Activities in Canada
Canada, a country with vast natural areas just waiting to be explored. Outdoor activities in Canada are not to be missed. With so many Canadian holiday activities people of all ages will have a great time. Whether self-guided or organized through a tour operator, activities in Canada are full of fun and adventure.
Climbing and hiking are popular activities in Canada. Wildlife parks have an abundance of well-maintained trails and several hikes can be enjoyed even outside of park areas. Traverse the Rocky Mountains, look down from coastal cliffs or march across the prairies. Hikes vary in length and difficulty, so travelers can find one to suit their schedule and fitness level. If you are interested in hiking through Canada, try out these spots: Jasper National Park (Alberta), Fundy National Park (New Brunswick), Mont Trembland Park (Quebec), Chilkoot Trail (Yukon Territory), Pacific Rim National Park (British Columbia) and Cape Breton National Park (Nova Scotia), to mention a few. Climbing in Canada is a fantastic challenge. Various companies offer group climbing sessions with an instructor and equipment. Good areas for climbing are: Jasper National Park (Alberta), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Collingwood (Ontario) and Squamish (British Columbia).
Canada's waterways provide further opportunity for fun-filled activities. Canoeing and kayaking is popular throughout the country. Adventurous types will enjoy white water rafting whilst those who simply wish to relax will have a great time paddling along gentle streams. Try these locations for canoeing and kayaking: Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands (British Columbia), Bowron Lake Provincial Park (British Columbia), Kejimkujik National Park (Nova Scotia), Prince Albert National Park (Saskatchewan), Killarney Provincial Park (Ontario), Ottawa River (Ontario), Nahanni National Park (Northwest Territories), Mingan Island National Park (Quebec), Yukon River (Yukon). Fishing is a past-time in Canada. A variety of fishing licenses can be bought in Canada. Tourist offices will be able to direct you as to the best spots. In the summer months visitors can swim in Canada's lakes or in the sea. In the spring time locals are often seen making holes in the ice to hop in for a dip.
Snow sports are engaged in all across Canada as the fallen snow remains for a long period. Tourist information centers can provide information on skiing conditions in the area. Skidoo trails are a great way to spend the day. Keep warm! Excellent spots for snow sports are: Rocky Mountains (Alberta), Whistler (British Columbia), Okanagan Valley (British Columbia), Barrie (Ontario), Marble Mountain (Newfoundland) and Appalachian Mountains (Quebec). Ice skating can be enjoyed on ponds and lakes that have been carefully maintained.
These are just some highlights of exciting outdoor activities in Canada. Why not include a few of these Canadian holiday activities on your itinerary.