Cool Canada: Top Places To Visit For A Breath Of Fresh Air
Canada is a vast and beautiful destination. It is jam-packed with stunning cities, natural wonders, high octane adventure and relaxing vibes. There are myriad festivals, outdoor adventures, alpine tours and shimmering lakes. With so much to see and do, it would be impossible to experience it all in one trip. But here’s a look at a few of our favourite areas to get you started on what will no doubt be a long-lasting love affair with Canada. And if you want some useful extra travel tips, check out that section of the blog too.
Toronto is the biggest and most multi-cultural city in Canada. It’s home to a skyline of spectacular skyscrapers and a buzzing restaurant scene. There are also edgy art galleries and chic shopping. All in all, it makes for an exciting city break. It’s a better place to visit in the summer for peaceful strolling and alfresco dining. It’s vibrant, cosmopolitan and perfect for a few nights stopover before going on to another area of Canada. Be sure to visit the iconic CN Tower and the arty districts of Queen Street West. Toronto is also a great base from which to explore the breathtaking Niagara Falls. This natural wonder is definitely one to tick off the bucket list. Around 750,000 gallons of water surge over the Falls every second. And there are plenty of boats, decks and vista points where you can get up close and personal to this powerful, natural wonder.
Whistler is one of the jewels in Canada’s crown. It’s the ideal destination for a whole host of summer and winter activity. And it is the perfect place to enjoy a rejuvenating adventure with friends and family. Village life is quaint, charming and super friendly. There are world-class ski slopes, majestic mountains, copious hiking and biking trails and a wealth of water activities. The air is fresh, the skies are blue, and it’s a beautiful place to retreat for a while. Places such as Horstman House mean you can rent out beautiful accommodation slightly away from village life so you get the best of both worlds. Blissful retreat in the depths of nature, but a close enough location to the hub of all activities. In Whistler, you can enjoy the breathtaking Peak to Peak gondola ride and rooftop summit dining. If you are more inclined to be on the water, you can rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. And of course there is world-class skiing and snowboarding too. It’s the ultimate outdoor playground and a true breath of fresh air.
Vivacious Vancouver is another must-see city on your tour of Canada. It has long been hailed as one of the best places to live in the world. Why? Because the mountain and water scenery is beautiful. And you’re only 30 minutes away from world-class ski slopes. It’s also home to great beaches and pretty promenades which are perfect for summer R&R. Here you can kayak, paddle board or book a day cruise. You can also swim with seals and take a whale watching tour. Or if you prefer to remain on land you can walk through Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world. Or perhaps visit some of the amazing topiary botanical gardens. Vancouver is friendly, laid back and super special. With glistening waterfront on three sides, life here is all about enjoying the outdoors. Vancouver has a very special natural charm that you simply have to see to believe.