A Canadian moose

10 reasons why you should visit Canada

Travelling is a great way to broaden your horizons and take a rest from the monotony of everyday routine. With such a vast territory to choose from, there’s no shortage of things to do when taking a holiday to Canada. Here are 10 suggestions to inspire you.

A Canadian moose

1. Gaze out from the world’s tallest building.

If you’re going to Toronto, be sure to visit the 553m CN tower, declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 1995. Gasp at Toronto and Lake Ontario from the 147th storey “SkyPod” observation deck.

2. Take the snow train to the Rocky Mountains.

A holiday to Canada would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Rockies. The VIA Rail service to Jasper leaves from Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Vancouver.

3. Shop ’til you drop at the West Edmonton Mall.

You’ll be sure to find a bargain at the world’s largest mall – especially since this mall has no sales tax! Features more than 800 shops, plus an ice rink, water park and amusement park.

4. Hang out with bison and moose at Elk Island National Park.

Just 35km east of Edmonton, Alberta is the densest population of hoofed animals in Canada. As well as the massive moose and wood bison, you’ll also find beavers, coyotes, deer, elk and the pygmy shrew.

5. Go out on the piste at Whistler Blackcomb.

If you love winter sports, then this British Columbian resort – one of the largest of its kind in the world – is for you. Its 8,000-acre site contains amazing skiing and snowboarding runs, plus great restaurants and hotels.

6. Enjoy Carnival in Quebec.

Taking place at the end of January, Quebec City’s Carnaval de Québec is the third largest public carnival in the world, and the biggest in the winter months. Enjoy parades, concerts, snow baths, dog-sled rides and ice fishing.

7. Hike the Canadian wilderness on the Cabot Trail.

On Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia can be found this 298km trail, which will take you via many towns and villages, plus the gorgeous Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

8. Get up close to polar bears.

Come to the small town of Churchill, Manitoba around September and meet another visiting group – migrating polar bears. At this time they come so close to the town that regular bear-watching tours take place.

9. Experience Canada’s own Wild West.

Every July, the city of Calgary hosts the Calgary Stampede and Rodeo, showcasing all the best cowboy skills, plus chuckwagon races and a stunning evening arena show.

10. Visit Niagara Falls.

The sight of these iconic falls fills tourists and locals with wonder and astonishment at this natural phenomenon. If you are tired of the city hustle and bustle this location is an ideal getaway.

Hopefully our travelling inspirations will help you enjoy Canada to the most!

 

Picture credit:  Fisherga

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