Why Canada vacations?
This is not just a greener, gentler version of USA but also a chilly, picturesque, sparsely populated country with a hardy outdoors attitude and a multicultural identity.
Holidays in Canada are particularly enticing for outdoor types, winter sports lovers in winter and hikers, bikers, kayakers in summer, especially in the magnificent Rocky Mountains of British Columbia and Alberta provinces and the isolated grandeur of the North, though the relaxed urbanity of Vancouver, the sophistication of Toronto and the astonishing Frenchness of gorgeous Old Quebec City or lively Montreal draw urban spacemen too.
Wildlife is easy to view too, from whales and seals on both coasts to prolific numbers of bears, moose, deer and many more creatures inland and of course polar bears up north in Churchill.
Canada is safe, spacious, spectacular, serves good, varied cuisine and half of it speaks your language (the other half mostly speaks it too, but don’t want to! ).
• Although extremely cold in many places (-20C is not uncommon), the short summers can be hot and humid (30C+).
• It’s not cheap (then again, nor is it expensive, unless you need to fly long-haul to get there).
• Summer outdoors may provide unwelcome wildlife in the form of mosquitoes and other biting critters.
• distances are vast so be prepared for serious time on the road.