The Canadian Bucket list: Things To Do When In Canada

More of a continent than a country!

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It is surely an exciting country to be explored with its vast geographical diversity. It is the second-largest country in the world and is filled with both awe-inspiring and action packed places. Canada is full of varied beautiful landscapes from sky high mountains, beautiful rainforests, vast glaciers to magnificent beaches.The country has to offer unique sites in abundance for each traveller to enjoy. Every city is distinct from each other in terms of its vibrant colours, culture and natural wonders.

If you wish to visit the country, you can follow various itineraries based on the part of Canada you plan to explore according to your preferences. If we divide the country into parts:

  • The western part consists of the Rocky Mountains and cities like Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary. 
  • Considering the central part of Canada, this is where most of the action is: Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City are not to be missed. 
  • For enthusiasts of Canada’s Maritime Provinces, visit the east part. The Gros Morne National Park is not to be missed, along with the cities like Halifax and St. John’s.
  • Most noteworthy, Canada’s northern part is an off-beaten path. Many rivers flow here reaching out to the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears can be seen here due to these rivers creating some incredible territory for canoeists. Some other remote beauties such as Nahanni National Park and towns and cities of Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Churchill can be paid a visit to here.

Here is the Canadian Bucket list for you to decide on things to do when in Canada:

Banff National Park, Alberta: This is a world heritage site, established in 1883. It is well known for its the Rocky Mountains, lush unspoiled landscapes and thermal springs. In summer season you can hike to the pristine hikes and participate in canoeing or kayaking. Whereas in winters it offers a superb skiing platform, there is something for everyone who loves it outdoors. You can stay in the downtown area, which offers many beautiful hotels and shops.

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Niagara Falls: One of Canada’s most famous attractions attracts millions of visitors every year. Located along the American border, just over an hour’s drive away from Toronto. These falls have a massive drop of around 57 meters, which can be enjoyed from various locations in the vicinity.

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Toronto’s CN Tower: The iconic CN Tower is not to be missed. This 1815 foot needle shots up straight out of Toronto’s Skyline. For you adventure lovers, it now has an Edge Walk experience, which allows you to walk outside the building. Get your red jumpsuits on, pull on that harness and prepare yourself for an experience of a lifetime.

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Meet Polar Bear in Manitoba: Manitoba is said to be the Polar bear capital of the world. The month of November is the best time to visit here when these carnivores migrate. Locals share a lot of stories of encounter with these animals, but usually, the tourists prefer keeping a distance and watch.

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Quebec City: Old Quebec is one of Canada’s historic gem and a UNESCO Heritage site. This area consists of the city’s most historic cities, spread over upper and lower town of Quebec City. It is well developed for tourism, along with historic sites, it also consists of various artists displaying their works on Rue du Trésor, various museums, shops and restaurants.

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Parliament Hill: There are guided tours of the central block daily and of the east block from July to end September. The tour takes you around the House of Commons, the Senate, and the Library of Parliament resides.

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Old Montreal: This place has an array of lovely historic buildings for its visitors. It is also a great place to go out for shopping and fine dining. Most tourists come up and soak themselves around the waterfront. 

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Vancouver Island: The Island holds some of the most unexpected and unforgettable experiences for you. Though reaching here may feel like a long journey, but it offers some of the best hiking trails, endless beaches, great surfing spots, camping etc.

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Rideau Canal, Ottawa: This 202 km long canal is not just a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is also a Guinness Book of Records holder for the longest naturally ice rink. Usually open from January till early March, it accounts for a great staking spot. 

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Wildlife Camping, Ontario: Just a two hours’ drive away from Toronto is one of Canada’s most accessible wildernesses Paradise: Algonquin Provincial Park. It is a perfect blend of pristine lakes and evergreen forests for the campers. You can even rent a kayak and visit nearby islands.

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Canada seems more of a continent than a country. Each province has its personality and offers unique adventures for its seekers. It surely full fills every traveller’s dream! Summer season is said to be the perfect time to pay your visit here . Also, you can encounter various festivals during this time and around the year.

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