Canada is the ideal country to vacation in, with a vast and diverse geographical wonderland. Here, each province shares its own personality and offers unique gifts to the adventure-hungry traveler. Visitors can kayak the pristine aqua lakes in Banff National Park, Real Estate in Toronto, or sift through 3 million war artifacts at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa to get a taste of this grand country’s offerings. From the ornately manicured gardens of Butchart Gardens to the cantilevered walkways clinging to the granite cliffs of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Canada fulfills every traveler’s dreams.
With so much to offer visitors, you might not even know where to begin. Check out these ways to stay busy when visiting Canada.
Canada’s Wonderland is the country’s premier amusement and water park. From heart-pounding rides to street festivals to live shows, this park has it all. The park has over 75 rides that entertain kids of all ages. While you’re at the park, you can find plenty of splash park attractions, which are included in the Canada Wonderland admission. These rides cater to all ages from kid-friendly Splash Island Kiddie Slides to everyone’s favorite adrenaline rush, Muskoka Plunge. There are also plenty of shows to entertain, as well as a stream of ongoing events.
Niagara Falls has been attracting tourists and daredevils for well over a century. One of Canada’s most famous natural attractions, Niagara Falls and brings in millions of visitors each year. The Falls are located just over an hour’s drive from Toronto, along the American border, with massive falls that drop approximately 57 meters. You can even get the chance to see the falls at an astoundingly close distance from several key points. . During your visit, you can also enjoy a walk down Niagara’s outrageous Clifton Hill, which leads to the gorge and falls.
While visiting Kingston, you can take a ride on the famous Kingston Trolley. The vintage red trolley cars parade around the city and take you on a historical tour of the city and its surrounding neighborhoods – all to the comical commentary from a fun driver. This classic tour takes visitors to see Fort Henry, the infamous Kingston Penitentiary, and Bellevue House, where Canada’s first Prime Minister lived, among other sights built from limestone. What better way to see the historic “Limestone City” that was once Canada’s capital way back when.
Eat Lobster in Shediac
The maritime town of Shediac, New Brunswick, is known as the “lobster capital of the world” and the residents are incredibly proud of it. The town’s pride is clear to see by the gigantic, 11-meter lobster statue at the town’s entrance. Aside from the statue being an excellent addition to anyone’s Instagram, Shediac is the perfect town for lobster lovers. While you’re there, be sure to try the famous Sandbar or Lobster Deck restaurants, or come in July for the town’s annual festival dedicated to, you guessed it, lobster.
Polar Bear Safari
It is not often that you can come face-to-face with a wild polar bear, witness an arctic fox tiptoeing across the tundra, or gaze as the Northern lights dance across the sky. However, Churchill, which is regarded as the polar bear capital of the world, is one place that you can do all three. The isolated town is located in Manitoba, in arctic Canada, and it is this remoteness that gives it its charm. For unbeatable encounters with wild polar bears stood just meters from you, try the Tundra Buggy Adventure. This allows you not only to see polar bears and arctic foxes up close, but snowy owls, caribou, and other incredible wildlife as well.