Canada is the second-largest country in the world and is best known for its natural beauty, from mountains and glaciers to secluded lakes and forests.
I was lucky enough to visit Calgary just before the Winter Olympics in the late 80’s and have fond memories of finding a love of skiing, hot chocolate on the slopes, stunning scenery and an awful lot of snow.
Canada is definitely somewhere that is high up on my travel bucket list once the current travel restrictions are lifted and I have a list of adventurous places that are a must-visit.
5 places to visit in Canada for adventure lovers
CN Tower – Toronto
You can look at flights to Toronto from several UK airports and my first port of call would be the CN Tower.
The CN Tower in Toronto allows you to experience their Edge Walk, the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 1.5 m (5 ft) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1,168ft (116 storeys) above the ground.
The Johnstone Strait is a 68-mile long channel along the northeast coast of Vancouver Island which is one of the most scenic places to do a kayak whale watching tour in the world.
Whistler is one of the biggest, best and most celebrated ski resorts in the world. Besides skiing and snowboarding, the area offers snowshoeing, tobogganing and ski jumping at the Olympic Park, or take on North America’s longest zipline which is 2km long, and offers spectacular views over snow-capped trees and over 7,000 feet of pure eco-exhilaration.
Alberta is one of the best places for adventure in Canada owing to the thrill and adrenaline rush that comes from climbing up an ice waterfall in the Canadian Rockies, or exploring the huge Columbia Icefield which feeds eight different glaciers.
Valley of 1,000 Devils
The Valley of 1,000 Devils is a recently accessible backcountry area in the East Block of Grasslands National Park that’s been 66 million years in the making.
The 65-hectare valley is characterised by its huge expanses of red-clay hoodoo’s which are home to numerous fossils, short-horned lizards, nesting golden eagles and much more. You can camp at the East Block Visitor Centre Campsite and make day trips from there.
Have you visited Canada before, where do you recommend visiting?
Disclaimer: Written in collaboration with Canadian Affair. All thoughts and opinions are my own