Best Summer Vacation Destination in Canada

by admin on May 4, 2013

Summer is approaching fast and it is the time for barbecues, swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating and cruising along the highways looking for the perfect vacation spot. Depending on what you like to do, your perfect summer getaway could be a seaside resort, a country cottage or a mountain chalet. But there are some places that you are guaranteed to love regardless of your personal preference.


Judging by the number of people that flock to these places, the best summer vacation spots in Canada are:

Best Summer Vacation Destination in Canada








  • Niagara Falls: The Niagara Falls needs no introduction – not only to Americans and Canadians, but also to people from around the world. The largest waterfall in North America and one of the most spectacular in the world attracts thousands of awestruck visitors every day. With 6 million cubic feet of water falling down its brink every minute, it is a true wonder of nature and something that you should make a point to visit at least once in your life.


  • Prince Edward Island: With stunning sceneries, an average temperature that is just right for outdoor activities, and an unobtrusively small population, the province of Prince Edward Island is the perfect summer getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The favorite destinations for summer vacationers are the coast of Cavendish, the national park in Greenwich, the Anne of Green Gables Homestead, and beaches and seaside cliffs.


  • Algonquin Park: If you are looking for a vacation spot far from the madding crowd that is easily accessible, then Algonquin Park is just the place you want. Within its huge expanse of 7,700 sq. km., the park encompasses 2,400 pristine lakes and 1,200 kilometers of streams and rivers of crystal clear water. One of the National Historic Sites of Canada, the park is the favorite summer vacation spot for people who want to relax, be close to wildlife and commune with nature.


  • Cape Breton Island: With an awe-inspiring topography made up of with mountains, plateaus, glacial valleys, magically beautiful lakes, rocky shores, stunning coastlines and vast farmlands, the Cape Breton Island is the perfect summer getaway for those who like hiking, boating and other summer activities. The place also has a rich history which includes intrepid slaves who escaped from the US and arrived there to be free.


  • Whistler, British Columbia: One of the most sought after ski resorts in the winter, Whistler transforms into a mountain bikers’ paradise in the summer. This is why thousands of mountain bikers from all over the US and Canada congregate in this little town about 125 kilometers from Vancouver every summer. Although far from the nearest metropolis, the town has a great nightlife and an abundance of eateries and spas, which make it a perfect summer getaway if you love mountain biking.


  • The bustling cities: If your idea of a perfect summer vacation is endless shopping, eating out savoring every kind of delicacy from around the world, taking part in festivals, and sightseeing in malls, museums and art galleries, then the cities are the perfect vacation spots for you. Some of the best cities to spend your summer vacation in Canada are Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.

These are by no means the only places that you can make full use of your summer vacation. Canada is a vast land with many natural and manmade wonders. There is a place or two for every summer activity; name one and you will find it. But the above mentioned places are some of the most popular with summer vacationers from the US, Canada and other parts of the world.

About the author: Riley Gladstone is a passionate travel writer, blogger and explorer. Planning a trip to Canada this summer? She recommends the travel experts at Sears Travel to help find & plan your trip.

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