As a first generation Canadian I take great pride in calling Canada home. As does my immigrant family who has called Calgary, Alberta, Canada home for the last 30 plus years. Reining from a third world country calling Canada home is more than just a blessing, it’s an adventure. With endless amount of places to see, Canada has been an adventure exploring and discovering it all. I share my experiences and love for this beautiful country through my blog (Bad Peace) and through the photos I take with my boyfriend. We slowly keep checking out our favourite vacation spots in Canada from our list and adding more. Canada as so much offer, we can’t get enough of it.
Our Top 5 Favourite Vacation Spots in Canada
Canada has countless vacation spots that are all a must see, but here are our top 5 favourite vacation spots in Canada, places that are more than just Instagram worthy.
1. Niagara on the Lake
Niagara on the Lake is often describes as one of the prettiest towns in Ontario making it number one on our list of top five favourite vacation spots. It’s a well-preserved 19th century village in the heart of Ontario’s wine region. Located only a few minutes away from Niagara Falls, Niagara on the lake is home to many historical sites and surrounded but endless amount of wineries. Niagara on the lake offers sites seeing; shopping, and a melancholic feel that you can’t quite put your finger on. The above home is available to rent on Airbnb.
2. Banff National Park
About an hour outside of Calgary is one of Canada’s most popular National Parks. You’ve seen the photos on Instagram from Morin Lake, Two Jack, and Spray Lakes. These famous mountain backdrops and the endless mount of outdoor adventure makes Banff National Park something out of dream and offers plenty of options for your vacation and relaxation needs. Come summer, fall, and winter, the mountains and everything surrounding them take you to a different place each season. If the outdoor stuff isn’t for you, don’t fret; with luxurious hotels throughout the park, hot springs, top restaurants and shops, the park has all your bases covered.
3. The Okanagan (BC)
Get away from the hustle of the city life to the outskirts of beautiful British Columbia and visit the plethora of wineries and vineyards BC has to offer. Indulge in trying new types of wines made right here in British Columbia and touring the winey – adding a little educational piece to your getaway, because who doesn’t like learning something new? Whether it’s a girl’s weekend away or a relaxing coupes getaway, BC wineries offers you place to stay, transportation by shuttle, bus to and from winery tours (so no need to worry about needing a DD). If you are a wine lover as much as I am, here’s a tip, be sure to get your hands on your fave bottle of wines while you are there, they are significantly cheaper when you buy it through the vineyard. You’re welcome!
4. Prince Edward Island
PEI, we’ve seen the commercials on TV showcasing this mesmerizing place, and that truly is what it is, mesmerizing. With coastlines offering some of the most stunning views in the world, rolling green hills and scenic farmlands, this place will keep you and your cameras busy capturing its beauty. Prince Edward Island meets all the sense with local cuisines including some of the freshest seafood available, hiking/biking trails, and countless water activities like seal watching, parasailing, and snorkeling! Sandy beaches, warm waters and views that go as far as the eye can see, PEI is a must see and a place to check off on the bucket list.
5. Quebec City, Quebec
There is so much to do in the old town of Quebec. Old Quebec is a historical neighbourhood and world Heritage Site that contains some of the city’s moat interesting sites, tourist sports and entertainment locations. If you want to get really Instagram worthy, a must see is the Chateau Frontenac. The Chateau is one of the most photographed hotels in the world and for good reason, the hotel sits on a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, it offers all the views. The best part, Quebec is the birth of poutine.
Andrea is a fashion obsessed, food loving, adventure seeker. Originally from Calgary she is now based in Toronto. You can find her reflections on her blog Bad Peace.