Welcome to Canada
Visit Canada. I’m Canadian and it’s true what they say. Canadians have a reputation for being polite and friendly. And our country? It’s huge. It’s SUCH a large country from coast to coast with spectacular natural scenery, wildlife and wide open spaces. Our provinces are all unique and each offers a wonderful and distinctly different Canadian experience.
A common thread that ties us together from coast to coast is the chit-chat about the weather and hockey. It’s cold in Canada. Very cold. When I tell people who live in warmer climates that it can be -33 degrees for weeks on end, they are incredulous. It is a bit bizarre to think that we bundle up and survive that weather but we do. And as opposed to some common misconceptions, all Canadians do not live in igloos.
Come on over for a visit. Camp in stunning National Parks. Swim in our freshwater lakes and oceans. If you want adventure and outdoor activities, Canada delivers. There are vibrant cities like Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
My advice would be to do some research. What part of Canada do you want to see? What interests you? It is impossible to see all of Canada at once. Visit Canada one region at a time.
Canada does not have an intricate rail system nor cheap airlines like many countries. Buses can get you to where you are going but travel in Canada is generally expensive. Rent a camper. Stay local. House sit. It’s a beautiful country, you’re bound to love it!
A few last tips: Don’t pet a bear or get close for a picture. Let the wildlife be wild. And please try our maple syrup and poutine. Yum!
Visit Canada: Posts for Your Canadian Travels
- Vancouver British Columbia is a vibrant and funky city squeezed between the ocean and the mountains. The food scene is trendy and divine. Vegan or vegetarian? Check out these awesome restaurants: 11 Vegan Restaurants in Vancouver Canada.
- The capital city of British Columbia is Victoria, which is situated on Vancouver Island. You can fly there but half the fun is taking a ferry from the mainland (Vancouver). Read here about the Awesome Things to do in Victoria, BC.
- About a 40-minute drive from Kelowna, British Columbia are the Myra Canyon Trestles. Grab a bike and ride through this narrow and steep canyon where the trains used to run.
- The Gulf Islands of British Columbia are spectacular. Ride the ferry out to the islands and step back in time. Saltspring Island, checks a lot of boxes, making it one of Canada’s most popular islands.
More Information: This Government of Canada Tourism website will help you plan your travels