Canada, our home and Native Land. It’s a big country, the second largest in the world. It will take a lifetime so when planning your vacation, make sure to take distance into consideration. A flight from Toronto to Vancouver is 5-hours non stop. From the East Coast to West it takes an entire 8 hour flight. So don’t think that you can go up the CN Tower One Day and be skiing in Whistler the next. This Canada travel guide will help you plan your next trip.
Canada Travel Guide
- Currency – Canadian dollar 1 CAD = approximately .74 USD
- ATMs are everywhere and you can make Interac payments at most establishments
- Electricity – 110 Volts AC
- Sim Cards are a bit more of a pain and more expensive in Canada than other countries, but you can get them. Rogers and Bell are the main providers.
West Coast and Rocky Mountains
- Vancouver, British Columbia – Highlights include Stanley Park, Granville Island, Horseshoe Bay, Capilano and North Vancouver
- Whistler, BC – Largest Ski Resort in the World, Hiking and Downhill Mountain biking, Bobsledding, snowmobiling, outdoor fun. Our particular favourite is snowboarding in Whistler.
- Vancouver Island has the mildest climate in all of Canada and it is the hot spot in British Columbia. It is here that you will find Victoria and Tofino. You can hike the West Coast Trail, go Whale Watching, Surfing. If you love the outdoors, Vancouver Island is for you.
- Okanagan Valley has it all. Excellent skiing and hiking, but you’ll also find some fo Canada’s best wineries here too.
- Banff, Alberta – Adventure Playground of the Rocky Mountains. Not only does it have the most beautiful scenery we have seen anywhere (I’m serious) a great outdoor adventure can also be had. There’s canoeing on Lake Louise, Trekking on Glaciers and hiking in the hills.
- Canmore, Alberta is the town of choice for anyone who loves outdoors and adventure with super Rock Climbing and Hiking
- Toronto is Canada’s largest city and our home town. There’s a more to see and do than just the CN Tower. What we love the most is how multicultural the city is, but there are also a lot of great adventures to be had.
- Niagara Falls is our weekend getaway destination and we have done everything there from riding the Maid of the Mist to Bouldering at Niagara Glen. See why we love it so much. It’s not just all kitsch and gambling there though, the Niagara Region has an incredible wine route too.
- Central Ontario
- Quebec City is Canada’s most European destination and one of the oldest cities in North America established way back in 1608. That’s down right ancient for Canada.
- Montreal is another city with European flare. In this city both French and English are spoken and one of our favourite cities to visit. Especially in the summer during festival season.
- Mont Tremblant is the mountain playground of Eastern Canada. It may not be as giant as Banff or Whistler, but it packs a punch and has some of the best skiing and snowboarding on the entire East Coast of North America. There’s excellent downhill mountain biking too.
- Ottawa – Our Nation’s Capital hosts Winterlude every year and it’s the greatest outdoor winter party on earth. Quebec may disagree with Carnivale.