Befitting the tagline of “keep exploring,” Canada boasts a diverse set of experiences for everyone, ranging from its signature experiences to culinary tours, wine tasting tours, cultural tours, outdoor experiences and much more. No matter what you crave for, Canada has everything to offer – so just go ahead and pick up a spot, book the tickets and start exploring. Here are some of the trending things to do while you’re vacationing in the Lumberjack country.
Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada
Halifax recently featured as a trending travel destination in the list of 10 destinations around the globe. Well, Halifax is one of those cities that’s best explored on foot, as it’s filled with great energy and rich history. Feel inspired by the largest art collection at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Get on board the pink Double Decker bus for a fun and informative tour of the city. The hop-on and hop-off service glides through historic and downtown areas of the city, the legendary Halifax waterfront, and picturesque neighbourhoods. Hop-off at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, which is one of the most popular stops and best known as the final resting place for over one hundred victims of the sinking of the Titanic.
Spend an evening taking in the dusky views of the city on a Tall Ship Silva night cruise. The tour lasts for 1.5-2 hours and sails through the winds in classic style passing through Halifax’s biggest attractions, including the Harbour Bridge, the Fort George, McNab’s Island, Point Pleasant Park and other Historic Properties. There’s always live music and the ship operates a full-serviced pub on board. Slip into any of the city’s great bars and restaurants and catch some live music to round out your day.
Also, Nova Scotia is world famous for its lobster-based fares, ranging from traditional lobster dinner to a beach side lobster boil to lobster rolls, creamed lobster, lobster poutine and even lobster beer. So do try out some of these must-try dishes at some of the famous restaurants in Halifax and put a full stop to your lobster cravings.
Terrace Restaurant in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley in Canada
No trip to British Columbia, Canada is complete without visiting its fine winery restaurants in Okanagan Valley. A long lunch or dinner accompanied by a well-matched wine or two is recommended to every itinerary holder at the Terrace Restaurant – one of the five winery restaurants present in Okanagan Valley. Located at the Mission Hill Family Estate, the restaurant provides a highlighting culinary experience to connoisseurs, using the locally sourced fresh produce with bountiful ingredients paired with world-class wines characteristic to the area. The estate produces its own fragrant honey from the five beehives, called the wildflower honey, that’s incorporated into its succulent desserts. Terrace Restaurant enjoys a fabled presence and is often quoted as the top 5 winery restaurants in the world.
The Mission Hill Family Estate offers exclusive 60-minute sommelier-guided experiences to have an intimate first-hand understanding of its winemaking philosophy, property, and history, and the factors that make Okanagan wine country so unique and special.
Alternatively, be introduced to the Estate Winery with a Winery Tour. Beginning in the estate’s Boutique, get an overview of the Estate Winery, and conclude the tour with a tasting of two of its exceptional wines while exploring its boutique offerings. The Mission Hill Family Estate also organises several events, including Wine and Food Pairing Event, Chef’s Table, Private Culinary Workshops, Team Building Culinary Workshop, Wine-Paired Reception, etc.
Jasper National Park in Canada
Located in Alberta, Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 4,200 sq. mi, and also the wildest in every sense of the word. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the landscape of this national park traverses through various mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, limestone caves as well as fossils. Some of the major scenic spots include – Mount Edith Cavell, Pyramid Lake with Pyramid Mountain, Maligne Lake, Medicine Lake, and the Tonquin Valley. Other attractions are the Marmot Basin ski area; the Snocoach tours of the Athabasca Glacier, an outlet glacier of the Columbia Icefield; Athabasca Falls; the Jasper Skytram, and numerous other outdoor-related recreational activities.
Jasper is chock-full of wildlife activities buzzing alive with its local residents, including grizzly bears, moose, caribou and wolves. It features world famous Columbia Icefield, which is the only icefield in the world accessible by road. You can go for hiking in the park, skiing at the Marmot Basin and wildlife watching surrounded by North America’s rarest animals, including elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, marmots, etc. Mule dears can be commonly seen on the Pyramid Lake Road. Truly, Jasper is a nature’s lover paradise, where hundreds of animals engage in many peek-a-boo moments with you.