When people think of adventure holidays, they think of extreme temperatures, trekking through mountainous terrain, and being witness to some of the most spectacular sights that our planet has to offer.
Luckily for the intrepid explorers throughout the world, Canada has all of these things to offer and much more! Whether you’re looking to adventure around the Spirit of Lake Minnewanka or go whitewater rafting, Canada has a plethora of activities you must check out.
So, the next time you’re booking your next travel adventure to the peak of North America, check out these top 5 unique things to do that should be on your bucket list!
1.) Trek in the Rocky Mountains
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to hiking trails in Canada, but revered as the best by locals has to be Banff National Park, in the outskirts of Alberta or Kejimkujik National Park, in Nova Scotia. Both are historical sites, home to lush forests filled with some of the oldest trees and rarest wildlife anywhere in Canada.
With 15 day-hiking trails that have environments ranging from red maple plains, to crystal clear lakes, it’s an adventurer’s paradise. But you certainly don’t have to stop there; no matter where you go in Canada, you can find all sort of hiking trails to trek down.
2.) Navigate the Arctic
Learning about the Inuit people, experiencing their culture and heritage, is part and parcel of an adventure tour to the Arctic of Canada.
In Nunavik in Northern Quebec, you’ll be able to share in their knowledge of local wildlife, basking in the wintery sun of the beautiful snow-covered landscape. Don’t forget to check out the Pingualuit Crater while you’re there too; created by a meteorite around 1.4 million years ago, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
3.) Visit Niagara Falls Attractions
Most people think that Niagara Falls only has one attraction, but there are a ton in the area just waiting for an explorer to take advantage of. Once you’ve booked your hotel room, you can head out in search of adventure.
Whether it’s the Journey Behind the Falls tour where you plunge to its very depths to explore behind their thunderous curtain, the Hornblower boat cruise or the Cave of the Winds tour, you won’t be short of things to do.
4.) Go Whale-Watching in Canada
Vancouver Island is the place to be if wildlife is your passion. Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales await you, along with Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals and the Harbour Porpoise.
The Island boasts the highest number of Orca and Humpback Whale sightings every year, and with the many tours available, you’ll be guided through the area with the very best marine wildlife and photography specialists. Little did you know, the Hawaiian Islands or Caribbean isn’t the only place to get your dose of whales breaching the oceans surface!
5.) See the Northern Lights
Another bucket-list attraction for you to tick off your list, why not take a trip to see the Northern Lights from the wilderness of Yukon, or a sleigh-ride in Northern Alberta. Seen as you’re there for an adventure, why not pack in some dog-sledding and snowmobiling too, before winding down by a roaring fire in a comfortable lodge to cap off the day.
Do you know of any top attractions I’ve missed out?