Canada, sometimes referred to as USA Lite, should actually be called USA Plus. It has more culture, and equally impressive nature and wild life. The only thing it lacks is the more sunny and warm summers. But there is some much to see and do. We have listed the most exciting things to do, so that you won’t be stuck in your hotel playing casino games or watching tv.
Arctic Journey – Ghosts of the Northwest Passage
If you are into history, nature, and adventure, this trip is perfect for you. This cruise on the Canadian Arctic will give you a spectacular view of Canadian tundras and wildlife. You will get your history fix as you follow the path where English Captain Sir John Edwards and his crew lost their lives in 1845. The history lesson will go on as you cross the Northwest Passage. While doing so, you might also spot some polar bears, some seals, even beluga whales. You will also visit a migratory bird sanctuary.
EdgeWalk at the CN Tower
Head over to one of Toronto’s landmarks, the CN Tower. Standing 1,815 meters high, it is quite hard to miss. If you are a bit of a daredevil, try walking along the edge of the restaurant’s roof, 1,168 meters off the ground. Completely safe, you will wear a harness as you walk around freely to enjoy the marvelous view of Toronto.
With its expansive and breathtaking view, it will be a shame if you do not drop by Niagara Falls. Most people do say that the Canadian side is much better because it gives you a full view of the American and Horseshoe Falls. There are no fees collected for visiting the place but, because this is a popular tourist destination, expect the food, parking, and other tourist-related activities to be pricier. Want your Niagara Falls experience to be up close and personal? Take the Hornblower Niagara Cruises, the Canadian version of the Maid of the Mist boat ride from the US side.
Watch the Northern Lights
You do not have to go all the way to Europe to catch the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. You can head to Canada where there are tons of places where you can catch the Northern Lights. There are many places to choose from: the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Yukon, Manitoba, etc. There are amazing accommodations available at these places. You do not just enjoy the Northern Lights but also the awesome landscape in these places as well.
Overdose on maple syrup and some poutine
If there were 2 representative Canadian food items, those would be maple syrup and poutine hands down. Maple syrup to Canada is like catsup in the US. There are many places that make maple syrup in Canada called Sugar Shacks. Many Sugar Shacks have restaurants where you can sample local cuisine and dump maple syrup all over it. You will be forgiven if you buy a bottle of maple syrup or 2, or an entire box. Poutine, meanwhile, is Canada’s version of fries. The fries are served with cheese curds and brown gravy. They say the best ones come from Quebec, since the dish originated from Quebec.