Maybe you’re hoping to snowboard down a cliff or zipline across a canyon. Maybe you just want to relax in a cabin with nothing but the sound of a crackling fire in front of you. If you’re ready to escape the daily grind, here are five ways to entertain yourself while you’re in Canada.
1. Hunt Down the Northern Lights
The northern lights are a breathtaking spectacle that have to be seen to be believed. However, you can’t just show up on a snowy field and expect to see them during a random night. You’ll need to watch the weather, track the movements of the stars and visit specific locations for the best chance of glimpsing them. No one sees the northern lights in the middle of a polluted city!
2. Go Fishing
With more than 30,000 lakes scattered across plains, hills, valleys and mountain ranges, there are plenty of fishing opportunities in Canada. The most popular destination is probably Saskatchewan, but there are many other spots where you can cast your line as well. Whether you’re looking for tuna or trout, you’ll find it in Canada, so grab your bait and get to fishing! You’ll need a good haul to cook over your campfire.
3. Climb High
Canada is home to several mountain ranges, including the Canadian Rockies and the Saint Elias Mountains, so it’s a great place to climb, hike, trek and summit. If you prefer your heights to have a little air conditioning, try visiting places like the Skylon Tower Observation Deck. If you really want some altitude, try strapping into the Leviathan. It stands more than 220 feet tall as Canada’s highest roller coaster.
4. Explore an Enchanted Forest
Located in British Columbia, the Enchanted Forest is home to 800-year-old cedar trees that will watch your every step. Or maybe that’s just the hundreds of statues, trunk carvings and fairy tale figurines hidden within the groves! Created by an eclectic artist, the Enchanted Forest is a one-of-a-kind destination that’s sure to give you some stories for the people back home.
5. Visit Niagara Falls
There’s nothing like many tons of thundering water to make you feel like a puny human. Niagara Falls is just as incredible from its Canadian side as its American one, so if you’re a fan of the wonders of nature, you definitely won’t want to miss its three waterfalls with thousands of pounds of pressure. Take your camera and make a day of it!
These are just a few ways to enjoy yourself in Canada. Whether you’re looking for heart-stopping thrills or simple rustic pleasures, the Great White North is the place to be!