Exploring Canada: An affordable and adventurous family vacation

By: mandy | Date: July 20, 2011 | Categories: Travel

From tip to tip Canada has so much to offer when it comes to vacationing that it’s almost impossible to take it all in. Regardless of the kind of vacation you are looking for, Canada has it. If you are looking for an urban adventure you can hit Toronto or Montreal and live it up. Or you can take to the open road and enjoy the scenic views of the East Coast or the wheat fields of the Prairies.

Bright lights, big city
Canada’s cities offer you the best in entertainment, dining and nightlife. They’re also filled with museums and loaded with history. You can visit the country’s capital, Ottawa, and take in parliament. Or maybe Toronto, with its hot nightlife, amazing shopping and theatre is more up your alley. Or you can hit Old Quebec for a romantic getaway.

Sounds expensive, doesn’t it? But the great thing about Canada’s cities is that there are accommodations for all price points. You can choose to stay in a top-notch, expensive hotel if you want. Or you can opt for a cute little B&B or a more reasonably price motel. You can also check online to see if there are any deals or packages in your chosen city.

Canadian Rockies by train
One of the greatest sights in Canada is the Rocky Mountains. Magnificent and awe-inspiring, they have to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. And while looking at some mountains doesn’t exactly sound like a fun vacation it can be when you are viewing them from a train. In fact, you can plan your whole Canadian adventure on a train, taking in the Canadian wilds and also staying in wonderful resorts along the way with Canadian rockies coach tours . These all inclusive trips can help you save the energy of planning every step of your vacation and can save you money. Or you can plan part of your vacation to include taking in the sights by train. Either way, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

East Coast experience
Campfires in the evenings with marshmallows and hotdogs. Ceilidhs at night with the best fiddlers in the world. An early morning fishing trip. Lobster for lunch. When it comes to summertime adventure you can’t go wrong with a trip to Canada’s East Coast. Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have so much fun to offer that you won’t want to leave! For a truly adventurous experience, pack up a tent or two and go camping! The East coast of Canada comes alive in the summertime. You can go hiking, whale watching, take in some Highland games or spend hours at the beach. You can also take in a Gaelic class in Cape Breton, see where author Lucy Maude Montgomery lived in PEI, walk on the floor of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick and take in the colourful sights of Newfoundland.

The ultimate Canadian vacation
If you have the time you can combine the above three vacation for one ultimate Canadian vacation. You can travel from one end of Canada to the other to get the full experience. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Canada has to offer. You can stop in any Canadian city or town and find something fun and exciting to do. And you don’t have to break the bank to have fun in Canada. Camping and B&Bs don’t cost a fortune and have the benefit of adding to the experience.

Regardless of the type of vacation you are looking for you can find it in Canada. Canadian vacations are fun and affordable and will have you falling in love with the country in no time.