We’re All Heading To Canada – You Coming?

While choosing to move your entire life to a new country may be slightly hasty, we don’t think there is anything wrong with traveling there to go and experience what life may be like way up north. After all, it’s just a great excuse for a holiday right? Image credit: Pexels

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Loads Of Stars Are From Canada

Think of all your favorite actors and musicians, and I bet that quite a few are Canadian. For instance, big names such as Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, and Kiefer Sutherland are all famous Canadians. Bet you didn’t know that, right? Even Justin Bieber is a Canadian! So if the country is able to produce such amazing talent as all the famous names it has so far, you can guarantee that you will meet some incredible people during your trip! You never know, you might even bump into one of your favorite celebrities while you are there. So, remember your camera so that you can get a couple of selfies!

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Fabulous Food

 

One other thing is for sure – you will certainly have a delicious time while you are staying in Canada. One of the most popular dishes that the country is known for has to be poutine. This dish comes from Quebec, and many small towns in this province claim that they invented it. But no matter where you try this amazing meal, you will certainly enjoy it! I mean, how can you not enjoy French fries topped with curds and a meaty gravy. It’s so scrummy, and will go down great with some Canadian craft beers! Another big hit when it comes to Canadian food is bacon. Canadians make their bacon with lean loins that have been rolled in cornmeal. It’s the perfect addition to any breakfast plate!

 

Skiing and Snowboarding

 

Canada is known as one of the world’s best spots for skiing and snowboarding. Thanks to the many mountains that run through the country, including the famous Rocky Mountains, there are plenty of ski resorts dotted throughout the country, including Banff and the Sunshine Village. However, the best known has to be Whistler, out in the east. Located just a ninety minute drive from the city of Vancouver, this resort is popular with both tourists and locals. The choice of Whistler accomodations ranges from exclusive 5-star resort hotels to self-catering lodges and villas. No matter your budget, you will certainly find accommodation to suit you at one of the various ski resorts around the country.

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The Northern Lights

 

The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena that occur in the world. They are green and blue lights that illuminate the night skies during certain periods of high energy in the earth’s atmosphere. When people think about the Northern Lights  – also known as aurora borealis – they often think that you need to travel to northern Europe to see them. It’s true that they often appear in countries such as Iceland and Norway, but you can actually also spot them in Northern Canada. Some of the best areas in Canada to spot them include Yukon, Northern Territories, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Northern Lights are most visible during the dark nights of winter, so now is the time to book your trip for next winter if you want to go to Canada just for some light action!

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Cool Cities

Most people think that Canada is very underpopulated and just made up of scenic landscapes and countryside. But, you’ll be happy to hear, there are plenty of cosmopolitan cities waiting to be explored! The country’s capital city is Ottawa, which is located in the province of Ontario. There is plenty to see and do in this vibrant capital, including the neo-Gothic style Parliament Hill and even the National Gallery of Canada. Head over to Western Canada to visit the large city of Vancouver. Vancouver is well-known for its fabulous food scene. While you’re there, you should enjoy a meal in one of the top restaurants on Granville Island. If you are a fan of science, spend the day in Science World, which has plenty of interactive exhibitions that both adults and kids will love to get stuck into!


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Best Of Both Cultures

 

As many of you will no doubt know, there are two official languages in Canada – English and French. In most areas, English is the predominant language. However, if you are traveling around Quebec, you will find that spoken English is in the minority, and most people use French as their main language. However, most people should also be able to speak both languages, but it is a good idea to pack a French phrase book just in case! This language barrier may be slightly annoying if you are traveling around the country, but at least it gives you the chance to experience two completely different cultures. You will find that mainly English-speaking areas of Canada have a large American influence on their culture, while those who use French are heavily influenced by the French.

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Get Back To Nature

 

There are loads of national parks located throughout Canada, all of which provide visitors with plenty of opportunities to go hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. So, if you want a vacation that gives you the chance to reconnect with nature, Canada is definitely the destination for you! One of the most popular is Banff National Park, which is known for its huge lakes and mountain scenery. Not only that, though, but it is also Canada’s oldest national park!

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to book a trip over the border!

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