The Great White North, as Canada is known, is a wonderful destination for a vacation, whether you are a nature lover, a city dweller or anything in between. The huge country has every type of terrain you could be looking for, and it is simply beautiful. It has 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so you’ll never be short of exciting places to visit. Of course, Canadians are known for their kindness, and that reputation exists for a reason. Ready for your trip to Canada, eh?
Many people wonder when is the best time to visit Canada. Of course, it’s known for its cold weather for a reason. In order to take advantage of the good weather and avoid the busy crowds that summer attracts, it is best to visit Canada in the fall, September and November. This way you can also experience the magnificent foliage.
You can also choose to visit in July so that you can attend the Calgary Stampede, which happens to be the biggest rodeo in the world. Anyone who is a fan of cowboy culture will surely be delighted with this experience.
Of course, for outdoor winter sports enthusiasts, it is easy to visit during the colder months, because winter is so long here. Two of the best mountains for skiing are Mont Tremblant and Whistler, but there are plenty more you can experience as well.
Of course, the cold weather means that over the years Canadians have had to come up with delicious, hot food to satiate them during the grueling winter months. Nowadays, you can experience many delicious Canadian staples thanks to its lively food truck scene, which is especially prevalent in British Columbia.
So what should you eat? Make sure to try the poutine, an amazing dish made with fries, cheese curds, melted cheese and gravy. It’s deliciously delicious. Beaver Tails are irresistible deep-fried dough buns that come with all of your heart’s fillings, from Nutella and M & Ms to cinnamon sugar.
Another staple is Chinese Pâté, which looks like shepherd’s pie but also contains creamed corn. Finally, you can’t visit Canada without trying a Caesar cocktail, which consists of vodka, tomato and clam juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
You may have heard of this place before, but if you’ve never tried Tim Hortons Donut and Coffee, you definitely need to give it a try. Of course, Timmies has spread to other places around the world, but trying it in Canada is a must.
British Columbia’s largest city, Vancouver, is a must-see. It truly is one of the coolest towns in the market, with a vibrant food scene, a bustling craft beer center and, of course, breathtaking scenery.
Toronto is another great city to visit because it is one of the most diverse cities on the planet. There are over 140 languages spoken here, and more than half of its residents were born outside of Canada.
The culture of Quebec includes elements of Europe, North America and Canada. Most of its inhabitants speak French, and you will find breathtaking architecture here.
Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec, and it’s a massive classic metropolis with beautiful buildings. Located on an island in the St. Lawrence River, this beautiful city is full of museums and cultural sites to visit.