Oh, Canada! From the islands of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia to the vast wilderness of the Torngat Mountains in northern Labrador, Canada is full of open spaces.
The Canadian adventure bucket list is endless – hike through the Rocky Mountains and marvel at the clear, glacier-fed turquoise water of Lake Louise. Or canoe through the wilderness of the Algonquin Park in Ontario or cycle along Cape Breton’s lush Cabot Trail. But Canada is more than just wilderness. It’s a fascinating country where cosmopolitan cities host world-class events like the Calgary Stampede, the Quebec Winter Carnival, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. In smaller towns and regions, look for weekly markets, regional festivals, and celebrations of food and drink, especially throughout the summer.
In the winter, Canada is a playground for adventure lovers with world-class ski resorts like Revelstoke, Whistler, and Mont Tremblant, where tubing and fat-biking are becoming just as popular as Nordic skiing and snowboarding. And there’s plenty to do in the urban areas too. Ice skate along Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, try your hand at ice fishing in the middle of Quebec city, or simply relax in the hot, bubbly waters of a Nordic