Things to do in Canada
Things to do in Canada
For a traveller, the things to do in Canada are endless. The size and location of the country means that each region has its own attractions – from stunning mountain panoramas to thundering waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities to indigenous cultures, untamed wilderness to the northern lights, and winter landscapes to world-class cuisine.
Visitors can choose to concentrate on one area for an immersive experience, combine a few regions together, or traverse the entire country by rail, watching the landscapes change mile by mile.
No matter the decision, Canada offers some truly unique experiences.
Visit cosmopolitan Vancouver and begin a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, whale watch from Vancouver Island, seek out grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest, relax in the year-round mountain retreat of Whistler, sail a portion of the Inside Passage and stay on a working ranch or in a wilderness lodge.
Enjoy a train journey on the Rocky Mountaineer passing through the impressive Rocky Mountains and Jasper, experience the world-famous Calgary Stampede, gain spectacular mountain views from Banff, see picturesque Lake Louise and self-drive along the Icefields Parkway.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Explore boreal forest and over 100,000 lakes, visit Churchill ‘the polar bear capital of the world’, spot beluga whales in Hudson Bay, stay in the Tundra Buggy Lodge to search out the northern lights, and see the enriching museums and galleries in cultural Winnipeg.
Ontario and Quebec
Take a boat ride to explore the mists of Niagara Falls and discover Canada’s most iconic attraction, sample fine French cuisine in Montreal and Quebec City, drive around the Gaspé peninsula, ascend the CN tower in Toronto and visit the capital of Ottowa.
Comprising four provinces on the far eastern coast, visitors can enjoy delectable seafood, whale watching in the Bay of Fundy, discovering the quaint villages and lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, relaxing in boutique hotels, watching icebergs floating past Newfoundland’s coast, and taking a boat trip to search for birds of prey and puffins.
Arctic Canada and the Yukon
In Arctic Canada, experience the natural phenomenon of the northern lights, learn about Inuit culture, cruise through the north-west passage, past towering icebergs and through fjords and stay in the remote Arctic Watch Wilderness lodge during summer – located 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle it is known for its local wildlife. Meanwhile, the Northwest Territories area is five times the size of the UK, with a population of less than 50,000 people, and is home to Yukon with its goldrush history, the Old Town of Yellowknife, and impressive surrounding boreal forest.