Skiing at the Whistler Resort in British Columbia
With a diverse landscape that includes the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle, rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains and jagged coastline of the Atlantic, it’s no wonder people travel to Canada for an adventure trip of a lifetime. The list of what to see in Canada also includes sparkling lakes, sprawling prairies and towering evergreen forests.
As the second largest country in the world, it should come as no surprise that the wilds of Canada hold some of the best active adventures. From skiing and hiking to fishing and horseback riding, Canada vacations have a lot to offer explorers hoping to find adventure travel.
On the western edge lies British Columbia, home to the ski slopes of Whistler, whale watching off Vancouver Island and river rafting on the Fraser River.
Located in Alberta, Banff National Park contains 2,564 square miles of wilderness that includes glacial lakes, hiking and biking trails and skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Be sure to add canoeing on the crystal blue water of Moraine Lake to your adventure travel to-do list.
If you’ve dreamed about seeing polar bears in their natural habitat, book a trip to the northern part of Manitoba, where you’ll find three luxury eco-lodges along the subarctic coast of Hudson Bay. Not only can you see these magnificent creatures up close but you can also try fly fishing and spot beluga whales.
Head even farther north into the Yukon Territory to explore the vast wilderness by horseback or take a dog mushing tour through the snow. You might even spot the Northern Lights!
Still not sure which adventure trip to embark on when you travel to Canada? Before you finalize your plans, take a look at these travel videos for ideas on what to see in Canada.