The best time to enjoy Canada’s scenic beauty and recreational activities, is in the summer. From the sparkling Bay of Fundy on the East coast to the lush temperate forest in the West, there are numerous ways to appreciate this beautiful country that boasts rich geodiversity, diverse urban centres and cultural festivities. Check out our roundup of 10 ways you can enjoy the Canadian summer with your loved ones!
1. Adrenaline junkies can try your hands on kayaking and revel in the scenic beauty of Gabriola Island in the beautiful Gulf Islands of BC.
2. Soar over the whitewater and old-growth forest in Whistler on zip-lines as long as 2200 feet. Make the most of the Canadian summer by exploring the lush temperate forests of the west from a bird’s perspective. While you’re at it, make sure to brush up on safety tips for extreme sports!
3. Take your kids on the world’s longest Skyline Luge track in the Canada Olympic Park west of Calgary. Ride solo or in tandem with young kids so that everyone can get in on the fun and enjoy the twisting turns of the Luge!
4. Participate in the Calgary Stampede, a 10 day festival featuring rodeos, showcases, music performances and a lot of food! It’s not called “the greatest outdoor show on earth” for nothing.
5. Mesmerizing and breath taking, Niagara Falls is one place to visit from up close in a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour! There is no better-or wetter-way to enjoy this splendid natural wonder.
6. Consider yourself a daredevil? Then edge-walk on the 1,800 feet free-standing CN Tower in Toronto!
7. Embark on a paddle boat journey across a labyrinthian 6.5 km of water canals that wend through the marshland near Wakefield.
8. Swim with the sharks! You can experience close encounters with these mysterious water creatures in Lunenburg by diviing in a sturdy cage while blood and guts are spread around you to lure these sleek ocean dwellers into close proximity.
Prince Edward Island
9. Remain fit as a fiddle by going hiking or biking across the island on the Confederation Trail, originally comprised of railway tracks now out of service.
Newfoundland and Labrador
10. With ice melting in the summers, huge detached icebergs float their way from Greenland to the Iceberg Alley of Newfoundland. Journey to a clifftop and watch the epic odyssey of these massive hunks of floating ice.