Oh, Canada. With its beautiful west coast and the Rocky Mountains, the country has an incredible way of giving a new meaning to the term breathtaking. We can also add that Canada has the undisputed title of being among the friendliest countries in the world. Here is a list of unique reasons why you will love Canada.
1. Highest tides
Canada is home to the highest tides in the world, and Hopewell Rocks offers travellers and visitors alike an incredible opportunity to explore rock formations and plant life under the Ocean above water. The remarkably huge difference in depth between high tide and low tide means that visitors can kayak in the Bay of Fundy at one point in the day and walk on the Ocean floor a few hours later.
2. The People
As cliché as it sounds, Canadians are a really friendly and warm people. They are polite and helpful and if you look lost, we can guarantee you that someone will ask you if you need directions. Despite the cities being generally fast paced, Canadians take their time to help out.
3. The food
For people who know food, Canada is the country for you. With its diverse cultures, eating out in Canada offers a unique opportunity to try different cuisines. From eating Afghan Palao one night to indulging in Belgian chocolate the next, your taste buds will be treated! Down in Vancouver, they are known for the wide variety of Asian food with many Chinese award-winning restaurants.
4. Sleep in an Ice Hotel
Each winter, Canadians build whole hotels mad e out of ice, with beautifully carved bars and even bedrooms with fireplaces. The most famous of these is the ice hotel in Quebec and Montreal now has its own ice hotel too, where you can have an overnight sleep or just take a visit for the day.
5. Sweet with a twist
Appropriately named after the evergreen City found on the west coast, the Nanaimo bar is made from a recipe believed to have been passed down from generations of European settlers in the Canadian region. The iconic Canadian sweet no layer dessert has, chocolate, custard, and wafers that all come together in one sweet bite. Today, travellers can go on a Nanaimo Trail and stop at restaurants serving anything from martinis to cupcakes.
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7. Beautiful Cities
In a recent survey done in 2015, the Canadian city of Toronto was named the fourth most attractive city in the world. The annual survey considers factors like;safety, education and technology, quality of life, transport, and ease of doing business. Other Canadian cities like; Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec, and Montreal have also consistently ranked high in these factors.
8. Legalised same-sex marriages ages ago
Canada legalised same-sex marriage nearly nine years ago and became the fourth country to do so, while other countries were still debating the issue at the time. In Canada, same-sex marriage was legalised on July 20, 2005.
9. Adventure activities
Not only is hiking in abundance, you can also be sure to try other fun adventure activities like; Kayaking, Canoeing, fishing, skiing, and snowboarding.
10. Drive, drive and just drive
One of the best ways to experience Canada is to break the norm and drive to all the places you want to visit. Even Canadians themselves love to travel in this way, you can hire an RV (motorhome), and hit the road in the summer sun.
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