In reality, there are way more reasons for anyone to visit this beautiful country, but since we don’t have all day, I’ve just summed up the most important points that I feel truly capture the beauty of Canada and its people.
You’ve probably already heard statements like “everybody loves Canada” or how “Canadians are the friendliest people on the planet”, and if you’ve ever been to Canada, chances are that you totally agree with both of these statements. But, if you haven’t yet, you might be still wondering if all this is true.
Well, hopefully, my short list will at least convince you to head over there this year and see for yourself. Plus, Canada is practically one of the best places to go on a road trip, so that, my friends, is a big bonus. So, without further ado, here are my top 7 reasons why traveling to Canada should be on your bucket list.
Canada’s wonderful nature will leave you speechless
From mountains to waterfalls, to forests and lakes, and clear blue ocean, Canada’s home to some of the world’s best natural wonders. In fact, Canada is one of the very few places that did not let commercialization and urbanization take over their natural sites as in other parts of the world.
This says a lot about its people and the leaders of the country, who not only are aware of the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the country but that they care enough to do so. Canadians are proud of their lush landscape and breathtaking scenery, and by Jove, they very well should be. There is no place better than Canada to breathe fresh air.
Even the cities have a lot to offer
Canada’s well known for cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Ontario, Montreal and the historic Quebec City among many others, and each and every city is renowned for its own particular qualities. Toronto, for instance, is known for being multicultural, diverse and bustling with life, whilst Quebec is known for its cobblestone streets and various architectural styles that date back to the 17th century and that could easily make you feel like you’re walking through some old city in Europe.
And the best part is that, whether it’s a cosmopolitan city, a historic city, or a quaint city by the sea, there is something for everyone. From historical sites and important landmarks like the CN Tower to partying scenes and nightlife, every city has its own unique charm.
There is so much to do!
Considering that Canada is blessed with both magnificent nature and buzzing cities, the list of activities you can do is endless. First of all, you can practically engage in every outdoor activity that exists − from hiking, trekking, and camping, to biking and climbing, to kayaking and canoeing, to snowboarding and skiing, you can do it all!
Second of all, just walking out the front door, you’re spoilt for choice with things to do and places to go − you can head over to a park for a picnic, sit on a bench and read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee with friends, go to the local market, visit a museum, watch a performance at the theatre, go to an amusement park or go to the club, etc.
Last, but certainly not least, Canada’s also notorious for its luxurious casinos, and more importantly Casino de Montréal. This casino is not only considered to be the largest out of all the Canadian land casinos, but is also one of the largest casinos in the world. Surely, it’s not Las Vegas, but we can guarantee it’s close enough.
According to this online casino review site, Casino de Montréal has “over 100 gaming tables [including] EZ BaccaratTM, Grand Baccarat, Midi Baccarat, Mini Baccarat, War, blackjack, Blackjack Switch, craps, Mini Craps, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Pai Gow Poker, High Card Flush, Wheel of Fortune, American and English roulette, Sic Bo, Spanish 21 and Ultimate Texas Hold ’em poker among others” as well as “3,000 slot machines”. It also organizes competitions, promos and tournaments, and has four gourmet casinos of the highest quality attached to it.
But, perhaps, what’s most striking about this casino, is its interesting architecture that makes it stand out.
Canadians have their own way of doing things
From their unique slang phrases like biffy (toilet), and two-four (24-pack of beer), to their creative road signs you can be sure that it’s hard to find people like Canadians anywhere around the world. These people like to make things fun and also love to poke fun at themselves.
And perhaps it is unsurprising since the country’s practically produced much of the world’s most famous comedic people like Jim Carrey, John Candy, Seth Rogen, Mike Myers (Yep, that’s right, Austin Powers is indeed Canadian everyone), Phil Hartman, Michael Cera and many others.
Two words: Canada Day
As if this country wasn’t awesome enough, it has its very own special day and the best part is that not only is it celebrated in every town or city in Canada itself, but it is also celebrated in many other places around the world by Canadians living abroad. All across the world, and in Canada, of course, fireworks, parades and speeches are just some of the ways how everyone comes together to celebrate Canada Day.
Your stomach will thank you
From the Maple Syrup to the traditional poutine that is overflowing with calories but is darn good, which is comprised of french fries topped with cheese curds and smothered in brown gravy. You could say they’re like the Mac n’ Cheese of America, but of course, Canadians will argue that poutine is ten times better. So much so that this famous dish is considered a national institution and is available practically everywhere – from posh, gourmet restaurants to food trucks and movie theaters.
But apart from its own special culinary dishes, since Canada is a truly diverse country, you can practically find all sorts of authentic food from various places around the world everywhere you go, such as Japanese food, Mongolian food, Turkish food, Indian food, Malaysian food, and much more. The bottom line is, Canada is a haven for your stomach.
Canadians are simply a nice bunch!
If there has ever been a most spot-on and accurate stereotype is that Canadians are a bunch of nice, friendly, respectful people. From them saying way too many “sorrys” and apologizing for things they didn’t do, to lending a hand whenever others need it.
Here’s just one example for this. Did you know that Churchill residents leave their cars unlocked for pedestrians in danger from polar bear attacks? Not only that, but it is even illegal to lock your car because taking refuge inside it might just be what saves you from a massive, sharp-clawed polar bear.