The kids have a week off school coming up, so it is time to look at holidays! For a lot of people, going away in October consists of staying in the country and visiting Blackpool. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it is time to aim higher. And, it doesn’t come much higher than Canada.
Canada might be the poor man’s America in some people’s eyes, but they have clearly never been. Canada is an amazingly beautiful country inhabited by some of the nicest people in the world. What, that isn’t enough? Okay, it also has some of the most popular tourist destinations too!
When you only have time to visit one place, it has to be Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is located on the border between Ontario in Canada and New York State in the US. It is a series of three huge waterfalls that put life into perspective! It also gives you a better understand of Mother Nature and both the beauty and the power the Earth possesses. When it comes to natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is the king.
Are you a fan of skiing and extreme sports? If the answer is yes, you cannot go wrong with a trip to Whistler. Whistler is in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, and it is also the most popular and famous resort in the whole of North America. That fact gives you some insight into Whistler. It is also massive! There are only a few places in the world that can compare with the Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, and they are all the way in New Zealand.
The Rocky Mountains are somewhat synonymous with The United States thanks to Colorado and Aspen, in particular. However, they also run through Canada, and they are a wonderful sight. In fact, in the Canadian region, you can get Rocky Mountaineer tours. These tours run scale the mountains so you can get to see the Rockies in intimate detail. A tip – if you are scared of heights, you might want to miss this one!
Montreal is one of the most culturally diverse places in Canada. It is the second largest city, but more importantly it is the beating heart of Quebec province. Montreal is a bustling city full of family attractions. To be honest, it is worth visiting to listen to the locals gibbering in France. There are not too many countries where the national language differs depending on the state or province!
No visit to a country is complete without visiting the capital city. Okay, Ottawa may not be as popular or glamorous as Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, but it still has lots to offer. The Rideau Canal is one of the main attractions as it runs through the heart of the city. Plus, in the winter, it freezes and becomes a huge skating rink. There is also Parliament Hill and The Changing of the Guard, which are both well worth a look.
Can you think of a better way to spend a winter holiday?