With such a geographically, culturally, ethnically, and gastronomically diverse country, choosing where to go and what to do in Canada can be a bit overwhelming. The world’s second largest nation is bursting with fun and unique experiences.
From great outdoor adventures and historical landmarks to cultural activities and fine dining, there are endless diversions for the fearless, female traveler in North America. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed trip or a relaxing getaway, Canada has it all.
Few countries have as many spectacular natural wonders and thrilling outdoor activities as Canada. Cape Breton Island, which was just identified as one of National Geographic’s “must-see” places in 2013, is home to the scenic roadway known as the Cabot Trail. This 185 mile loop along the rugged coast is a convenient and relaxing way to experience Canada’s breathtaking views and wildlife. With the Pacific Ocean on one side, and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park on the other, it is likely that you’ll see whales, bald eagles, moose, bears and several tree species.
The Great Bear Rainforest is another “must-see” location. It is the largest coastal temperate rainforest on earth. The majority of it remains untouched, which makes it an ideal place for camping and truly immersing yourself in nature.
No trip to Eastern Canada would be complete without a visit to Niagara Falls. Their impressive size and power says it all. Just be prepared to contend with the hordes of visitors.
If you don’t mind the arctic weather, head to Churchill in the fall. In the day, the polar bears can be seen roaming the icy shores of the Hudson Bay. At night, the Aurora Borealis can be viewed with its multi-colored ribbons dancing across the sky.
While Canada has its share of nature, its energetic cities are just as attractive and record-breaking. Toronto, deemed the world’s most multicultural city by the United Nations, is known as the cultural, financial, entertainment and gastronomical capital of Canada.
The cosmopolitan city is home to the CN Tower which is the tallest tower in the world and the most prominent landmark in the nation. Ascend the giant structure to have panoramic views of the bustling city below. But, spectacular views are not all the city has to offer. It also has some of the best shopping with the world’s largest underground mall.
If big cities aren’t for you, head to Quebec to explore the famous Citadel and Château Frontenac, and take a relaxing stroll along the Terrasse Dufferin. After spending some time in Old Quebec City and it will feel like you took a trip back in time. With its French inspiration, charming, old-town feel and some of the best mortgage rates Canada has to offer, you might end up wanting to stay forever.