Whether you’re planning a city break or into outdoor adventures, Canada has plenty of both options with nuances in-between. While some clear favourites include Niagara Falls, Toronto or Vancouver, Canada is a massive country with incredible and diverse scenery.
Many connect Canada with winter tourism, famous ski centers, but it has vibrant tourist offers for summer vacation, and here are some of the top choices to visit.
Hiking in Jasper National Park
One of two National Parks in Alberta, part of the Canadian Rockies, has five central regions stretching over 11,000 square kilometres. You can hike, cycle, explore wildlife or find all locations of famous red chairs and enjoy the incredible scenery. Some of the attractions are Athabasca Falls, Athabasca Glacier, Maligne and Medicine Lake, Miette Hot Springs, and Around Town. An excellent base for exploring the park is town Jasper, right in the middle of these attractions.
Hike in the remote wilderness of scarcely populated part of Alberta, within high mountain peaks and lush forest where you can encounter black bears, grizzlies, elks, moose, bighorn sheep, and many others.
With good mobile network coverage, you will have plenty of entertainment options after a long hiking day. You can rely on ever-present Netflix or Canadian online casino websites if you’re into gaming, even if you’re in more remote parts of Jasper. Again, granted, you have a good enough Internet connection, as some of the online slot machines have pretty vivid animations and graphics, while TV shows can require a lot of data bandwidth for 4K streaming.
Watching Whales around Vancouver Island
Like everything in Canada, Vancouver Island is huge, and it has high mountain peaks, a glacier, fjords and a temperate rainforest. It’s the southernmost part of Canada with the mildest climate. You can find bears, elks and numerous other wildlife while hiking on countless trails and wild beaches, or you can watch orcas, humpback or gray whales in ocean waters around the Island.
Picture Opportunity at Lake Peyto
Granted you visit Lake Peyto within Banff National Park with a semi-competent photo camera, you will get an incredible desktop picture. A brilliant blue colour feels artificially saturated, but this glacial lake surrounded by high mountain peaks and dense pine forest makes one of the most memorable Canadian sights. Only a 3.2-kilometre hike will get you from the parking lot to Bow summit, where you can have a photo session.
Wilderness and Sandy Beaches
Cape Breton in Nova Scotia attracts visitors with its warm ocean winds, plenty of untouched wilderness and numerous hiking trails and almost 300 loops scenic drive. Cape Breton also has numerous beaches, and yes, you can swim in Canada in the Ocean. Best time to visit is in July and August.
Whitehorse, a Remote Territory Visit
Bordering Alaska, Yukon is the remote Canadian region with pristine nature and plenty of natural attractions. Whitehorse is a great place to kick off Yukon exploration. Northern location means you will have long days for exploring. The only city in the Yukon territory, with almost 70% of the population, has an attractive location on Alaska Highway and Yukon river. Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site to see a steamboat that transported silver from mines in Mayo. Miles Canyon and Yukon Wildlife Preserve are among other attractions.