No-one is doubting the beauty of North America, but it’s also true that many people have been put off from visiting the United States, due to the political climate and the person who’s in charge over there! But that doesn’t mean you have to avoid North America altogether. There’s another country well worth visiting, one that has a super cool leader: Canada! A land of natural wonders and thriving cities, few people visit the country and fail to return home in love. Below, we take a look at how to get the most of your first trip Canada.
Pick Your Destinations
OK, the first thing to know is that Canada is absolutely massive. It’s one of the biggest countries in the world! And if you’re coming from the UK, you’ll quickly realise that you won’t be able to see everything on one single trip. As such, you’ll want to research your destinations and plan a sensible route, one that won’t have you forever hopping from one destination to the next because you only have limited time. It’s generally best to focus on the east or the west, though it is possible to see both coasts if you’re OK with flying while there.
Hit the Road
But before you book those flights, keep in mind that Canada makes a brilliant road trip. It’s huge, as we said, so it’s not feasible to do an east to west trip (unless you have several weeks to see everything), but it’s still recommended to hire a car (or perhaps a van) and make a smaller trip. The trip to Calgary out to Vancouver, for instance, is breathtaking practically every step of the way. Having a set of wheels will also allow you to experience the natural wonder of the country, too.
Canada is home to some pretty awesome cities! There’s Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, just to name a few. If you like the traditional big city vibe, then head to Toronto – it has something of a New York look and feel to it. Vancouver is rightly regarded as one of the world’s best cities, so book your accommodations at Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown and get to exploring. It’s a multicultural, forward-thinking city, with plenty of nature surrounding it, so you could feasibly stay for a week or more and have a jam-packed adventure each day you’re there.
You can’t visit Canada and not get into nature. Even if you’re usually more of a city person, we promise that the beauty of Canada is well-worth strapping on some hiking boots and getting into the outdoors! There’s beauty throughout the country, but the most majestic and grand is in the west. Head to Banff and Jasper National Park, and up to Whistler in BC, and you’ll return home with more beautiful photographs and memories than you know what to do with.
That’s going to be your first taste of Canada, but it won’t be your last, of that we are certain!