Why Canada? With its breathtaking landscapes and numerous unique places, with its territory to be explored from coast to coast to discover the many natural wonders, Canada – the second-largest country in the world, home to lively and culturally rich cities – will amaze every traveler both in summer and winter.
1- What to see: ideas for an itinerary
The main cities. Canada is not just the cities of Toronto and Montreal, two well-known tourist destinations that we will discuss in detail later. Located between the mountains of the coast and the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in the country, is preferred by many tourists for its majestic landscapes that feature a natural playground where visitors can swim in the ocean, rollerblading through parks and skiing in the mountains in the snow all in one day. One of Vancouver’s greatest treasures is Stanley Park, a 405-acre park located on the west side of the city center. Set on a peninsula, the park is surrounded by the sea and has paths for walking, jogging, cycling. From here there are some beautiful views of the city and the mountains. Inside the park are the Vancouver Aquarium, the beautiful Beaver Lake, the Stanley Park Pavilion and the Rose Garden. Also of particular interest, there are numerous totems, some of which were erected over 100 years ago. Located at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau rivers in south-east Ontario, Ottawa is the capital of Canada. As the nation’s capital, Ottawa is home to many financial, commercial and federal institutions.
2- Useful information
When and how to go. The climate of Canada is extremely varied, and it is certainly a generalization to say that areas near the coast or the Great Lakes have mild winters and fresh summers compared to the interior. The best time to go to Canada depends a lot on what you plan to do there. Although some tourist facilities in small towns are closed in winter, most remain open and you can ski. As we proceed north, the climate becomes more rigid, which means long and very cold winters, and short but surprisingly hot summers (with lots of insects). In summer, from late June to August, the weather is better and, not surprisingly, there is the largest influx of travelers. July and August make the whole country warm, even the far north. The prices are higher, the accommodations are often already booked and the national parks are crowded. In the summer, you will need a supply of insect repellent if you plan to do outdoor activities like hiking or camping.
3- Where to eat and sleep
Advice for meals. The quality of food in Canada is generally quite high; you will have no trouble finding excellent restaurants throughout the country. Canada is a country of recent immigrants. Local people can be asked for directions to the best Chinese neighborhood, rather than to a Lebanese, Pakistani, Jamaican, or other ethnic restaurants. As these restaurants tend to appear and disappear quite quickly. However, almost every Canadian city has an offer of ethnic restaurants that allow for an inexpensive and delicious lunch. Dinner in Canada is generally consumed between 6 pm and 8 pm. Tips are rarely included in Canadian restaurants.
Canada is a country with a million charms. At least go to Canada once in a lifetime and you will have an unforgettable experience. Start looking for information about the eTA Canada and pack up immediately! Thank you for reading and enjoy your Canada holiday!