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Making the Most of Canada as a Tourist

Home to the Niagara Falls, the Toronto Wolfpack rugby team, and award-winning rapper, Drake, the country of Canada has a lot to offer for visitors.

With major cities including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver, depending on where you are visiting, the main languages spoken are English and French, with Quebec being the most bi-lingual city in the country.

Whether it’s November or February when you’re planning a trip, Canada is not a location known for warmer year-round temperatures, with averages in winter dipping to -4 Celsius. If you want to experience a milder temperature, you might want to look at visiting during the summer months (June to September), where you can enjoy more enjoyable weather.

Canada is a large country with lots to visit, if you want to visit more than one location, make sure you schedule a longer trip where you’ll have plenty of time to experience all of what it has to offer.

Attracting on average, 18 million visitors a year, make sure you do your research to ensure you visit the best attractions to get the most out of your trip. We’ve rounded up some of the most exciting things to get up-to when embarking on a trip to Canada:

Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls will no doubt likely to be high up on your ‘to-do list’ and can be discovered from New York and Canada. If you want the most beautiful views however, it’s reported that the Canadian side will give you those. The Niagara Falls are accessible from a number of locations in Canada, however, you might want to tie your visit into a stay in Toronto, where you can travel to the falls in under two hours.

Sky Scanner report that October is one of the best times to embark on a trip to the falls, when temperatures are slightly lower at around 60 Fahrenheit, and when you’ll be able to experience a much more peaceful visit than if you were in the Summer months.

Toronto CN Tower

If you’re visiting Toronto, you’ll certainly want to experience this skyscraper. One of Toronto’s most iconic tourist spots, the 533m tall skyscraper is situated in downtime Toronto and well worth a visit if you’re in the city. If you’re planning to visit numerous tourist spots when in Toronto, you might want to purchase a city pass, where you’ll be able to skip queues and have the flexibility of visiting multiple attractions across nine days.

Amazing Resorts

If you want to make the most of your trip, make sure you indulge in one of the amazing hotels that the country has. The River Rock Casino Resort has views of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains. A hotel like no other, and western Canada’s only four diamond casino resort.

Casinos in Canada have to impress, due to the rise in popularity in gambling. Roulette is one of the most popular games at the hotel, so brush up on your skills before heading to Canada by taking part in online roulette to ensure you impress others around the table.

And make sure you read up on gambling laws in the country before heading to any casino, age restrictions are usually in line with driving age restrictions. Gambling is also considered illegal, unless it is licensed or managed by the government, so be sure to do your research.

Ski Resorts

If skiing is the main reason you want to visit Canada, you won’t be disappointed. The country is home to some of the most beautiful Skiing resorts in the world.

Whistler is one of the most popular skiing locations in Canada and it’s convenient for those travelling from Vancouver, as it’s only a two-hour drive away. Just a quick google of the city and you can see why it attracts so many visitors each winter – the perfect instagrammable destination!

Anyone who tuned into the winter Olympics in 2010 will also be familiar with Whistler, as it was also one of the locations to host some of the games.

Canada is a beautiful destination with so much to offer for every traveller. Whether you want to visit the sights of Toronto and catch the view from the CN tower, or you want to hit the mountains in Whistler.

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