Discover The Wonders Of Canada

If you have had your fill of European destinations and want to try something new, Canada has more than most to offer the adventurous traveler. It’s vast open spaces and glorious scenery combine for a truly impressive traveling adventure.

You now require an eTA to visit Canada for tourism, transit or business trips that are going to last less than six months. You can find out lots more information and details of how to apply on the Canadian eta website so check this out several months before you leave. Make sure that you have adequate travel and health insurance in place and that your passport is up to date. If you are participating in sports such as skiing you may need additional insurance.

Vancouver is a chic coastal city and an ideal base for your trip but it’s the outdoors that makes this area truly spectacular. Here are some sights that you cannot miss. Whatever your tastes in outdoor adventures, Vancouver, and the surrounding area has something to offer you that you will not be able to resist!

Stanley Park for garden lovers

There are more than 1,000 acres of space at Stanley Park making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. There is something for everyone there. You can take a relaxing stroll around the flowering gardens and wooded areas spotting the natural flora and fauna. For the more adventurous, you can hire a bike or some roller blades and check out the Seawall 5.5-mile path.

Grouse Mountain for winter sports lovers

True adventure is a short 15-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. On Grouse Mountain you can ski, snowboard, snowshoe or ice skate. If that is a bit much for you there are gentle sleigh rides as well. If your trip is in the summer, you don’t have to lose out. Swap winter sports for zip lines and trekking. The 1-mile long aerial tramway to the gorgeous Observatory restaurant is not to be missed.

Whistler Blackcomb for the gondolas

Travel a little further from Vancouver (around two hours) and you reach Whistler Blackcomb – a vast 8,000 acres of pure fun. There are two mountains and oceans of space where you can ride the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola. This is a perfect destination for a winter or a summer break so take your pick. Winter sports include skiing and snowboarding but in the summer, you can go mountain-biking along challenging trails and try out outdoor adventures like zip trekking. The area is well serviced by more than 130 restaurants so refueling after your exercise is not a problem! If the weather does turn a little bad you can always head indoors to one of the 200 shops!

Sea safari for water lovers

A coastal city has got to have coastal adventures and Vancouver does not fail in this. You can spot seals, whales, and blue herons in the waters near the city. You can choose from a sedate kayak trip or a thrilling sea safari from Howe Sound.

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Honeymooning In Canada

Choosing Canada as a honeymoon destination can be the perfect blend of romance, discovery and delight. The cosmopolitan mix of upscale restaurants, unique shopping and lively entertainment within the major Canadian cities is a draw for couples honeymooning from around the world, while the breathtaking gorgeous and diverse landscapes is perfect for a romantic getaway. While it is almost impossible to pinpoint the best Canadian destination for lovers, below are some regions worth considering as you plan your dreamy vacation.

Whistler, BC.

Whistler, British Columbia offers a harmonious blend of majestic views from atop its mountain peaks, and luxurious accommodations in their peaceful, yet bustling village. A short distance from Vancouver, this upscale community offers plenty of shopping, eateries and evening entertainment options, and provides top notch outdoor activities year round, whether it is skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer.

Honeymoon in Quebec City

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Quebec City, QC.

As soon as one enters the region of Quebec, the difference is noticeable. Being the only province with French as its first language, the culture changes significantly from the rest of Canada, offering a unique flavor and ‘joie du vie’ (joy of life). Quebec City is a historic gem with its beautiful, colorful architecture and old-world charm. Exceptional food, lovely attractions and a nightlife scene that pulses with excitement will entice honeymooners as they venture forth into the province’s capital; a horse drawn carriage ride through the starlit streets is sure to set the mood.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Venture away from the iconic Niagara Falls and discover an intimate community with superior shops, restaurants, wineries, nature and theater. The famous Shaw Festival is held here annually, attracting top thespians to this lovely town to delight locals and travelers alike with sweeping performances. This laidback, picturesque setting is the perfect locale for newlyweds looking to unwind from stresses in luxury spas and boutique accommodations.

Prince Edward Island

Connected to the mainland by way of a bridge that is an engineered masterpiece, Prince Edward Island is a remote national treasure that few take advantage of. With its kind hearted, welcoming people and the ocean playground to entertain visitors and native dwellers, couples can easily feel quite at home. Fresh seafood, particularly the lobster, makes them famous, along with their farmers markets and intimate bed-and-breakfasts. Couples can bike and relax along the beaches of red clay and white sands, as well as the high grassy cliffs that overlook blue ocean waves. The many fishing villages will provide quaint magnetism that will make you feel miles away from the anxieties of planning a wedding.

There are many things about Canada that make it unique in its appeal to honeymooners. One thing to be certain of though – a honeymoon in “The Great White North” is sure to create unique and wonderful memories you will cherish for a lifetime.

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