Spend some family time this summer in Canada and enjoy all the lakes, oceans, forest and vast wilderness it has to offer. Get back to nature on the many hikes and trails, take in some shopping or night life in the bustling metropolis cities or relax on the coast and watch the waves. Canada is worth exploring! Here’s some of our top vacation spots in Canada for families:
Summer is a popular season in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Attractions include lush orchards, wineries and vineyards, as well as the abundance of summer recreation activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, golfing and hiking. Temperatures have been known to reach thirty-five to forty degrees Celsius on a summer day, so spending time at the lake is a must.
Stretching almost 500 km from north to south, with comfortable, easy-going small town values, Vancouver Island is one of the best islands in Canada. It is simply referred to by the locals as “The Island”. Known as the largest island off the west coast of North America and its proximity to Vancouver makes it one of Canada’s premier tourist destinations for family vacations.
Whistler is a popular outdoor sports destination nestled in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia. Set within spectacular scenery, this picturesque alpine resort is packed with fun for all ages. Year round, Whistler offers visitors fine food, spas, and plenty of opportunity for adventure, all in a breathtaking locale. There is something to do for every family member.
Pronounced as “O-sue-use”, this town boasts the driest climate in Canada. With hot, arid summers and sandy beaches, it is a popular family vacation destination. Osoyoos is a hotbed for visitors year-round who come to dip their toes in the warm Lake Osoyoos, sip fine wines, and take a pleasant stroll through the downtown shops. Experience all that Osoyoos has to offer when you play and stay at one of the vacation rentals with Owner Direct.
Close to the southeastern flanks of Banff National Park, Canmore is a rustic and charming town in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary. It has fabulous views of the Rockies’ most famous peaks – The Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak. The ultimate wilderness adventure playground, Canmore offers families many options to get back to nature and enjoy.
The Niagara Region in Ontario welcomes over twelve million visitors each year who come to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The Greater Niagara Circle Route is a popular trail for walking, cycling and rollerblading. It winds it’s way through the various towns of the region. Also popular is a trip to visit Niagara Falls which features the cascading falls, water parks and a town centre full of a variety of tourist attractions. The butterfly conservatory, Niagara Escarpment and annual festivals and events will give something for everyone in your travelling group.
Tucked in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec, about 80 miles north of Montreal and bordering the largest National Park in the province, the charming town of Mont Tremblant welcomes outdoor enthusiasts year round. This Canadian hot spot offers a profusion of recreational activities for families and friends wishing to treat themselves to an outdoor escapade. Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, skating, mountain biking, river rafting, hiking, water sports, golfing, spas, and more! You’ll never run out of exciting things to do on your Mont Tremblant getaway all year-round.
Prince Edward Island
The pristine Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) combines culture with a friendly atmosphere. It offers a variety of activities to entice every traveller. Explore the large number of provincial and national parks that offer excellent hiking and mountain biking trails. The coastline areas offer excellent red sand beaches complete with beachcombing, beautiful vistas and picnicking possibilities. Visitors will also enjoy driving the scenic routes with easy access to various regions in the province. A trip to Green Gables – the setting for the world-famous book “Anne of Green Gables” is a must-see as well.
Make your family vacation plans in Canada this year and create beautiful memories to last a lifetime.