Canada is one of the countries underlined in red by the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic travelers who see in its amazing national parks, its manicured and almost virgin nature, and its eastern metropolis reasons of tremendous weight to planning a trip to Canada.
Reasons To Travel To Canada
The snowy mountain range that stands in Alberta and British Columbia exhales an aroma of adventure and beauty that spreads through the four national parks that comprise it.
And if we talk about giving ourselves an optical joy, you have to ride the Rocky Mountaineer train and contemplate the most breathtaking and sublime panoramic views of a path between lakes, wild flora, and glaciers.
Nearly fifteen million tourists, which is said soon, choose to visit Niagara Falls.
It does not matter the time of day or the year. It doesn’t matter if the ice hides almost everything, as happens in winter. No matter their size, they are far from being the largest in the world.
Niagara Falls is one of the most demanded nature phenomena.
There are so many things to see in Canada that one of the great reasons for the most staunch fans of Viking history and culture could not be missing.
On the island of Newfoundland, you will find L’Anse-aux-Méduses, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978, when the remains of a Viking village are found there.
When the coldest arrives, polar bears go hunting on the ice, although the most fearsome predators in the area are Arctic wolves. With almost two meters in length and color between leaden and canoe, they make oxen and reindeer their favorite victims and have become the biggest nightmare of the seals.
Cities For All Tastes
Vancouver combines the beach, mountains, and skyscrapers with ease. The cinematographic culture (it is one of the favorite filming locations of the North American film industry, that is, Hollywood) and gastronomic (much fusion and Asian cuisine) are its other strengths.
Quebec has more than four centuries of life, a stone wall, cathedrals that cut your breath, and coffee shops that bet on live music (especially jazz).
Montreal has a cosmopolitan atmosphere similar to that of Paris. From its pure and hard bilingualism sprouts the most European city in the New World (the narrow and cobbled streets of its old town reflect this neatly) and the cultural capital of Canada.
For its part, Toronto is the most populated, and its museums are highly valued. Elegant neighborhoods and an unparalleled leisure offer give this metropolis luster.
One of the most curious things about this Canadian city is its network of underground galleries (28 kilometers of travel) that connects the center and where you will find a lot of shops, restaurants, and access to buildings and transport.
How To Go From Toronto To Niagara Falls
You have at your disposal a wide range of possibilities: organized excursions that depart from the city center, Greyhound, and Megabus buses that take you to the town of Niagara Falls. Then you can walk the remaining 3 or 4 kilometers or take a bus in the town.
Between New York and Ontario, there are 1,700 islands, small but perfect if you like to enjoy an outdoor vacation. Of an unparalleled natural beauty, this area offers castles, lighthouses and maritime museums, on the one hand, and unique cities in which to practice fishing or diving, on the other.
Many are private, but in which they are public, there are parks, campsites, and cabins where you can stay. Some private ones are also open to the public, such as Isla del Corazón, which has Boldt Castle. You will arrive by boat to a superb construction of 120 rooms, and you can visit the castle and all its curious recesses. Other points of great tourist interest are Singer Castle or Wolfe Island.
Do not miss the first pilgrimage sanctuary in North America, that of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, a place of worship dedicated to Santa Ana that, for more than three centuries, has been visited and allows you to see beautiful stained glass, paintings, and sculptures.
A quarter of an hour from the center of Quebec, you have the powerful Montmorency waterfall (30 meters higher than the Niagara waterfall) that you can admire by cable car, panoramic staircase or from the suspension bridge. If you dare, try the zip line to fly over the waterfall.
The Jacques-Cartier National Park is a mountainous plateau of great breadth, with deep valleys and deep rivers in which a canoe ride is a delight, and you can also go fishing, hiking.
And if you are passionate about Native American history, the Huron-Wendat Museum will transport you to the 17th century to get to know this nation through various dance shows and their tales and legends.
Just an hour and a half from Quebec is the Charlevoix region. Its nature is fascinating, bathed by the San Lorenzo River, Charlevoix is a biosphere reserve inhabited by the fauna of the most diverse and with a flora that goes from the taiga and the boreal forests to the tundra of the rocky walls.…
Canada became the fourth country in the world throughout its territory to legalize same-sex marriages. This happened in 2005, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the biggest and most celebrated LGBT events take place annually in the country. More than 650,000 people attend the annual Pride Parade (Pride Parade) in Vancouver, including the mayor of the city and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who in 2016 attended three Pride parades (the other two, in Toronto and Montreal). Only a few hours away, Whistler hosts the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival (Whistler Ski and Pride Festival), a week of lesbian-gay skiing that turned 25 this 2017. Winnipeg exemplifies the country’s commitment to diversity and equality at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and will also host the Outgames 2020. Toronto is home to the country’s largest LGBT community and home to one of the largest Pride festivals in the world, which attracts more than one million attendees. And Le Village de Montreal is one of the oldest gay neighborhoods, not to mention the largest in the world. In addition, in 2017, Montreal will host the first Canada Pride, a national celebration of the LGBT movement in Canada, while celebrating the 375th birthday of the city.
From the endless opportunities for surfing on the beaches of Tofino, to the exclusive restaurants and the flourishing craft beer scene in the capital Victoria, every inch of British Columbia offers something different.
You cannot visit British Columbia without making a stop in Vancouver, which is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in the world. An incredible gastronomic culture, a fantastic nightlife, and a rich Aboriginal culture coexist with beaches, forests, and mountains that you can reach in a matter of minutes.
Then, there is Whistler, a tourist city in the mountains that attracts adventure seekers throughout the year. From some of the best places in North America to ski and snowboard all winter, to the best walks, zip lines, and even bungee jumping during the summer.
Now it is Alberta’s turn, were taking a walk in the Rockies after lunch and still having time to explore the streets of a big city before dinner, is possible.
The capital of Alberta, Edmonton is a great destination for festival lovers, as it hosts more than 60 festivals throughout the year, where everything from art, to dragon boats, passing through wine. There is also the huge West Edmonton Mall, the largest commercial and entertainment complex in North America, as well as countless galleries, shops, a famous farmer’s market, and a thriving LGBT neighborhood, Jasper Avenue.
A few hours south, you will find Calgary, a metropolis dramatically located between peaks and grasslands. Visitors and locals recreate the western heritage of the city every year, at the world-renowned Calgary Stampede, an event that lasts ten days in which rodeos abound, cowboy-inspired parties, and plenty to eat and drink. However, Calgary is a place where you can find entertainment all year round, thanks to a crackling cultural scene and incredible cuisine.