With so much amazing nature and a strong, distinct culture Canada is a popular holiday destination for long-term travellers and those taking a quick vacation. Famous for its national parks and mountains, French-speaking states, and remarkably kind and hospitable people Canada is a safe bet for anyone looking for a friendly and interesting vibe.
So whether you are looking for nightlife, hiking or skiing Canada has it all – and more. For those looking to discover Canada, we have shared some valuable tips and info in this article that will help you make the most of your time in the Great White North.
What Time of Year to Schedule Your Trip?
As the name ´Great White North´ suggests, there is a large part of the year where most of Canada is blanketed in snow. So to avoid inclement and restrictive weather it is best to choose a warmer season. The best time to travel to Canada if you are looking to spend time walking in cities and nature is from April to June or September to November. Around this time you can expect warmer temperatures that will allow you to enjoy spending more time outside. Plus, these months are less popular with tourists and have fewer queues for attractions and better prices. However, the time of year you should aim for also depends on what you want to do in this diverse country. For example, for skiing and snowboarding holidays it is best to travel between December and March.
Don´t Forget The Falls!
Lying on the border between the USA and Canada, Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in both countries. The three huge waterfalls are not the tallest in the world, however, they do have the world’s highest flow rate. A visit to this geological marvel should be high up on your vacation hit list. Visitors to Niagara Falls have a few tour options for viewing the falls. Queen Victoria Park offers the first glimpse of the falls, but if you pay for a tour you can get within showering distance of the falls on the American and Canadian sides of the border. The Journey Behind the Falls tour and the Niagara River cruise both offer different perspectives and unique opportunities for viewing these awe-inspiring waterfalls. While you are in the Niagara area, there are plenty of other attractions to catch from gardens to wine tasting.
Visit Lake Louise
Described by some as one of the world’s top honeymoon spots, Lake Louise located in Banff National Park in South West Canada is a paradise for outdoors lovers. Whether you are going in the colder months or the hotter times of the year Lake Louise still has so much to offer active holidaymakers. From winter sports, like skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating, to hiking, horseback, and rafting in the summer, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the stunning surrounding nature. With clear waters framed by towering mountain ranges, Lake Louise´s cozy cabins are the ideal places to relax and enjoy nature with friends, family, and loved ones.
Although this article has only scratched the surface of the amazing adventures you can have in Canada, it is already clear that Canada has something for everyone. So, whether you are there to enjoy the culture of the cities or the beautiful summer and winter landscapes, Canada won’t disappoint.