I’m an internet geek who is always tracking traffic trends to see what people are interested in online. One of the things I’ve noticed that people – and particularly Americans – want to know is what sort of things they should do when they visit Canada.
Well, hockey and maple syrup, first of all, but as that can’t take up your entire vacation, here are a few other things to experience as your journey northward to visit one of your closest neighbors.
Especially if you’re driving, consider making your way up through New York so that you can experience the beauty of Niagara Falls. Here, you get not one, but three waterfalls that sit on the U.S./Canada border. Take selfies at the falls and then make your way over to Toronto.
South of mainland Toronto lie the Toronto Islands, a chain of islands where you can swim, catch some sun, visit an amusement park, or find some wonderful restaurants. Wander around and explore the system of boardwalks that connect the islands. It’s a fun way to spend a day or two, for sure.
Relax in Natural Hot Springs
The Canadian Rockies are a wonder to behold. Why not behold them while soaking in soothing, steamy hot springs located amongst the mountains themselves? The Banff Upper Hot Springs, Radium Hot Springs, and Miette Hot Springs offer a variety of scenery and temperatures as you take in the fresh air and relax your cares away.
Enjoy French Canadian Culture in Quebec
Why hop a plane and head across the ocean when you can enjoy amazing French food, art, and music in the Quebec province? It will give you a great chance to practice your French (you do remember all that you learned in high school, oui?) or take a few refresher courses to prepare.
Explore Cape Breton
To get out and away from it all, explore the coastal wilds of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. Whether you bike the Cabot Trail in the fall or take a snowmobile tour in the winter, Cape Breton offers year-round adventure for nature lovers. Oh – and there are some amazing breweries to grab a beer, as well.
This article was updated on 4-19-2018