OK, so technically I have been to Canada already. Living in Seattle it is quite easy to get to British Columbia and so in the past two years we’ve visited Victoria, Vancouver, and Whistler. But that is only one small part of the second largest country in the world, and there are plenty more areas of Canada to explore. Someday I would like to take a long road trip across the Trans-Canada highway and visit the various corners of this country.
I’m a huge fan of the outdoors, so I would love to visit the province of Alberta which is home to Banff and Jasper National Parks and thousands of kilometers of trails that wind through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I’m not really a skier or snowboarder, but I’m sure there are plenty of options to snowshoe throughout the area. I wouldn’t mind seeing the northern lights, either, or returning in the summer for the famed Calgary stampede.
Despite living on the east coast for over ten years, I unfortunately never made it to our neighbor to the north. I would have liked to visit Niagara Falls and take the “Maid of the Mist” boat tour, and afterward relax at one of the many bed and breakfasts or hotels in Niagara Falls.
Nova Scotia is another province that I regret not making it to. I had been very close while visiting Maine but never made it over to Canada since my boyfriend forgot his passport. I loved the ruggedness of Maine and plentiful seafood, so I am sure I would enjoy Novia Scotia as well.
Montreal is also on my list and I’m on a mission to find the best poutine in Quebec after falling in love with the dish while on a trip to Victoria. If you’ve never had poutine, you are missing out. French fries covered in cheese curds and gravy, all washed down with a pint of beer.
The area of Canada that intrigues me the most, however, is the Yukon Territory. The Yukon Territory is north of British Columbia and is home to some of the mos pristine nature in the country. Its features are very similar to Alaska, and Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan at 19,551 feet, is located here. The Yukon Territory seems like a nature lover’s dream, with plenty of activities ranging from hiking to kayaking to dog sledding to snowmobiling. The Northern Lights can also be seen here, as well as plenty of wildlife including the fierce grizzly bear.