Canada’s great outdoors with huge expanses and varied landscapes combined with its diverse and cosmopolitan cities make it the perfect place to go on your vacations. The country offers countless options for different types of vacation and each province and territory is different from the last. Traversing within Canada is pretty simple with plenty of cheap domestic flights and reasonably priced busses available or if you prefer you could hire a car during your holiday. If Canada is somewhere that you’re considering heading to this year then here are our top 5 picks for the best destinations there.
This predominantly French speaking city is Quebec’s largest and a brilliant place to spend some your vacations in Canada. The city is actually situated on an island in the St. Lawrence river and it’s huge influence of French culture can be felt throughout the city. Places of interest include the Notre Dame Basilica, the Olympic Stadium and the Old Town which features cobblestone streets, boutiques, cafes and French restaurants. This is a beautiful city where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday filled with a delicious combination of French and Canadian culture.
Far and away one of Canada’s most beautiful and most ethnically diverse cities, Vancouver is a city that combines metropolitan city life with beaches and huge green spaces within just a few kilometers. The city is a foodie paradise with some of Canada’s finest restaurants and all options available to you, from fusion food to Asian influenced cuisine and everything in between. Take evening walks along the harbor, head to the museum of anthropology or the aquarium and spend a day in bustling Chinatown, there is so much to do and see in this gorgeous city that you will want to come back for more.
Canada has a reputation for its Winter sports and Whistler, just north of Vancouver is one of the best places to go if you wish to indulge in them. The pistes of Whistler are famous in the skiing world and they were the location many events during the Winter Olympics in 2010. The pistes are set across 2 mountains and offer more than 8,000 acres of area to ski which has earned it the title of largest skiing resort in North America. The resort itself is a quiet and compact village that offers guests the perfect chance to unwind after a hard day on the slopes. If you plan on skiing in Canada then this is the place you should be heading to.
A visit to Canada simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Toronto. The city itself is a relaxed and cosmopolitan place that offers beautiful scenery from the sprawling Lake Ontario to the towering skyscrapers in the city including the huge CN tower, once the World’s largest. The main attraction in Toronto of course is Niagara Falls, the iconic waterfalls are truly a sight to behold, you can take boat tours to the foot of the falls or head underground to see the falls from an altogether different angle, this is a great city to visit and the monstrous falls are the icing on the cake.