Exciting Ideas For A Holiday in Canada

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Holiday in Canada

Discover the Many Reasons to Take a Holiday in Canada

I’ve put together a few ideas for those considering a Holiday in Canada that I thought would be useful should you be planning a vacation to my home and native land!  My travel blog would not be complete without writing an article on Canada.  Canada is my home and I am proud to showcase this wonderful nation to the world!

I was lucky enough to be raised in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, which is situated on Vancouver Island, just off Canada’s west coast.

We locals like to refer the west coast as … ” The Wet Coast. “ 🙂

First, check out this excellent high definition video on Canada.  It gives you a glimpse of its geography, history and attractions, along with some beautiful scenic highlights.  A wonderful video presentation to help you get started on planning your Canadian vacation.

View on and be sure to turn your speakers on!

A Few Interesting Facts About Canada

Canada Flag

The present population of Canada is just over 34 million people from coast to coast. The longest distance from the East coast to the West coast is approximately 3426 miles or 5,514 kilometers.  Canada is enormous, covering over 3,854,085 square miles, which makes it the second largest country in the world by total area.

This beautiful country stretches out from the Pacific Ocean on the west coast at Vancouver Island to the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast from Newfoundland.  Canada stretches south all the way to the 41st parallel and up north to the Arctic Circle.

 Beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise Alberta Canada

Holidays in Canada by Province

Choose from Ten Provinces and Three Territories, each having something special and unique to offer those looking to take a Canadian holiday.

A List of Provinces from West to East …

  1. British Columbia
  2. Alberta
  3. Saskatchewan
  4. Manitoba 
  5. Ontario
  6. Quebec
  7. New Brunswick
  8. Prince Edward Island
  9. Nova Scotia
  10. Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada’s Territories …

  1. Northwest Territories
  2. Yukon
  3. Nunavut

Canada’s geography is very diverse and you can definitely experience this as you travel across each and Territory.  From its variety of coastal beaches to rain forests and deserts, the scenery is magnificent and will leave you simply breathless!

The Mighty Fraser Canyon – Beautiful British Columbia

Fraser Canyon British Columbia

Canada is a year round playground with numerous summer and winter activities to keep most everyone happy.

Add a Canadian Holiday to Your Bucket List

Experience the beauty of the spectacular Gulf Islands and its shores which surround Vancouver Island on the west coast. Enjoy the towns and villages among the world famous Rocky Mountains to the east.  Take in Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and fishing village on Canada’s east coast in the Province of Nova Scotia.

There is something for everyone in Canada’s Provinces and Territories and so much of it waiting for you and your family to discover!  As you explore this vast Country, it becomes easy to tell why the scenery is simply unparalleled to any other place in the world!

I would certainly add Canada to Your Bucket List  if you have not already done so.

As I go along here at Gr8 Travel Tips, I am certainly going to write about as many places and attractions as I can on Canada.  I will also provide some helpful website links to assist in your travel plans. If you and your family are planning on traveling to Canada, then do try to spend as much time as possible, as there are so many sites and attractions to see.

Tips for Holidays in Canada

Here is just a sample of the more popular attractions and activities for you to enjoy while visiting the country.

 Magnificent World Famous Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens Victoria BC Canada

Butchart Gardens

“Butchart Gardens is stunning”

“There can’t be more beautiful gardens in all the world”

These gardens are simply the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.

Butchart Gardens is located on Vancouver Island just minutes from Victoria, British Columbia.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Canada

Capilano suspension bridge Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge

If visiting Vancouver, BC on the west coast, be sure to take a stroll over the infamous swinging bridge!

“We’ve been here about 3 times and each time we’ve marveled about the engineering that has gone into this bridge.”

“Capilano provides a free shuttle during the summer to their location from downtown hotels and Canada Place.”

“Part of Capilano’s captivating story involves the tradition of placing totem poles on the grounds at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park.”

White Water Rafting

River Rafting Canada

Enjoy White Water Rafting

Looking for a little adventure?  Then be sure to experience the thrill of white water rafting in many of Canada’s Provinces or Territories!

“The Kumsheen Rafting Resort is one of the most beautiful places in all of British Columbia. Every morning we awoke to the smell of air so clean and fresh it cleansed our lungs.”

“My throat is still sore from screaming so loud!”

“Our guide was great he kept us in stitches the whole trip!”

Niagra Falls Canada

Niagra Falls Canada

Niagara Falls in Canada

Visit world re-known Niagara Falls in beautiful Niagara, Ontario and talk about the world the awe inspiring Horseshoe Falls.

“A must see natural wonder”

“It is a Mother Nature’s gift”

“Feel the spray and go on the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls – Fabulous”

Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia

Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia

Travel to the east coast of Canada and discover one of its treasures and most scenic destinations in the Province of Nova Scotia.

“One of the most spectacular places in Atlantic Canada”

“Absolutely Stunning!”

“The rocks are magical to walk over and the sea is gorgeous.”

“A must visit on Nova Scotia’s south shore”

Skiing Vacations in Canada are Very Popular

Snow Skiing n Canada

Skiing in Canada

Most every province and territory in Canada offers some of the best snow and heli skiing to be found anywhere in the world! Winter is a very popular time for outdoor winter enthusiasts traveling to Canada.  Whether you plan to visit Canada in the summer or winter, travel by air or in your car or recreational vehicle, we hope to offer points of interest and travel tips to assist you along the way.

If you have weekend, a week, a month or more, it is definitely worth fitting Canada into your vacation travel plans at some point.  Summer of course is perfect for those Family Camping Holidays and what better place to enjoy them, then in Canada! 🙂

O Canada!

Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

(From our national anthem)

 British Columbia Canada

British Columbia Canada

Canada Welcomes You!

Canada Keep Exploring Tourism

I have listed the official Tourism Canada website below where you can access much more travel information.

Canada’s Official Provincial and Territorial Tourism Websites

I have also listed handy website links to each Province and Territories Official Tourism  website for your convenience and Canada holiday travel planning.

Provinces:

Territories:

Safe travels!

Have you visited Canada?  If so, what was your favorite Province?

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Did You Know …

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