Canada is a family vacation favourite and a year round holiday hotspot because this vast and magnificent nation affords visitors a wealth of experiences and delights no matter their age, the time of year they visit or what they like to do on holiday.
If you’ve never been to Canada before and you’re thinking of taking a tour of Canada, you’re in for a treat. Or, if you’ve taken time out exploring the expansive landmass before and you want to go back and pick up where you left off it is unsurprising. The lure of the Canadian countryside, culture, wilderness, vibrancy, cityscapes and lifestyle are all immense and undeniable.
Because Canada is so large, it is unlikely that you will be able to see everything you want to in one vacation, and so it can make sense to base yourself in a particular province and explore that. So, you may want to head for Quebec in the winter and explore the ski regions, you may want to head for Vancouver in the summer and take in Vancouver Island as well as the city of Vancouver itself. Alternatively, you may want to base yourself in Toronto and explore parts of eastern Canada.
You should plan your itinerary so that you don’t spend all of your time travelling though…because that is the last thing you want to be doing if you’re off for a relaxing break in Canada! Sure, you can hire a car and get out of whichever town or city you base yourself in, but you don’t want to spend every waking minute in a car when you could be spending it on the slopes, in a bar, in a shop, looking at an historic building, an amazing view or at bears or whales or interacting with the locals.
Think about the type of vacation you want – and this will dictate the type of location you head for in Canada. For example, if you fancy a wilderness adventure wild camping and hiking or climbing it’s really unlikely that you’ll want to be staying on Vancouver Island. On the other hand, if you want culture, sophistication, good nightlife, and a vibrant pace of life on your holiday, heading for Nova Scotia is maybe a little unwise!
The only trouble with Canada is that you can’t see more of it in your vacation time. But there is a way around this issue that is open to some people depending on the nation they herald from for example. If you think about it, a perfect way to see more of Canada would be to live there right? Well, how about moving to live and work in Canada on a temporary visa and spending your free time exploring the countryside and the cities and the sights and the flora and the fauna? Many people can apply for working visas to spend some time in Canada. Others may prefer to move to Canada lock stock and barrel and take a gamble on starting a whole new life in the nation. Whichever approach you prefer, contact the Canadian embassy in your nation to find out about your eligibility to spend more than just vacation time in Canada.
Rhiannon Davies writes about living and working abroad, to read more about living and property in Canada [http://www.shelteroffshore.com/index.php/canada-property-and-living] as well as visiting Canada, check out her site ShelterOffshore.com