Canada is a country that is incredibly varied and far larger than many think, a visit to the country offers several different types of holidays, whether you are after some sun, a city break or a skiing holiday, Canada has got you covered. If you decide to take a trip to this wonderful country this year then here are our top 3 locations for you to think about heading to.
Canada’s most populous city and one if it’s most beautiful is where you should be heading this year if you wish to see a cultured and cosmopolitan city with incredible landmarks that include the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls. The Falls dominate the the city and can be seen from right along the riverside, if you truly want to witness the grandeur of the falls then I recommend you take one of the boat tours that sails right underneath the waterfall. The CN Tower is worth visiting also in Toronto, it was once the World’s tallest building and it features a revolving restaurant and a glass floor at the top. Toronto is packed with museums, parks, cultural centres, retail outlets, aquariums and provides visitors with an abundance of things to do and see.
Whistler is a ski resort in British Colombia, it has repeatedly been voted as the best place to ski in Canada and offers the largest area of pistes in North America. The resort exists solely because of it’s skiing activities and it is a fantastic place to spend your vacations. Whistler is just north of the beautiful city of Vancouver and if you were thinking about renting a car for your holiday then you should do what I did and spend a few days in Vancouver and renting a car there before heading up to ski in Whistler. The resort was used during the 2010 Winter Olympics for luge, bobsled, skiing and snowboarding events due to it’s large size, it’s excellent snow quality and the the rugged landscape that it the Coast Mountains provide it with. If you plan to ski in Canada then look no further than Whistler.
Montreal is the capital of Quebec and a city where more than 50% of it’s residents speak French, the city is also heavily influenced by French culture which gives Montreal a charm that can’t be witnessed anywhere else in the country. Montreal has a beautiful Old-town and walking down St.Paul street is where you will see the European influence that dominates the city, French bistros and bars occupy the side streets as well as markets and souvenir shops. Other notable things to do in Montreal are to visit the Basilique Notre-Dame, a huge and beautiful designed church with an incredible gothic organ at it’s centre; Space for Life is a bio-dome that acts as a living museum dedicated to nature and ecosystems and is a fun and educational day out; the city is also something of a mecca for jazz music and each year hosts a huge festival dedicated to it, there are plenty of bars and clubs that you should head to for some of the finest live jazz music in the World. For an altogether ‘different’ Canadian holiday, then head to Montreal.