With recent events on the global stage, many people are looking to Canada as a destination. So it’s worth asking the question; what does this country have to offer, despite its enormous size?
Here, we’re going to investigate some of the unusual places to visit in Canada.
The Canadian Rockies
Many people think that the Rockies are a range of mountains that occupy the Western US - and they are. But they also extend much further north, right up through Canada. The Rockies have been variously described as some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Here you’ll see incredible scenery. This includes some of Canada’s highest mountains and most secluded lakes. The Canadians Rockies are so vast you could literally spend years here and not explore everything the area has to offer. There are opportunities to do trail walking, biking, and camping. The Canadian Rockies also play host to a range of ski resorts, like Banff. If you want to go to Canada for more than a couple of weeks, this website provides more information.
Whistler is one of Canada’s largest and most popular ski resorts. Here you’ll find incredible powder during the winter months, and many ski activities. Back in 2010, Whistler hosted the winter Olympics. It has more than 1,610 meters of vertical and over 8,000 acres of piste. The best of the skiing seasons lasts from November to May. The mountains host a large amount of snow that needs to be "pashed down" every morning.
The Yukon is perhaps the most desolate place, outside of Australia’s Northern Territory, in the Western world. Tucked away in northwest Canada, this area is home to silent peaks and beautiful wildlife. Yukon is actually home to the highest mountains in the whole of Canada, including Mount Logan at 5,959m. Because the area is so remote and so harsh, it has remained pristine, even in the 21st century. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure here. You can meet the grizzly bears of the Yukon, and travel the area by horseback. There’s also paddle lakes, trails, biking centers, snowboards, and dog sledding.
Nova Scotia, also known as New Scotland, bears a striking resemblance to its namesake. It’s a mountainous, craggy place, brimming with maritime tradition. The climate here is relatively moderate, and there’s plenty of nautical heritage on display.
At the center of the area stands the city of Halifax. The city played a vital role in the mission to rescue the passengers on the Titanic when it sank more than 100 years ago. Halifax was also the destination of the Britannia way back in 1840, after its record-breaking 12 day trip across the Atlantic.
Quebec is Canada’s only French-speaking region and the largest province in Canada. There’s actually a lot of history here, thanks to Quebec being one of the oldest places in the whole of North America. Here you’ll find the world famous Chateau Frontenac, a 19th-century hotel that takes up much of the city’s skyline. There are also local moose and ski resorts.