Guess the country that’s supremely educated (with half of its population with college degrees), can get brutally cold (with a record temperature of -63⁰C), with more lakes to boast of than the combined number of the remaining world, and officially boasts the longest street on Earth? If you guessed Canada, you’re absolutely right.
No matter what you think you know about Canada, there’s always going to be something new, something more that the country will surprise you with as you get to discover it. Its vast geographical spread lends Canada much diversity in terms of climate: from the chills of the Arctic to the hot southern summers, from landscapes to towering mountains, intimidating glaciers, inviting beaches and tropical rain forests – all of these are found in Canada. The second largest country in the world also exhibits diversity of in terms of religion, language and culture, providing tourists with much to explore!
So let’s get started on some of the things you must do when you fly to Canada.
Experience the phenomenon that is Niagara Falls
Located in Ontario, the Niagara Falls is one of the greatest tourist attractions. The Niagara Falls is a single name that is used to refer to the collection of three astounding waterfalls overlapping the American and Canadian borders. When on the Canadian side, keep your eye out for a magical rainbow experience that you’re sure to never forget. Though not the tallest, the Niagara Falls is probably one of the fastest waterfalls on the planet.
Feel French at the city of Québec
One of the two major French speaking cities in Canada, Quebec is likely to give you a chance to brush up on your French speaking skills. However, this quaint city has much more to offer, from its distinct walls that contain so much history to one of the oldest winter festivals in the country, Carnaval de Quebec.
Polar bears and Northern Lights at Churchill
Admittedly, it’s not the best option if you’re on a budget tour, but going that extra mile to witness what is probably the experience of a lifetime is always going to be worth it. Churchill in Manitoba, located somewhere in the sub-Arctic region, promises a view of the Polar Bears and a view of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Winter is when the polar bear population is sure to be in abundance and the sky clear enough to view the dancing lights.
Breathe the beauty of Banff National Park
The Banff National Park is so much more than what its name suggests. To give you a clue, it has an entire town within the compound. There’s just so much to take in here, from the view of the Rocky Mountains to the endless lacier fed turquoise blue lakes like Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. It also boasts of a wide variety of wildlife such as grizzly bears, coyotes, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, etc.
There’s so much to do in Canada, you’ll probably need to make a few visits to cover them all. But it’s probably time to pack your bags and fly to Canada to set the ball rolling.