You’ve probably heard of Canada, but you’re not sure if it’s the right place to move or maybe you don’t know much about the country at all. Here are six reasons why you should visit Canada, whether you’re considering immigrating there or just want to escape your home country for some extended time this summer.
Canada’s diverse geography
There are many reasons to visit Canada, but one of its most appealing features is its incredible geographical diversity. Whether you’re on a road trip across British Columbia or taking in a play at Montreal’s festival du nouveau cinema, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience nature and culture. Traveling throughout Quebec’s Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier or Alberta’s Jasper National Park will make your jaw drop and remind you that you’re in an extraordinary place. Some nature lovers even say that Manitoba’s Nopiming Provincial Park is one of the most beautiful places in all of North America. Keep things fresh by planning your trip to avoid peak travel times during July, August, and September; these months are busy thanks to Canadian holidays and school breaks.
The Great Outdoors!
Even though many Canadians live in large cities, it doesn’t mean they don’t get to enjoy their surroundings. In fact, a majority of Canadians live within 40 kilometers of an ocean coast and you can find beaches wherever you go in Canada. There are over 31 thousand lakes that dot Canadian landscapes, providing plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, skiing and boating. This combination of land and water makes Canada one of the most beautiful countries in North America.
To Enjoy Some Beer
With more than 1000 breweries, Canada is a beer lover’s paradise. Many of these breweries are just starting out, so they have cool names and are eager to experiment with new brews. Each province also has its own brewing styles. For example, Quebec is known for its maple-flavored beers, while in British Columbia many beers incorporate local ingredients like spruce tips and cranberries. Try one of these lesser-known brews when you visit!
To relax on Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island is a stunning place for nature lovers and anyone who wants to get away from it all. The island has tons of shoreline, rolling green hills, and beautiful waterfalls. There are more than 100 provincial parks on Vancouver Island alone, many of which offer camping, hiking trails, swimming in lakes or rivers. With an abundance of wildlife, spectacular vistas, and all kinds of activities there’s something for everyone!
To hike in Banff National Park
Alberta’s Banff National Park is known for its stunning alpine views, gushing waterfalls, and lush forests. Along with many other Canadian national parks, it is home to a wide range of wildlife and plant life that can’t be found anywhere else in Canada. If you’re planning a trip, you can use Parks Canada’s website or mobile app as an itinerary organizer and resource guide. But if there’s only one thing on your bucket list, it should be hiking through Banff. Be warned: Most of Banff’s hikes are strenuous; bring proper gear and follow all posted signs for your own safety.
Few Canadian cuisine have achieved international acclaim as much as poutine. Crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds, and thick gravy come together to make the dinner of dreams, and this French Canadian cuisine can now be found all over the world. And of you happen to be in Quebec, make sure to check out Poutineville.
Bannock is a simple bread that was once a mainstay in the diets of Canada’s Ingenious people. It’s delicious and flexible. Baked (heavy/dense) and fried varieties of bannock which are modern (they are crispy and fluffy on the inside). Bannock has been increasingly popular in recent years, with new twists and versions sprouting up in bakeries and cafés across the country — this is a must try if you visit Canada.
Imagine a delectable slab of deep-fried dough topped with Nutella, Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter, and other goodies. Beavertails are gooey, crunchy, and a taste of genuine perfection, even though they aren’t a traditional Canadian dish. Without one, no trip to Canada is complete!
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