Located on the West Coast of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a popular destination for many. It is one of the most diverse cities in the country, offering a variety of cultural and historical stops for people to visit. Plus, Vancouver has a bustling art scene with local music, plays, and performances! Explore the more hidden side of the city’s history at places such as the Gastown Historic Blood Alley or grab a bite to eat at the famous Gaoler's Mews fine dining restaurant. A few of the other most notable aspects of Vancouver include the Waterfront, whale-watching cruises that allow people to see wild orcas, and the Capilano suspension bridge.
For an international getaway, there is no better place than Canada. This beautiful country features wonders of the world like Niagara Falls as well as cities that are brimming with culture. Whether you decide to enjoy whale watching during a West Coast visit to Vancouver or explore the streets of Montreal, you are sure to have a great time.
Did you know that Edmonton, AB is the home of the largest mall in the entire continent of North America? This sprawling shopping oasis offers tons of eateries, shopping opportunities, and fun. If shopping really isn’t your cup of tea, visit places such as Muttart Conservatory’s gorgeous botanical gardens or cool off at the indoor World Waterpark. For those who enjoy natural scenery, places such as Mill Creek Park, Ellerslie Rugby Park, and Terwillegar Park offer plenty of recreational fun. See the city with tours such as the SW Best of Edmonton Bus Tour, the 90-Minute Segway Adventure, or the Edmonton Craft Beer Tour. Visit Elk Island and experience the best of Canada with your trip to Edmonton in Alberta.
As the capital city of the province of Nova Scotia, it is no surprise that Halifax is one of the most popular Canadian destinations. This gorgeous city is centered on Halifax Harbor and offers many different waterside adventures from beach exploration to cruises and tours. Embark upon the Deluxe Heart of Halifax City Tour to learn about local life, the famous landmarks, and to see the best of Halifax. If you find history fascinating, be sure to visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to learn about ships and ocean exploration or visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. A few of the other notable places in the city include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Point Pleasant Park, and the Salt Marsh Trail. Regardless of your choice of adventure, Halifax gives great insight into Canada’s history and recreational endeavors.
Although Kimberley, BC is the smallest city on this list, it offers up some of the biggest fun! This fantastic town is home to some great skiing adventures. Visit Kimberley Alpine Resort, the Powder Highway, or Kimberley Nature Park to explore the natural wonders of British Columbia. Once home to the largest zinc mine in operation, Kimberley offers up scenic rides on the Mining Railway, or guests can explore history at the Kimberley Heritage Museum or take a relaxing stroll among the beautifully landscaped collection at Cominco Gardens.
Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec. With so many amazing things to do and see, it makes it an obvious choice when planning a Canadian adventure. There are so many exciting attractions available, regardless of what you are interested in. History buffs will have a blast learning at places such as the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Notre Dame Basilica, Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum. Or, get an overview of the city’s local culture on one of the tours offered in the area like the Montreal Guided Sightseeing Tour or the Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour. And of course, the kiddos (and kiddos at heart) will love La Grande Roue de Montreal, a giant ferris wheel that gives fantastic bird’s-eye views of the skyline.
Canada is a gorgeous country that is full of history, natural wonders, and tons of tourist adventures. Whether you head to the West Coast to see orcas swim along the waters of Vancouver or experience the French city of Montreal, there are so many amazing ways to experience a Canadian getaway.