Adventure loving travelers have so many amazing choices for things to do in Canada. So when you visit this great country you may need a bucket list! Canada is most famous for it’s varied landscapes ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the beaches towards the west coast, from peaceful towns to the ever bustling metro cities. Whether you want hike the Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland, Kayak down Iceburg Alley or go yukon mushing (dog sledding) Canada has something for everyone. Foodies won’t be disappointed either, with tourtiere, bannock and butter tarts on most menus. So without further ado, here is what we consider to be the top things to do in Canada: certainly worthy of being on your Canada Bucket List that’s for sure.
Here’s our pick of the top things to do in Canada
Yukon mushing (dog sledding)
Travel by dog team through the spectacular Yukon wilderness, “Mush you huskies!.” Stunning winter scenery, excited sled dogs and a thrilling ride make dog sledding in the Yukon a unique experience. Learn the basics of mushing and form a close relationship with your dogs before setting off.
Cruise the Northwest Passage
Follow the paths of legendary early Arctic explorers and see the stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline and Greenland’s incredible icebergs. Lancaster Sound, the entrance to the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic archipelago is home to Canada’s newest National Marine Protected Area.
Kayaking Iceberg Alley
Get as close as possible to towering icebergs on their journey down Iceberg Alley while watching breaching whales along the way. Iceberg Alley is one of the top places in the world for viewing icebergs. This section of coastline stretches from Labrador, south along the northeast coast of the island of Newfoundland.
Hike Skerwink Trail, Newfoundland
Newfoundland and Labrador form the most easterly province of Canada. The beautiful 5.3 km Skerwink Trail located near Trinity, Newfoundland is one of the best in the province for rugged coastal scenery. This moderate to difficult 5.3 km coastal trail features whales, icebergs and eagles as well as views of the communities of Trinity and Port Rexton.
Trek Willmore Wilderness
Willmore Wilderness Park, located in Alberta, Canada, is a 4,600 sq km wilderness area adjacent to the world-famous Jasper National Park. Take a trekking adventure through one of the most remote and beautiful areas in the northern Rockies. Willmore Wilderness Park has great adventure activities such as camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.
Explore the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia on a Heli-Hiking adventure. There are three provincial parks located in the heart of the Purcell Mountains: the St. Mary’s Alpine Wilderness, the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, and the Bugaboo Provincial Park. In the winter, the region is popular with snowboarders and alpine skiers but it is still very remote and mostly inaccessible to the general public.
Churchill Polar Bear Expedition
Go deep into the heart of Canada’s polar bear country with polar bear tours, wildlife walking safaris and beluga whale encounters. A once-in-a-lifetime Churchill wildlife adventure in the Canadian Arctic Tundra is a must for adventurous travelers visiting Canada.
Raft Shubenacadie Bore
The Shubenacadie River is a river in Nova Scotia, Canada. Experience the fun and excitement of the power of the highest tides in the world. Ride 8 to 20 foot waves in a Zodiac boat in the Bay of Fundy. So turn the Shubenacadie River into a water roller coaster while in Nova Scotia.
Snowshoe trek, Whistler
Enjoy the beauty of winter in Whistler on a serene walk through old growth forests on Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, or a vigorous trek on the backcountry trails. Added bonus, Snowshoe trails are totally free!
Kayak Clayoquot Sound
Adventures from hiking and horseback riding to surfing and bear-watching are around every corner in Clayoquot Sound. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Discover the wonders of the West Coast at your own pace during a customized kayaking experience in Clayoquot Sound.
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There is so much more to see and experience in this amazing country. Plan ahead so that you can take your time exploring and be prepared to be flexible because sometimes travelers you meet along the way will have the best suggestions for undiscovered gems and awesome things to do in Canada.
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