Vibrant cities, jaw-dropping landscapes and a friendly and welcoming environment are just some of the reasons why Canada has become an immensely popular travel destination. From small mountain towns to vibrant cultural cities to awe-inspiring natural wonders, OROGOLD reviews the most popular travel destinations in Canada.
A quaint mountain town nestled in the heart nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is the place to go if you want to experience the lifestyle of a Swiss ski village. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy in Banff, with exploring the national park being one of OROGOLD’s favorites. In addition to skiing down Mount Norquay, you can also hike to the Hoodoos, massive limestone pillars, or bike along Healy Creek. The evenings are best spent relaxing at one of the luxurious resorts enjoying a big helping of one of the many Canadian specialities, including bison, elk and venison. The cuisine in Banff is mostly meat-based, so vegetarians may need to do some research in advance to find suitable dining options.
For a long time, Quebec City was overshadowed by larger, more cosmopolitan, Canadian alternatives, such as Montreal, but travellers are now discovering the joys of visiting New France. Quebec City is Canada’s oldest city, and was first established in 1608 as a French colonial outpost. With cobblestone streets winding their way around towering cathedrals and local bakeries and cafes lining the streets, filling the city with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pastries, it would be easy to think that you were in the middle of an authentic French town. The French culture is much loved by locals, and embraced by travellers who enjoy late night snacks at moonlit street cafes while sipping a glass of red wine. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quebec City is a charmingly laid-back destination, packed with a fascinating history and heritage that visitors love to learn about.
With the Niagara River charging towards a 170 foot waterfall at a speed that can reach up to 68 miles an hour, it is easy to see why the Niagara Falls is considered to be one of the top natural wonders of the world. The falls were created by the Wisconsin Glacier during the last Ice Age, and the immense roar that comes from the river, coupled with the misty water spray as you watch from an observation deck, is a once in a lifetime experience. In addition to the falls, there are plenty of nearby attractions to keep you busy, including ice wine vineyards and the botanical gardens. You will also find the Aquarium of Niagara, as well as MarineLand, both ideal places to keep children entertained in return for some peace and quiet while you take in the inspiring beauty of the area.
With such a diverse range of offerings, it is easy to see how Canada manages to attract a wide range of visitors, from families on their annual vacation to couples on a romantic honeymoon to individuals looking for adventure. No matter who you are travelling with or what your interests may be, OROGOLD is certain that with all of the incredible destinations that Canada has to offer, you will have the vacation of a lifetime.