Canada has more to offer than delicious maple syrup. It’s a destination with character, breath-taking scenery and the right to boast for the introduction of many celebrities like Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne. The range of activities available to visitors is truly wide, so make sure to do your research and choose things that appeal to you the most. A second vacation is likely to be desired. For now, explore our suggestions for a fun and beautiful experience.
In the country of ice hockey, it would be a shame to miss a chance for some skating at the very least. You will find rinks in almost every major city in Canada, but Alberta’s Lake Louise would be our first choice, surrounded by the Rockies and featuring magical ice castles in winter. If an urban setting is preferable, there’s also Ottawa in Ontario and its 5-mile Rideau Canal Skateway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depending on your travel plans, make sure ice skating is on your to-do list.
Culture can be found anywhere you step in Canada. Every wilderness or village has a history, but if time is limited and you want to learn lots about the country without rushing from place to place the Royal Ontario Museum is the perfect solution. In addition to an 80-foot totem pole, exhibits extend from natural history to arts and culture, but can also offer special installations like newly discovered dinosaurs or the classic horror and sci-fi poster collection by Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.
Canada’s tastes are clearly diverse with a passion for technology leading the way. Gaming is among its top digital interests, so breaking away from the typical sightseeing entertainment is easy. The Hal-Con sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention, for example, is bringing in stars like Lucifer’s DB Woodside. Bonus video game leisure comes in the form of online casinos, picked by experts to provide the highest quality experiences possible on your vacation. Fun is always at hand in Canada, whether active or laid back.
Trying traditional cuisine is an exciting way to spend your time in a new location and Canada has no shortage of options. Poutine, butter tarts and Nova Scotian lobster rolls number among the country’s globally famous dishes. Finer palates can also find pleasure with the likes of chef Normand Laprise at Montreal’s Toque! and his locally sourced, seasonal creations. Langdon Hall in Ontario is another restaurant worth the visit for chef Jason Bangerter’s unique twists to classic dishes, including local flavors and plates.
Spas are the final touch of luxury to complete your vacation. Once again, you have several places to choose from that await your booking. Sante Spa in Victoria is highly recommended for its facial and body treatments often using local lavender, clay, sea kelp and other materials, not to mention incredible natural views. If curious about cold temperature treatments, head over to a centre like Polar Bear’s Club in Piedmont for Nordic baths and saunas. Canada can have you relax in some of the world’s most striking landscapes.
Keep looking into all the enjoyment Canada has to offer and prepare for an escape that will stimulate all your senses.