Many years ago I visited Canada from Minnesota where I was working on a summer camp. We took a group of our campers through to Ontario, Canada’s most populated and second largest province. We travelled by bus and stopped often and my memories are made up of forests and lakes and waterfalls. It is just the most beautiful country, full to the brim of the most scenic views.
Another time, but also in my 20’s, I visited a boyfriend who was working in Toronto, at a music store. I fell head over heels in love (not with the boy) but with the city. It was vibrant and fun, multicultural, busy, bustling and very hip. How I longed to go back and visit but the romance ended and my life took a different path.
Now I have my own family and although it is 20 years since I made these trip Canada is lodged in my heart and a place I would love to take my family to visit.
There are a host of things I would include on my trip and I have been looking into planning it for a while. Do have a look here if you are looking to find a cheap flight to Canada from the UK On my list of things to do and see are the following:
Niagara Falls is most famous for its awesome waterfall and is a hugely popular tourist attraction. During the summer months, the waterfall is illuminated at night and there are fireworks over the falls on a Friday and a Sunday night. How I would love my family to get the chance to see that!
Near Niagra falls is the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, which has 100 acres of themed gardens, a magnificent arboretum as well as an enormous butterfly conservatory that I know my butterfly crazy daughter would just adore.
Nearby is also The Niagra Skywheel a Ferris wheel which has air-conditioned/heated pods a bit like the London Eye. This gives amazing views of Falls and would be a spectacular way for the children to see them away from the bustling crowds.
Vancouver looks a very cool place to visit especially the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, tourists come to the park and walk the length of the 137-metre suspension bridge as it sways between the rain forest trees over the Capilano River. I would most definitely sit this one out but I do know my kids would absolutely get such a rush out of it! There are also nature walks for kids and lots of totem poles..how exciting!
Also in Vancouver is the Grouse Mountain Skyride the largest aerial tramway in North America once there you can explore the alpine forest and visit native grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. How absolutely amazing does that sound?
I really could go on and on. Canada has so much to over family travellers and is really such a varied and interesting country that caters to urban and outdoor interests and has the most spectacular scenery.
Have you visited Canada?