Whether it’s outdoor adventure, popular festivals, beautiful scenery or fun community activities, Canada has a lot to offer to visitors. In fact, in 2015, the country welcomed more than 18 million tourists, which is expected to grow further according to a report by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.
Canada has something to see every month of the year, so if you’re planning a trip up north, no need to be discouraged by the season. Here are some of the must-see attractions that will ensure you have a great holiday no matter when you go.
It isn’t rated Ski Magazine‘s number-one ski resort for 2016-17 for nothing! Whistler is definitely a bucket-list destination if your family enjoys time in the snow. With a variety of runs and beautiful scenery, it has something for everyone, and can be a great way to spend your winter break.
Offering mountain side lodges and spacious townhomes, Kicking Horse Lodging in Golden British, Columbia has something for every style and budget. Golden offers direct access to ski mountains, hiking trails, mountain biking, relaxing spas and massages, close proximity to national parks or fun outdoor activities– an all-in-one experience the whole family can enjoy.
It’s one of the most spectacular sightings in nature, a stunning showcase of light and color in the sky. Only seen in a select few places around the world, your best chance in Canada is in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. It will be a truly unforgettable experience.
Banff National Park, Rocky Mountains
As the oldest national park in Canada, Banff is a mesmerizing display of nature. Filled with glaciers, valleys, lakes and snowy peaks, it’s a place that offers a number of fun activities like skiing, dogsled tours, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, helicopter tours, tubing and ice walks.
Warmer weather means all the attractions stay open, which makes summer time the best time to visit Niagara Falls. Not only do you get to see one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, but there are a number of fascinating tours, historical displays and hikes for the family to enjoy.
Toronto International Film Festival
Taking over for 10 days in September, the Toronto Film Festival is just one of the many festivals Canada has to offer. Showcasing upcoming talents and big budget movies, the festival is an exciting time to be in Toronto. You may even spot a star if you’re lucky.
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train in Vancouver, and for four days you’ll enjoy up-close views of Canada. While it may be a long-distance journey, you get a panoramic perspective of the country’s landscape and some of its main attractions like the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Celebrate the great country with its locals, and get a one-off taste of the nation’s culture. Falling on July 1, Canada Day is full of exciting ceremonies, activities and fireworks. You can enjoy festivities anywhere in the country but the main celebrations happen in Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto.
Canada has numerous attractions that cater to all tastes and seasons. Plan your next family holiday in the north and you won’t be disappointed with the experience.