There are three issues that come to my thoughts when considering of Canada. One – the pleasant individuals (I swear everyone seems to be so good), two – the extraordinarily noticeable seasonal modifications that make visiting so thrilling (the distinction between summer time and winter is so dramatic), and three – the mind-blowing locations in Canada to see (the landscapes and cities are simply one thing else).
Now, I do know I say it time and time once more however Canada is my religious residence! I swear, we’d already be hitched if Canada was an actual individual…
… or soul mates on the very least! 🤣
Proper, earlier than I ramble on about my timeless and enduring love for Canada, I wished to point out you some gems of locations in Canada that may be explored in any season.
The humorous factor is, typically individuals assume Canada to be simply summer time vacation spot however let me let you know, it’s a lot greater than that, with some nice spots to go to at any time of the 12 months.
Not too long ago, we had slightly chinwag with the gang at Discover Canada and so they requested if we’d prefer to share a few of our favorite spots we’d go to. Naturally, this was a giant sure from me (keep in mind I stated I wanna marry Canada 😄). 💍
With that in thoughts, I wished to share some locations in Canada we visited not too long ago and hopefully present you that Canada is actually a lot greater than a summer time vacation spot. We’re already itching to return!
Check out the perfect locations in Canada to go to. 🇨🇦
1.) Jasper Nationwide Park
Jasper was one of many first locations I ever visited in Alberta although, not one of many first locations in Canada (that was Vancouver)! For this journey, I made a decision I wished to embrace the wintery vibes a lot extra, so off we popped in February. It was unimaginable.
The most effective issues about travelling to Jasper in winter is that you simply get to stroll inside the frozen Maligne Canyon and truly wander throughout Pyramid Lake.
Oh, and don’t neglect slightly ice climb too. It’s a heck of a piece out on the arms! Mine went to jelly for days after. Ha! 💪
Learn extra on what to see and do in Jasper, right here
I’ve visited Vancouver 4 instances and I’m already wanting to return… there’s simply one thing so particular about it and it truly is certainly one of my favorite locations in Canada to discover. We visited town in winter, spring (with numerous snow nonetheless on the bottom at Grouse Mountain) and summer time with all the fantastic sunshine.
When you’re right here, be certain to take a while to discover the Vancouver Artwork Gallery, Gastown, wander round Granville Island, have among the greatest meals within the metropolis at Savio Volpe (it’s so tasty!) and gorge on at the perfect bakeries.
Additionally, don’t neglect to go over to the Capilano Suspension Bridge that’s solely about 20-minutes from downtown Vancouver and take a ferry to the Sunshine Coast for some vintage looking and many beautiful little spots.
Learn our full week itinerary for Vancouver, right here
To not be confused with Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake is without doubt one of the most stunning little cities and locations in Canada to expertise. We popped over on the finish of February and it was as if we’d arrived in slightly fairytale city. It’s all so quaint! ✨
When you’re right here, be certain to discover Queen Avenue (with all of the unbiased boutiques), head on a horse-drawn carriage tour of the city and pop over to Peller Estates for among the tastiest ice wines within the area.
Learn extra on visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake, right here
We’ve visited Whistler in each summer time and winter and truth-be-told, there’s no proper or incorrect time to go. Earlier than our first go to, I’d at all times thought-about Whistler to be a ‘winter city’ (if that is sensible)… however there’s a lot to do in the summertime, too.
Clearly, when you like to ski, head right here within the winter months however when you wanna see one other aspect to the Whistler, pop over in Summer time. When you’re right here, be certain to kayak down the river of golden goals, mountain bike your manner down the mountains and have slightly relaxation and leisure on the Scandinave Spa. It’s so good after an extended day of being energetic.
As an added epic journey, take the seaplane from Vancouver to Whistler, it’s a type of flights the place you’ll be glued to the window as you see Mount Garibaldi, glaciers and perhaps even a number of bears (when you’re fortunate).
Learn extra on all of the issues to do in Whistler, right here
5.) Wells Grey
To be trustworthy, I hadn’t heard an excessive amount of about Wells Grey Provincial Park earlier than our final go to to British Columbia however boy was I glad we found it.
Now, that is fairly huge park to discover in the summertime months (with a great deal of mountain climbing trails) however we determined to pop throughout in winter and take a wander to see Helmcken Falls once they’re icy and all cool trying. We weren’t dissatisfied, the falls are simply gorgeous, particularly with that vast ice-cone that surrounds them.
When you’re right here, be certain to go out kayaking on Murtle Lake, discover Spahats Creek Falls and head out horseback-riding throughout the park.
Learn extra on among the greatest spots to see in British Columbia, right here
6.) Solar Peaks
So, Solar Peaks was a complete shock to me… in a great way after all! Now, I’d already skied in Whistler and Marmot Basin however hadn’t heard an excessive amount of about snowboarding in Solar Peaks earlier than our final go to.
We remedied this on our final journey and I’m so glad we determined to cease off right here.
Clearly, this a terrific spot for snowboarding (the slopes are a lot quieter than Whistler) however there are some fairly epic winter sports activities, too.
One of the crucial distinctive issues we did was to go ice fishing on a frozen lake. In spite of everything, this simply isn’t one thing you are able to do within the UK! After slightly trek, we headed out onto the frozen lake (about 15-minutes from Solar Peaks itself) and sat ice-fishing for the morning in our personal little-tented igloo.
I even caught a rainbow trout (which I popped straight again into the lake), thus permitting the bragging rights towards Yaya who caught nothing.
7.) Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is usually busiest within the Summer time months however let’s be trustworthy, it appears to be like simply as stunning (if no more so) within the winter months surrounded by icicles and powdery snow.
When you’re right here, be certain to go to the Journey Behind The falls the place you truly get to stroll within the tunnels that go beneath the falls themselves.
When you’re in search of some nice views of Horseshoe Falls, head on a helicopter tour or up the Skylon Tower that overlooks the falls themselves.
Learn extra on what to do in Niagara Falls, right here
Toronto is a type of cities that you simply go to that’s simply bursting with issues to do at any time of the 12 months. The factor I first observed as soon as we arrived in Toronto was its power… it simply feels so alive. it, it nearly looks like Canada’s New York or London (if that makes any sense?) with one thing at all times taking place and bustling neighbourhoods that each one really feel very totally different from one another.
When you’re right here, be certain to observe the sundown from the CN Tower, head to China City for the perfect dumplings within the metropolis (on the aptly named, Dumpling Metropolis) and discover the attractive Casa Loma that’s perched in Midtown.
Learn extra on issues to do in Toronto, right here
Perched within the province of Alberta, Edmonton is a type of cities that has simply the fitting stability of issues to do within the metropolis and delightful nationwide parks to go to on its doorstep. Plus, an added bonus is that everybody is soooo pleasant!
When you’re visiting town in winter, be certain to cease by the unimaginable Ice Castles that’ll make you consider you’ve arrived in Narnia. It’s loopy!
For some tasty place to eat, pop into El Cortez who contour up among the greatest Mexican meals within the metropolis. Oh yeah, additionally they have some fairly superb mescal, too! Bottoms up!
When you’re hankering for slightly spot of nature, simply 45-minutes away is Elk Island Nationwide Park – a terrific place to discover in any season. We visited in winter and headed out on a guided snowshoe stroll at the hours of darkness… I’ll always remember it.
See our full itinerary on what to do in Edmonton, right here
Banff is presumably the extra well-known Nationwide Parks in Canada (and one of many extra fashionable locations in Canada to go to). Now, Banff itself is usually regarded as a summer time spot to go to (particularly for these beautiful turquoise lakes) however the Nationwide Park is simply as superb in winter and spring as it’s in these hotter summer time months.
We determined to go to Banff in March as I actually wished to embrace the snow. Within the UK, we simply don’t get the snow wherever close to the identical scale as Canada does, so you may think about my pleasure!
When you’re there, head out snowshoeing at Sunshine Meadows, go ice skating on Lake Louise (I used to be horrible at it) and head to the Sky Bistro for some unimaginable views (and engaging grub) overlooking Banff.
Learn extra on what to do in Banff, right here
17 Stunning Nationwide Parks In Canada You Have To Go to