Canada is the second biggest country, by land area, in the world but also one of the least populated. Just over 30 million people live in an area that’s bigger than China – which has a population of more than 1.1 billion. As a result, Canada is a land of wilderness. You can go for a drive in any direction and encounter nothing other than a mile after mile of forest and lakes. For tourists, it’s a dream come true. Here’s what to do on your next trip to Canada.
Go Iceberg Hunting In Newfoundland
Over a century ago, the Titanic set off on its maiden voyage to America, only to have the journey end in disaster thanks to a fluke encounter with an iceberg. Now people are traveling to Newfoundland, not to avoid the icebergs, but to experience them for themselves.
There’s no guarantee that you’ll see icebergs once you arrive, but if you head to the Newfoundland coast during the peak melting season in the spring, you’re much more likely to see one. Icebergs appear in Newfoundland as early as May, but can also be spotted in June and even in July, during the peak of the Newfoundland summer.
Play Golf On Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island is not only a stunning area of natural beauty, but it’s also a great place to do a spot of golf. Even though Prince Edward Island is only 2,185 square miles, it’s home to more five percent of all the golf courses in America, thanks to its unique landscape and beautiful pine forests. Golfers come from far and wide to experience the luxurious clubhouses and beautiful seaside walks that traverse the entire perimeter of the island.
There is also a thriving touring community, like caravan.com tours, which visit Prince Edward Island. Tourists enjoy the island’s incredible sand dune, captivating red rock cliffs and inspiring views of the Atlantic.
Gatecrash Montreal Jazz Festival
Montreal is a big venue in the world of music, hosting numerous events every year. One of the most famous is the Montreal Jazz festival which kicks off at the beginning of July every year. The festival itself is so big that it actually shuts down a part of the city in the process, where for 12 days, a portion of the city is turned into a festive epicenter. There’s almost a festival feel to the whole event, despite the fact that it’s in one of the most built-up areas in all of Canada.
The Jazz festival has attracted some incredible talent over the years, including the likes of Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, and James Brown, not to mention Sting. Find out more at montrealjazzfest.com.
Horseback Riding In The Rockies
Back when the Canadians were exploring the old west and making their way through the Rockies, they went on horseback. Since then, it has remained a proud tradition and is open to tourists. Be warned: you’ll be riding out in the middle of nowhere, so it’s a good idea to go with a tour guide. Options range from hour-long trail rides to overnight adventure on horseback.
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