Even beyond Justin Trudeau, the thought of Canada evokes the image of a happy nation (it was ranked at the 7th spot on the United Nation’s list of the happiest countries in the world) that has been touched by all strokes of nature’s brilliance on the canvas of the universe. While its mighty mountains, stunning coasts and gushing waterfalls do paint a beholding picture, the country has a lot going for it in terms of wildlife, art and culture as well as food and fare.
There’s a lot that one must do in Canada, in this post we tell you about the top five unique experiences that you absolutely can’t miss in glorious country.
Skiing at Whistler Blackcomb, the Largest Ski Resort in the World
Outdoing itself with every new addition to the list of activities that can be done on the snow, a skiing experience at the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains is one that you will remember for a long time to come. Containing over 200 trails that take you through glaciers and snow-capped forests, the ski resort enjoys equal popularity among families and couples. Amongst a list of thrilling, adventurous and entertaining activities that you must undertake here Whistler Heli-Skiing, Ziptrek Ecotours, Scandinave Spa Whistler and Peak 2 Peak Gondola are some of the top recommended.
Indulge in Whale Watching
More than 30 different species of whales live in the waters off Canada’s 202,000km of coastline, which make it one of the best places in the world for a thrilling encounter with these water giants. The different kinds of whales that are found in the Canadian waters include the humpback whale, the North Atlantic right whale, the blue whale as well as the little minke. Tadoussac, Quebec; Digby Neck, Nova Scotia; Witless Bay, Newfoundland as well as Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia are some of the best areas in Canada for spotting a whale.
Meet the Elusive Polar Bears
Perhaps the best place on earth to meet with cuddly Polar bears and popular as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’, Churchill in Canada is visited by travellers from around the world in large number. To spot the bears, visitors can either ride tundra vehicles, designed especially to glide over the snow or take guided walking tours to the areas that are most frequented by bears. It is also common for visitors to book wilderness lodges in the middle of polar bears’ common path. Although, October and November are considered the prime viewing times, the polar bears can be found throughout the year in Churchill.
Explore Your Inner Cow Boy/ Cow Girl in the Saskatchewan River valley
Visit La Raeta Ranch in the Saskatchewan River valley and you will feel like you are on the set of an 80’s Hollywood cowboy movie. You will be surrounded by some beautiful horses as also by the gorgeous Canadian Prairies and spectacular views of the rolling hills. Home to over 250 cows, the ranch gives you time to slow down, relax and live the old-fashioned life even if it is only for a few hours.
Participate in Festival/Tour Dedicated to Maple Syrup
For a country that is behind the production of 85% of the world’s total Maple Syrup, Canada surely knows how to highlight its beloved syrup that is earning it world-wide recognition. There are various festivals and events held throughout the year that are dedicated to the celebration of this sugary syrup that is best enjoyed with pancakes. Some of these events even show visitors the traditional and modern methods of production of the syrup. March and April are the months that you should plan your trip around if you want to be a part of festivals and events that hero this star ingredient from Canada.