Canada is a majestic country well-known for its natural beauty and for being one of the friendliest nations on earth. Also known as “The Great White North”, Canada is a must-visit destination for any international traveler.
There are many best things to do in Canada during holiday that you can explore and enjoy, so don’t miss out on these unique experiences that we have shortlisted for you.
VISIT CANADA’S NATIONAL PARKS
Canada’s national park system is considered one of the top things to do in Canada during a holiday. Banff National Park is one of the most beautiful mountain parks in Canada. The Kootenay National Park has something for everyone — from stunning mountain peaks to alpine lakes, lush forests, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, is located in Kluane National Park and Reserve. It is well-known for its spectacular scenic landscape and numerous recreational opportunities. There are many more options, like Grasslands National Park, Kejimkujik National Park, Wood Buffalo National Park, and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.
VISIT NIAGARA FALLS
Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge that spans the border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York. Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls, is the largest of the three and spans the international border between the two countries.
Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada, and it’s no wonder why – the natural wonder is simply breathtaking. Make sure to take a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, which takes you right up close to experience the power of the falls firsthand.
GO ON A CITY TOUR
If you’re looking for an urban adventure, then going on a city tour is one of the best things to do in Canada during your holiday. Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto are just some of the major cities that offer interesting sightseeing tours that will give you a different perspective on Canadian culture and life.
Victoria is a city that was first created by European settlers when Vancouver Island was discovered by James Cook back in 1778. A popular attraction among tourists is Butchart Gardens, where you can enjoy more than 250 acres (100 hectares) filled with various flowers and plants from all around the world!
THE CN TOWER
The CN Tower is an iconic landmark in downtown Toronto that’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Built in 1976, the tower was the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years. It’s included in the Guinness Book of World Records for being both the tallest tower in existence and having the fastest elevator.
At a height of 553 meters (1,815 feet), you’ll be able to see all of Toronto from various observation decks. Although it might seem like an obvious choice, it’s been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada since its opening day in 1976.
VISIT GEORGIAN BAY
With 5792 square miles surrounding it, Gregorian Bay has earned the title of “sixth great lake.” Gregorian Bay is a biosphere reserve designated by UNESCO and serves as a freshwater playground for boaters, kayakers, and anglers. The Georgian Bay Islands consist of over 30,000 islands and settlements such as Collingwood, Owen Sound, and others. Georgian Bay in Canada is approximately 190 kilometers (120 miles) long and 80 kilometers (50 miles) wide.
In the vast expanse, tourists have a plethora of options to choose from, such as the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound to feel the art, the Bruce Peninsula National Park in the Bruce Peninsula, and other Georgian Bay tourist attractions.
NATURAL HOT SPRINGS
The majority of Canada’s best hot springs are in the western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Though you might be surprised to find some hidden gems in the Yukon and Northwest Territories — and there’s even a geothermal pool in the Canadian prairies!!
Some of these naturally occurring springs are popular vacation spots, while others are more remote and difficult to reach. Few are more urban, set up in resorts with high-end resorts and spas that will leave you feeling pampered.
Canada is an exciting country to explore, with geography as diverse as its history and people. Few places on the planet have as many natural wonders as Canada. Each province has its own set of unique wonders from coast to coast. To deal with any fatigue while covering such a large country, we suggest you add a short spa excursion to your travel itinerary.
Just 60 minutes east of Toronto in Cobourg, you will find our luxurious Northumberland Heights Wellness Retreat & Spa. Relax with massages, soak in hot tubs, eat delicious food, and, most importantly, experience healing and rejuvenation during your holiday. Just call us and we will help you plan one of your most memorable moments in Canada.