The US has long been a global tourist destination. That’s thanks to the Big Apple, Hollywood, and a thousand other reasons.
But it’s other, continent-spanning neighbour, Canada, has been forgotten, at least historically. And that is a shame.
Canada, as a vast expanse of wilderness, is one of the biggest playgrounds on Earth. And it’s precisely where you’d go to have an adventure.
The Rockies are a vast and inspiring mountain range that makes you respect nature. They’re imposing and treacherous, but also fun and accessible.
It’s often forgotten that the Rockies stretch far further north than the US. The Canadian Rockies are home to one of the oldest national parks in the world. It’s the Banff national park and it is home to stunning scenery and fantastic hotels.
But the Rockies aren’t merely something to go and admire. They’re an opportunity. If you’re travelling for more than a couple of weeks, you might consider a snowboard instructor course in Canada. These are an excellent way to use your time in the best way possible. Not only do you get to have fun, but you also build up a marketable skill you could use when you get home.
Famous for being the largest falls in the world; Niagara Falls are breathtaking to behold. At the foot of Lake Ontario, these falls soar to some 165 feet.
If you visit Niagara, be sure to take a voyage on the Maiden of the Mist. This little boat will take you right into the plunge pool. Don’t worry; you won’t get soaked. But you will get to see and feel the incredible power of the falls.
On the tour, you’ll also get to hear various facts and stories about the falls. Including the prison who fell down the falls while escaping in a barrel.
The Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail that meanders around Nova Scotia is one for the nature lovers. This 300 km trail hosts some of the most stunning scenery in the world. And along the way, there’s a good chance of seeing some of Canada’s famed wildlife. Whales and other large marine mammals are a frequent sighting.
The trail is dotted with highlights, like Pleasant Bay and Cape Breton Island. Here you can take in some of the best vistas available anywhere on Earth.
Poor roads serve these places, but that’s all part of the adventure.
Vancouver has always had a reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in North America. And perhaps the world. But recently, the city has gone down in some people’s estimation.
That is a shame. Though Vancouver suffers from many of the problems found in any large city, it still shines in others. Surrounding the city are incredible skiing locations and beautiful beaches.
And the city has it’s own central park, called Stanley Park, which is just a couple of blocks down from the gleaming skyscrapers at the city’s centre.
Exploring the city itself is always a great option. It’s packed with bars and restaurants. And the city plays host to dozens of exciting cultural events every year.