Happy Birthday Canada! We have lots to celebrate and be proud of.
Perhaps we here in Canada are a bit guilty of thinking first of exotic and/or distant lands when we plan travel. But there’s such a lot to see here, and your Vision Travel Advisor can help you narrow your choice down while saving you countless hours of research. PLUS you won’t have to worry about exchange rates eating up a portion of your precious travel dollars.
Of course there’s a ton for the active traveller. Biking, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, walking – and more of the activities we often travel overseas for. Check out the West Coast including Haida Gwaii (former Queen Charlotte Islands) or the stunning East Coast Trail in Newfoundland. Visit the famed Hopewell Rocks and hike a remote stretch along the Bay of Fundy or work up a thirst (for wine) cycling through Niagara Wine Country. And if you’ve been there, done that, head north, far north to the Chilkoot Trail. You’ll have bragging rights for sure!
If you are looking for something a little less active you can explore Canada’s west from the first class comfort of the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train. During the summer our biggest cities come alive with endless festivals such as the Toronto and Montreal Jazz Festivals, maybe this is your year to experience them.
How many of these extreme points in Canada have you visited?
Northern most point- Cape Columbia
Southern most point – Middle Island, Ontario
Westernmost point – Boundry Peak
Eastern Most Point – Cape Spear
Here are a couple Fun Facts you might not know about Canada.
Canada has over 71,000 km of stunning coastlines- the largest in the world.
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.
Canada is one of the best places in the world to view the Northern LIghts.
With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Toronto is the longest street in the world.
Canada’s official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA. It provides general information on Gov of Canada programs, services and how to access them.
Canada consumes the most doughnuts and has the most doughnut shops per capita of any country in the world.
Our famous Eh is listed in the Oxford Dictionary.
Were you surprised by any of these fun facts? Let us know!
Whether you are looking for a short getaway or are planning a bigger exploration of our beautiful country, Your Vision Travel Advisor can help you enjoy the ultimate staycation this year.