Try some new Canadian experiences this summer. Exploring nature isn’t like any other when you’re in Canada.
Something that people in the Philippines don’t often have the opportunity to do is go camping. Thanks to Canada’s great wilderness and national parks, camping can be considered a national summer pastime. Many families book a few nights at a park (yes, you do have to book) and do one or a combination of the activities below. Some popular camping locations are usually by lakes or beaches.
The intensity of the camping can vary depending on what you’re comfortable with. The term “glamping” for example is the most luxurious form of camping. It’s hardly camping anymore because there’s typically wifi and hot showers at the campsite. The most extreme form of camping is backpacking. It’s essential for survival and you may even have to scout areas to find a safe place to stay the night.
Camping Location: Road Apple Acers
20 sites, up to 6 guests per site
Address: #152225, Range Rd 273, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3R6
Check in time: After 2pm Check-out time: Before 12pm
Reserve a spot by phone: (780) 586-2509
Source: Road Apple Acres
Spend a relaxing day on the lake with a paddleboard. If you have your own paddleboard, you can essentially go to any body of water that’s open to the public and paddle away. For those that don’t own a paddleboard, they can easily be rented. However, you’ll have to choose your lake more carefully. Only some lakesides have concessions and rentals.
Paddleboarding Location: Deep Cove British Columbia
Address: 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver British Columbia
Reserve a spot by phone: (604) 929-2268
Hours: 9 am-7 pm Daily
2 Hours: $45
3 Hours: $65
24 Hours: $105
48 Hours: $150
Extra Day: $50
Source: SUP Rentals – Deep Cove Kayak
Cross Country Road Trip
Canada has a special highway that crosses through the country from east to west while passing through every province’s major city. If you are going from coast to coast, the trip will take about a minimum of two weeks, depending on how long you stay in each city.
If you want to take it a step further, cross the border into the United States and explore more tourist attractions.
All kinds of hikes are available across Canada. Depending on which province you are in, it’ll be a unique experience. You may scale tall mountains in BC and Alberta, but you might also enjoy lakeside views in Ontario. Hikes come in different difficulties and lengths, allowing you to choose your own adventure.
Lakeside Trail Location: Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail, Ontario
Elevation Gain: 172 M
Route type: Loop
Much like there’s a cross-country highway in Canada, there’s also a cross-country trail. It’s called The Great Trail. Indeed, you can walk across Canada without diverging from a single pathway. However, this hike isn’t for the faint of heart. The trek is rather displaced and you could cross some tough terrain. If you’re an avid hiker and this is something you have yet to try, then it should be on the bucket list.
From June to September, there’s an amazing phenomenon that happens in the northern part of Canada. During the summer months, the sun never sets and for 24 hours, you’ll see the sun in the sky. This makes for a popular attraction for tourists and Canadians alike. For those of you who want to stay up “all night,” now is your chance. You get the adrenaline of exploring while everyone is asleep, but with the sun still shining. The main cities you can check out are:
The visits to these cities can be included in your cross-country road trip should you decide to take one. You’re also not limited to just these cities, and there are national parks that you can check out as well.
As you might have observed in the previous activities, they’re all outdoor activities. It’s really fun to breathe in some fresh air and explore places you’ve never been before. One thing you have to remember when you’re out enjoying nature is the phrase “Leave no trace.” The meaning is to leave everything as you found it. Don’t leave your trash behind, in consideration of future tourists and animals.