There are many reasons why millions of people around the world visit Canada for their vacations and what better time than summer! With the longest coastline in the world at a whopping 243,000kms, visiting Canada in summer allows you to experience a myriad of landscapes from lush rainforests, to expansive water plains of turquoise waters. Canada is full of great outdoor activities to keep you occupied for your entire summer.
Hike, Cycle, Paddle or Canoe Through Canada
If you have a love of the outdoors and mother nature then the Trans Canada Trail should be on your list, stretching up to 24,000kms and spanning across all 13 provinces and territories in Canada! Explore the wilds of Canada as you swim, hike and paddle your way across the iconic landscape.
Take your pick from any of the trails, from the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland to the West Coast Trail in British Columbia. There are so many options to choose from, you will never be bored.
Drop by and take a journey in Canada’s iconic national parks
Relax and take a trip with the family to any of the famous National Parks like Banff, or Jasper. Filled with great natural beauty and unique wildlife, this is a perfect way to relax and unwind from stressful city life.
From rocky, rugged mountain tops to the clear glacial lakes of Banff, experience the wilderness of Canada including tundra grasslands, aspen forests and lush water lands. No matter which iconic national park in Canada you choose to explore, one thing is certain; at least one of Canada's glorious national parks should be on your to-do list when you visit Canada.
Soothe your soul with summer music festivals
There are always music festivals during the Canadian Summer. Anything from Jazz to Country, you will definitely find a music concert you will love. Try out the Ottawa Bluesfest, where performances by bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the norm. Or sample the music on offer by the Osheaga Music Festival. With an audience of over 130,000 last year, this internationally acclaimed music festival is definitely something to see.
Wine and dine along Canada’s wine route
Visit the most famous winery areas in Canada, from Okanagan in British Columbia to the Niagara region in Nova Scotia. If you have a love of wine, you will love these regions, that produce their own unique wine bouquets. So, if rest and relaxation are what you enjoy most, take a leisurely tour of Canada’s most well-known wine regions, and savour a little taste of Canada.
These are just a few of the awesome activities you can do when you visit Canada, so what are you waiting for?