressive 1,815 feet tall. However, you can do more than just gawk at the view of the tower from the bottom. You can actually partake in what is known as an edge walk, where you get to take a tour around the top of the tower from the outside. There is even a restaurant located at the top if you aren’t sick to your stomach by the time you reach the top.
2. See Polar Bears in Manitoba
With only a population of 813, Churchill, Manitoba might seem like a speck on a large map, but you would be mistaken not to make a stop in this town as it is the polar bear capital of the world! During winter, you can book trips and there is a good chance that you will have at least one or two encounters with one of these beautiful animals.
3. Explore Vancouver
If you are an outdoor person, Vancouver is probably right up your alley. Most locals either spend their days skiing on the Grouse Mountains, swimming at Kitsilano Beach or just strolling through the impressive Stanley Park. This is not to even mention all the bustling outdoor cultural attractions, markets, and museums. You could even take in an ice hockey game which is one of the local passions.
4. Soak Up the Atmosphere in Quebec
There really is something so charming about Quebec City. The destination is filled with a variety of colonial streets that will have you thinking you just jumped right into the pages of a fairly tale. In addition to this, there are tons of great restaurants that are famous for their tasty cuisine and impressive wine list. It really doesn’t get more romantic than Quebec City.
5. Visit Niagara Falls
Niagara falls is located on the border of the United States and Canada, and is one of the most recognisable places in the world! Niagara falls is even more impressive in real life and somewhere you really must visit once in your life. If you are planning to visit Niagara Falls in both countries you might have problems without the right Canada ETA application (research before departing) as you would really be missing out, even though the best views are without a doubt better from the Canadian side. You might not think that ninety miles would make a major difference, but it really does. Once you reach the three impressive cascades, you will see that the extra 90 minutes was worth it.
6. Go Paddling In Banff National Park
Have you ever closed your eyes and tried to imagine the perfect canoeing or kayaking location? There is a good chance that nothing you are picturing will compare to Banff National Park. The spectacular park is filled with icy blue lakes, fir trees, wildlife and perfectly still waters that will be so relaxing you will be left speechless. One of the best ways to see the Banff National Park is by kayak.
7. Try Poutine In Montreal
There is a good chance that you have probably never heard of poutine, but it is a delicacy that came out of the Quebec area. The thick chips covered in brown gravy and topped with cheese will make your taste buds go crazy. While this dish is served throughout the country, you will probably not find a tastier concoction of the dish in the Montreal area.
8. Heli-Skiing In British Columbia
Have you ever wondered what it was like to jump out of an airplane onto a beautiful, white ski slope? Well, you can actually make this dream a reality in British Columbia. Once you make your way down a world famous ski slope, you can cuddle enjoy one of the best adventures of your life. There are also some stunning accommodation available where you can relax and sleep in a picturesque log cabin or resort.
9. Ice-Skating In Ottawa
Ice-skating in the 202 kilometer-long Rideau Canal is more than a rite of passage in Ottawa. In fact, it is like a heritage and this is something that you can partake in if you are lucky enough to find yourself in the Ottawa region during February.
10. Experience Sunrise in Newfoundland
Whether you are an early riser or you like to sleep in, you have to make it a point to check out the sunrise from Newfoundland. Cape Spear located right on the outer fringe of the destination is probably the best spot. The view of the Cape’s historic lighthouse doesn’t hurt either.