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What to do in Canada: Winter vs. Summer

Canada is an incredible travel destination because it has such a varied climate all year round. This might not sound all that positive, but it means you can soak up the sun during summer and ski to your heart’s content through winter.

It’s a perfect solo travel or family destination. So after you have sorted out your visas on the eTA website, all there is left to do is decide on the time of year you want to visit!

What to do in Summer

  • Trek a long distance trail. If you are blessed with good weather, it makes sense to embrace the great outdoors. Try the West Coast Trail in British Columbia or the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland. Not only will this keep the kids entertained, but you’ll also keep fit without knowing it.
  • Work your way along the coast. The seafood is unarguably delicious down the Atlantic coast. And the views aren’t bad either. Get lost for days on end in the rich history and unique architecture of Canada’s seaside villages.
  •  Bike ride through the Rocky Mountains. If you only visit Canada once, this is an absolute must-do. You can rent bikes from plenty of places to explore the iconic peaks of the Rockies.
  • Go whale watching. Hop on a whale watching tour from Vancouver and experience an invigorating day out. This is one that the kids will absolutely love too.

What to do in Winter

  • Ski! Canada is famous for its unrivaled ski conditions. Make your way to one of the big ski resorts, such as Whistler, and take on the slopes. We have to warn you; you might end up staying longer than planned as you’ll fall in love so much with the scenery.
  • Visit Niagara Falls. The stunning beauty of these waterfalls is never dependent on weather. Book an excursion from wherever you are for you and the family to fully experience the falls. It will be another one ticked off your bucket list in no time!
  • Try your hand at ice skating. With cold weather comes ice as you would expect. This means there are plenty of outdoor ice rinks dotted all over Canada for you and the kids to skate on. Try The Rideau Canal, Ottawa or Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Wherever you end up, you will have no problem whatsoever finding a skating rink.
  • Hit the winter festival in Quebec City. The picturesque area is the site of the Château Frontenac Hotel. It is also one of Canada’s predominantly French-speaking towns. This is the place to go to soak up a bit of Canadian culture.

To be honest, the list has no end. Canada’s spectacular scenery alone is enough to knock you off your feet. Then you add the countless canals, gardens, waterfalls, mountains and national parks into the mix. It’s the kind of place you could go on holiday to for a few weeks and come back realising you want to live there.

If you haven’t thought about travelling to Canada before, hopefully we’ve just given you a few reasons to pay a visit.


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