There’s a reason why Canada has ‘Great White North’ as its nickname. Being the second largest country in the world, there’s got to be multitudinous things to do right? We are to here to offer you the Great Canada Bucket List that will suffice for years to come!
Canada is a country where every region is equally able to sway you away. Be it the icy wilder north or the dripping west, you’d find little bits of amazement at every corner. So, let’s get you started.
Canada Bucket List Picks
Up close with the Northern Lights
Now if you’re in Canada, you really don’t want to miss these mesmeric buoyant lights right above your head. There are different countries where you can witness these for example parts of Scandinavia i.e. Island, Greenland, Alaska or northern Siberia but best believe that Canada is surely one the ideal places to spot these polar lights. The perfect to time to get a clear glance would be during the spring season around 10 pm- 2 am.
Crazy Western Trails In Canada
The west coast trail in British Columbia is a huge window to an exotic wilderness experience. Not to mention, you’d be accompanied by warm blooded sea-lions. The trail is nearly 75-kilometers from Vancouver Island’s Pachena Bay which expands to Gordon River. All in all, the trail is nothing less than an extreme safari. We’d like to advice that the trail is not just any walk in a park; rather it’s a 5-10 days of outrageous conditions. An expedition that is truly outrageous!!
Swish the Snowboard in Style
If in Canada, you have to have this lifetime experience. A must add to the bold Canada Bucket List! You can’t really avoid the ice in Canada, so we’d suggest that you become friends with it. The Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is the ultimate place where you can take part in activities like hiking, white water rafting, de-stress in the Scandinave Spa and enjoy quintessential skiing and snowboarding. The place is quite famous in the entire world for its scenic snowy mountainous regions.
Ride the Ice fields Parkway
This ride is almost like a Hollywood movie. Driving through the picturesque Jasper to Lake Louise where you’d see otherworldly lakes, glaciers, and snowy mountains accompanying you all along the route, this drive will simply glorify your Canada bucket list! Not to mention, while driving through this 232 kilometres highway, you might encounter the exhaustive mountainous wildlife such as black bears and the big-horned sheep.
Let’s go off the chain for some time, shall we? If you’ve had enough of the snow by now, let’s try the cowboy hats on. This is the perfect time to ride a horse in Canada. If you are planning to be in Canada around July, don’t miss out on the Calgary Stampede. Calgary Stampede has all kinds of rodeo activities which include the likes of bull riding, barrel racing and chuck wagons etc. So all you’ve got to do is just hold the leash and cry ‘Hee-haw’!
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Canada is kind of musical too! Performing in almost all of the Manitoba, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has been soothing ears since 1947. You can listen to various symphonies generating from cello, harp, viola etc. You can hear these live in the Centennial Concert Hall. So, if you want to experience different and really unique, you must add this one to your great Canada Bucket list, an experience that will keep ringing in the latter years of your life.
CN Tower Edge Walk
Your heart might skip a beat or two because this one is a total savage. We all have seen those parkour stuntmen jumping between the roofs and windows but imagine hanging off an edge of a building. Not just any building folks! It’s the CN Tower. Not to mention, you might be forced to scream your lungs out. Tick this in your to-do list right away.
Bears and Belugas Watching
Where are you heading? You just can’t leave Manitoba without paying a visit to the glorious Polar bears and Beluga whales. How often do you get a chance to see these two big predators anyway? Beluga whales are majorly seen in the summer time when they meet up as Churchill River merges into Hudson Bay. These friendly creatures will definitely make your evening even better.
The Ice Hotel
With us so far? This one truly is in a league of its own standing as the only kind in all of North America. Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace aka the Ice Hotel will make you love the cold even more. Every brick of this hotel is made out of ice and snow and you can get guided tours if you really want to explore it all, you can totally enjoy a Nordic night stay or even organize a wedding if it happens to be on your crazy Canada bucket list!
But Hey, wait there’s more to come. You got to try the sumptuous cocktails in a glass made out of ice or enjoy a night with your dearly beloved in any of the 45 theme suites. Take a freezing dip underwater in the outdoor hot tubs or in one of the crazy saunas. NOW, we are really talking, aren’t we?
Glide in a Vancouver Float Plane
Lastly, you should never miss out on Vancouver’s Float Plane ride. Best believe that this one is to die for. The flight will expose you to gorgeous looking Vancouver islands and simply looks crazy from the skies above. And as your ride nears it end, you can finally splash into the water! You’d be left with nothing less than absolute breathtaking views of the chic Vancouver city.
So, this was our effort to sum up ‘The Great Canada Bucket List’ in the best way possible. Although, we are sure that Canada is much more than this. Perhaps, next time? Until then à bientôt!!!