Try Canada in Small Bits
Canada is big – so big that it can be difficult to work out how to see everything you want to see. But a well-planned short break will allow you to enjoy the best of the lakes, mountains, forests, waterfalls and vibrant cities that this land of adventure offers. The thundering sound of torrents of raging water dramatically rushing over the spectacular Niagara Falls sending a misty spray high into the air, probably tops everyone’s list of unforgettable must-see-sights on a trip to Canada.
Then there are the majestic mountains. How can you fly to this vast land – so big that you could fit the UK inside it more than 40 times over – without marvelling at the stunning views and breathing in the crystal-clear air from the wildlife-rich forests on the slopes of another of this country’s natural wonders?
If you take a trip to Blue Mountain, you can also enjoy the thrill of the high rope course, the Apex Bag Jump – which basically involves jumping into a giant bag – and the Ridge Runner, a thrilling mountain rollercoaster for riders of all ages.
And if you still crave more excitement, head down to the nearby scenic caves for zip-lining and sweeping lake views. Or you could just relax in the Blue Mountain Scandinave Spa, a collection of hot pools, steam rooms and a sauna in the heart of the forest.
Canada’s other must-sees are its lakes. Kayak, windsurf or cycle along the beautiful Lake Rosseau, a tranquil spot among tree-dappled forests, enjoying the spa, pools and views from the luxury of the JW Marriott The Rosseau. Or head across the sparkling blue waters of St Lawrence River on the Thousand Islands cruise which takes you back in time to an era of elegance and opulence visiting mansions and follies from a golden era.
Wildlife is another of Canada’s great attractions, and what better way to discover moose, beavers and birds on a canoe, padding the still waters of the Algonquin Provincial Park? Stay in the secluded lodge, right on the edge of Little Joe Lake, a comfortable spot in the wilderness where you can try your hand at fishing or soak up the peace and quiet of the forest.
However, Canada is also a land of vibrant cities and you will fall in love with Toronto, which you can explore with a City Pass, which included admission to the soaring, iconic CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium, Casa Loma, the gothic landmark in midtown, the Toronto Zoo or the Science Centre. The city is also a gastronomic paradise, with a lively arts and entertainment scene. All of these amazing sights and experience can be pack into a short break to Canada.