Canada is a pretty large country that stretches from the U.S. border to the Arctic Circle, and there are a lot of cool places to see in between. Here are some of the best places to visit in Canada and a couple ideas of things to do in each.
Vancouver is a very outdoorsy city, so it’s a good place to visit when you when to engage in some fun activities outside. Skiing, surfing, and hanging out in parks are all popular activities here. There are also a lot of museums and outdoor markets so it’s easy to make a whole day of cruising around and picnicking off local fair.
Montreal is an interesting city because architecture from the 17th century still exists there, but there are also new skyscrapers in the city that has continued to grow there. The Boulevard Saint-Laurent has great shopping as well as a very active nightlife scene.
Quebec City still retains buildings from the 17th and 18th century that give the town a quaint parisian vibe. Drinking espresso and eating freshly baked bread should be on your agenda. Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is actually walled in.
Banff is a small mountain town located in the Canadian Rockies that has a lot of really nice hotels to stay in. It’s a good place to go when you want to spend the day exploring outdoors but come home to a massage and a nice dinner at your hotel.
Toronto is a pretty big town with all kinds of different cultural pockets in it, so there are endless restaurants to check out and activities to do. There are zoos, museums, and lots of markets. The city can be intense for some, so if you feel like escaping it you can always hop on a ferry and head to the Toronto Islands.
Whistler is basically a ski resort town so skiing and snowboarding are popular activities, but so are things like bungee jumping off bridges. When you’re not taking part in adrenaline racing sports wandering around the quaint town is also fun too.
Victoria is the area of Canada that still retains some of its British heritage. It’s a great place to grab a cup of afternoon tea at one of the delightful cafes. In the Inner Harbour you’ll find the Parliament Buildings and the Royal British Columbia Museum. That museum has actually been called one of the best small museums in the world.
Ottawa is one of the smaller, more laid back towns that you can visit in Canada. It was basically designed with tourists in mind so it’s easy to get around on foot. One of the most historic attractions in the town is the Rideau Canal which goes right through the center of Ottawa. The canal was actually built in the 1800’s to protect them from an attack from the U.S.