There are plenty of places to go in the comfort of our home country! From the west to the east, Canada has a variety of things to do. Whether you are looking for landscapes, beaches or activities, there’s something for you. Here are our top 5 vacation spots in Canada!
1. Whistler, British Columbia
Believe it or not! There are even more summertime activities in Whistler. Here are some of your choices:
- Bear watching
- Peak to peak gondola rides
- Mountaintop feasts
- Helicopter excursions
- Glacier tours
- Axe throwing
- Bungee jumping
Shopping, dining, nightlife, escape, spas and gyms are also viable choices in the village.
The Whistler Tourism website will tell you more about the resort, events and activities!
2. Georgian Bay, Ontario
Georgian Bay boasts some of the best beaches in Ontario. Almost all of the shores are lined by white. Sauble Beach, which is more commonly known as Wasaga Beach is the world’s longest freshwater beach. Providence Bay beach on Manitoulin Island is also worth checking out!
3. Gaspé, Québec
Among the sea, beaches, cliffs, mountains and rivers of Gaspe is the must-see Percé Rock! It used to be connected to the continent, but the rock formation now lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. There are used to three arches, but only one remains due to erosion. This window into the Atlantic is one of the largest arches over water in the world!
4. Kelowna, British Columbia
Okanagan Valley has 84% of the province’s wine acreage. The quiet family-run boutique vineyards are rich in tradition and character. It’s no wonder they are some of the highest-ranked at international competitions. There are over 20 wineries to visit in Okanagan Valley, offering tours and tastings. Vanmag’s article on The Okanagan’s 8 Most Stunning Wineries might give some ideas!
Check out the sparkling cyan waters of Lake Kalamalka in the summer! You won’t regret it! It’s something you have to see up close because pictures do not do it justice. There are also plenty of paths and water sports to check out on this B.C. adventure!
5. Banff, Alberta
The magic comes from person-to-person interactions with big-hearted Canadians, from First Nations community leaders to horse-packing cowboy guides to park rangers to some of the country’s newer citizens, who hail from foreign lands but find a happy home in Canada. We aimed to honor the inclusive feeling of Canada, a warm embrace that brings a human-scale equivalent to those majestic landscapes.”
–George Stone, National Geographic Traveler editor-in-chief.
Other must-see places in Banff include Lake Lousie, Moraine Lake, Bow River and Banff National Park. There’s never a dull moment here. Check out more things to do! Summer vacation and activity packs are great for families and show what you can for less!