Amazing Things to See and Do in Canada

By on November 26, 2014

If you’re contemplating a trip to Canada in the near future then you’re in for a real treat as from some of North America’s finest landscapes to a gigantic spider’s web of mountain trails, this massive country is without doubt an absolute outdoor lover’s dream destination.

Although the winter months are the preserve of the ski and snowboarder, it’s worth remembering that the summer has some truly awesome options too and with this in mind I’d like to recommend to you my top five things to see and do in Canada.

So, sit back, grab yourself a Kokanee and let’s get this thing started!

The Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains

Banff National Park

The Canadian Rockies are simply stunning and you’ll find a whole range of outdoor activities to keep you happy and healthy from morning to night, including: mountain biking, canoeing and trekking across untold amounts of sign-posted track. Located towards the west of the country, between Alberta and British Columbia, there are loads of places to stay among the lakes, forests and mountains with national parks, such as: Banff, Jasper and Yoho, providing some intrinsically beautiful landscapes from where to pitch up and listen to the calls of the wild.

Montreal

Montreal Skyline

Montreal Skyline – Urban luxury, poolside

If you’re hungry for culture then make sure you head for Quebec and, in particular, the city of Montreal where French is the main language and there’s always a festival of some sort going on no matter what the time of year. Jazz, comedy and film are all celebrated here and concert halls, like: Place des Arts, are a must for anyone interested in classical music, ballet and opera. With more churches than it knows what to do with and a succession of parks and gardens from where to reflect, it’s easy to see why no trip to the east is complete without a visit to Montreal.

Toronto

Toronto Skyline and Marina

Toronto Skyline and Marina

Canada’s largest city lies on the east coast and has loads going on, including some of the country’s finest museums, including: the Royal Ontario Natural History Museum, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. If you’re into your shopping then the Toronto Eaton Centre won’t let you down as it’s the city’s biggest and best, regularly attracting over 1 million visitors a week! Aside from the mall, there’s a much more peaceful place to enjoy whilst visiting Toronto and with over 5000 animals, it’s easy to see why it’s all happening at Toronto Zoo.

Vancouver

Vancouver Skyline

Vancouver Skyline and Marina

Back on the west coast and the multi-cultural city of Vancouver is testament to Canada’s liberal and welcoming approach to guests. With a very prominent arts and cultural scene, including the International Film Festival, this truly is a cosmopolitan city with plenty of nightclubs, restaurants and bars to keep you happy and active 24/7. Without having to travel too far from Vancouver you’ll discover a wealth of outdoor adventure activities and from mountain biking to white water rafting, the rivers and foothills of the North Shore Mountains are simply breath-taking.

Wildlife photography

Wildlife photography

Without a doubt one of the top reasons for going on Canada holidays is the awesome wildlife and from the national parks of Banff and the Pacific Rim to the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, the chance to see indigenous animals in their natural habitat is an amazing prospect. This truly is a photographer’s paradise and snapping the likes of: lynx, bison, beaver and bears will place a huge feather in the cap of any nature hunter. If you’re looking to capture marine life whilst on tour then no visit is complete without a cruise off the west coast where orcas, seals and porpoises can be found in abundance meaning that you’re treated to one of the best photography expeditions ever.

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