Ontario is full of amazing and wonderful
things to do. Whether you are visiting or live here year round, there are
hundreds of activities for all sorts of travel types. These places are just
hours away from Toronto, making them an ideal day trip.
Summer in Canada can
be pretty wild. In case you’re unaware Canada is a massive country. I mean –
it’s the second largest. So the summer months – typically June through to
August – can be varied from province to province. That’s why it can be hard to
know what to pack for Canada in summer.
In small towns across
Ontario, you’ll see a mix of quaint shops, natural beauty and an abundance of
hospitality. Elora is just one of those towns. From the one-of-a-kind local
shops to the incredible beauty of the raging Grand River, Elora has that small
town charm that people come from all over to explore. Now you can too! Here are
all the things to do in Elora to soak up the small town charm and leave happy
What’s one new thing you would like to do this
year? For me, I’d like to see and photograph more night time sky phenomenon,
like the Milky Way and northern lights. The best way to do that is to visit one
of the many dark sky preserves in Canada.
Have you ever dreamed of having a Nanaimo bar in front of a bar in Nanaimo? Because that’s a pun I could not pass up. Nanaimo is a small city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia known for its lovely dessert.
There’s something wild about the ocean. On a bright day in the Caribbean, it seems calm and happy, but in the rough coastline of Vancouver Island, that ocean has this raw power that is allowed to roam free. Everything about the ocean in Tofino, British Columbia is mighty. Tofino is the land of surf, seas, and rugged landscape.
With limited vacation days a year, you get used to exploring a place on a whirlwind schedule. You can still get to know a place, even when zooming through, but Victoria, British Columbia needed more time then I could give it. Victoria is a gorgeous city, aptly named the Garden City, and is a great getaway or stop for a Vancouver Island road trip.
There’s a feeling you get when you are sitting on a beach that stretches on forever feeling the wind whip your hair across your face and listening to the ocean beat ferociously against the shore. Bliss. The smell of the salty air and watching as a bald eagle flies overhead is nothing short of a blissful experience at the western edge of British Columbia.
At Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, you feel like you’re at the edge of the world.
Vancouver, Canada’s western metropolis, is an urban jewel. Not only does it lend to the city-lovers with its skyscrapers and hip eateries, but it also caters to the adventure-lovers, with Stanley Park and close by mountains.
Silence. The motor of the boat has been cut, and you drift, bobbing with the waves in the Pacific Ocean. You’re surrounded by blue, and you can see mountains in the distance. But that’s not what you are here for. You are waiting, silently, scanning the water for a sign from the top predator of the ocean: the orca. Whale watching is a huge draw for visitors in British Columbia, and there are no questions as to why: seeing these beautiful marine mammals in the wild is an incredible experience.