Canada Holiday Adventures in the Deep North

by Jan 24, 2022

The taste of ice wine, Canada’s famous alcoholic export, could very well describe the country. This crystal-clear white wine is made from frozen grapes, and the sharp tang of cold climes cuts through the sweetness. Canada is also known for its winters, but the image of a frozen landscape belies the vast diversity of the world’s second-largest country. Invite you to experience the transformative nature provinces with their topography and a new adventure awaiting you.

Alberta, home to the Banff National Park, a thrilling eco-scape of glaciers, ice fields, and alpine forests, is one of the most popular destinations. This is the place to go treasure hunting in nature, and you’ll find gems like the striking blue Moraine Lake, which reflects ten snowy peaks. Jasper National Park, located in Alberta, is frequented by hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter. Cougars, grizzlies, and foxes are familiar visitors to these areas. This is a forest from a fairy tale, and Grannies would probably advise you not to talk to wolves here. While there are many active ways to explore this landscape, we recommend going on a fishing trip to capture the serenity in stillness.

On the other hand, British Columbia is home to a different kind of beast, unquestionably friendlier. Whale-watching tours are available in Victoria and Vancouver to see humpbacks and orcas, the sea’s most lively and spirited inhabitants. You’re a lucky traveller if you get to see the famous high-flying humpback breach.

Visit Quebec if you’re starting to miss the din of humanity. Quebecois, who are primarily French-speaking, have a distinct culture. Street art and circus performance are thriving here, evolving into the stellar perfection of Cirque du Soleil. Quebec cuisine is hearty comfort food, influenced by its French heritage and the hard times of hungry fur trappers, exemplified by the poutine. What could go wrong with French fries topped with cheese curd and gravy? Poutine has evolved, like everything else, into an authentic niche experience as well as a gourmet experiment. We’d recommend trying both because, after all, what could go wrong?

From the madness of the Gold Rush, Canada has settled into a famously polite national identity, the subject of much friendly humour around the world. We don’t forget our pleases, thank yous, and apologies here, in keeping with the local vibe. Call it yet another reason to adore this lovely country!

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