Canada is the world’s second-largest country and is so big that it’s surrounded by three oceans: the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. If you are a lover of nature you will most certainly fall in love with Canada. There are around an estimated 31,752 lakes all over Canada and the country holds 50 percent of the world’s natural lakes. So perhaps after a busy day finding a lake to sit beside wouldn’t be too a difficult thing to do
With Canada being so big and having so many things to do in both the city and the countryside, you’ll have plenty of things to do in your area.
Things To Do in the Provinces and Territories of Canada
Heritage Park Historical Village
Heritage Park is one of the largest living history museums in Canada. It has daily demonstrations of the antique trains, along with activities, exhibits, rides, stores and restaurants. You can go back as many times as you wish because no two days are the same at the park. This is a great place for both children and adults.
If you are more of an adrenaline junky then the Canmore Caves are for you. Inside the cave is a maze that you’ll need to squeeze through, rappel down and climb over. There are many small tunnels that you will need to shimmy through to reach large chambers often filled with water. The maze is around 4km and can take up to four and a half hours to complete.
Interactive Pirate Cruise
The interactive pirate cruise from Granville Island is both a fun and unique way to explore the waters. You and your family will set sail on a private pirate boat, where you all have the chance to get all dressed up and play different roles on the boat. The ride will be full of game and adventure, and you’ll even be able to man the water cannon. You can choose from many departure times and the excursion lasts for around one and a half hours.
Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
This tour is a great way to combine sightseeing with some of Victoria’s most delicious foods. You can eat and drink your way through historic Victoria and explore the city’s most incredible and well-known sites. You’ll see places such as the Victoria Public Market and the Parliament Buildings while stopping for chocolate, cheese and other local treats.
Go Kayaking With Beluga Whales
At the Churchhill River you can go kayaking with Beluga whales. They are known to be playful and love when visitors sing to them. One of the best experiences by visitors is said to be when the whales begin to play a game of tag with them. Beluga tours are run by both Frontiers North and Sea North Tours in Churchill. You can do the tour via boat or on a stand-up paddleboard. You may even be lucky enough to see polar bears walking along the shores.
Haunted Winnipeg GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour
This tour is guided through your smartphone and will lead you through Winnipegs most haunted locations. This isn’t your usual tour guide, as you can do this by yourself and whenever you like. A live GPS map will show you where you are and where to go next, as soon as you get close to where you need to be the tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun trivia game based on the location you are at.
Kingsbrae Garden is one of Canada’s top ten public gardens, with over 27acres of ground that incorporate cedar hedges, flower beds and acres of the old-growth Acadian forest. The garden is breathtakingly beautiful and teaches everyone who visits about organic and sustainable practices garden design, and how gardens fit into their landscapes and ecosystems. On your stroll through the garden, you’ll find historic playhouses, a cedar maze, peacocks, ponds and many more.
Grand Manan Island
Birders come to this spot, accessible only by ferry, to watch over 240 species. The island is also popular for whale-watching and for spotting other aquatic animals such as dolphins, porpoise and four different species of seals. There are also several studios and galleries found on the island as artists often find inspiration from the cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages.
Newfoundland and Labrador
The lighthouse was built in 1870 to guide sailors along the foggy coast and now it’s been turned into the perfect place for a picnic. Two friends turned it into a restaurant where visitors can either bring their own picnic baskets or buy one at the restaurant. You can choose your perfect spot, spread out your blanket and enjoy watching the whales in the water below while having lunch.
Gros Morne National Park
Known as one of Newfoundland’s most popular attractions, with hiking trails and sightseeing boat excursions. You may also see unique wildlife and plant life that has adapted to the cold weather. Other popular things to do here include rock climbing, boating, swimming, camping, and fishing. Within the national park are one of the oldest mountains on earth called the Long Range Mountains.
The Northwest Territories provide some of the best displays of the northern lights in the world and can be seen during winter and autumn. When the sky is clear, you can set up a spot, get warm and enjoy the lights. You can even ski, dog sled or use a snowmobile to pick a particular spot to witness the spectacular view.
Nahanni National Park Reserve
This is a great spot for paddlers. The Nahanni River flows through the reserve and passes through four large canyons which are around 1220 metres deep. There’s also a 90-metre cliff that forms the Virginia Falls. You’re able to camp throughout the summer months at this remote reserve. Other activities include hiking and mountain climbing.
Tidal Bore Rafting
The Nova Scotia tides cause 160 billion tons of water to flow through the Bay of Fundy which goes into the Shubenacadie River, this happens twice a day. And when it does it creates a surge of water allowing you to raft through 10-foot waves that completely drench you in water. It’s definitely an exciting adventure and made for adrenaline junkys.
Candlelight Graveyard Tour in Annapolis Royal
If you like spooky adventures, then the Garrison Cemetery tour is an adventure for you. You’ll be taken on a candlelight tour through the graveyard while telling stories of the people who lay in the graveyard, some dating as far back as the 1700s.
Auyuittuq National Park
Auyuittuq National Park is filled with glaciers, mountains and rivers. Hiking and skiing enthusiasts can tackle the 95-kilometre trail that is known for its challenging terrain. For those who don’t get excited about a 95-kilometre trip, there are day hikes to the Arctic Circle, or you could do the long trip via dogsled or snowmobile. A big hit at Auyuittuq National Park is Mount Thor, which has the world’s highest vertical drop at 1250 metres.
Ellesmere Island is Canada's northernmost and third-largest island. This island is a great place to see muskox, caribou, wolves and lemmings. You can also go on canoe or snowmobile tours or if you’re wanting to do something more adventurous you could try mountain climbing or backpacking. If you want to take it one step further you can even do a North Pole excursion of your as it’s around 720 kilometres from the island.
Niagra falls is a sight to see and one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. There are several different tour options that you can choose from, night or day. During the day you can experience the breathtaking view via a helicopter or getting close and personal by experiencing the waterfalls from observation decks located directly behind the Falls.
St. Lawrence Market and Olde Town Toronto Food Tour
This one is for the foodies. The St. Lawrence Market hosts over 120 vendors of food, drink and creative crafted souvenirs. The market is one of the oldest in Canada as is actually older than Toronto itself. This means that each cuisine found at the market has a special story of its own. If you walk around the surroundings of the market you’ll be pleased to find several historical landmarks.
Prince Edwards Island
The Bottle Houses
The Bottle Houses are made up of approximately 25,000 bottles. It gives the feel of a fantasy-like experience. Edouard Arsenault started building the structures in 1980 with bottles he and his daughter collected, resulting in the incredible recycling project. Arsenault constructed a six-gabled house, a hexagonal tavern, a chapel and an altar. The building is surrounded by beautiful flower gardens.
Greenwich, Prince Edward Island (PEI) National Park
The PEI Park is full of activities ranging from swimming at the beach along with beach activities to paddling and fishing. If you’d like to experience more than one activity you can camp at the park and do a different activity each day. Throughout the park you’ll find the red chairs, these chairs are placed at some of the most beautiful spots on Prince Edward Island. All you need to do is find a chair and take in the serene experience.
Village Vacances Valcartier
Village Vacances Valcartier is a big hit with the locals and tourists and is home to the famous Hôtel de Glace, which is the enchanting ice hotel. In the summer months, Village Vacances Valcartier turns into a lively and joyous place because of the outdoor summer waterpark which has 35 waterslides, 100 splash pad toys, 2 adventure rivers, and a massive wave pool. It’s the perfect place to be on a hot summer’s day.
If you love the outdoors and cycling. Then this is the place to go for both! The Vallée Bras-du-Nord in the Saint-Raymond area is a great place for riders of all levels. You can choose between short trails or more technical trails. There’s a great camp base for those wanting to explore the trails in the Portneuf area.
Saskatchewan Science Centre
Here you will find that experiments are encouraged, you’ll be surprised with stage shows and get to experience the 3D IMAX Theatre in the province. You and your family can take part in the interactive workshops and feed your mind with all the scientific information. The Science Centre is one of the largest family attractions with close to 4 million visitors since its opening in1989.
Beaver Creek Conservation Area
This is a great place for a day hike with the family, as it has several easy trails that cross over each other, all giving you impressive views. The area is full of wildlife, so be prepared to see deers, foxes and birds. In the wintertime, you can participate in cross country skiing along trails that are specifically designed for it.
Miles Canyon was once known as a site for gold seekers, now it’s a place to spend your day filled with hiking, mountain biking and going through cross country skiing trails. You’ll also get the chance to see a variety of wildlife. If you aren’t afraid of heights you can walk across the bridge that connects the two 50-foot sides of the canyon which is said to make for an incredible view.
Takhini Hot Springs
This is more on the relaxing side when it comes to attractions. The Takhini Hot Springs are a pair of natural mineral hot pools and have been in use for centuries by local First Nation. The pools are approximately 36℃ and 42℃, which means you can enjoy them in both winter and summertime.
Living in Canada
As you can see, no matter where you are saying in Canada there are always things to do in your area. Whether it’s in summer or winter, there is no shortage of activities for both adults and children. Start your online evaluation today by clicking on the link below, and begin your journey to Canada.