Summers in Canada offer a great number of attractions that just aren’t enjoyable during the long, cold winter months and why so many people look forward to summer vacations. If you are looking for something to do this year, you may want to spend time camping, fishing or travelling to some of Canada’s most interesting cities.
There is just so much to do in a country as large as this so whatever you choose, you are sure to have an amazing time. To get you started on your quest for the perfect summer, here are five awesome ways to spend summer vacation in Canada.
1) Boating on the Great Lakes
Perhaps the most popular attraction during the warm summer months is the Great Lakes which can be enjoyed from the shore as well as on the water. If you choose to go recreational boating, just make sure to be safe, get the proper licenses and always have a focus on safety when boating on the Great Lakes.
2) Camping in Banff National Park
Those looking to spend some quality time surrounded by nature should make Banff National Park a ‘must do.’ As Canada’s first national park and one of the most popular tourist attractions for nature buffs, Banff National Park in Alberta is the ideal spot for camping, hiking and spending time in quiet surroundings to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
3) Touring Famous Cities
There are simply too many famous cities in Canada to be able to visit them all in just one summer vacation. However, those amongst the most popular would include:
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Toronto, Ontario
- Montreal, Quebec
- Ottawa, Ontario
Whilst Ottawa is the nation’s capital, Vancouver is said to be one of the most beautiful cities, not only in Canada, but around the entire world. Whether on a guided tour or driving from one end of the country to the next, Canada’s cities have something for literally everyone.
4) Visit Historic Niagara Falls
Another awesome site is historic Niagara Falls. For over a century this has been a popular tourist attraction, was the location for a great number of films and one of the world’s leading honeymoon destinations. Visit Niagara Falls, just don’t try to go over it in a barrel!
5) Salmon Fishing in British Columbia
They say that the Pacific Northwest is God’s country because it has absolutely the best scenery of anywhere in the world. Everything is deep green and the rivers and coastlines are spectacular. From July through September salmon run and if you are a sports fisherman, this is the time of year to go. What a way to spend summer vacation and perhaps even go down in Ripley’s Believe It or Not for catching the world’s largest salmon. Okay, it’s not likely, but you can dream!
With so much to see and do at home here in Canada, why travel abroad? You can take the kids, leave the kids or spend part of the time with them and part of the time alone out on the town, but do take time to try these five awesome ways to spend summer vacation in Canada. You’ll have memories for a lifetime.