Canada is a beautiful country. It’s filled with lush greenery, stunning mountain views, and majestic ocean vistas. A trip to this vast country is a must, but deciding what to do and see can be tricky since there are so many options. There are the well-known tourist areas like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, but what about the sights that maybe aren’t so well known? A great way to experience any country is to find the lesser-known spots to visit, and Canada is no exception. Here then, is your guide to uncovering Canada’s hidden gems.
Niagara-on-the-Lake offers world-class wine, dining, theatre, and natural wonder all within spitting distance of each other. It is home to the annual Shaw Festival, honoring the works of George Bernard Shaw, among others. Before taking in a show, you can eat at one of the town’s wonderful boutique eateries and stroll the tree-lined streets to admire the turn-of-the-century homes. After visiting this quaint little spot, you can then head down the road and check into a room with a Fallsview to check out the magnificent Niagara Falls.
Fort William Historical Park
This attraction is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Step back in time and experience life in the fur trade during the time when Canada was born. The attraction is a reconstruction of the Fort William fur trading post as it was in the early 17th century. The “citizens” of the fort will take you through the day-to-day of life at a trading post at the time. You can watch as they build canoes and talk to visiting fur traders. This is a great family friendly attraction.
No, Canadians don’t all live in igloos, but there is much to see if you are interested in checking out winter wildlife in their habitat. Take a propjet up to Churchill, Manitoba, and take a polar bear tour on Hudson’s Bay. The bears are especially visible in the fall when they are out looking for places to hibernate. These bears are especially playful, so it’s fun to watch them wrestle and chase each other.
Peggy’s Cove is a tiny fishing village in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It’s home to only 60 people. They call themselves Mother Nature’s Playground, and they aren’t lying. Peggy’s Cove offers natural attractions such as bird-watching, kayaking, whale watching, and beaches, just to name a few. Nova Scotia seafood is world famous, and the restaurants in the village offer the freshest possible. End your perfect day in a quaint bed and breakfast by the ocean.
Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
When you think of Canada, you might not think of heat, but believe it or not, Canada has some wonderful hot springs in and around the Banff region in Alberta. Spend a relaxing time surrounded by snowy mountains while you luxuriate in natural steaming pools. Try out one of the many spas in the region to get the full pampering experience you deserve.
Canada is a marvelous land full of nature, history, and wildlife. Head off the beaten path to get a deeper understanding and appreciation for a wonderful country by visiting the above locations.