Things to do in Canada
Canada is vast and diverse and the land of wonders. Each province offers unique gifts to the adventure-hungry traveler and shares its own personality. Precariously walking the ledge atop the 1,465-foot CN Tower in Toronto, Kayaking the pristine aqua lakes in Banff National Park, or at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa sifting through 3 million war artifacts give you a taste of this grand country’s offerings. Canada fulfills every traveler’s dreams whether the ornately manicured gardens of Butchart Gardens or the cantilevered walkways clinging to the granite cliffs of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Here are we are going to explore some of the activities and amazing things to do in Canada that will blow your mind:
1. Enjoy Adventures CN Tower Edgewalk
The CN Tower stands at an enormous 553 meters tall is Toronto’s tallest attraction. The communications and observation tower is synonymous with the Toronto skyline and can be seen across the city. Visitors can go on an Edge Walk at the CN Tower and that makes this attraction so special.
A walk outside around the very circumference of the attraction’s roof. Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime then clip yourself in at 1168ft. The opening day was 11th April 2016, so if you are in Toronto you must book yourself and your family a place on the walk.
2. Go and Skiing at British Columbia
With plenty of world-class ski resorts, Canada is blessed and offers miles of powder in the winter season. The favorite one is the visitors wishing to shred the slopes in Whistler in British Columbia. Whistler is only a two-hour drive from Vancouver and set in the Coastal Mountain range and which has helped to make it the number one mountain resort in North America.
The dining and nightlife are just two of the many reasons to visit the resort area, but these are not enough main reasons for the spectacular views on offer and the great ski and snowboarding conditions.
3. Polar Bear Safari at Churchill
Witness an arctic fox tiptoeing across the tundra or gaze as the Northern lights dance across the sky, it is not often that you are able to come face-to-face with a wild polar bear. Churchill is regarded as the polar bear capital of the world in Canada and it is one place that you can do all three. In arctic Canada, the isolated town is located in the province of Manitoba and it is this remoteness that gives it its charm.
For unbeatable encounters with wild polar bears try the Tundra Buggy Adventure and stood just meters from you. Right into the remotest tundra, the specially adapted all-terrain vehicle can rove. Only to see polar bears and arctic foxes up close this allows you not but snowy caribou, owls, and other incredible wildlife as well.
4. Take Ride to Canadian Canoeing at Ontario
During your visit to the Great White North, Canadian canoeing is a must-do activity. The country offers you countless stunning rivers and lakes to explore. The Canadian Canoe Routes website has hundreds of trips and routes reports from across Canada. If you are holidaying in Toronto for example then you will be spoilt for choice. With routes that are perfect to go canoeing Ontario is known for its plentiful waterways.
The Northwest Territories are other popular regions to explore in a Canadian canoe where you can paddle through experience the rugged Barrenlands and the dramatic Nahanni Canyon. The South Nahanni River offers visitors spectacular views of untamed nature one particularly popular route takes you down.
5. Bungee Jump at Ottawa
Bungee jump should be right up your street if you are a bit of a thrill-seeker and Canada is the perfect destination to try it. If you are visiting Ottawa during your trip, then from downtown and head to ‘The Rock’ – not the wrestling superstar, take a 20-minute detour but the most famous bungee jumping site in Canada.
For the highest bungee jump in the whole of Canada, experience Great Canadian Bungee. The Rock Standing at 200 feet tall is also the highest jump anywhere in the US. As you will be jumping in an amphitheater of limestone rock above a glittering turquoise lake, you will experience one of the world’s most spectacular bungee jump sites.
You can visit the Morrison’s Quarry Beach and picnic area just to relax if launching yourself over a sheer drop isn’t your idea of fun, or to cheer on family and friends who are taking the leap.
6. See the Northern Lights
Some of the best places to see the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) and the Aurora Oval covers much of Canada on the provinces of Yukon, British Columbia, Northern Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Northwest Territories.
Where the best places are in Canada to see the breath-taking colors of the Northern lights, a map by Canadian Geographic shows exactly. To experience the midnight sun in summer remember some of the more remote northern provinces, so head over in winter when you’re guaranteed clear, dark skies if you want to see the Lights.
7. Don’t Miss Whale Watching at Vancouver
A whale-watching tour is an absolute must if you are staying in Vancouver during your Canadian holiday. Wild Whales are one of the best tour operators in the city, who offer tours that depart from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver. The tours populate the Pacific Coast and average trip lengths vary from 3-7 hours and allow visitors to see the diverse wildlife.
Including whales – in the rare event that you don’t see whale sightings of wildlife are guaranteed, you can return and take the tour for free until you do. Including gray whales, humpback whales, minke whales, pods of orcas, harbor porpoises, Dall’s porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins, harbor seals, California sea lions, and stellar sea lions, some regular marine visitors you could hope to see.
Try to catch a glimpse of the elusive bald eagle and don’t forget to look up to see a number of sea birds.
8. Visit Niagara Falls
It is easy to see why Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet and is one of the world’s iconic waterfalls too. Niagara Falls stands out like a jewel in a crown even with Canada’s reputation for stunning natural beauty. You will find many tour operators that can take you.
I will suggest the Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tours, it is one of the most well-respected tour operators is. Their 5-6 hour-long tours taking groups over the top of the waterfalls as well show you all of Niagara Falls’ highlights and to ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride giving visitors the chance.